Fatal Hunting Accident In Charles City County - wtvr

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A Glen Allen man is dead today, following a tragic accident in Charles City. According to a spokesperson from the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the man was on a hunting expedition with a few friends Saturday afternoon and died after the gun accidentally went off, hitting him. Full Story
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Abster

Chester, VA

#1 Nov 21, 2009
I would imagine it's easy to get a hunting license, gun and shells/bullets. BUT I think every responsible hunter should have to pass a written and physical safety test before ever being allowed to hunt. This along with the accident at Ferrum College could have easily been avoided. This is so very sad for so many people.
jjj

Halifax, VA

#2 Nov 21, 2009
was he holding the gun? was someone else holding the gun? personally have never had a gun "accidently" go off something or someone has to pull the trigger but thats just my $0.02
Fam Member

Paw Paw, WV

#3 Nov 21, 2009
Yes, it is terribly sad. It said accidently going off because they are rightly doing an investigation.
anonymous

Richmond, VA

#4 Nov 21, 2009
The hunting license and class comment, i agree but disagree. Just like all of us take test to get our License to drive, we still speed and cut up sometimes. This is very sad news......im from the county.
anonymous

Richmond, VA

#5 Nov 21, 2009
This came from Channel 12 website and this is what i heard today what happened, im also from charles city. "They were loading the guns into a vehicle when the shotgun discharged."
anonymous

Richmond, VA

#6 Nov 21, 2009
I am pretty sure you do have to pass a hunters saftey course to get your license. My brother-in-law and niece both took the course and I think it was required.
kirk

Purcellville, VA

#7 Nov 22, 2009
its not a common thing for guns to accidentally go. I am a hunter and spend most of my time shooting but guns can accidentally go off it has happened not only to a friend of mine but one of my dads friends almost was shot when his buddy was loading the gun and it went off. things happen but thats why you never load your gun until your settled in and it stays unloaded until that point, when you leave you unload it. tragic accident and prayers go out to everyone involved.
just me

White Stone, VA

#8 Nov 22, 2009
If it is your first time getting a hunting license, you have to take the hunters safety course. If you have previously had one, you do not. But these classes still doesn't stop people from being careless. You can be taught all you want, but if you don't apply what you learned, it doesn't matter.
anonymous

Beaufort, SC

#9 Nov 22, 2009
Most of you have jumped to conclusions on this hunter's knowledge and what happened. I am a friend and he is a lifelong hunter and prior military. With an investigation going on I will not repeat what I was told happened just you need to with hold judging until you have all the details.
Republican Gal

Broken Arrow, OK

#10 Nov 22, 2009
A.) the man that passed away was a personal friend of mine and B.) I would appreciate it for all parties involved, his family and friends if people can find it in their hearts not to jump to conclusions on a public forum.

I would suggest believe only half of what you hear on the news because we all know how the media plays things up.

For of you who make comments like using the "I think" should really think before you speak. You don't know the facts or the parties involved. A lack of a hunting license had nothing to do with the accident yesterday. If you drive a car, you have a license right? Does that license stop accidents??? No, so shut your mouth.

And to the person who thinks OBAMA will actually be able to accomplish abolishing the right to bare arms in this country. Let him try to take away my guns is all I'm going to say. The right to bare arms will be around longer than Obama's mediocre attempt to lead this country into his socialist dream. Americans like me will make sure of that. Even if he does manage to abolish our second amendment, what makes you thinks we gun owners will give up our fire arms willingly??? I bet you didn't think about the possible consequences of trying to take our guns away before you made that statement did you?

Please do not mention Obama's name again. The deceased would be utterly insulted by that comment...any Republican would be.
Soon

Fort Pierce, FL

#11 Nov 22, 2009
When my man Obama outlaws hunting and restricts gun sales, these events will become less common.
Joe

Beaufort, SC

#12 Nov 22, 2009
Well "Your Man Obama" can't get the economy or health care figured out, how is he going to restrict gun sales and outlaw hunting?
anonymous2

Chester, VA

#13 Nov 22, 2009
My heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends. It is so easy for this type thing to happen. I have hunted all my life and one can not be careful enough...and even then, stuff happens. Like any sport, hunting is dangerous. At least he was doing something he enjoyed.
Holly

Fredericksburg, VA

#14 Nov 22, 2009
Many of you are jumping to conclusions and I hope that this ends now, speaking that most of you did not even know him. Some of you are being blatantly insensitive and disrespectful! And to use this sad accident to promote Obama is disgusting! Show some respect for Keith and his family!
Roy

