posted on 03/15/2011 7:50:15 AM PDT
(He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
Couldn’t tell but it looks like the kid got hit in the eye, or somewhere on his face.
posted on 03/15/2011 7:53:41 AM PDT
(Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
At least it was just a plastic little ball instead of a copper jacketed bullet. Safety, around firearms, regardless of type, should be taught at the earliest ages but it is no guarantee
I wish I had a dollar for every time I stopped someone to make sure their weapon was clear before entering our CP, only to have them drop the mag out of their M9, place it into the clearing barrel, pull the trigger and have it discharge!! The worse was the guy who walked up to the barrel, cleared his M4, which was empty, and then proceeded to start to walk inside. I stopped him asked him to clear his M203, only to find out when he pulled the tube forward, an HE ROUND fell out of the tube!!!
Heck, back in the day I had an uncle that used a BB gun to discipline his dogs and his kids, I remember he always kept it ready on the porch and would pepper the tail end of the dog when it wouldn't quit barking. He would also fire it at the kids when they were fighting or weren't paying attention, most of the time he would miss, but ting the BB off something close enough to get their attention, a couple times he didn't miss... Of course, that was back in the good ole days in rural West Virginia, now days shooting either your dog or your kid would likely land you in jail.
posted on 03/15/2011 7:58:44 AM PDT
This is like the “expose” on CNBC about the Remington 700 rifle that supposedly is defective. That lady shot her kid with one.
While incredibly tragic and even if the gun was defective, what was she doing pointing the rifle at her kid?
We were always taught that a gun is a mechanical device and all mechanical devices can fail. Keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction no matter what.
posted on 03/15/2011 8:02:45 AM PDT
by headstamp 2
(The most dangerous place on the face of the earth is between a liberal and their money.)
I've got that same model sitting on the back porch. Possums and raccoons laugh at me.
posted on 03/15/2011 8:04:36 AM PDT
by Liberty Valance
(Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
I trained my son at a very early age on a real rifle and he’s been safe as can be ever since. He loves the airsoft guns and treats them just like the real thing.
And the girl(?) in the video laughs after shooting the kid in the face? A vicious beating is too good for ‘em.
Shot my Sister between the eyes with a Red Ryder once.
I took all the careful precautions that my Dad had drilled into my head. Kept my finger off the trigger, was sure of my backstop, made sure my Sister was behind me, etc...
It took careful aim at the post holding up the laundry line, held a half-breath, squeezed the trigger, and dang it if that BB didn't ricochet directly back at me and tagged my Sister right between the eye brows above her sunglasses.
To this day my parents probably still don't believe me that I didn't shoot her dead on like a William Tell gone wrong.
With the Gods as my witness, the above is true.
posted on 03/15/2011 8:19:29 AM PDT
by Dead Corpse
(III%. The last line in the sand)
When growing up, almost all the boys in my neighborhood had Daisy Pal's, Red Ryder's, 880’s, or Crosman 760’s. Some 30+ years later and still none of us have an eye patch.
posted on 03/15/2011 9:04:17 AM PDT
(Jared Lee Loughner - Disciple of Michael Moore)
Eddie the Eagle?
posted on 03/15/2011 10:03:18 AM PDT
(Always retaliate first.)
My impression is that those kids were very “fast-grabby” “MINE!” no, MINE!” with that pistol, in other words, not treating it with any kind of respect. That kind of struck me in the lead-up to the ricochet.
posted on 03/15/2011 10:37:58 AM PDT
by Attention Surplus Disorder
(Which has more wrinkles? Helen Thomas' face or Lawrence O'Donnells' panties?)
I believe they were intending to shoot at a Crosman Airsoft mesh target, which is supposed to trap the pellets and keep them from escaping. It obviously doesn't work too well at close range. If they had to learn about the unintended consequences of a ricochet, at least it was only a plastic pellet.
posted on 03/15/2011 11:02:48 AM PDT
( BORN free - taxed to DEATH (and beyond) ...)
posted on 03/15/2011 11:28:53 AM PDT
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