Five year old boy killed in hunting accident.


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makarovnik
October 28, 2008, 10:09 AM
This story is eerily similar to one posted yesterday on the THR but this one happened two years ago.

http://www.all-creatures.org/cash/taah-sh-20060815.html

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SaxonPig
October 28, 2008, 10:16 AM
Posted on an anti-hunting site?

I am even more suspicious now that the person posting here was an anti-gun troll.

But if the story is true that at one time a 5 year old fell on a rifle and shot himself I still don't get how it happened.

ranger335v
October 28, 2008, 01:03 PM
Sad if that kid died but every such story I've ever had sufficent data on to make a reasonable accessment of it revels it was either totally untrue OR there was no such accident as described.

The short article has no info on rifle or handgun other than a .22, nor who was with the kid. "Falling" on a hangun and killing yourself is virtually impossible, even for a nimble kid. Falling on a rife that would be as near as long as the kid is even less likely, at least not in such a way as to cause his own death. Just try to visualize how it could happen, I can't. Well, other than "magic" perhaps.

My money says an accompanying adult loosed the fatal round. Few, if any, five year olds are out alone with a firearm, that just doesn't happen! But they are out with adults, many of whom who are incompetant with firearms.

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