When Target Shooting Goes Wrong Because Of Negligence: Worker Shot From A Half Mile Away

Backstop, backstop, backstop. Safety, safety, safety. You are responsible for every single bullet that comes out of your barrel. Do I really need to say anything else?

A teen was out in his yard target shooting with a .22 rifle, and did not have anything behind the targets that he was shooting. In other words, the bullets kept going for quite the distance.

In a blueberry field about a half mile away, a worker was shot in the leg. Around the same time, other workers were ducking for cover after seeing other bullets hit the ground. They thought they were being targeted by a gunman, but little did they know it was a horrible case of negligence.

A nearby school was placed in lock-down after reports of gunshots in the area.

The responding officers labeled it an accident, but you and I both know that accidents with this type of thing don’t happen… it’s negligence. Again, each and every time you fire a gun, the resting place of that bullet is your responsibility.

The teen was taken into custody, since someone was stuck by a bullet. The .22 rifle used, as well as other firearms, were confiscated from the home. There is no telling when they’ll get them back, but it serves as a tough lesson for the teen to behave more responsibly when handling firearms. This could have turned out much worse than it did.

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 2.0 holster.
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