Militia Group Member Accidentally Shoots 12-Year-Old Girl In The Stomach


A 12-year-old girl was shot at a Rupert gun range by member of the Idaho III%, a milia group which most recently affiliated itself with the armed standoff at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon.

Twitter user @Patztense tweeted out a screengrab of a Facebook post which was shared by another III% member.

Sharing a post from Brandon Curtiss from Pacific Patriots Network.

Ok family, one of our own is in need of much needed prayers and support. After a county meeting today in the idaho 3% several members wanted to shoot at the Rupert gun range. While clearing a weapon there was an accidental discharge, the bullet hit the metal table under the canopy area and then ricocheted where it then struck the 12 year old daughter of Sean Odie O’Donahue in the stomach then exiting through her side. She was taken by life flight to Pocatello where she is getting ready to undergo surgery. I spoke to Sean and it sounds as if she is going to be ok, she was able to tell him she loved him as they were loading her into the helicopter.

This is one of our own and they will need support from us. We are asking for members in Idaho zone 3 to please reach out to your zone leader and see how you can help them as they are traveling over from the Twin Falls area. We are taking donations to help with any costs and asking that anyone who can do so to please donate to our link and we will get it to them ASAP. The donations link through PayPal and it’s [email protected] Please just make a note that it is for this family.

Let’s not ask about details right now and focus on helping our family. We are praying for them and thank you everyone for your help.

The girl was indeed ‘accidentally’ shot Sunday at the range, according to

Minidoka County Sheriff Eric Snarr said in a statement that the 12-year-old girl was shot at 2:19 p.m. and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, then transported by helicopter to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.

Snarr added that the child’s mother said her daughter was in stable condition Monday morning.

The shooting incident is still under investigation and no other details were released Monday, except from the Facebook post which is rather telling.

A member of Brandon Curtiss’s group shot the 12-year-old in the stomach while clearing his weapon, then the bullet ricocheted. There’s some serious stupidity in action here.

This is Curtiss on the left with some of his III% militia members.



















“She was taken to by life flight to Pocatello where she is getting ready to undergo surgery,” the Facebook post reads.

The group also participated in the Nevada armed standoff which Cliven Bundy was recently arrested for.

“Let’s not ask about details right now and focus on helping our family,” the post reads.

No, we insist. Let’s hear the details of how a responsible gun owner shot a kid while with his ‘well regulated militia’ members.

Commenters under the post are sending “prayers.” Geez.

H/T: Freak’s own @Edmeyer_able, with thanks.

Featured image: Screengrab via Oathkeepers.

Inserted image: Facebook.

We originally wrote that Curtiss was the unintentional shooter, but we’ve corrected that as we do not have confirmation of that. We apologize for the error. 

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