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    No humor at all... tragic.

    An Amish girl driving her buggy home after a Christmas party was shot and killed. The horse continued home with the buggy.

    What happened?

    A man was cleaning his muzzle loader about one mile away... and it discharged into the air...

    Story here
    It could be worse.
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    Good grief. What are the odds of that happening?



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    Wow.. It is amazing that a muzzle loader would still be that lethal at a mile and a half. Also, consider the math involved. Your in a rural area. You shoot a single shot into the air. What is the likelyhood that it will not only hit somebody, but kill them? Murphy was definitely visiting their town that day.
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    the article says it was an accidental shooting.....

    the result of the shooter's action was a death.
    that it was not intentional in no way changes the fact that he is responsible for a death.

    if he survives his own hand long enough to be tried in a court of law (help here for the possible charges he may be tried for please)
    ...what is a fair consequence for his actions?
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    So how do you get ballistics out of a PATCH and ball muzzle loader. The patch grabs the lands not the ball for the most part

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    You are responsible for your rounds. I think he will be charged with something, might not be murder, maybe criminally negligent homicide? We'll see.
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    I would hate to have something like this on my conscience but IMO a third year law student could present a winning defense. I'm guessing the shooter turned himself in and then talked to the police. How else could they know who did it?

    Assuming he was using a patch or a sabot there would be no ballistics and since the buggy was moving they wouldn't even have the crime scene.
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    The guy was probably an honest normal person that couldn't attempt to live with that on his concience. Just my .02
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    Quote Originally Posted by barstoolguru View Post
    So how do you get ballistics out of a PATCH and ball muzzle loader. The patch grabs the lands not the ball for the most part
    All the article says is it was a muzzle loader. He could have been using buffalo bullets, which you do not use a patch with, or it could have been a modern in line muzzle loader.
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    Very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l1a1 View Post
    The guy was probably an honest normal person that couldn't attempt to live with that on his concience. Just my .02
    Then he shouldn't have shot in the air and not know where his round would end up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adric22 View Post
    Wow.. It is amazing that a muzzle loader would still be that lethal at a mile and a half.
    I'm shooting 245 gr powerbelts, that's down from the 295 gr's I was shooting. That is a serious chunk of lead to be flying around. The ground, it's right there, all around, and you know where it's going. That's all it would have taken to prevent this. I don't even shoot squirrels in the trees unless I can put the round straight into the trunk. Too many houses around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WonderBra View Post
    Then he shouldn't have shot in the air and not know where his round would end up.
    WonderBra - I think you missed my point...the guy was probably an honest guy that made a terrible, horrible, irrevocable mistake that he will re-live over and over for the rest of his life. This was an incredibly tragic Negligent Discharge.

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    I know that area very very well. I grew up a few miles from there. It is a very tight knit community, both Amish and English.
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    Pulling from the Nickel Mines tragedy, the victim's community will forgive him, but I don't think he will ever forgive himself.

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