Video of second-grader shooting a deer with modern rifle goes viral

Staff Report

A 7-year-old girl from Jacksboro shot her first deer using an AR-15 about as big as she was.

That might have been news enough on a local level, but the video of the girl, Lilly, breaking out into a happy grin was shared and ended up going viral in early December.

The girl’s father, Cody Klapper, posted the video on his Facebook page with a cautionary note saying the video may not be for everyone.

The video was viewed by nearly 2.5 million people and shared thousands of times, with both praise and criticism.

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Hey y'all! I'm a sweet tea lovin' girl from the Lone Star State. I am recent graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, currently living and working in the Big Apple. When I'm not in the big city you can find me riding a 4 wheeler and hunting with my papa.