This is a discussion on Ever Heard of Anyone Shooting a Gun in Their Sleep? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by NY27 I've often thought about this. Luckily, I don't think that I could make it through the combo on my gunvault in ...
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I've always had lifelike dreams and have been known to react appropriately to scenes and threats. No way would I have a loaded firearm within arms reach while I sleep. I've never been know to sleepwalk, so all firearms are within walking distance.
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I do occasionally sleepwalk but have never fired a gun while doing so thank goodness.
The worst or weirdest thing I do is take a bath towel from the bathroom (I must he thinking about showering for work) and then I am found later in my guest bedroom sound asleep spooning the towel.
I don't carry a gun to look for or start a fight. I carry one to finish a fight I never wanted to be in.
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I used to sleep walk quite a bit when i was very very tired and stressed, one time i was hanging out with a friend a my girlfriend, i fell asleep watching tv and they asked me a question as they didn't know i was asleep. long story short i ended up getting angry and started yelling at them as i was convinced that i was at work fixing something and the more they laughed, i stood up because i was so mad and was gonna fight my buddy. then he stood up to stop me and once he touched my arm i woke up so i try to keep the gun out of arms reach when i am sleeping i just dont trust myself in my sleep
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So based on these responses, I guess the fiance wins the no guns in the house argument? ???
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[QUOTE=ppkheat;1995493]I actually know a guy who fired a .357 revolver in his sleep. Apparently he was having a very vivid dream, IIRC of someone breaking into his house. The next morning he got up, happened to remember the dream, went over and decided to check his gun and found it had an empty cartridge !!!! He began looking and also found the hole it made through his house.
FWIW this is an elderly guy, lives alone, no drugs/no alcohol. Other than being elderly he's a stable guy in good shape for his age. Interesting (and scary) that it happened to him. When my Dad got older he began having very vivid dreams, though he never fired a gun in his sleep.[/QUOTE
I don't care how old or how heavy of a sleeper you, are firing a .357 mag would wake your ass up. It would not be guessing and looking for a bullet in the morning.
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Sleepin meds, ambien, Lunesta, etc. have stern warnings about the likelihood of unusual behaviors including sleep driving, etc. I almost NEVER prescribe these meds for these and other reasons and in the rare event that I do write such a prescription, it is always for a very short time period and with underlined warnings.
It is important that acccess to firearms be restricted to times when people are alert and awake. A gun safe that requires several steps (e.g. a combination, a key) might help eliminate some of the risk.
No, but Groucho Marx once shot an elephant in his pajamas.Ever Heard of Anyone Shooting a Gun in Their Sleep?
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Seriously, I keep snap caps in my bedside gun. and a full magazine on the nightstand.
I spend so much time fondling a new firearm, and pulling the trigger on a snap cap,
that I'm afraid I'll shoot a hole in the ceiling by mistake.
I have never heard of it happening until now and have not even thought of it honestly. I use a level three holster for my side of the bed (retired holster from work) while it's still easy enough to get to quickly I hope it's difficult enough to prevent me from drawing in my sleep.