By bettercallpeta - 15/02/2013 05:42 - United States
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BBs wouldn't kill a squirrel. We use a BB gun to scare away the raccoons around our house at night; it doesn't kill them, but they do run away. I don't think shooting squirrels with a BB gun is a sign this kid is going to be a murder because it's such a common thing to do. His parents may have taught him to do that. Although shooting a person in the balls...thats not very nice or mature. But threatening someone with a BB gun wasn't very smart either.
Murder in the making and torturing animals? I'm sure most of y'all have never lived out in the country before (although location is unknown). But if so squirrels are pests like hogs. Shooting them does not make him a psychotic just a little trouble maker for shooting the guy in the balls, which if they're not in suburbia or the city the guy should've minded his own damn business in the first place and stfu
Location could easily explain his actions. If he lives out in the country he could be shooting them to protect their plants,crops, or just to eat or whatever. BB guns can kill squirrels, turtles, birds and depending on his age that's maybe why parents gave him that instead of a 22 or any actual rifle. But even tho I hunt I do agree w/ you on the point that you shouldn't kill anything without a purpose. But you just can't say that the location can't justify why he's shooting squirrels... like i said squirrels are pests like hogs and do damage to your property.
Even if the kid lives on a farm it doesn't make it right for him to kill animals. If his parents are growing crops, they should be the ones handling these situations, not letting their child be the one killing the animals in cold blood. psychological studies show that kids who are cruel to animals end up as killers in later years. If the parents are encouraging this behaviour from their child than they might be raising a serial killer. Also, a kid should not own a BB gun. In most states you need to be at least 18 years old to have one. and even at 18, they shouldn't be using it to kill.
From what I know about life in the countryside, you rarely live close enough to your neighbor to just happen to see your neighbors kid shooting a squirrel. I can hypothesize that OP lives in the city, where squirrels are also quite abundant but where there is no need to protect crops since food magically appears in the grocery stores without any outside help. If on the other hand, OP does live in the countryside, I could understand why that kid would be allowed by his parents to shoot squirrels though shooting someone in the genitals makes him one hell of a delinquent. Simply for that I would take his gun away.
There's a difference between being curious and doing it regularly just for fun. In the scenario that his parents are encouraging him to do so often, the chances of becoming immune to the guilt and not caring anymore are higher which would result in doing things that are much worse in the future.
Studies have also shown that overly crazy animal rights activists are known to fly off the rocker over a little issue like this are known to become psychopathic killers... If you actually did real research you would see kids with hunting backgrounds and families commit less crimes and killings than kids raised in the city with know hunting background. Do your research how many killings are there put in the country than in the cities???
"Every guy on this planet has killed some sort of rodent, squirrel or snake. It's what boys do" o_O I know plenty of guys who have never killed an animal in their life. Hell, my old housemate loves animals so much he even refuses to kill the spiders in our house and would instead set them free outside. It's kinda scary that you think killing animals is just "what boys do".
have you ever heard of hunting? it starts with rodents then turns into deer and elk I did the same shit hell I hunted lizards and snakes with a blow dart gun and kept birds and rodents off my property with a pellet gun just because you don't know what pest control is doesn't mean the kids a psychopath you fuck
Then go to his parents. and if they don't do something about it shoot them in the nuts and run away laughing
You guys are all fucked up. It's an animal. It just climbs trees, tries to survive and defend itself. It's ok to kill squirrels but it's horrible to even barely hit a person? When an animal attacks a human because it feels threatened, you guys would freak out, but if a human abuses an animal for no reason then it's ok? That makes complete sense. And this "squirrels are nuisance" thing is completely stupid. We are the ones who are the nuisance. We destroy their habitats and then flip out when they enter our garden to try to find something to eat.
Getting some Brittany vibes here ;) If you live in a suburb or something, then shooting them would be in sport, and cruel in my opinion. I live in a rural area, and owned a garden the past few years. Squirrels demolish gardens, mow down landscaping, rip apart outdoor furniture, and are loud and aggressive. They are literally no different from a city rat, except they climb trees and hoard away crap like a raccoon.
#147, have you ever seen how vicious a red squirrel can be? I have seen them attack and kill birds, destroy bird eggs and chicks, attack cats, I even saw one go after an infant. And no, not rabid ones. I shoot red squirrels because of that. I leave grays alone though.
you are really really stupid to think that he is an animal abuser all he is doing is taking care of pests i personally hunt squirrel, dove, deer, and just about everything else its not animal abuse its a sport that some people like to do but i can tell your a thick headed bitch who doesnt know what they are talking about.
This kid is obviously at a troubled place, and needs to be helped properly. Or he's just an ass.
My dad was raised country and with respect for guns. If I'd have even pointed a BB gun in anyone's direction, let alone shot someone, well let's just say massive punishment would have ensued. That child is shooting squirrels (and people) for fun, which is a definite sign that he is either troubled, or a future psychopath.
He has committed assault. Go to the police if the parents don't care. What happens if his next victim is another child? Bad enough that he's harming helpless animals, but what if he permanently maims another kid?
Even better is this is both with a firearm and in the genitals. It's great because now, if you can make a case for aggravated sexual assault (if he deprived you of being able to use one of these body parts) he's committed a crime that the law will prosecute him as an adult for assuming he is older than 12. Let me end this by saying that comment was based on what I have learned most states adhere to, so if you have a different impression of the legality surrounding this you could be correct, as I was making a generalization.