South Carolina teenager tries to murder street sign, kills Marine standing on his porch instead.

By |2018-10-16T07:31:19-08:00October 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |6 Comments

If only this Marine had thought to carry a gun on his porch, he would still be dead but at least he would be armed.

Courtesy of Fox 61:

A South Carolina teenager is accused of firing a gun at a road sign and accidentally shooting and killing a Marine on his porch.

The State newspaper reported that 17-year-old Eason Reid Gravley faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and possession of a handgun in connection to the death of 48-year-old Joe Darius Black.

The suspect allegedly fired the gun at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood County, fatally hitting the victim in the chest.

The bullet “passed through or by the road sign” and into a wooded area near Black’s home, according to deputies.

Black leaves behind a wife and four children. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after serving 20 years.

Spend twenty years defending your country only to die in your own backyard because that same country does not have adequate guidelines to keep guns out of the hands of teenagers. 

That is a sad indictment of our current gun laws. 

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  1. Anonymous October 17, 2018 at 3:27 am

    Final destination.

  2. Whatevs October 17, 2018 at 5:44 am

    I was lucky in a similar situation a decade or so ago. The 9mm penetrated a window and two walls. Missed me by feet as I was sleeping. And no, this wasn’t the inner city but a “quiet suburban road.”

  3. NRA October 17, 2018 at 7:51 am


    “The information sought by Plaintiffs’ FOIA requests, which will shed light on whether lobbyists associated with the firearms industry or gun-lobby groups including the National Rifle Association were involved in the Department’s decision and reveal communications between the Department and states or local school districts and within the Department concerning the use of these funds to arm teachers, is plainly of great public importance,” says the lawsuit. “

  4. Anon October 17, 2018 at 8:03 am


    Gabriel Hardy, an attorney for Ricky Hayes, tells ABC 7 Chicago that the video footage shows that Muhammad’s claims to have been in danger are completely without merit.

    “Ricky wasn’t doing anything wrong,” he said. “He wasn’t breaking any laws. He wasn’t armed. He didn’t initiate contact with this officer.”

  5. CorningNY October 17, 2018 at 10:48 am

    I think the parents or whoever owned the gun should absolutely be prosecuted and jailed for allowing the weapon to be found and fired by a minor, and for not keeping it locked up. Until people are incarcerated for allowing their gun to fall into another person’s hands, the “accidental” shootings won’t stop.

  6. puck October 17, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    oh, shit.

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