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My prayers and condolences to the family.

Errant shots are often a concern of mine during hunting season upstate. We have a house on 25 acres, but often hunters trespass on private land near us during deer season, despite all the posted signs, barb wire, etc. Our house is on top of a mountain essentially with hundreds of acres of vacant land next to it and any high powered rifle can reach it without knowing it. Then again I shoot there all the time and anyone trespassing in the woods behind my small berm is jeopardy.

It's a tough situation. I remember a hunter in NY a few years back killed a kid in a trailer home with an errant shot while hunting.
 

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My prayers and condolences to the family
 

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My prayers and condolences to the family.

Errant shots are often a concern of mine during hunting season upstate. We have a house on 25 acres, but often hunters trespass on private land near us during deer season, despite all the posted signs, barb wire, etc. Our house is on top of a mountain essentially with hundreds of acres of vacant land next to it and any high powered rifle can reach it without knowing it. Then again I shoot there all the time and anyone trespassing in the woods behind my small berm is jeopardy.

It's a tough situation. I remember a hunter in NY a few years back killed a kid in a trailer home with an errant shot while hunting.
But this was NOT an errant shot - the shooter was intentionally committing a crime (vandalism) trying to shoot out the light on the pier - and missed.
 

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Errant shots are scary. I have dealt with them both upstate and locally during shotgun season (that one I saw the s.o.b. As he pulled the trigger on the doe that was between the two of us. Still thank my lucky stars on that on both for not taking one and probably more for not giving 5 back. Let's just say we had a nice chat and Elmer Fudd left very quickly after.) During legal hunting or shooting it is a tragic accident at best. Usually neglegent. But getting drunk and shooting at a light on a dock at night and killing a 4 year old fishing with his father, well I'm not quite sure there's a place in hell for that yet. Pretty sure we should call and make a reservation for the genius.
 

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But this was NOT an errant shot - the shooter was intentionally committing a crime (vandalism) trying to shoot out the light on the pier - and missed.
Gotcha............very wrong indeed
 

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What a tragedy. My condolences to the family.

This is an article about alcohol as much as it is about guns. And proper education regarding gun handling (for the other kids as well as for the unfortunate miscreant drunk shooter).

Lastly, what the?!...
" The shooting came just one day after a 4-year-old boy from Cedar Lake, in northwest Indiana's Lake County, accidentally shot himself at a suburban Chicago liquor store."
 

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It's a tough situation. I remember a hunter in NY a few years back killed a kid in a trailer home with an errant shot while hunting.
That man once shown it was his bullet plead guilty and ask for forgiveness from the family it was surely a freak accident he shot at a deer up hill from him and miss the shot basically followed the curve of the ground right to the trailer.

He said in a statement after the trial when ask why he change his plea to guilty was " He put that family through enough and he could only beg them for forgiveness.". If I remember correctly the family ask for a leanyent sentence and forgave him for it was turely and accindent.
 

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It is unbelievable the stupid things people will do, you would think such an advanced species would be somewhat more, well, advanced. I can't imagine the suffering of that family.
 
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