“Ten Georgia elementary school students were recovering from non-life-threatening injuries on Thursday after being shot by a BB or pellet gun while playing outside, officials said.”
That’s East of Atlanta. People come up from that area to the parish here in Western North Carolina just about every weekend, which makes it feel close to home.
I recall Frankie-dog across the street getting shot with a pellet gun. He had to get surgery but the pellet couldn’t be removed, but there’s a clear picture of it on the x-ray.
The thing is, people who can shoot dogs just to do it can shoot people just to do it. The stats reflect a clockwork dynamic. No connection here, obviously, what with the geography. But what I’m saying for those in East Atlanta is this: Look for someone shoots animals with pellet guns and surely you’ll have your school shooter. Do it now. It’ll go from BBs / pellets to bullets soon enough.
I myself know what it’s like to be shot with a pellet gun, a gas-powered pistol, when I was a little kid, smack in the middle of my forehead. I had to pry it out. Not a pleasant experience. Some years later, the same guy shot at me with a .22 long rifle. Yep.
Also, by the way, and just to say, pellet guns look like real guns.
Also, by the way, and just to say, pellet guns are real guns. They can kill humans. It depends where they hit and the circumstances, but, yes, they can kill.