Losing a friend when you’re young is just awful.
My friend Adam was out hunting on his parents land, and he came upon a barbed wire fence. He first placed his shotgun on the other side of the fence before he attempted to climb over.
Evidently he accidentally kicked the gun over and this somehow resulted in the shot gun firing and taking most of his right leg off. He bled out right there. His father found him that night.
I also had a friend that killed himself with a .357 magnum when he was 17.
This is why I have become, probably unjustly, distrustful of firearms in the hands of minors.