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  •  Sadly, my family knows this only too well... (5+ / 0-)
    there is real potential for them shooting any number of the people who live around the farm perimeter.

    It was a crisp November day two years ago. Fifteen minutes earlier, Karen had been on the phone with a neighbor discussing gunshots, presumably from deer hunters nearby. Leaving her twin daughters, Laura and Lindsey, 1, safely in the house, she grabbed a bluejacket and white mittens and walked fewer than 50 yards toward the back of her property. Sixty yards away, Rogerson, a hunter with at least 25 seasons' experience, fired his Remington, 30-06 at what he later said was a buck. Then he said he saw two "flags," the white underside of a deer's tail raised in flight, and fired again. Hurrying over to mark his "kill," he found Karen Wood lying on the ground.
    I'd rather not say much more, that wound has never healed nor the torture our family went through.

    “One instance was [when] I think the trial verdict was announced,” he said. “My friend or his wife were at a junior high school soccer match. Obviously the news was big news in Bangor. [The verdict] was announced over the loudspeaker, and the crowd cheered.”
    The crowd cheered when the killer was found innocent.

    -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

    by gerrilea on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 03:14:54 PM PST

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    •  This is truly horrible (3+ / 0-)
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      I'm sorry to hear this gerrilea. This is too sad.  People bearing guns shoulder a huge responsibility that seems all too frequently not to be taken seriously.

      "We are kept keen on the grindstones of pain & necessity"--H.G. Wells

      by Reasonable Doubt on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 03:51:37 PM PST

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      •  That's my thing. (2+ / 0-)
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        When I was growing up my military school educated father decided that there would be no guns in our house.  He took the responsibility seriously in that he decided that our house would not be one saddled with that burden.  He did not believe that others were obligated to follow his judgment beyond the responsibility part of the equation - you want to have a firearm, then you do your part to make sure it serves you as it should and doesn't hurt other people.  

        But we find ourselves with a lot of people who want all of the rights and none of the responsibility - and many think that their firearms give them the right to trample the rights of others.  That's not OK.

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