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    Short, true story: my brother came home from 'Nam on special leave for a funeral. He was 18, I was 21. A bunch of us guys, including 2 Marine friends who were also home on leave, decided that we would have a little "war games" episode in a wooded area in our neighborhood. This was pre-paintball, and being the macho guys we were, didn't want to play with no "sissy" weapons. So we went down to the local sporting good store and bought 8 cheap Daisy BB rifles - you know, the lever-action kind with a little wooden stock. We then separated into two teams, donned our fatigues, and disappeared into the brush. No "capture the flag" stuff, just hunting down the other team. No one was wearling any protection (heavy shirts, helmets or glasses).

    I soon found myself in what looked to be an ambush set-up, and as I looked around, I saw nothing but a slight movement in the tall grass, so I brought up my Daisy, aimed in the direction of the movement, and squeezed one off. There was a scream - Damn! These BBs didn't hurt THAT much! Whatta wuss! - and I saw my brother flopping around in the grass, both hands over his face. And I knew immediately what I had done...the admonition I had heard over and over as a child - "Be careful with that thing, or you'll put your eye out!" And this was years before "A Christmas Story" was released. Sure enough, when I got to him and pulled his hands away from his face, all I saw was a blood-red orb where his right eye had been.

    Now, I didn't actually put his eye out then and there. As a matter of fact, at the exact moment the BB hit his eye, he had blinked, and the BB hit his eyelid. But the shock wave caused instant internal damage that never could be repaired. After spending almost 8 months in Walter Reed, he was discharged from the Army as fully retired with an 80% disability. Never returned to 'Nam, and a few years later, his eye was removed and he was fitted with a prosthetic. So although I didn't "blow his eyeball out," my shot did result in his losing his eye. And as far as I'm concerned, the admonition was well-founded..."Be careful, kid, or you'll put your eye out with that thing!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuzfuz View Post
    I just got through responding to a post in the MythBusters forum about shooting your eye out, as is said by so many people to combat kids getting BB guns. As far as I am aware, you cannot actually shoot your eye out. You may be blinded with a BB gun, but I have never actually heard of the eyebal being blown out of it's socket by a BB gun. I was shot in the left eye with a BB gun in 1957, and I happened to be wearing a pair of glasses that had just had the left lens replaced. Instead of the original plastic, they used plain optical glass that was not heat-treated. In 1957, heat-treating was not done to eyeglass lenses unless they were safety glasses. Now, every glass lens is required to be heat-treated.The BB struck the lens and ricocheted, hitting the door of the garage my two friends and I were standing beside, driving a piece of glass into the eyeball.
    Wait...did the BB bounce off the lens and hit the garage door, or did it bounce off the garage door and hit the lens? How did the BB hit the lens in the first place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by toreskha View Post
    Wait...did the BB bounce off the lens and hit the garage door, or did it bounce off the garage door and hit the lens? How did the BB hit the lens in the first place?

    It was an icicle!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by toreskha View Post
    Wait...did the BB bounce off the lens and hit the garage door, or did it bounce off the garage door and hit the lens? How did the BB hit the lens in the first place?

    It's "The Incredible Wuzfuz". What happened is that the BB went straight through the new glass lense and sent glass fragments into his eye. He then single handedly pulled out the glass fragments and got a strong magnet to recover the BB. Back in 1957, there was no "911" to call, so he walked to the hospital through 3 feet of snow wearing only his Levi's 501 jeans and a white t-shirt.

    I say get the shovel, because it's getting kinda deep in here.



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    When I was a kid, again in the late 1950,s one of the kids on my block shot another in the eye with a b.b gun. The kid did in fact loose the sight in his eye.
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    I shot a kid in the thigh with a BB gun when I was a youngin. Not kidding

    Needless to say, my dad confiscated my new Daisy lever action BB gun and whipped my arse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glockster20 View Post
    I shot a kid in the thigh with a BB gun when I was a youngin. Not kidding

    Needless to say, my dad confiscated my new Daisy lever action BB gun and whipped my arse
    You deserved it!
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    Two brothers were playing with their BB guns and decided to see if it would hurt if they got shot. They decided to take turns shooting each other in the butt. The first one bent over and let his brother shoot him, it hurt but he told his brother that it didn't because he wanted to shoot the other brother. The older brother then bent over while the first brother shot him in the butt. He started screaming and crying running to his mother telling her that he had been shot. When the story came out the mother whipped both the boys adding to the shot in the butts.

    What makes this story interesting was that the first brother was my Grandfather and this would have happened about 1910. I can't verify it but my Grandfather told me this story several times and it sounds like something he would do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN1910 View Post
    Two brothers were playing with their BB guns and decided to see if it would hurt if they got shot. They decided to take turns shooting each other in the butt. The first one bent over and let his brother shoot him, it hurt but he told his brother that it didn't because he wanted to shoot the other brother. The older brother then bent over while the first brother shot him in the butt. He started screaming and crying running to his mother telling her that he had been shot. When the story came out the mother whipped both the boys adding to the shot in the butts.

    What makes this story interesting was that the first brother was my Grandfather and this would have happened about 1910. I can't verify it but my Grandfather told me this story several times and it sounds like something he would do.
    Kids do the darndest things!
    Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

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