What do you think? Aside from being a funny story, there are some serious aspects to it.A Florida hunter accidentally shot his girlfriend thinking that she was his target -- a wild hog.Steven Egan, 52, was hunting from a tent in Flagler County on Saturday when Egan heard a noise that he thought was similar to that of his prey. He took a shot at it, not realizing his significant other wasn't in the tent with him.The shot sent a .30-caliber rifle bullet through both of 52-year-old Lisa Simmons' legs. Simmons was airlifted to the hospital where she was recovering from surgery.Egan maintained that he fired in the first place because he had seen a real hog just minutes before the accidental shooting.No charges were filed.
A guy who is that reckless should never be allowed to touch another gun for the rest of his life. That's what one-strike-you're-out means.
Is it too harsh? Perhaps, but would you want to entrust your life to someone who has shown the ability to do something like that? Would you want a guy like that hunting near your property or near your kids' school?
No, of course not.
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