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(CO) 11-year-old shoots father over chores

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  1. Drizzt

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    (NZ) 11-year-old shoots father over chores

    11-year-old shoots father over chores

    23.06.2003


    FOUNTAIN, Colorado - An 11-year-old boy was arrested yesterday after he fired five shots at his father after an argument over chores, hitting him once in the chest.

    The bullet that struck Steve Worley failed to break the skin, said Fountain Police Chief John Morse. Worley, a police officer in nearby Colorado Springs, was treated at the hospital and released.

    His son was being held at a juvenile facility on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a handgun by a juvenile.

    Morse said Worley and the boy argued over chores, and then Worley left their Fountain home. When he returned, the boy fired at him twice from the living room with a .357 revolver, Morse said. One bullet struck Worley in the chest, and the other missed. As he ran from the house, his son fired three more times, Morse said.

    The bullet that hit Worley may have been bad or had a light load of powder, Morse said.

    He said the gun was not Worley's service revolver, but he had trained his son to use it and it was not locked away.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3508813&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

    .357 to the chest, at what sounds like fairly close range, and it didn't even break the skin? What are you Kiwis feeding the cops over there?
     
  2. USGuns

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    Drizzt, I believe that was in FOUNTAIN, Colorado, not NZ. You mean what are they feeding the cops in CO?!?! ;-)
     
  3. TarpleyG

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    Worley should go play the lottery. Man! Fives shots and the one that hits him is a dud. What luck.

    GT
     
  4. RustyHammer

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    .... father's name: Clark Kent?
     
  5. Cosmoline

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    Something smell fishy about this story. Very fishy. It reminds me of the time a fellow claimed some unknown goblins burned down his house, then shot him in the gut with a .22, but the bullet supposedly "bounced off."
     
  6. Drizzt

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    well, I 'm reading a paper out of New Zealand, why would I have paid attention to a little thing like the dateline in the actual story??? :eek:
     
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    :what: That's about as lucky as you can get!
     
  8. Mastrogiacomo

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    What a stupid bastard not to have locked the gun away -- why not just leave it loaded on the table. Is the kid driving his trucks too? Although this wasn't his gun -- wonder where the kid got it but I wouldn't teach my child to shoot until he's 13 or 14 -- depending on his disposition....:uhoh:

    Thank God he lived through it and wasn't seriously hurt...or anyone else in the process of his son trying to kill him.
     
  9. Zundfolge

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    This thing has been all over the news around here (Fountain is a little town close to Colorado Springs).

    Sounds like the father got real lucky ... then again, I dont' think I'd call it lucky to be shot by your own son after arguing about chores even if you are hit by a dud :neener:


    I think there has to be more to this story. The media is trying to play it up as a "normal kid gets hands on gun and goes berserk" kind of thing. I'm thinking however that there is probably something seriously wrong with the kid (and probably the father too. kids don't usualy screw themselves up).

    The local news was saying it wasn't the father's gun ... in fact there's a big question as to where he got the gun.
     
  10. Apple a Day

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    I'm surprised that no one has pointed out the fact that the father is a police officer. Perhaps it's a good thing that wasn't his service revolver and he wasn't using it on the job to protect himself or the public. Bad situation all 'round.
     
  11. H Romberg

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    It was probably an Airsoft.
     
  12. 2nd Amendment

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    The guy is a cop so obviously the cops would be called but I'm wondering, if this happened to me and I was still standing after the boy was out of ammo, would I have called the cops? Or would my loving son and I have had a very, very long private discussion... :fire:
     
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    Who said bulletproof-dad taught his kid to shoot? Maybe dad never sat down with the kid and made sure he respected firearms.
     
  14. Drjones

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    Am I the only one who started chuckling and laughing as soon as I read the headline? :evil:

    Mow the lawn! Take out the trash!

    NO!!! Bang bang bang!

    :evil:
     
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    I was taught to shoot at age 6, 22rifle,
    moved up to a 20 ga. single barrel
    at 7, was in the woods by myself at
    9, now as a senior still shoot and never fired a gun in anger, never wanted too. It's not the age, it's concern for others
    and family actions.
    We are losing it folks make no mistake....:cuss:
     
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    age is irrelevant.

    Maturity is key.

    I got my first BB/pellet rifle at the age of 6 (we lived in suburbia, so no .22's in the back yard)

    So did both of my brothers.

    None of us ever had an accident, to say nothing of deliberately shooting someon else.

    My bet is that there is something seriously wrong with the kid, and possibly the parents as well.
     
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    $10 says the father is an SOB that we would probably want to shoot if we got to know him.

    Not that he deserves it for forcing the kid to do chores (although I doubt thats the real reason deep down).


    Kids that are so screwed up that they would try to kill their father over something as minor as chores are not born that way, they are made.
     
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    Eeek!

    I hope my kid doesn't get to see this.

    He got his Boy Scout Rifleman at age 11. Started shooting handguns a few months later.

    Now tells me "I'm more of a long gun sort of person mom", and wants to be a USMC sniper.

    I just hope all the gun safety education stuff holds, because we have some fine arguments about chores. Must be something to do with being 13 and testosterone-poisoned. I do hope (a) he grows out of it and (b) I live that long....

    :D

    J.
     
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    Mostly Harmless,
    First, welcome to THR ... and great name.

    Second, Don't Panic ... your kid sounds like a good one.

    (okay, I just wanted to say Don't Panic)
     
  20. Dannyboy

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    Last sentence of the article.
     
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    According to the Boston Herald -- the father taught the boy to shoot. Thankfully not well....:uhoh:

    He didn't lock his own guns up which is why I called him a stupid bastard but the boy got the gun from some place else. It wasn't one of this Dad's and it's probably a good thing too because the idiot likely keeps them loaded too...:scrutiny: As far as the boy is concerned, the Dad may be a dolt but it's not to say he screwed up the kid -- some kids are born twisted. Remember those Flordia boys that beat dear old Dad with a baseball bat? Rosie defended them, so yeah -- must be the father's fault....:rolleyes:
     
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    Sounds like it must have been a 357Sig:D

    Dannyboy. And who do we know will win again this July?
     
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    "Take out the papers and the trash, or you won't get no spending cash, if you don't scrub that kitchen floor, you ain't gonna....BOOM!!, uh, gasp aaghhh" [thud]
     
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    Wow.


    This is just ... I'm just speechless.

    Any kid that can stomach contemplating shooting his dad is seriously FUBAR.

    I think that the dad should have that long private discussion that 2nd Amendment was speaking of with his son. I hope he has already.
     
  25. Mastrogiacomo

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    Hopefully the cops will explain it better than the boy's father did. He evidently forgot to mention about responsibility...and since the boy clearly has none -- some time in a lock up would be a good idea.
     
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