Monday, November 29, 2010

Glad He's Not My Friend...!

Did you ever get the feeling of being uncomfortable around some of your friends?

Well, if any of them are not any smarter than this guy that's probably a good thing! I would be the very first to admit that sometimes certain members of my family don't act like rocket scientist and that some of my friends seem lacking in the total marble count!

However, some of these traits are part of what adds to their personality and makes them who they are! I would not deem any of them as dangerous, certainly not dangerous in the same vein as this guy!

Also, I would like to think that most people I know would have a lot more common sense than this! I would hope that nearly all folks would be smarter than this, but as this story shows...that isn't the case!

Police: Vermont man killed in gun prank

By the CNN Wire Staff
November 26, 2010 5:09 p.m. EST

(CNN) -- A 24-year-old Vermont man was fatally shot by a friend who used a gun in a prank, police said.

The alleged shooter apparently tried to prank his sleeping friend by waking him up with the loud sound of an air rifle, police said.

However, police said, the man mistakenly used a real rifle in the prank.

Nicholas Bell, 23, was charged with manslaughter after the incident Thursday, Manchester police said.

"The accused fired the weapon, which was a loaded .22 cal rifle hitting the [victim] in the chest," a police statement said. "The victim died at the scene."

The victim was identified as 24-year-old Jeffrey Charbonneau.

Both men were guests at the Manchester home where the shooting occurred, police said.

Bell was jailed and bail was set at $250,000.

My real concern is that man says that he couldn't tell the difference between a real gun and a BB or pellet gun. If you had no idea of what the difference was, then why in the world would you even THINK of going through with a prank like this?

You know, I want to try and be understanding about this whole thing, but try as I may...I can find no excuse for this type of stupid behavior! Know why? Because there isn't any! None at all!

You know what, my friends? After this story, I'm going to need another fresh cup of coffee! Want to join me?


vlad said...

Here is a really cute music video about the gestapo, I mean TSA.
It did not make me want to leap to my feet and scream SIEG HEIL.
It made me madder than hell. I wish
everyone would stay home for two weeks and let the airlines and Obama eat shit.

Momlady said...

Too bad he didn't shoot himself instead. That would have been another one out of the gene pool.

Dizzy-Dick said...

I believe that every household should have a firearm and that every person should be trained in their use. Then there would be a lot less crime and a lot less gun ignorance.

JoJo said...

Good Morning My Special One,
How terrible sad this story is. But I believe there is a saying stupid is as stupid does or something like that.

Yes I think this calls for a fresh cup

Ben in Texas said...

Yes, I think that every home should have working guns and TRAINED people that know how to use them.

Now,with that said,, maybe we need to do some sort of intelligence test to see if the owner/operator is smart enough to own and operate one?

That ole buy sure as hell wasn't!!

HermitJim said...

Hey Vlad...
Thanks for the video link and for coming by today! I appreciate it!

Hey Momlady...
People like this never seem to hurt themselves, but always someone else!

We should take steps to make sure he never has children!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Dizzy...
Proper training should be part of the gun buying process, but unfortunately it's not! Until such time as it is, we have to choose our friends very carefully!

Thanks for the visit today!

Hey JoJo...
Yes, it is sad! Sad because it's so un-necessary! The proper dose of training and common sense would have prevented this!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by today!

Hey Ben...
I'm not sure that an IQ test would have helped in this case or not! May no have been enough to even test!

I appreciate the visit, buddy!

Ken said...

...hmmm,i see a grudge killing,and a lie to "cover it up"...

HermitJim said...

Hey Ken...
That's kinda what I was thinking! Seems hard to believe that he couldn't tell the difference between a real rifle and an air rifle!

Strange stuff!

Hey, thanks for the visit today, my friend!

Marjie said...

20-something men can be such idiots! I can't believe anyone would think using a BB gun to awaken someone would be funny. I guess this is proof that you need to choose your friends carefully. Especially those you let into your house when you're sleeping!

Mechanic in Illinois said...

There is no room for play time and guns. If you are going to play, play football or something and leave the guns put away. They're giving all of us gun owners a bad name. Thanks for the great info.

HermitJim said...

Hey Marjie...
Doesn't seem to be any humor in this whole thing!

I don't ever remember being this foolish in my entire life! But then, I was brought up by smarter Parents and was taught better!

This whole thing is just so sad!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Mechanic...
I'm thinking that this guy just wanted his friend dead for some reason! I just don't see how anyone could be that stupid!

I appreciate you coming by today!

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