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Hunter shoots boy waiting for school bus.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by drew, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    The first place I saw this didn't have as many details as this source.

    Hunter-involved shooting injures 11-year old at school bus stop. - Breaking News, Local News, Local Weather, Local Sports

    Sounds like the guy did a very poor job of evaluating his backstop.
     
  2. eriknemily

    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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    Not only was he not paying attention to what was beyond his target but he was also shooting toward a road. If I read the story correctly the boys were waiting at an intersection waiting for the school bus. That was a bad call any way you look at it on the part of the "hunter".
     
  3. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    What the **** is it with these people? Seems like every other day i read about another hunter in a accidental shooting. Seriousally, is it that hard to look and think where would the bullet go if you do miss? Or is it to hard to be aware of your suroundings?

    Reminds me of my 7 year old. Wanting to shoot at anything that moves.
     
  4. BroncoFan

    BroncoFan Eastern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I live right in the middle of some of the best big game hunting on Oregon and our home and acreage is immediately adjacent to the NF - it's not my neighbors I'm worried about but all the out of town folks who barrel down the road and then stand on the brakes when they see deer or turkeys or whatever on our property. People make me nervous.
     
  5. eriknemily

    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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    A thought just occurred to me. Since this kid got shot during hunting season but was not hunting do you think they'll start requiring any child anywhere outside of a building to wear blaze orange? After all, it is for the children!!!
     
  6. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    No, the gun haters will just use this as more fodder for their cause.
     
  7. eriknemily

    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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    Yeah. Unfortunately that's a given. I heard this afternoon that while hunting bear someone shot and killed a hiker somewhere out by Salem. It seems to be an all too regular event these days.
     
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  8. slingshot1943

    slingshot1943 salem or Well-Known Member

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    I spent some time in Arkansas. Most deer hunters there use shot guns. Rifles are legal for hunting but most do not use them. With farm houses every 1/2 mile they don't like to worry about where a rifle shot goes.
     
  9. Splat762

    Splat762 Everett, WA Member

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    Rule number 3 of firearms, be sure of your target and the backstop beyond...poor judgement is at the bottom of the list on this one. This guy was shooting towards a road, in a rural area I'm assuming, but that right there seems kinda dumb. If it were my kid that just got shot I would be pressing charges to the max and the county da needs to on this dumbass as well. Give us gun owners / hunters a bad name...don't need this kinda crap.
     
  10. Mookie

    Mookie Eastern Washington Active Member

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    which is really dumb. A rifle shot may travel farther but studies have shown that a ricochet from a shotgun is far more dangerous than a rifle. A rifle goes splat, fragments or whatever, but it loses nearly all of it's power, but a slug is a freaking boulder that even at a slow pace is still much more dangerous and goes much farther than a rifle round.

    They need to charge every one of these "hunters" with murder or manslaughter and make a statement.
     
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  11. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    I don't want to think about what I would do to someone that shot my kid. Accidentally or not.
     
  12. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    I can not even think what it would feel like for the rest of my life to:
    a) have shot a kid with no reason for doing so
    b) Having my child shot like that.

    I know I would be calling and the cops to place the guy in protective custody because I am rather afraid of what may befall the farmer were it my child.

    I see a lot of angst for the farmer.

    And 4 shots to kill a deer. I can see 2 if you don't get a clean shot one the first one, but it sounds to me like buck fever to me. Also and if I am wrong correct me. Isn't it against OREGON law to shoot across the road. And isn't BLAZE ORANGE required when you are hunting? Does not sound like he was wearing it.
     
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  13. SPU

    SPU Southwest Oregon Old Fart

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    I wonder how much he was drinking?
     
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  14. eriknemily

    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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    Blaze Orange is only required for juvenile hunters in Oregon. Adults can wear what they choose. Besides, I don't think this "hunter" would have made a better choice in this situation if he was wearing orange. An idiot is an idiot regardless of what attire he is wearing.
     
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  15. Blue Devil PA

    Blue Devil PA Boise Active Member

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    Things this chump-stain did wrong:
    1. Shot towards a road that was obviously within range of the rifle he was using
    2. Four, yes four freakin rounds to do in a deer. Either this guy can't hit the broadside of a barn, the deer was wearing kevlar/plates or it was one of those new zombie deer which require trauma to the brain pan to kill.
    3. Was not sure of his backstop.

    Whatever happens, make an example of him as what not to do.
    We as armed citizens need to police our own, otherwise others will. If you see someone practicing poor decisions with a firearm, you have a duty to say/do something. Just as if you saw a drunk trying to get into a car and drive away. Grow a set, speak kindly but firmly in way that YOU would want to be reminded, if that doesn't work, do not hesitate to withdrawal and call the police.
     
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  16. Dnaltrop

    Dnaltrop Portland, Oregon Member

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    He was in his own yard... He knew EXACTLY the lay of the terrain around him, and he still shot through his front yard towards a road. Depraved indifference or gross stupidity. Hard to excuse either.
     
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  17. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Hang him.
     
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  18. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    High at that

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  19. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    What the heck is wrong with a person like this? The anti-gun folks are going to have a field day. Poor kid.

    The parents will probably sue this guy in civil court. He'll lose everything just for one incredibly stupid mistake. The D.A. will file enough criminal charges to ensure that a judge will rule that he can never legally own a gun again, probation, etc.
     
  20. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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