14 year old boy killed with Pennsylvania lawmaker's gun

Published: Tuesday July 25, 2006

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A gun owned by Pennsylvania State Senator Bob Regola (R-39th) has been used to kill a fourteen year old boy, the Associated Press has reported today.

RAW STORY has since found that Regola, a first term Republican, is a member of the National Rifle Association as well as the Police Rod and Gun Club, and received the endorsement of Firearms Owners Against Crime.

According to the AP, the dead boy was taking care of the pets at Sen. Regola's home while the Senator was In Harrisburg, the state's capital, to receive an award. Harrisburg is located approximately 170 miles from Westmoreland County, location of Regola's residence.

It is unclear whether the teen's death was a homicide or suicide.

Pennsylvania law does not require handguns to be kept in a locked location. Police have said Regola will not face any charges in the incident.