Was over at Wallyworld getting some jumper cables when I walked past a display of these for only $20.00 bucks and I had to grab one.
Some of the best times I had when I was a kid was when my dad and I, or my brother and I, would run down to the front acre and hang a target on an old shed that was out there and spend the afternoon practicing our plinking skills.
There was of course this one time that my brother decided it would be very funny to shoot me in the a.. – er in the ‘upper thigh’ area to see how much it would hurt, and while it did sting we both got a good laugh. I got him back by returning the favor when he wasn’t expecting it. 30 years later though as we all sat around the Thanksgiving table with our wives and, in my other brother’s case, children. Middle brother looks over at me and says “Remember when I shot you in the butt that one time?” and we started cracking up.
Mom though, who had never heard this story (Because we weren’t stupid) looks over and says “What? When did this happen?” and then proceeded to chew us both out for doing something so unsafe. I finally looked at her and said “Mom, it was over thirty years ago, you can’t ground us for it now!”
She was still a little mad.
In our defense, we DID follow the four rules of gun safety in a twisted kind of way. We did treat the weapon as if it was loaded; We did point the muzzle at what we were wanting to shoot; We did keep our fingers off the trigger until we were ready to shoot; And, we were both ABSOLUTELY sure of what we were shooting when we pulled the trigger.