Celebratory Gunfire Critically Wounds Florida Boy

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by GHP, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. GHP

    GHP New Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    37
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    40,383
    Likes Received:
    6
    RUSKIN, Fla. – "Authorities say they believe celebratory New Year's gunfire falling from the sky critically injured a 12-year-old Tampa Bay-area boy.

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said the boy's family was sitting outside their Ruskin home around 1 a.m. Sunday and watching fireworks.

    Sheriff's office spokesman Larry McKinnon said the boy's mother saw him fall to the ground, bleeding from his nose and eyes. She drove him to a hospital, where doctors determined he had suffered a gunshot wound from a bullet that entered the top of his head.

    McKinnon said the boy remains hospitalized in Tampa in critical condition with the bullet still in his head.

    Detectives say no one nearby had been firing a gun. They say the boy apparently was struck by celebratory gunfire that could have been fired miles away.


    :whistle:
     
  2. RH Goatcabin

    RH Goatcabin Notable Member VIP

    Reputations:
    181,770
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Messages:
    85,046
    Likes Received:
    25,353
    Kid probably had it coming...
     
  3. Capn Crud

    Capn Crud The Pride of Cucamonga VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    94,732
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    64,449
    Likes Received:
    8,901
    2nd amendment remedies :dontknow:
     
  4. GHP

    GHP New Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    37
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    40,383
    Likes Received:
    6
    Seems like there should've been a tree in the way
     
  5. idiotbox

    idiotbox Looking for a dime and found a quarter.

    Reputations:
    80,024
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    17,419
    Likes Received:
    13,951
    probably black
     
  6. tomtom

    tomtom Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    2,335
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    Messages:
    19,826
    Likes Received:
    545
    These celebratory gun fires come from gangbangers. In Chicago we used to have the projects firing thousands of bullets in the air, cops used to issue recommendations to stay indoors anywhere around them or stay away.



    Gun control doesn't work here, the guns are illegal to start.
     
  7. Mur

    Mur soon

    Reputations:
    6,782
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,107
    Likes Received:
    1,095
    We all got it comin', kid.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. beatlejaws

    beatlejaws nowhere poster

    Reputations:
    41,900
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    54,251
    Likes Received:
    5,622
    that's how god takes care of boys who think dirty thoughts
     
  9. GHP

    GHP New Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    37
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    40,383
    Likes Received:
    6
    Gun control doesn't work anywhere, unless the object is to take away guns from law abiding citizens
     
  10. Avery

    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    133,878
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    44,521
    Likes Received:
    24,207
    Who's the whistling for?

    Did Bro say it was impossible in th last thread?

    All i remember was that ono was incorrect in that an object comes down with the same velocity as it goes up.
     
  11. GHP

    GHP New Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    37
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    40,383
    Likes Received:
    6
    Not Bro :D
     
  12. DogStar69

    DogStar69 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    -140,041
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Messages:
    29,751
    Likes Received:
    16,917
    Sucks to be you or unlucky lottery?
     
  13. Chimney Portions

    Chimney Portions I drink cum Banned User

    Reputations:
    53,782
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    30,063
    Likes Received:
    2,254
    With this economy and the current ammo prices, who'd waste bullets??

    Poor kid. :( A bullet from above is pure yaw. If it can penetrate the cranium, it's essentially bluntly sawing through brain tissue. Fucking idiots.
     
  14. low selfestitle

    low selfestitle Moderator Staff Member

    Reputations:
    4,302
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010
    Messages:
    28,155
    Likes Received:
    651
    I worked with a guy whose dad would fire off a really old firearm every year. His dad, shitfaced, would drag him out with him, which he hated, because he couldn't stand the noise.

    One year, I think when this guy was six or seven, his dad's gun jammed. While his dad was looking down the barrel to check out the problem, the kid yelled "BANG!" The old man shit his pants.

    The guy said it was well worth the beating he got that night.
     
  15. GHP

    GHP New Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    37
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    40,383
    Likes Received:
    6
    :jj:
     
  16. DroppingLoads

    DroppingLoads New Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    -6
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    1,408
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ruskin is all Mexicans.

    I also thought mythbusters busted this a myth...
     
  17. Capn Crud

    Capn Crud The Pride of Cucamonga VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    94,732
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    64,449
    Likes Received:
    8,901
    I saw one the other day about a bullet ricocheting off walls. That one was debunked.
     
  18. GHP

    GHP New Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    37
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    40,383
    Likes Received:
    6
    What myth? This is today's news story :dontknow:
     
  19. RH Goatcabin

    RH Goatcabin Notable Member VIP

    Reputations:
    181,770
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Messages:
    85,046
    Likes Received:
    25,353
    ^ This
     
  20. GHP

    GHP New Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    37
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    40,383
    Likes Received:
    6