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Old     (headhunter)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-17-2009, 4:44 PM Reply   
Dustin White was tragically shot and killed this past Sunday at a party in Land O Lakes, FL. He was 17, a great kid, and an awesome wakeboarder. Our hearts go out to his family, and all that knew him.
Old     (kko13)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-17-2009, 5:01 PM Reply   
Sad Sad story. Way to close to home for me.I didnt know the kid but i know some peeps who did said he was a real good kid.Thoughts and prayers to his family.
Old     (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005 Location: SLC, UT 5600'       06-17-2009, 8:50 PM Reply   
Stop the violence ! RIP White...
Old     (jacob23)      Join Date: Jun 2009       06-17-2009, 9:26 PM Reply   
dude..thats really sad, sorry to hear about it, hope the killer rots in the cell
Old     (wakefoshizzle)      Join Date: Aug 2007       06-18-2009, 11:09 AM Reply   
Sucks man, Good Kid and a Great Wakeboarder...RIP White
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       06-18-2009, 11:21 AM Reply   
My heart breaks everytime I see a RIP thread, my thought to his family and loved one, 17 is far to young.
Old     (teamvaldez)      Join Date: Apr 2003       06-18-2009, 2:00 PM Reply   
Our thoughts and prayers go out to friends and family, I am sooo sorry!!
Old     (xistential)      Join Date: Jul 2007       06-18-2009, 2:41 PM Reply   
This is just so awful. Nicola used to ride with him when she stayed in Tampa. I am trying to find out if they have caught the shooter yet. WTH are you doing shooting a kid of 17 in the face???
Old     (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       06-18-2009, 7:27 PM Reply   
Charged with Manslaughter???

Our thoughts are with the family dealing with such a tragic loss...

(Message edited by wakekat15 on June 18, 2009)
Old     (2006maliblue)      Join Date: Mar 2009       06-18-2009, 10:16 PM Reply   
I agree 17 is to young. My thoughts go out to the family as well, but i'm really confused. you KILL a kid and they just charge you with manslaughter? I read a few articles and wether it was accidental, I highly doubt it, or not, if you pick up a gun and fire it you need to be prepared to handle the consequences. I personally feel they should be Murder 1 and death by firing squad!
Old     (saceone)      Join Date: Jan 2009       06-18-2009, 10:38 PM Reply   
One of the brothers had a permit to carry a concealed weapon; in the scuffle, the gun fell from its holster, Doll said

WTF? why do they make it sound like it's a common thing to have your gun fall from its holster!!! why do you need a gun for sake!!

Old    murrayair            06-19-2009, 12:09 AM Reply   
That's so tragic. WTF is the shooter doing firing off a gun if he didn't intend to shoot someone? Does he not understand how a firearm works? This terrible situation could easily have been avoided with a little common sense, but now a family has lost a son and a brother. RIP Dustin.
Old     (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-19-2009, 8:02 AM Reply   
Being an active 2nd amendment supporter I can see why someone would want to exercise the right to conceal and carry HOWEVER you deal with the consequences and responsibilities that comes with that right. Regardless of how your firearm is discharged its YOUR responsibility and YOU should be held accountable. My get tells me the reason he is getting a lower charge is due to him "knowing someone" and/or having connections in the legal/justice system. Which is a realistic but very sad attribute of today's society.

My hopes and prayers are with Dustin's family and friends during this tough time. He sounded like a great kid.
Old     (lizzyb)      Join Date: Sep 2005       06-19-2009, 10:48 AM Reply   
Every parents worst nightmare.

How tragic.

Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       06-19-2009, 11:04 AM Reply   
Wow. How do you pick up a gun and shoot someone in the face??? tragic. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

Manslaughter is weak and gun owner should get charged too. At least failure to conceal.
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       06-19-2009, 11:28 AM Reply   
Manslaughter because "there was not intent to shoot someone". BS!!! Anytime you pick up a gun there is an intent to shoot, whether you meant to shoot a person or not is irrelevant, you picked up an implement of destruction and used it. I think that's why the home defense people tell you not to pull it unless you are ready to shoot someone.

Poor kid, RIP D. White.
Old     (cbk)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-19-2009, 11:43 AM Reply   
Speechless. You just never know. Thoughts and prayers to his friends and family.
Old     (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-19-2009, 11:51 AM Reply   
This situation and a lot others are the exact reason I'm glad I live in a country where carrying a gun is not a common thing. It is absolutely redicoulous that a 19 year old with permit or not should have a gun on them. If your community is that bad that you need to carry why would you even want to live there.

I feel sorry for the parents that had to lose their child to a senseless death.
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       06-19-2009, 11:56 AM Reply   
Irresponsibility with a firearm is no worse then driving a boat while intoxicated in my mind, the results can be just as tragic as what happened here.

The person who was carrying and the kid that picked it up will be affected the rest of their lives too I'd imagine.

As a father I can't (and won't even try to) comprehend what the parents and family are going through right now.

Old     (lfrider139)      Join Date: May 2007       06-21-2009, 6:35 AM Reply   
RIP Dustin
Old     (duffmangt)      Join Date: Jan 2008       06-21-2009, 10:23 AM Reply   
RIP no one should have to bury their child :'(
Old     (toby_yeo)      Join Date: Feb 2006       06-21-2009, 10:38 AM Reply   
RIP buddy.
Old     (cheesydog)      Join Date: Mar 2009       06-21-2009, 8:13 PM Reply   
I frikkin hate guns.. RIP, another senseless tragedy that shouldnt have happened
Old     (clay_fraley)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-21-2009, 8:47 PM Reply   
They should hit that kid hard, more than likely he knew exactly what he was doing when he fired that gun.
Old     (denwbaseball)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-22-2009, 5:05 AM Reply   
Did intend to shoot someone even though he fired it into a crowd of people!?

Old     (bchesley)      Join Date: Apr 2001       06-22-2009, 5:50 AM Reply   
Mark I hate freekin matches too. They should outlaw them so there would be no more fires right?

Senseless actions by a man/kid is all this was. The gun did not kill this kid.
Old     (lolwake)      Join Date: Nov 2006       06-24-2009, 11:34 AM Reply   
Brad you are so right! ...guns don't kill people... people lacking self-control, respect, and comprehension of their actions KILL people!

He didn't deserve this, he was merely trying intervene and stop the violence that was ensued by none other than the accomplice.

Wake On... Dustin

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