Originally Posted by winds-of-change
The article implied the pig bucked, knocking the rifle backwards and shot the brother standing behind the shooter. At least that's what I understood it to say.
Thats what I understood as well. Not enough info to know exactly where the victim was standing but there is enough to know that a semi automatic was used.
Had they chosen a single shot or a bolt action, this would not have happened.
I don't raise livestock but I know many who do and every animal I've seen put down for slaughter was shot with a single shot or a bolt action. Honestly, I had assumed this was a cost factor...rancher using the cheapest tool for the job.
Seen many old H&R single shot used for this purpose.