Kids say the darndest things


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hqmhqm
December 25, 2006, 10:58 PM
The other day my nine year old daughter had a friend over after school, and although she usually doesn't show much interest, she asked me to take out her .22 rifles to show her friend.

We went over the four rules for safe handling, etc. Her friend looked at the rifles for a little while, and then asked "there's something I always wondered, how do bullets kill people? Are they sharp?". To which my daughter explained that they were actually kind of round, but they go very very fast.

It's always great when you see a child learn something that you know they will use the rest of their lives.

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Fosbery
December 25, 2006, 11:06 PM
The correct response is "bullets don't kill people..." :uhoh:

:neener:

SniperStraz
December 25, 2006, 11:08 PM
Bullets dont kill people. Its mostly blood loss that does 'em in.:D

SoCalShooter
December 25, 2006, 11:11 PM
Blood loss and lead poisoning..not to mention TRAUMA. But kids do say the darndest things.

Stiletto Null
December 25, 2006, 11:31 PM
Nah, lead toxicity isn't what gets people, it's central nervous system shutdown.

mustanger98
December 26, 2006, 12:16 AM
It's like I told my sister's step-son, all it takes for any projectile from the size of a BB up to a semi-truck to be potentially lethal is 300fps.

We can name off several factors... hydrastatic shock, blood loss, rapid drop in blood pressure, CNS shut-down... any of those are at least potentially lethal.

I recall hearing from one old Marine... he said in Vietnam he saw several guys get shot and it'd be just a scratch and they'd start in on "oh s^&(, I'm gonna die", and sure enough, they died. It was all in that they got psyched out and went into shock or worked themselves up into having a heart attack.

But FWIW, the kid has the nutshell version right, IMO.

Chuck Dye
December 26, 2006, 12:35 AM
The semi rig I drive goes lethal a lot sooner/slower than 300fps!:D :D :D

SoCalShooter
December 26, 2006, 01:00 AM
Nah, lead toxicity isn't what gets people, it's central nervous system shutdown.

10oz of hot lead injection wont kill you?

Hemicuda
December 26, 2006, 01:26 AM
I too drive a Semi... 600+ horses, 3.72 gears, and 18 forward speeds... and I can't get NEAR 204 MPH, unless I drove off a cliff, then it MIGHT reach that, but only with a long drop off...

but at 11 axles, 42 tires, and 160,000 pounds rolling, it's deadly at less that a quarter of that speed!

wildburp
December 26, 2006, 01:38 AM
Remember the episode when Hoss was laughingly dismissing a duel with a swordsman? Ben had to explain that a rapier was about the diameter of some bullets, and can kill people. Hoss got serious after that.

wb :D

mustanger98
December 26, 2006, 01:44 AM
I guess I'm another graduate of the Indiana Jones School of Swordsmanship because they ain't gettin' that close. That's what the .45's for. In fact, and while rapiers and katanas are a different style theory, my understanding is that back in WW2 they told American GI's if they saw a Japanese officer leading a charge with a sword, to shoot him first.

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