My name is Kade Harris. I’ve lived in this valley my entire life. Recently, an unfortunate accident happened to me and my friend Jesse Gallegos.We have been good friends for 212 years now. I look up to him as my older brother and consider him part of my family.Recently, I’ve seen that he’s been viewed as a “bad person” for what happened to me. I know in his heart in my heart that he didn’t mean to shoot me that night. And if not just that that tells me it’s an accident, it’s the circumstances surrounding it that tells me it was.He didn’t aim the gun at me. He brought it around wrist up as if to show me something. Before that happened, I picked up the gun and was holding it. When I made the comment that I was looking down the barrel of a Glock, Jesse was surprised and took the gun away from me. He then dropped the clip and realized the clip was loaded. It shocked him that I just pointed a loaded weapon at my head. So when I look back, Jesse did me a favor, because I could have done a lot worse to myself than what he accidentally did to me. Since this, I have realized what a great person Jesse is. Because that night could have been a lot worse.All I can ask from you the reader is to realize that accidents do happen. Jesse is a great person and works very hard for what he has. I’m grateful that he is my friend. I apologize to him for what happened. I hope that you realize Jesse is not the bad person that he has been made out to be lately.He is my friend and he will always be like a brother to me. Jesse has always been very safe with guns, but accidents happen. Thank you for your time.He is my friend and he will always be like a brother to me. Jesse has always been very safe with guns, but accidents happen. Thank you for your time.
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