Skip to comments.Deer Season Opener Leaves One Dead
Posted on 11/17/2009 8:42:42 AM PST by smokingfrog
AUXVASSE - Bernie Breer, 67, died when his friend accidentally shot him after deer hunting off Route B in Callaway County.
Breer was one of three hunters accidentally shot during the opening weekend of dear season. Breer's friend accidentally shot him while taking his gun off his shoulder.
"The firearm discharged and hit the victim in the stomach area," Missouri Department of Conservation officer Tom Stother said.
Officials reported hunters in Adair and Macon Counties were accidentally shot while deer hunting during the weekend.
Last year, a total of five people were accidentally shot during all of deer season. None were fatal.
"Unfortunately, if you do handle guns long enough, sooner or later you're gonna have one go off when you don't intend it to," Dave Shefe, an employee at Columbia's Powder Horn Guns and Sporting, said.
Still, Shefe said the accidents during the weekend should not scare hunters away from the sport. He said they do not reflect a growing trend in hunting accidents.
"It's all about basic gun handling and gun safety," Shefe said.
Stother said hunters are required to take gun safety classes before getting their hunting permit.
"Muzzle control is by far the best safety tip that we can provide to hunters," Stother said.
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No report yet on how many dear were killed.
Was he hunting with Cheney?
damn, you beat me to it....lol...
The first rule of thumb...ALWAYS handle a firearm as if it were loaded and ALWAYS point in a safe direction. I don't know the circumstance and what happened, but you can never be too safe with firearms.Even when I KNOW my firearm is empty, I never point it at someone.I know it was an accident, but it should remind us to NEVER take safety for granite!Just like when I flew airplanes, there are no "shortcuts"...safety, safety, safety!
Yes, the state program solves all ills......
I wonder when they will print an article detailing how many innocents have been murdered while prevented by law from carrying a weapon for self defense? I don’t plan on holding my breath.
Bull$hit. I have been handling guns since I was 8 years old. I have NEVER had an AD. The closest I ever came was a Remington 700 BEFORE they acknowledged there was a problem the with safety. I cut it up and had it melted down.
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You got that right. Once, many years ago, a Frat Brother was showing me his new .303 Bolt action rifle. I took a bead on a lady walking down the street, but didn’t pull the trigger. Then, set the rifle on the floor barrel up to look down the barrel to see the rifling, accidentally pulled the trigger, blew my brains out and the bullet went up three floors of the frat house. So with no brains I had to go into Engineering.
Just in case someone out there still has one of those Remingtons.
Bernie's friend should have taken Al Gore's gun safety class.
Amen. The best safety is the thing between your ears. Never had an AD myself, and this story makes me wonder how folks end up also getting shot while cleaning their firearms. It’s just plain old carelessness.
Calm your jerking knee, sir. The sherriff went on to make the following, common-sense statement:
"It's all about basic gun handling and gun safety," Shefe said."
Surely you don't object to that...?
The old “I accidentally shot and killed my friend while hunting” excuse. Let’s wait and see if there’s some insurance policy or something extracurricular between these two.
I am also EXTREMELY suspicious of shooting deaths that occur “accidentally” while cleaning a gun. I’ve cleaned guns lots of times before and can’t imagine someone trying to clean a loaded gun.
Who the hell said that? I know plenty of people who have handled guns their entire lives, and have never had one discharge when they didn’t intend it to.
That is BS.
1. All guns are always loaded.
2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
Hmmmm .... Surely a Rule 2 violation, here ... and probably a Rule 3 violation as well.
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