This just distrurbs me...

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by fastline, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. fastline

    fastline New Member

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlkgE2B2p4k]YouTube - Austin Shooting a Mossberg 50580 Cruiser 12 Ga. Pump[/ame]

    It is one thing to teach a kid about gun safety but this is just moronic and one of the reasons the govt wants to take our guns. Pisses me off. He considers the gun cleared just by pulling the trigger. This is exactly the type of kid that grows up to not respect guns and shots his friend by mistake. No form, no safety, no ethics, no brains....
     
  2. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    "pull the trigger" - most definitely NOT the proper way to check an empty chamber :(
     

  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I'm not an experienced shooter at all but I would think the child would be taught a stance, not to swing his leg up and tilt backwards after each shot. Maybe I'm wrong but the child didn't seem to have good control of the gun.

    I have never seen a shotgun with just a pistol grip like that. Wouldn't you have better control with a stock on a gun like that?
     
  4. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    I think I lost brain cells watching that kid.
     
  5. TXnorton

    TXnorton New Member

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    There are good parents, and there are dumb-a$$ parents. That boy's father definately falls in the latter category. I was waiting for the part where the kid shot his foot off with that post firing stance.

    Teaching your kids the fine art of shooting in a safe manner is the responsibility of a good parent. That idjit failed the test.

    As is often stated in this forum, there is no cure for STUPID!
     
  6. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    I was seriously waiting for that kid to blow his foot off, or shoot his retarded dad, this is why gun control legislation gets passed.
     
  7. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    these 2 guys (grandpa and grandson) have a bunch of videos on youtube...a little unsettling to see such a young guy shoot like this and yell things like "boom shaka laka and your dead" but the videos do get better as he ages....albeit he still has terrible form
     
  8. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    Not good, but not nearly as disturbing as CNN.
     
  9. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    I don't see where he did anything unsafe. He's 9 years old shooting a 12 gauge with a pistol grip. He prolly needs to stick his leg out for balance. Its not like he was doing it before the shot. He's just having fun, don't be so anal.
     
  10. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    But then maybe he shouldn't be shooting such a gun that he can't control.
     
  11. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    Maybe not.
     
  12. fastline

    fastline New Member

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    My issues with this and the reasons I posted.

    1. Apparently did not engrain, do NOT touch the trigger until absolutely ready
    2. no form at all and no one seems to care.
    3. they clear the gun by just pulling the trigger
    4. does not point the gun in the air when done
    5. muzzle is all over the place
    etc, it is very obviousy this kid was just taught to pull the trigger and hang on and not once sat down to explain that people die when it is not executed properly.

    My 10yo nephew hunts with us with a 12ga and is a deadly shot and I would throw a 6 figure wager that he knows 10x more gun safety than the morons in this vid. That being said, my own son is 8yo and I still will not allow him to carry any gun in the field. He just is not ready and I don't believe in pushing kids beyond their capacity just so a parent can say "look what my kid can do" You buy a dog for that.