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2013-05-03 05:15:32 AM
1200ft away, so far enough, shooter may not know anyone was there, but why shoot in to the air at an angle where the bullet would travel so far. Why not 30ft in to the ground in front of him?  Sounds irresponsible to me.
 
2013-05-03 07:02:51 AM
NRA Gun Safety Rules

The fundamental NRA rules for safe gun handling are:

 1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
This is the primary rule of gun safety. A safe direction means that the gun is pointed so that even if it were to go off it would not cause injury or damage. The key to this rule is to control where the muzzle or front end of the barrel is pointed at all times. Common sense dictates the safest direction, depending on different circumstances.

2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
When holding a gun, rest your finger on the trigger guard or along the side of the gun. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.

3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
Whenever you pick up a gun, immediately engage the safety device if possible, and, if the gun has a magazine, remove it before opening the action and looking into the chamber(s) which should be clear of ammunition. If you do not know how to open the action or inspect the chamber(s), leave the gun alone and get help from someone who does.
 
2013-05-03 07:13:48 AM
it was just a crazy accident.
 
2013-05-03 08:01:31 AM

colinspooky: Sounds irresponsible to me.


Yep. Buy a bullet trap for farks sake if you don't have a large tree in the vicinity
 
2013-05-03 08:03:45 AM

HighlanderRPI: colinspooky: Sounds irresponsible to me.

Yep. Buy a bullet trap for farks sake if you don't have a large tree in the vicinity


Why bother? The NRA has decreed that kids are acceptable targets. Anything less is an infringement, ya know.
 
2013-05-03 08:33:42 AM
Who the hell cleans their weapon THEN fires it?
 
2013-05-03 08:45:28 AM

jehovahs witness protection: Who the hell cleans their weapon THEN fires it?


Well, that's kind of the point. I'm just not certain it is generally good form to do those two so close together.
 
2013-05-03 09:43:35 AM
Obviously this means we need to ban cleaned guns.
 
2013-05-03 09:43:39 AM
Dude should be charged with manslaughter.  He's lost his gun rights for life, frankly.

(own six guns)
 
2013-05-03 09:44:21 AM

vudutek: HighlanderRPI: colinspooky: Sounds irresponsible to me.

Yep. Buy a bullet trap for farks sake if you don't have a large tree in the vicinity

Why bother? The NRA has decreed that kids are acceptable targets. Anything less is an infringement, ya know.


The kid was too fat to escape the bullet.
 
2013-05-03 09:44:39 AM

Satanic_Hamster: Dude should be charged with mans laughter.  He's lost his gun rights for life, frankly.

(own six guns)


This is no laughing matter, man.
 
2013-05-03 09:45:24 AM
That's funny, nothing like this happens when I clean my car, yet I have to have a license and registration for it.
 
2013-05-03 09:45:41 AM
There is no such thing as an accident with a gun.
Every action performed with a gun is deliberate and premeditated.

The shooter should be charged with attempted murder, since he deliberately fired his gun at a ten-year-old boy.

Anyone who disagrees does not have enough personal responsibility to be allowed to own a gun.
 
2013-05-03 09:46:18 AM
The unnamed shooter who is not wanted for questioning:

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-03 09:46:25 AM
I think it's the responsibility of the people not shooting the gun to stay the hell out of the way.  People are always comparing automobiles to guns, yet when somebody gets run over, we blame the person for running in the road, not the driver.  Why does it seem like we're always looking at personal responsibility in a mirror - backwards?
 
2013-05-03 09:46:40 AM

colinspooky: 1200ft away, so far enough, shooter may not know anyone was there, but why shoot in to the air at an angle where the bullet would travel so far. Why not 30ft in to the ground in front of him?  Sounds irresponsible to me.


This is why people who say "you should fire a warning shot into the air" should be slapped silly.
 
2013-05-03 09:46:43 AM
No charges, eh? I hope the parents sue his ass off... then kick it around the block. Irresponsible dillweed.
 
2013-05-03 09:46:52 AM
Liberal plant, obviously. No REAL AMERICAN gun owner would do this.
 
