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View Diary: An Innocuous Experience from Youth That Taught Me Everything I Needed to Know About Guns (38 comments)

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  •  Larger rocks? (3+ / 0-)

    So, basically you were not concerned with hurting others, right? It was about dominating them.

    I remember boys doing that when I was young, and immediately left because I knew that someone could get hurt, and I wanted no part of it.

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    by splashy on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 10:25:18 PM PST

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    •  Two points (0+ / 0-)

      1) The other boys started by throwing rocks at us unprovoked.  As a result, we were hit with rocks and it did hurt.
      2)  The larger rocks I threw were too big for me to actually throw hard, so they were more likely to roll downhill toward them than to actually hit them.  In a sense, they were more of a warning than a thing where they would have actually been seriously hurt.

      •  Your "escalation" was dangerous and stupid. A rock (0+ / 0-)

        bounding down a hill picks up speed and, hitting a smaller rock, can bound into the air and crush anyone it hits.

        You're just lucky none of them did so. I doubt you would be so sanguine if one of those boulders had bounded into the air and smashed the skull of one of your friends.

        Consider yourself very, very lucky.

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