Friday, May 25, 2007


In the pro-gun and anti-gun debate, there are cliche sayings such as "Guns don't kill, people do." And "There is no reason to have a pistol because its only purpose is for shooting people."

Well, apparently that ain't so. See this article about a boy who used a pistol to shoot a very large animal.

Now, if I were to ask a certain person I know about this situation, he would say what a shame it was to kill an animal who managed to grow that big.

I'm glad I didn't see it in the forest. 5 inch tusks?!?


  1. How odd. I don't know what is more disturbing - the existence of such an animal, or the three-hour, eight-shot ordeal to kill the beast.

    I wonder what the adrenaline rush was like for the kid as he spent three hours trying to kill a huge animal. Now having experienced such a rush associated with hunting/killing, what will he need to do in the future to replicate such a rush?

    I have no problem with hunting, particularly the skilled hunting that requires one shot, one arrow to quickly kill the animal. But this kind of pursuit with a low-caliber pistol to kill a 1000 pound animal (why not use a shot gun, a canon or small nuclear device?) seems unnecessarily torturous.

    Perhaps the folks at Heritage Christian Academy will throw the kid a party . . . perhaps they'll serve sausages . . .

  2. Man, that is a lot of sausage!

    And Chris, are you suggesting that hunting may lead to other forms of violence?

  3. This was on ABC news this morning. Some people are calling it a hoax.

    The last hogzilla, which had been buried, was supposedly proved to be much smaller than originally reported.


And what do you think?