Wednesday, February 15, 2006
February 14, 2006
People with no hunting experience might have a tough time visualizing the damage Harry Whittington sustained when he was sprayed with birdshot Saturday afternoon.
To see what the injuries might have looked like, Caller-Times photographer George Gongora, an avid shooter, simulated the accident Monday morning at Corpus Christi Pistol & Rifle Club. He fired at a paper target 30 yards away with his 28-gauge shotgun loaded with birdshot shells.
"We can pretty much see that at least over 200 BBs have touched this area right here," Gongora said, motioning to the face and torso area of the target.
VIDEO: Caller-Times photographer and avid shooter George Gongora simulates Saturday's accident with a 0.28-gauge shotgun.
Don't forget to click on the photo of the perforated target for a closer look. The video explains it all. When the next wingnut tries to minimize this, ask them to be a volunteer guinea pig to be shot by a 28 GA shotgun at 30 yards. I doubt there will be any takers.
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