Re: I had my first negligent discharge today.
12, and playing with the .22 bolt action rifle that I was NOT supposed to touch... best way to get a kid to mess with something is tell them NOT to. The parents and siblings were gone and I had found a loose .22 round, so was sitting in the stairwell going upstairs where Dad kept the rifle, chambering and ejecting the cartridge, at some point pulled the trigger. I found a nice neat little hole in the upstairs ceiling, right at the corner of the ceiling and wall. Patched it with bubble gum and a little dab of paint...