Over the objections of Pat Garrett and the boy's father, Billy Bonney tries to teach the son of an alcoholic ex-lawman some of the gunslinger's craft that he's learned over the years. When the youngster is wounded in a gunfight that he provoked, the boy's father goes gunning for Billy.
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Oh, come on, Patrick. What harm is there in teachin' a couple of boys to aim at a couple of bottles.
Oh, there's no harm in it - except next time they may not be aiming at just bottles. Billy, you can teach a boy how to shoot, but you can't teach him when to shoot. That takes a man's judgment.