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A few extra pounds may have saved James "Bubba" Taylor's life

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  1. jsalcedo

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    A few extra pounds may have saved James "Bubba" Taylor's life.

    The boy, who turns 9 on Tuesday, avoided serious injury after being struck by a .38-caliber bullet during a target-shooting accident, officials said.

    "He's a little chunky," his grandmother, Alice Harper, told the Northwest Florida Daily News for its Tuesday editions. "Thank God."

    Taylor was shot Saturday by a neighbor, James Hinshaw, 44, who was practicing marksmanship with the child. The bullet entered Taylor's right side, and traveled through his flesh without striking any organs.

    Harper said the boy didn't even originally realize he'd been shot until he looked down and saw blood.

    "He heard the shot and it scared him because he was so close," Harper said.

    Taylor was taken by helicopter to a hospital, where he was treated and released the same day. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is classifying the incident as an accident.

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  2. mattz357

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    It's tactical to be chubby! Someone pass the potato chips!!! :)
     
  3. P95Carry

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    Was that with the child or ON the child????

    Heck - I'd sure like to know what he was doing wrong ... obviously missing out on two at least of the rules. Hmmm ''accident'' ........ very benevolent choice of words, when negligence is probably the deal.
     
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    On the other hand

    If he had been skinny, he might not have been hit at all. ;)
     
  5. Stickjockey

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    Chris,

    It was with the child.








































    As a target.
    :neener:
     
  6. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    Stick - yep - you got it!! :p
     
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    this happened just up the highway from where i live. there was stupidity, and probably alcohol involved. check this quote..."it's an old .38 and it doesn't have a safety on it. hinshaw had just got through loading it. when he flipped the cylinder, it went off".
     
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    Classic!!!! No safety?? Well, would ya have thunk that!! :rolleyes:

    Flipped cylinder eh ... wot - like how they done it in 'Ollywood!!!

    ''It went off'' .... shucks ... these wicked pieces of metal, imbued with evil ... strange how they just ''go off'' ... seems the norm' in these sorta cases.

    Fess up - fess up - now available, the self-firing gun, no hands needed ... gather round folks, to see this amazing device. Stand in front why doncha - get the full effect!!

    Sorry, sarcasm is winning tonight!
     
  9. Standing Wolf

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    If that's marksmanship, I'm Siamese twins.
     
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    Well SW,

    You do post enough for two ..... :neener:

    :D
     
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    Poor kid needs to be taught marksmanship by someone that thinks the 4 rules wasn't the 15 minute version of a show on ABC.
     
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    I now have an excuse to pig out!
     
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    Why does this stuff always happen in the South?
     
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    'Cause in the south, it's safe to go outside in the middle of winter.

    Bart Noir
     
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    I guess the media has it all wrong. There's no problem with kids these days being fat!

    (Of course, I'm curious as to how you shoot someone in the side while target practicing "by accident".)
     
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