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TX: Drunk teen killed by own ricocheted gunshot

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Post by RoyGBiv » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:43 am

MCALLEN, Texas – A drunk 17-year-old died in southern Texas after a bullet he shot at a butane tank ricocheted back and hit him in the head.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/06/13/dr ... ern-texas/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by stealthfightrf17 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:54 am

Now thats a trick shot, guessing his fam will think twice about drinking with guns next time

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Post by ajwakeboarder » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:30 pm

Deputies are investigating whether the father bore any criminal responsibility in the death of his son.
I should think so. The kid was under age and should not have been drinking. He also should have had the gun secured when he brought out the alcohol.
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Post by speedsix » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:20 pm

...what a high price to pay for stupid...

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Post by Keith B » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:24 pm

RoyGBiv wrote:MCALLEN, Texas – A drunk 17-year-old died in southern Texas after a bullet he shot at a butane tank ricocheted back and hit him in the head.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/06/13/dr ... ern-texas/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Never shoot with an empty head. :banghead:
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Post by puma guy » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:28 pm

Senseless and sad. Doesn't mention if the tank was full of LPG or not. It was most likely a propane tank not butane, anyway if was full and punctured by the bullet the neighbor's would have been calling 911.
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Post by E.Marquez » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:46 pm

ajwakeboarder wrote:
Deputies are investigating whether the father bore any criminal responsibility in the death of his son.
I should think so. The kid was under age and should not have been drinking. He also should have had the gun secured when he brought out the alcohol.
While I would agree with all here, the act was irresponsible, it's NOT against the law for a minor in Texas to consume alcohol when under direct parental supervision. as far as I have been led to understand..
106.04 Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor
(a-b) A minor commits an offense if they consume alcohol unless they are in the visible presence of, and have the consent of their adult parent, legal guardian, or spouse.

You can disagree with the law, but personal ideals and morels do not come into the deal.. when the law clearly states otherwise.
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Post by Keith B » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:48 pm

Most large propane (or LPG, which catually contains butane) storage tanks are pretty think steel and I doubt a handgun bullet won't penetrate it very easily. High powered rifle bullets are a different story.

Either way, this guy was an idiot for choosing this as a target.
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Post by surprise_i'm_armed » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:46 pm

Well, at least we learned that a .380 can kill someone.

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Post by Heartland Patriot » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:12 pm

surprise_i'm_armed wrote:Well, at least we learned that a .380 can kill someone.

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Post by texanron » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:28 pm

surprise_i'm_armed wrote:Well, at least we learned that a .380 can kill someone.

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Post by philip964 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:47 pm

From an article in the paper.

It was a .380 and it killed him with one shot.

He removed the magazine (Chronicle story said clip, yes more puppies died) and pulled the trigger pointing at the tank.

He may have not been aware it was still loaded, as guns always are.

In addition to alcohol a girl was also involved, as she was afraid to fire the gun.

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Post by WildBill » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:11 pm

philip964 wrote:From an article in the paper.

It was a .380 and it killed him with one shot.

He removed the magazine (Chronicle story said clip, yes more puppies died) and pulled the trigger pointing at the tank.

He may have not been aware it was still loaded, as guns always are.

In addition to alcohol a girl was also involved, as she was afraid to fire the gun.
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Post by donpeeps » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:19 am

The url below is the last I read about the drunken boy. He didn't shoot at the tank, he pointed the gun at his head. The whole family are in the country illeagally.
http://www.themonitor.com/articles/shoo ... tally.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by Jumping Frog » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:24 am

donpeeps wrote:The url below is the last I read about the drunken boy.
Yep, the classic case: He dropped the mag but didn't clear the chamber. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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