This is a discussion on Girl mistaken for a skunk, shot. within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by QKShooter Well, I guess when you factor in the thousands of innocent human beings that have been viciously and wantonly attacked, maimed, ...
I still can't believe how many people just violate the basic shooting rules. The relative deserves to have the entire book tossed at them.
Only if she were ~15in long with ~4in legs."Girl, 9, in black and white costume shot in shoulder as relative mistakes her for skunk"
Doesn't pass the "sniff" test, methinks.
First it was snakes, then the porcupines, now the skunks. They're getting organized I tell you!
Retired USAF E-8. Lighten up and enjoy life because:
Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... "For What It's Worth" Buffalo Springfield
Maby this guy should be dressed up as a "yote" and turned loose.. just sayin
IF, if he was in Mi. and IF, if it wasn't a nine year old girl, he would have been good, as you may take them anytime.
They get to be a nuisance around here when the population gets up.
Don't want the dog of kids spooking one that ventures too close to the house, or if we have the BBQ going after dark, or if we have a bon fire going and someone steps away to go to the house or elsewhere.
Sad the dummy can't tell the difference between a real skunk 10 inches off the ground, and a little girl 4 feet off the ground dressed as one.
Oh well, I guess she should have dressed as the Fairy Godmother this year.
Glad she will recover. Could have been a lot worse as he fired a shotty.
If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.
Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to defeat the British, He shot them!
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy." -- Ernest Benn
The next family reunion is going to be a little uncomfortable...
I'd rather be lucky than good any day
There's nothing that will change someone's moral outlook quicker than cash in large sums.
Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.
When I killed the porcupine the backdrop was the ridge at an angle behind the critter. Unless I hit a rock that caused something unexpected to happen, the only life in danger was the quilled beast.
I knew my target, and what was beyond it. I follow the the rules of safety.
I'm wondering whether the shooter's beginning to question the basic utility of the four essential gun safety guidelines, now. Can't imagine that nobody has mentioned it to him, by now.
One question remains in my mind, though: if he did that to a skunk, I shudder to think what he did to the wicked witch or the E.T.
The Anti-Gunners will Love this one. Seriously though, what in the hell was he thinking, I'd rather have heard that he was drunk, but they say he was sober, thats scary stuff
Now on to the idiot's lack of firearm safety. What made shooting a super-sized skunk, in the dark, during a party sound like a good idea? I say find something to charge him with.