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'It's been an everyday hell' since the shooting, Eric Charlton says

Published: Sunday, Jan. 27 2013 12:15 p.m. MST

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Bountiful, UT

I can think of things I have done, which were not well thought out that could have had just as damaging of an effect, but I had the luck that it didn't turn out bad.

I think we all do stupid things but most of us have better fortune than this poor man.


Please forgive yourself. The pain may always be there to an extent, but you must forgive yourself. I promise you that your brother does, and I believe he is in pain watching you punish yourself endlessly for what happened. Let him be at peace knowing that you, his brother who he loves so much, will allow yourself forgiveness and peace. Please.

salt lake city, UT

This is a tragic event. I have read a lot about the use of alcohol in this horrible death. But, no one seems to note that this would not have happened if the gun had been left at home. It is not the alcohol that killed him but the gun!

Mount Pleasant, UT

I found this story very sad but I am happy to read he is realizing his fault in this tragedy. The question I ask is....does he realize how important it is that he never take another drink of alcohol? If he does have a drinking problem that needs to be addressed before he can completely forgive himself. I'm hoping he will not be one of those reckless drinkers who have admitted what they did was wrong and then uses this as an excuse to continue drinking. His drinking took a precious life and he needs to be reminded of that every day of his life.

Monsieur le prof
Sandy, UT

As soon as alcohol enters the equation, all common sense goes out the window. It couldn't be counted as an "accident" because of the impairment. Had he not chosen to drink, circumstances would be different and his brother would still be alive. Hopefully, his remorse will cause him to change his life.

Provo, Utah

Unfortunately there are those that will use this this as a reason to ban guns and get rid of the second amendment to the Constitution.

Instead Ammunition needs developed for use around people that will not kill them, but will only temporarily disable them and actual killing ammunition needs reserved to use for game hunting. If this sort of thing were used in this gun the brother would still be alive, as definitely it would have been the only thing he would have used that night in that gun.

Who in the whole Deseret News reading audience has the money and the inventive ability to develop this sort of ammunition? There is a dire need for it.

It would save our Constitution.

Tooele, UT

Just a tragic accident. They can happen to the best of people. Sad. But history is full of sadness. You just have to put it behind you and move on.

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