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Old 11-21-2021, 03:59 PM
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https://www.pennlive.com/news/2021/11/man-fatally-shot-during-pa-hunting-accident-report.html


Be careful out there y'all. Remember the basics. Follow the rules.

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Old 11-22-2021, 03:49 AM
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Link doesn't work.
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Old 11-22-2021, 04:53 AM
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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.you...ame-lands/amp/

Maybe this one will....
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Old 11-22-2021, 05:32 AM
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That worked, thanks. I suspect the investigation will go on for a while.
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Old 11-22-2021, 08:08 AM
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Both links worked. A very sad situation that should have been avoidable.
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Old 11-22-2021, 01:36 PM
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I have seen an accidental discharge in person and strict muzzle control is always something to follow. In the case I saw, a few of us were shooting clay birds. One of the shooters had a double barrel shotgun and put 2 shells into it and when he closed the action it went off. it turned out the gun was something that was handed down to him from his deceased father and wasn't something he ever used. The gun was obviously defective and could have resulted in a bad accident but luckily he turned away from the rest of us when he started the loading process. He was as shocked as the rest of us and proper gun handling practices saved an accident from happening.
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Old 11-22-2021, 02:10 PM
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There are rules to follow that I am sure most of us here follow, such as safety on until you are ready to shoot, do not put your finger on the trigger till you are ready to shoot, point your muzzle in a safe direction etc. However until the investigation is completed we won't know why someone died. It would not be the first time in PA that a murder was tried to be hidden as a hunting accident. That is why the law was changed to from not being a crime unless you shot a human being in mistake for game to shooting someone as a result of careless or negligence is a crime. As it stands now we do not know if the shooting was intentional or unintentional. I Had a good friend I went to school with that killed his son when he stepped into a groundhog hole and shot his son who was in front of him and killed him, it was a case of safety off for some reason and muzzle not under control. These kinds of publicity do none of us any good.
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Old 11-22-2021, 02:20 PM
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A safety on ay firearm is nothing more than a mechanical device to prevent trigger pull and unfortunately they can fail.
Some firearms don't have one.
Muzzle Control is a MUST at all times! Even when falling down!

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Old 11-22-2021, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by JW View Post
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Exactly.


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Old 11-22-2021, 03:00 PM
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Yup for sure
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