Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Redneck Rebel, Jun 19, 2012.
I question whether this was actually a ricochet or whether the given distance is incorrect.
I know in some Texas a civilian who uses justified lethal force is still responsible for anyone wounded or killed by a bullet after perforating the intended target, a miss or a ricochet.
I wonder if the police are also held responsible for that.
They (local police) were never held responsible for the murder of an unarmed woman holding a baby.. a baby who was wounded by the shot that killed the mother.
Doesn't know what caused the ricochet? How about pavement? (Almost had to be since the wounded man was down the street.)
Come on, Ghrit. It could have also been a purple bullet bending fairy or another infamous magic bullet incident like what happened in Texas when JFK was assassinated. Cement is such an easy "cop-out".
I was shooting a 1919 at a pallet with clay target's on the side...and the next thing i see is a limb 15 ft. up falling...It happen's.
sure..That's possible also...This one is mounted on a very stable platform so muzzle rise is not a major problem...
it'll all go away when the check, to the old man, clears the bank ....
OMG, I just saw pictures of the pitbull they wounded... it is one that once belonged to me
Dog wardens pics:
Wounded pit bull found, LPD officer being investigated, pit, officer, vaccaro - Local News - LimaOhio.com
My ole dog:
if they can't find the current owner .. well it might wind up being your dog yet again.
That's what I'm worried about. I dunno whether to call and report it or not.
Not your dog. The white on the left front paw is different, I believe.
I like Brokor's idea about the fairy but probally wont work(lol)
I know for us we are responsible for that round when it leaves the gun, even if it misses the target or comes off of another object and strikes someone. I don't think criminal but civil yes this guy will get a nice check for his pain and suffering. The officers will or should be sent back for some updated range training. It could have been one of those things that was just a freak mistate that couldn't have been prevented. I would like to know how many rounds were discharged and was it a have to case to take the shot. Which I don't like to call any type of shooting a accident because every one I have worked there is always something the shooter or firearm owner could or should have done to prevent it.
Welp, think I'm gonna go on a crusade to cost this scumbag lying cop and dog warden their jobs. Time to pound some pavement, get some petitions signed, do some picketing, etc... course that's just as soon as I see to it that the current owner is arrested.
I'm not gonna hold out much hope though considering Al Sharpton couldn't even get the murdering SWAT team held accountable for shooting off a baby's hand.
The bottom line is that once that charge ignites and the projectile leaves that barrel it can go many places for many reasons. You are responsible for it until it comes to a complete rest.
Since both the dogs were running away, the cop was not in danger.
Spray and pray was not called for.
If you do not know what is behind what you are shooting at, you have no business shooting.
That is basic gun safety.
This reminded me of a similar incident I'd totally forgotten about until now. Before I moved here, I was friends with a girl who was a cop on the local PD. She calls me up one night to tell me that the cop she'd been trying to hook me up with was in the ER after having a finger bitten off by a Pit. Well he was fine, so we were going to goof on him to add insult to the injury. We got a stuffed dog, swiped one of those fake fingers with the sample nail job from the nail salon and glued it to the dog's mouth. Went to his house the next day with the dog and a get well card.
Wellll, turned out the dog wasn't what took his finger off. He and another cop responded to a vicious dog call. They get there, and the dog is in the yard ripping what's left of the people's cat to pieces. They move in a bit, and the three of them are in a triangle shape if you can picture that. Our buddy has a pistol drawn and pointed already. Well the dog drops the cat and makes to lunge at them, so the partner shoots at it. Except, somehow he managed to shoot his partner (our friend), who is standing to his side, in the hand that he's holding his gun in. So his gun goes off (along with a finger) and hits a windshield. At some point the dog gets shot but I never knew who did it.
The official story was that the dog came after our friend and attacked him, and his partner shot the dog which had jumped up and bitten the gun hand, which made the shot go wild and hit the nearby parked car... story was cooked up by the chief of police, who was the father of the bad shooter cop (a blithering idiot of a cop if there ever was one but that's a story for another day). Apparently the only witness had rushed in to retrieve her shredded cat the minute the dog lunged, and never saw what actually happened.
All that, to CYA, for the Chiefs son, so he doesn't have to explain to the Town Counsel, why his officer shouldn't be fired for incompetence...
Happens every day in America....
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