Oh but didnt you read; little Nanthaniel was only trying to scare his teacher and "never intended to pull the trigger". Its just a typical example of the crazy high jinx that prepubescent teenagers partake in. He sounds like a thoroughly adorable little bugger.:)
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin
Yes guns are designed to release a projectile at high speed. That is what guns a designed to do. That is what that gun did. Cars are designed to drive on a road. You should not sue Toyota if you get run over by a drunk driver.
A BRO! Sorry, had to make the return Seinfeld reference. That said, I don't think there's anything nefarious about it, and if there were, surely someone would have leaked out concerns from the Kerry camp and it would be all over the newspapers by now.