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Welfare check and the PD reported that the party appears to have "accidentally shot himself" while cleaning his weapon. The ...
March 9th, 2012 02:13 PM
Just heard on my scanner.
Welfare check and the PD reported that the party appears to have "accidentally shot himself" while cleaning his weapon. The coroner was in route. He's been dead for a couple of days.
Yeah I know... he did something to cause this.
Yet another reminder...
I'll post more info when available.
"The only thing I'm an expert about is my experience."
March 9th, 2012 02:22 PM
He didn't follow the rules!
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
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March 9th, 2012 02:26 PM
I only have a few fears, but one of them is "dying dumb".
Being excessive/compulsive safety conscious is not a bad thing.
'Clinging to my guns and religion
March 9th, 2012 02:49 PM
When are these people going to realize that the best way to clean your firearms is to take all the rounds out first? I mean, come on...who want's solvent all over their bullets?
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.
March 9th, 2012 02:54 PM
Besides, if it is a Glock you are cleaning you have to pull the trigger as you take it apart. Ya think that might make one think? Apparently some don't, or can't.
Originally Posted by DontTreadOnI
I don't mean this guy was cleaning a Glock; don't know. But thinking about this one, no way to know really but this sounds like a suicide to me, not an accident.
Anti-gunners seem to believe that if we just pass enough laws, we can have utopia. Unfortunately, utopia is NOT one of our choices.
March 9th, 2012 03:02 PM
Liberty, Property, or Death - Jonathan Gardner's powder horn inscription 1776
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
("Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it.")
-Virgil, Aeneid, vi, 95
March 9th, 2012 03:33 PM
I've never pulled the trigger to strip a gun with it pointed at me. :-o
Originally Posted by Freedom Doc
March 9th, 2012 03:37 PM
Shot while cleaning a gun is a eufemism for suicide.
I'd rather be lucky than good any day
There's nothing that will change someone's moral outlook quicker than cash in large sums.
Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.
March 9th, 2012 05:15 PM
I've never pointed the muzzle of a gun at my body while field stripping it,or any other time the gun was not cleared and slide locked open or disassembled
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
March 9th, 2012 05:28 PM
This is typically not an accident. It is a way to save face when committing suicide. People who clean guns are usually gun people who know better.
"Clearly that's a YOU problem not a ME problem."
March 10th, 2012 02:50 PM
Some just aren't that smart. I remember one locally many years ago, called police for an ambulance after shooting himself while cleaning his gun. Only he'd shot himself 3 times, cleaning 3 different guns before picking up the phone. First a .22, then a .32 finally a .38. Although in his defense, he wasn't just stupid, he was also drunk.
A 1911 is Not an obsession, it's simply a recognition that it's THE Gun. :-) All others are runner ups. And hey, if all else fails, aim for the nose and fling it to knock out your foe. Let's see y'all do that with a kel-Tec. ;-)
March 22nd, 2012 09:52 AM
We had a good guy at the local indoor range accidently shoot himself in the stomach when clearing a malfunction in his 1911. He turned and said to my friend,
"I guess I screwed up!"
He died before the medics got there.
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March 22nd, 2012 11:04 AM
I'm not touching that one..
Originally Posted by DontTreadOnI
March 22nd, 2012 11:06 AM
Originally Posted by kapnketel
I was thinking the same thing.
"Death is lighter than a feather, but Duty is heavier than a mountain" Robert Jordan
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Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes
March 22nd, 2012 09:21 PM
I actually had a cousin that killed himself cleaning a shotgun. At least that's what I was told when I was about 8-10 years old. To this day I don't know what really happened and if that was the truth or it was suicide.
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