In wake of Nicholas Naumkin’s shooting death, views differ on gun control — On Dec. 22, a 12-year-old boy in Gansevoort found a gun in a drawer in his father’s bedroom and accidentally shot and killed his seventh-grade friend Nicholas Naumkin. The following week, the boy was charged with the second-degree manslaughter, a felony. His father was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, for leaving the handgun and “unsecured loose ammunition” in the residence with the two boys alone. There is no law in New York state regulating the proper storage of personal firearms.