This is a discussion on No humor at all... tragic. within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by adric22 Wow.. It is amazing that a muzzle loader would still be that lethal at a mile and a half. Also, consider ...
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” - Ben Franklin
The negligent shot must have been let loose at lower angle than what the news story simply called "fired into the air". Especially for the gun and the buggy to be more than a mile away from each other.
Very sad story, but regardless, when that bullet comes out the end of your gun, you are responsible, untill it stops, or at least that is the way it is here in Ky.
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This should be a warning to people that think firing a warning shot in a SD situation is a good idea.
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So sorry for those involved. A sad, tragic event.
Never violate gun safety rules. I sometimes shoot from behind my house, as there are no houses for at least a dozen miles, with none visible even with optics. There is also a mountain between me and them. Still, I never shoot in the air with anything more than birdshot.
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