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downsouth 10-15-2012 04:12 PM

Teenager shot in the head during home invasion prank
 
The boy is critical condition according to the article.

http://abcnews.go.com/m/blogEntry?id=17477056

JonM 10-15-2012 04:38 PM

Home invasion: its all fun and games till someone puts a bullet in your stupid head...

jjfuller1 10-15-2012 05:13 PM

yikes. was he the pranker? or getting pranked? im sure we will be told at some point.

winds-of-change 10-15-2012 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by downsouth (Post 977461)
The boy is critical condition according to the article.

http://abcnews.go.com/m/blogEntry?id=17477056

Very stupid prank to play on someone.

But then again, aren't we supposed to be sure who our target is when shooting someone....unless the kid had a mask on and couldn't be identified?

JonM 10-15-2012 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by winds-of-change (Post 977525)
Very stupid prank to play on someone.

But then again, aren't we supposed to be sure who our target is when shooting someone....unless the kid had a mask on and couldn't be identified?

If you truly believe your life is in danger, no. Your more likely to be murdered by a family member acquantance or friend than a total stranger.

I can see it go down something like this.

Lights go out
breaking of glass window and scrabbling to get a door or window open
victim goes for gun in fear
victim cries out who is there
no answer
dark shape appears
boom
idiots with video camera for youtube scatter
moron drops to floor with bullet in the head

In my book the idiot that got shot should be charged with home invasion as should his idiot friends. If idiot that got shot dies, idiot friends should be charged with murder

therewolf 10-15-2012 07:32 PM

I walk away from stories like this, wondering if the

movie "Idiocracy" isn't becoming a self fulfilling

prophecy.

Whatever happened to common sense?

Eturnsdale 10-15-2012 08:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonM (Post 977670)
If you truly believe your life is in danger, no. Your more likely to be murdered by a family member acquantance or friend than a total stranger.

Only if you include the numbers of drug dealers killing other drug dealers or their customers that just happen to be family or friends and include suicides.

See, if you are talking about the antigun study that I am thinking of. They looked at 43 gun deaths, all of which had it so a privately owned (not necessarily legally owned) gun killed a family member. 37 of those deaths were suicides, Five were dealers killing family members, and one was an abusive husband being shot by his wife.

downsouth 10-15-2012 08:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eturnsdale

Only if you include the numbers of drug dealers killing other drug dealers or their customers that just happen to be family or friends.

I believe jonm is right on this.

http://sg.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101209041451AARW7Fm

willfully armed 10-15-2012 08:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by therewolf (Post 977673)
I walk away from stories like this, wondering if the

movie "Idiocracy" isn't becoming a self fulfilling

prophecy.

Whatever happened to common sense?


I'm sorry, I was watching "Ow My Balls".... what did you say?

Eturnsdale 10-15-2012 08:34 PM

Another faulty study and comparison. You can only arrive at those numbers and get those conclusions if you include criminals killing criminal family members, and suicides. Read "Protection or Peril? An Analysis of Firearm-Related Deaths in the Home". To get around the verbage the author called suicide murdering one's self. So those numbers were included in the numbers labeled as "murdered by a person known to the victim."


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