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Old 11-20-2009, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Officials in Virginia say a college student was shot to death, and another one injured, while collecting frogs for biology class by a hunter who says he mistook the classmates for deer.


Breitbart.tv » One Dead After Hunter Mistook Students For Deer
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Austin
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You sure it wasn't Cheney who shot the other student? He is known for mistaking people as animals.

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Old 11-20-2009, 02:32 PM
 
Location: California
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This is really sad. I thought hunters had to have a visual confirmation and not fire blindly. I wonder if this was a hunting area? Were the students going there knowing there were people with guns shooting things?
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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This happens all the time. In Maine several years ago a woman was shot as she hung clothes out to dry in her own back yard. It was not a stray bullet either, the hunter said he thought that she was a deer. Apparently he didn't see the house looming up behind her.
30 years minimum sentencing for this kind of wrecklessness sounds right to me.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Hey, that hunter had a right to shoot and kill.
What about the second amendment.
It's a right, not a privilege.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:46 PM
 
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I have my doubts this was truly a case of mistaken identity. As a hunter, you have a duty to do two very important things before taking every shot:

-Make a definite confirmation of your target's identity

-Be sure you have a suitable backstop behind your target

A hunter who abides by those simple rules will not mistake humans for animals. Simple as that. As a result - since the precautions are so simple - the penalties for ignoring them should be very harsh.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:49 PM
 
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Hey, that hunter had a right to shoot and kill.
What about the second amendment.
It's a right, not a privilege.
Quit baiting.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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I have my doubts this was truly a case of mistaken identity. As a hunter, you have a duty to do two very important things before taking every shot:

-Make a definite confirmation of your target's identity

-Be sure you have a suitable backstop behind your target

A hunter who abides by those simple rules will not mistake humans for animals. Simple as that. As a result - since the precautions are so simple - the penalties for ignoring them should be very harsh.

I agree
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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Hey, that hunter had a right to shoot and kill.
What about the second amendment.
It's a right, not a privilege.
This is the most asinine post I have yet seen on CD.

Go to the head of the Troll Class!
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:19 PM
 
Location: vagabond
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Hey, that hunter had a right to shoot and kill.
What about the second amendment.
It's a right, not a privilege.
maybe i was giving you too much of a benefit of the doubt when i mentioned the other day that i know you can be rational at times.

i agree with the other posters; there is no reason why this kind of reckless shooting should be punished leniently. there is no reason ever to fire a weapon unless you know exactly what you are shooting at.

aaron out.
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