Gun Safety!!

Gun Safety!!

Above is a picture of an x-ray taken today of a young boy who shot himself in the foot yesterday while trying to shoot a bird. He had his finger on the trigger and got excited. It was a pump BB gun. In addition to taking him to surgery to have it removed, I also have him some advice on gun safety!

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 11:48 AM

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An interesting case I had today. Boy shot himself in the foot with a BB gun. Teach gun safety while they are young! Pic posted with permission.

5 years 27 weeks ago, 11:52 AM

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it very interesting thing to learn in some of the safety courses ryo have take at our gun club, but it very true that many air rifle and bb gun are plenty powerful enough to penetrate clothing or shoe and then body so hai, can be very dangerous and you did right thing by giving boy lecture on gun safety. understand that the foot is also very sensitive and that it must have hurt very much too neh. hopefully boy and his parents have learn good lesson from this neh.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 11:56 AM

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Ryo, yes, alot of BB guns have plenty of power to penetrate your shoes and your soft tissue as is in this case. It is very painful for him, he can't even put his foot down on the ground right now. He is a pretty cool kid. I told him to never put his finger on the trigger until you have your sights on your target and are ready to shoot!

5 years 27 weeks ago, 12:05 PM

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hopefully the parents won't take away the bb gun either. he never going to learn unless he continue to practice. but he need to practice safety first and hopefully won't shoot himself in his other foot. what you told him was very correct and just have a quick question here. did that bb gun have a safety switch ka ryo know some of them do and some of them don't.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 12:09 PM

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Ryo, yes, he said it had a safety switch on it, but he got excited when he saw the bird he wanted to shoot and took the safety off before bringing the weapon up. And he did say he is going to sell his BB gun, but I encouraged him not to sell it. I told him in a month he will be wanting to shoot again and he should. Just learn from this hard gotten lesson and be safe from now on.

5 years 27 weeks ago, 12:55 PM

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Catfish, It's nice to have someone like you that will make a statement on gun safety. That is in the positive sense. I guess the event would display a youngster possibly not ready for their BB gun yet. Tks for your thoughtful counseling.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 8:35 PM

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hehe brad

i bet that kid was just a crying!

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
5 years 27 weeks ago, 8:38 PM

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Raffy, actually he was a pretty tough kid. He didn't cry at all. But he wouldn't put his foot down, he just hoped everywhere he went.

5 years 27 weeks ago, 9:00 PM

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i would probably hop around too, but the no crying thing, i wont promise anything haha.

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
5 years 27 weeks ago, 9:11 PM

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Yea, I might be crying too.

5 years 27 weeks ago, 9:51 PM

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We all make mistake that is a part of life. Some hurt more than others is the sad thing. Glad you gave him some safety tips.

5 years 27 weeks ago, 10:01 PM

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Redheadedwife...Thanks. Yea we all mess up now and again. He was fortunate not to do any more damage. He just missed his growth plate in the bone. He is a good kid, just needs a little guidance, as we all do from time to time.

5 years 27 weeks ago, 10:00 AM

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and not a shotgun. That would have been entertaining to see.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
5 years 27 weeks ago, 10:11 AM

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I really think he needs some training in his marksmanship. Was the bird on his foot or in a tree? If in a tree he needs training on his aim...

4 years 21 weeks ago, 8:31 PM

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He will never make that mistake again! Great job on seeing an opurtunity to counsel him in a positive way and not follow the guns are dangerous and evil lecture that is so prevalant today

3 years 48 weeks ago, 7:39 AM

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I have to confess...

As much as I don't like to admit it, I shot my 2nd toe with a BB gun when I was 10. I was looking up at a squirrel and realized that I had muzzle of gun pointed down and touching the ground. When I went to raise it, I pulled gun up by the trigger... really dumb I know! After the gun went off, I looked down and saw blood coming out the small hole in my Air Jordan. The doctor at the hospital said that I was lucky it wasn't a pellet, because it probably would have shot toe off instead of the BB just getting lodged in the bone. After surgery and 3 stitches and a cast up to my knee for a month , I defiantly learned A LOT about gun safety first hand!

3 years 48 weeks ago, 7:22 PM

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While spending summers in Broken Bow Ok
with granny, my brother and I were the only
2 white boys in town. We were 10 & 12 years old
The rest were Cherokee.or Choctaw.
We played cowboys and Indians with real
Indians and used bb and pellet guns. To
this day I have a bb in my upper arm from
being shot. Amazing no one I know of lost an eye.
How dumb can you get?
Well that was just one of the games the Indian
boys played. Man they were tough.

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