Texas 5-year-old shoots himself in the face with a shotgun during unsupervised huntin

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  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Um, no Mr. Fred, the boy didn't know what to do.

  2. jkcerda macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2013
    Criminal Mexi Midget
    Plenty of things don't add up
    11 yo drove his brother ?
    5 Yo somehow manAged to shoot himself in the chin?
  3. Renzatic Suspended


    Aug 3, 2011
    Gramps, what the hell am I paying you for?
    They probably live way out in the deep country. I've seen plenty of kids driving around their dad's trucks on their farms, out in the woods, and down little back roads out in the middle of nowhere. Some of them even do a surprisingly good job of it.
  4. DaKKs macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2012
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I'm not surprised. I mean, its Texas. Plenty of crazy **** has come from there.

    I was 10 when I learned to drive. As long as its on private and fenced land, its not illegal. Besides, anyone halfway intelligent can drive an automatic outside of traffic.
  5. Southern Dad macrumors 68000

    Southern Dad

    May 23, 2010
    Shady Dale, Georgia
    I was driving tractors by the time I was about 9, farm pickup trucks at 10 or 11. I got my farm license to drive on the road at 14. I was driving a quarter of a million dollar combine before 14.

    Now I grew up in a different time but I also went hunting by myself, in the woods behind our house, at around 10 or 11. My brother, two years younger was often with me. So, I can see it happening. Would I let my 11 year old daughter or her 5 year old sister go hunting by themselves? No.
  6. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
  7. obeygiant macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    totally cool
  8. cfedu Suspended


    Mar 8, 2009
    And preventable!
  9. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2010
    FWIW, Texas used to allow 14 year olds to drive if their (almost always) farm parents filled out a form saying it was an (economic) necessity for the kid to drive. Maybe they still have the law, but, back in the day, there were a lot of farms and farm kids in central Texas, and, a lot of 14-15 year olds driving around out in the country. City kids normally did not qualify. Don't know how this works now. I always wondered about the accident rate, since, some of those kids could barely see over the steering wheel.

    On the topic at hand, it used to be not unusual in the country to let a 12-year old go hunting/shooting, but, I never heard of a five year old before. Bizarre.

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