Wednesday, August 30, 2006

People v. Gonzalez (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 29, 2006)

Here's another reason not to hunt animals. Sure, the deer won't shoot you. They can't pull a trigger. No opposable thumbs, after all.But what about that guy with a shotgun who -- unbeknownst to you -- is growing a big field of marijuana near where you're stomping around hunting. He probably has not one, but two thumbs. And, more importantly, a trigger finger as well. And even before you spot the marijuana, he may elect -- without warning -- to blow you, and your three year old son, away.

Which is what happens here. Thankfully, both the father and the son survive. But it wasn't pretty.

Just remember that the next time you go out into the wildnerness looking for prey. You might not be the only one out there with a gun. And you might, unknowingly, be prey as well.