11 responses to Ohio Amish Teen Hit In Head By Possible Stray Bullet
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    Sue
    Comment on Not the only ones (September 21st, 2015 at 06:52)

    Not the only ones

    Just had to put one of my horses down due to a stray bullet fired by coyote hunters. Hit the mare in the front leg and shattered her elbow and destroyed the blood supply to the leg. Of course, they denied they had done it but they were sent packing with some seriously harsh words anyway. Could have hit people as easily as the horse. Stupid!

    • That’s awful. Hard to believe people don’t think through where these bullets can land. I guess in more remote areas you could more easily rationalize that “there’s nothing out there” or that the chances of hitting something are miniscule. But obviously it happens.

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    Osiah Horst
    Comment on Guns!! (September 21st, 2015 at 07:19)

    Guns!!

    I don’t own a gun, have never gone hunting, couldn’t hit anything if I tried. So obviously I am prejudiced but I still wonder how a people claiming to be non-resistant can own so many guns. It just seems inconsistent. I realize that guns may be needed for pest control on the farm but still….

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    Andrea Woodard
    Comment on Ohio Amish Teen Hit In Head By Possible Stray Bullet (September 21st, 2015 at 07:48)

    People need to be more careful. Innocent people can be hurt or killed by someone else’s carelessness. If you are going to shoot to empty the gun, shoot into the ground, at least there is less chance of the bullet hitting someone.

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    Samantha
    Comment on stray bullet (September 21st, 2015 at 09:35)

    stray bullet

    I live in SE Indiana and was checking my mail one day. As I bent down to open the box, a bullet whizzed just over my head. I called the sheriff and it turns out that a kid had got a new hunting gun. He was practicing shooting into a hillside just down the road from my house. It’s a good thing I am tall so had to bend down to open the mailbox!

    • Yikes. I’m not really anti-gun, but I just don’t get the overly casual approach to firearms some people seem to have. Obviously it translates down to the kids as well. Hope you had a long talk with the neighbor, or considered a new address(?). Anyway glad you had something, or someone, on your side that day Samantha.

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    Stefano Bacc.
    Comment on what to say? (September 21st, 2015 at 10:30)

    what to say?

    It is incredible for me understand how it is possible to have people who shoot bullets here and there and I don’t know why!!! I know in America is legal to have a fire gun and I can say that for this I am happy to live in Italy where this is illegal (unless the person took the license) , but is nonsense to shoot a bullet! And more is nonsense shoot to an Amish; people can misunderstood Amish lifestyle, can don’t appreciate their way to live, can also hate some of them but reach to the point to use a fire gun is absurd!!
    I hope the boy is ok now and at the same time I hope the person who did it ask for pardon.

    God bless all of you.

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    Downunder-Anonymous-Club
    Comment on Amish should or may use Cell Phones for Post 09-11 only! (September 21st, 2015 at 12:47)

    Amish should or may use Cell Phones for Post 09-11 only!

    So Eric!

    Please explain my point!

    What does it take to convince the Amish to Initiative plan having a cell phone for 09-11 Emergencies only!

    Furtruemore! How does the Amish know that;
    their Neighbors can be 100% depend on?
    Charging their Cell phones is trickie!

    Yes! It Commin sense that Not everyone had a Cell Phone; but more Low & Limited Income have more Cell Phines vs the Amish Combine! Okay! Nothing is saying to change the Amish Dated Custom! I’m simply saying for Initiative use for Emergencies only! Please Explain!
    You’ve been on the sight long enough to updated TY!

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    Linda
    Comment on Possible answer for stray bullet (September 22nd, 2015 at 21:32)

    Possible answer for stray bullet

    http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-news/oh-wayne/wayne-county-sheriffs-department-man-tells-deputies-he-was-hunting-at-time-amish-boy-shot-in-head
    (Man tells Wayne Co. deputies his bullet may have been the one that hit Amish boy in the head)

    “The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department believes they have identified the man who accidentally struck an Amish boy in the head with a bullet who was plowing a field.
    The 34-year-old told police he was shooting pigeons at the time of the incident. The man fired one shot into a group of pigeons and then fired a second shot when the pigeons flew up into the air.”

    Tests are being conducted to see if the gun and the bullet match. It’s good that the teen was wearing a hat!

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