2013-05-03 09:47:09 AM

jehovahs witness protection: Who the hell cleans their weapon THEN fires it?


A fouling round is common for jacketed and some lead bullets.

Somehow I doubt this guy was worried about a first-shot flyer in his Ransom Rest group, however...
 
2013-05-03 09:47:35 AM
It's stories like this that give the dozens of responsible gun owners a bad name.
 
2013-05-03 09:47:54 AM
Slow down, guy, my popcorn isn't done yet.
 
2013-05-03 09:47:57 AM

colinspooky: 1200ft away, so far enough, shooter may not know anyone was there, but why shoot in to the air at an angle where the bullet would travel so far. Why not 30ft in to the ground in front of him?  Sounds irresponsible to me.


Yes, this is perplexing. I mean, as a Canadian, the police not charging him seems like a strictly American thing. Anywhere else on earth and the shooter would've had to bribe the cops, like a sensible person.
 
2013-05-03 09:48:07 AM
Poor kid.  I hope he wasn't injured too severely.
 
2013-05-03 09:48:07 AM
Boy, they've got a stock photo for everything, don't they?

/search: 10 yr old in field
 
2013-05-03 09:48:17 AM

cubic_spleen: There is no such thing as an accident with a gun.
Every action performed with a gun is deliberate and premeditated.

The shooter should be charged with attempted murder, since he deliberately fired his gun at a ten-year-old boy.

Anyone who disagrees does not have enough personal responsibility to be allowed to own a gun.


Do you think he intended to hurt anybody?  Because if he didn't, and it happened anyway, that's an accident.

It might be irresponsible and inexcusable, but it's still an accident no matter how angry you are about it.
 
2013-05-03 09:48:45 AM

Satanic_Hamster: Dude should be charged with manslaughter.  He's lost his gun rights for life, frankly.

(own six guns)


Call me persnickety and nit-picky, but a charge of manslaughter usually involves the death of someone. I know that sounds unfair, but what can ya do?
 
2013-05-03 09:48:45 AM
Lured into trap by firing at invisible black helicopter shown here.
www.barebooks.com
 
2013-05-03 09:48:59 AM

Satanic_Hamster: Dude should be charged with manslaughter.  He's lost his gun rights for life, frankly.

(own six guns)


Irresponsibly firing a firearm in the air should be treated the same as driving drunk.
 
2013-05-03 09:49:01 AM
This should still be criminal negligence.
 
2013-05-03 09:49:19 AM

vudutek: it was just a crazy accident.


Crazy is right. Firing a gun in a populated area is pretty crazy. Doing so in lieu of simple removing the magazine and clearing the chamber is just retarded.

Dude should be charged, have his guns confiscated, and be banned from owning firearms in the future. You can get convicted of felony possession and banned from owning firearms though a gun had nothing to do your felony... this guy should get at least the same treatment for shooting a kid.
 
2013-05-03 09:50:04 AM
i428.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-03 09:50:26 AM
Wait... I need to know what the rest of that kid's shirt says. Maybe he deserved it. He looks kind of douchey.
 
2013-05-03 09:51:00 AM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: It's stories like this that give the dozens of responsible gun owners a bad name.


Subtle, but effective. G'job!
 
2013-05-03 09:51:18 AM

hillary: Satanic_Hamster: Dude should be charged with manslaughter.  He's lost his gun rights for life, frankly.

(own six guns)

Call me persnickety and nit-picky, but a charge of manslaughter usually involves the death of someone. I know that sounds unfair, but what can ya do?


Give the kid time.  He'll die eventually.
 
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2013-05-03 09:51:53 AM
I'm sorry...

However unintentional, shooting someone that isn't actively harming or threatening you or someone in your charge, or outside of a moment when you're attempting to stop someone who is harming you should result in charges for just about any adult, at least to the point that you aren't allowed to own small arms anymore, as you've just demonstrated an inability to make good decisions with those weapons.
 
2013-05-03 09:52:03 AM

hillary: Satanic_Hamster: Dude should be charged with manslaughter.  He's lost his gun rights for life, frankly.

