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I was disturbed to read the May 27 Associated Press article under the headline “Alabama boy kills monstrous wild hog after 3-hour chase.” An 11-year-old boy is presented as a young hero for his achievement in finally shooting a wild boar point-blank in the head with a high-powered pistol.

I am wondering about the legality of this act, and about the wisdom of his parents in parading their son’s feat before the international media. Has the boy been initiated into the American gun culture from his earliest years?

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