Friends don’t let friends shoot friends

The test of the Vietnam-era flak jacket went well: The three buddies fired a .22-caliber pistol at it, and it stopped the bullets.

The three, all in their late teens, had gathered Saturday at a cabin owned by one of their parents near Branched Oak Lake in northwest Lancaster County.

One of three had purchased the flak jacket, designed to stop shrapnel from land mines and grenades, at a secondhand store, Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner said.

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7 Responses to Friends don’t let friends shoot friends

  1. Winston Smith says:

    Found an error in the reported story:

    “The shooting victim had been drinking, he said, but the shooter hadnā€™t been.”

  2. Unclezip says:

    Only those who’ve been forced to live in one of those damned things in hot, humid climes can understand the hate they engendered.

  3. Al says:

    If they hurry they still have time to go for the coveted Darwin award! These youngsters seem to have the right stuff if they can just work a little bit harder, give it that good old college try! Go boys go!

  4. Aesop says:

    Start by prosecuting the guilty jackhole with attempted murder. Unless you’re 50 yards away, no way you miss the vest and hit your dimwit buddy in the @$$.

    Let him explain to a jury of his peers how that little “mistake” occurred.

    It will be educational all the way around.

  5. martin says:

    10 miles from my house. lol alcohol “may” have been involved

Play nice.