Lewisport, KY

#15 Nov 22, 2009
There's a reason this type of thing is claaed an accident. No one left their home intending to hurt someone. I'm an avid hunter as was my dad, grandfather and all my ancestors since they came to this country in 1769. After all, it's an American tradition. I've always enjoyed hunting and am very careful, but that doesn't mean an accident can't happen. My heartfelt sorrow goes out to the hunter's family and his hunting party. Please try to forgive the ignorance of some of the previous coments from those uneducated in American traditions and those so self-centered that they want to promote their ideas instead of caring for the family's loss.
Roy

Lewisport, KY

#16 Nov 22, 2009
There's a reason this type of thing is called an accident. No one left their home intending to hurt someone. I'm an avid hunter as was my dad, grandfather and all my ancestors since they came to this country in 1769. After all, it's an American tradition. I've always enjoyed hunting and am very careful, but that doesn't mean an accident can't happen. My heartfelt sorrow goes out to the hunter's family and his hunting party. Please try to forgive the ignorance of some of the previous coments from those uneducated in American traditions and those so self-centered that they want to promote their ideas instead of caring for the family's loss.
Fungo

United States

#18 Nov 22, 2009
Roy wrote:
There's a reason this type of thing is claaed an accident. No one left their home intending to hurt someone. I'm an avid hunter as was my dad, grandfather and all my ancestors since they came to this country in 1769. After all, it's an American tradition. I've always enjoyed hunting and am very careful, but that doesn't mean an accident can't happen. My heartfelt sorrow goes out to the hunter's family and his hunting party. Please try to forgive the ignorance of some of the previous coments from those uneducated in American traditions and those so self-centered that they want to promote their ideas instead of caring for the family's loss.
An American Tradition? killing animals is your family tradition? What a bunch of in bred morons your family is. The only ingorance is from people like you WHO are the ones trying to promote YOUR ideas about hunter. Why should anyone care???? Everyday there is another article about an innocent person killed by a hunter. I wonder who you would react if IT WAS your kid killed by a hunter that thought the kid was a deer. What wonderful American values your family passes down to the next. The only value your family has, is a total lack of empathy for other creatures and an inflated view of self. To call killing animals an American tradition is sick. Then you wonder why I find you insane? To you animals have no value, therefore you can what you like to them. It is you that have no value, you are an empty ugly person.
Chesterfield

Richmond, VA

#19 Nov 22, 2009
Fungo wrote:
<quoted text>An American Tradition? killing animals is your family tradition? What a bunch of in bred morons your family is. The only ingorance is from people like you WHO are the ones trying to promote YOUR ideas about hunter. Why should anyone care???? Everyday there is another article about an innocent person killed by a hunter. I wonder who you would react if IT WAS your kid killed by a hunter that thought the kid was a deer. What wonderful American values your family passes down to the next. The only value your family has, is a total lack of empathy for other creatures and an inflated view of self. To call killing animals an American tradition is sick. Then you wonder why I find you insane? To you animals have no value, therefore you can what you like to them. It is you that have no value, you are an empty ugly person.
He is correct, it is an American Tradition. How do you think people in this country got food to eat back when there was not a grocery store? How do you think some people EVEN today use this as a way to eat and make it in the world! I am not a hunter myself, but I have family friends that do hunt and that is how THEY survive. IF that is not how you want to see it don't go around "making fun" or making them seem as they are less then what they are just because they are trying to survive or do something that they enjoy doing.
Jack Robertson

Richmond, VA

#20 Nov 22, 2009
Fungo, perhaps you'd like me to introduce you to Keith's children so that you can explain to them that their father's death was bad karma, which he so richly deserved for enjoying good chili? Leave another comment here; we can exchange e-mails and you can put your mouth where your keyboard is.
anonymous

Laurel, MD

#21 Nov 23, 2009
Fungo wrote:
<quoted text>... it is Karma, sweetheart! I Love to read about all these hunting accidents!. Anyone that can just kill an animal for no **** reason, deserves no respect when they are killed. They had no respect for another living creature, so why WOULD anyone give a crap when they die. Maybe all you hunters should all go deep into the woods and hunt each other. Make it fair everyone has a weapon, unlike the animals that do not. Go fight in Iraq if you love guns and killing so much. Lets see how brave you losers are then.
All I can say is I pray for the family and friends of Kieth, and I feel sorry for the complete ignorance of people like this Fungo clown.

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