If a person can't identify their target they shouldn't have firearms
Normally, I'm all for more people having firearms, but there are some people that shouldn't even look at them on the tv. This guy is one of them:
To say I don't believe his story is an understatement. While there is a whole host of things he really could have been doing, but to make a mistake that big there just has to be some chemical inducement, or revenge this idiot is trying to mead out.
The undersheriff in northern Michigan's Benzie County says he doesn't see how anyone
could confuse a 1,400-pound pregnant cow with a coyote, which typically weighs
between 20 and 45 pounds.
And anyway, shooting coyotes is illegal during
firearm deer season. Authorities asked the county prosecutor to bring charges
against the shooter.
A 42-year-old man told authorities he was out to shoot
coyotes near his Colfax Township home Saturday when he killed the cow,
Undersheriff Rory Heckman told the Traverse City Record-Eagle for a story
published Wednesday. Heckman said the man then tried to drag the cow home.
"The part of his story he his holding to is he shot at a coyote. I don't
know how he hit a several-thousand pound cow mistaking it for a coyote," Heckman
The cow was named Hannah and had wandered away from its farm, about
205 miles northwest of Detroit.
"My husband thought that he should go through
some therapy looking at repeated pictures of cows and coyotes because they look
nothing alike. It didn't make any sense to me," said owner DeAnn Mosher.
I'm not one for wanting someone's tools confiscated, but this is one time he should not be allowed to own as much as a pea shooter.
mistake a hunter for a deer
Here in Arkansas a hunter was recently shot in the neck by another hunter who thought he was a deer. The hunter was killed.
Part of being a responsible firearms user is knowing what your target is and what may be behind it. It is a major mistake and tragedy to commit such an error. I have mixed emotions about people who make such mistakes.