(own six guns)

Call me persnickety and nit-picky, but a charge of manslaughter usually involves the death of someone. I know that sounds unfair, but what can ya do?


Misread the article, I thought the kid had died.
 
2013-05-03 09:52:03 AM
LOL, no charges.


It's cool though, kids down the road drown all the time when people clean their pools. Are we going to regulate safety for pools, libs? I think not.
 
2013-05-03 09:52:18 AM

meanmutton: Satanic_Hamster: Dude should be charged with manslaughter.  He's lost his gun rights for life, frankly.

(own six guns)

Irresponsibly firing a firearm in the air should be treated the same as driving drunk.


Blame the Constitution for that difference.
 
2013-05-03 09:52:48 AM
I'm just so glad it was a white guy this time you guys, you know? I feel so much better.
 
2013-05-03 09:53:29 AM

vudutek: it was just a crazy accident.


Crazy, stupid accident. Cleaning a loaded weapon falls in the "your doing it wrong" category
 
2013-05-03 09:53:31 AM

here to help: Wait... I need to know what the rest of that kid's shirt says. Maybe he deserved it. He looks kind of douchey.


"But i'm really fun!"
 
2013-05-03 09:55:55 AM

HotWingConspiracy: LOL, no charges.


It's cool though, kids down the road drown all the time when people clean their pools. Are we going to regulate safety for pools, libs? I think not.


In many places if you don't have a secured fence you can be charged if a kid drowns in your pool... so yeah, so much for being clever, eh?
 
2013-05-03 09:56:21 AM

meanmutton: Misread the article, I thought the kid had died.


I didn't even READ the article.

<----- heterosexual
 
2013-05-03 09:57:02 AM

JohnnyCanuck: here to help: Wait... I need to know what the rest of that kid's shirt says. Maybe he deserved it. He looks kind of douchey.

"But i'm really fun!"


Oh, so he's just lame. I guess he can live... I guess.
 
2013-05-03 09:57:02 AM

Bennie Crabtree: colinspooky: 1200ft away, so far enough, shooter may not know anyone was there, but why shoot in to the air at an angle where the bullet would travel so far. Why not 30ft in to the ground in front of him?  Sounds irresponsible to me.

Yes, this is perplexing. I mean, as a Canadian, the police not charging him seems like a strictly American thing. Anywhere else on earth and the shooter would've had to bribe the cops, like a sensible person.


As a Canadian, I would like to add that shooting a gun from your front porch seems farking hillbillies to me...
 
2013-05-03 09:57:08 AM
I'd like to see the stats on how many accidental discharges occur just after a cleaning.

There should be a special fine for that kind of stupidity.

Like not being able to ever pass a background check again.
 
2013-05-03 09:57:44 AM

here to help: HotWingConspiracy: LOL, no charges.


It's cool though, kids down the road drown all the time when people clean their pools. Are we going to regulate safety for pools, libs? I think not.

In many places if you don't have a secured fence you can be charged if a kid drowns in your pool... so yeah, so much for being clever, eh?


So we shud ban pools, amirite libz?
 
2013-05-03 09:59:40 AM

vudukungfu: I'd like to see the stats on how many accidental discharges occur just after a cleaning.

There should be a special fine for that kind of stupidity.

Like not being able to ever pass a background check again.


Happened to me in the shower this morning.
 
2013-05-03 09:59:52 AM

HotWingConspiracy: So we shud ban pools, amirite libz?


No, you have bylaws that require you to have a secured fence. If you do not comply you get fined. If someone gets hurt or drowns you face charges and/or civil liability.
 
2013-05-03 10:00:35 AM

dr_blasto: jehovahs witness protection: Who the hell cleans their weapon THEN fires it?

Well, that's kind of the point. I'm just not certain it is generally good form to do those two so close together.


If the cleaning involved a decent degree of disassembly then a single round is usually fired to ensure the firearm has been returned to proper function.

Also of note...1200 feet (36 meters)...thats a pretty decent distance...im guessing a rifle of some sort. Most pistols wont carry that far.
 
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