Sunday, November 13, 2005

Aiming Shotguns

Everyone has heard that shotguns are the original point and shoot interface. Well, according to Civilian Gun Defense Blog, that ain't necessarily so.

From a story out of Gilmer Texas, it appears that an attempted home invasion was thwarted by one of the residents. "According to police reports, two cousins, an 18-year-old and a man in his early 20s, had purchased and were restoring a house in the 500 block of Clark Street. They began having trouble with a neighbor, Sidney Carroll Pickett, 52, of 513 Clark Street. 'They said he had been 'acting crazy.' He had been 'acting crazy' for some time,' Warren said. On Monday, the 18-year-old was at his house alone and decided to take a nap prior to resuming work, Warren said. 'While he was lying down, he said Pickett broke open the door to the house and came in with what appeared to be a shotgun in each hand,' Warren said. The incident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. 'Unbeknownst to Sidney, the 18-year-old had a loaded pump shotgun by the bed. He picked it up and fired five shots from seven feet away. Apparently, he didn’t hit Sidney,' Warren said. "

Five shots from seven feet away and all misses?! It appears that shotguns may just need a little more aiming than conventional wisdom says. Either that or the kid is a very bad shot.

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