Re: GEN: Update on BB shooting victim
don newcomb (newcomb@US2.NAVO.NAVY.MIL)
Tue, 6 Dec 1994 07:52:59 -0600
Chuck Bramlet wrote:
>incident, I mentioned that a 6 year-old boy was in the hospital
>here in Phoenix, in critical condition, after being shot in the
>head by a friend with a BB gun.
Remember the old saw that has been the frustration of every boy for the
last half century, "You can't have a BB gun. You'll shoot someone's eye
out!" Well, I know the guy it happened to. He's about 50 now but when
he was 9 the neighborhood nut-case just aimed his BB rifle from across
the street and shot at him. At that range, there was only one spot the
BB could hit that would do any harm and sure enough it hit him right in
the eye. His left eye is now just a decorative glass insert.
I guess the reason my son finds guns rather unappealing is that he was
never allowed to "have any fun" with a BB gun. They were always handled
just like a "real" firearm with the same strict safety procedures.
I just gives me the shivers when I see kids left unsupervised with BB
guns. Even if they don't harm anyone they can do hundreds or thousands
of dollars of damage with a thoughtless shot.
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