Fatal BB gun wound in FL

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tector
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Fatal BB gun wound in FL

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I guess shot placement is indeed everything. A terrible story:

http://nypost.com/2020/02/10/florida-te ... th-bb-gun/

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Poor kid.


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https://www.fox13news.com/news/family-d ... -by-bb-gun

Little more information here. BB severed his brain stem. Terrible.

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Bet it was a pellet gun, nor a BB gun.
Yes, a BB in the eye penetrating into the brain can kill; but severing the brain stem, I find that hard to believe.

My question is: Just why was the kid not trained in firearm safety?
Oh, I know: Guns are bad, and kids should not be taught anything about them.

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Post by Tenzing_Norgay »

Gregg wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:52 am
Bet it was a pellet gun, nor a BB gun.
Yes, a BB in the eye penetrating into the brain can kill; but severing the brain stem, I find that hard to believe.

My question is: Just why was the kid not trained in firearm safety?
Oh, I know: Guns are bad, and kids should not be taught anything about them.
Daisy 800 series according to story...shoots either BB or pellet. 800 fps when pumped all the way up. At close range, that'll go through an eye and into the brain pretty well.

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Post by lakelandman »

I had one as a kid this thing is powerful.
Everybody's got plans... until they get hit.

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As I said, that's not a BB Gun.

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Post by Tenzing_Norgay »

Gregg wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:49 pm
As I said, that's not a BB Gun.
As I said, it shoots both BB's and pellets...

What would you call it?

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In the cases where a rat gets itself partially caught in a snap trap, that is what I grab. I have had more than one occasion where the pellet has failed to penetrate a rat skull. I am considering an upgrade to a .25 pellet... If it occurred as described that was a near-impossible outcome- lots of bone (and a Southern turn) between eye and brain stem.

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Gregg wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:49 pm
As I said, that's not a BB Gun.
Sadly, to a kid it's nothing more than a BB gun.

Two problems at work.

1. Adults who make sure kids are being safe, wearing eye pro, etc.

2. Adults who talk about the BB gun wars they had as kids and inspire the next generation to do "fearless things."

We've always know you could lose an eye to a BB gun, seen it happen once in my time as a kid. Just takes the right set of circumstances to be worse. I remember some CO2 BB guns that would kick them out pretty fast, I was shocked to discover mine would put a hole in a sheet steel sign.

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