Killed by own ricocheted bullet

Killed by own ricocheted bullet

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    Killed by own ricocheted bullet

    Drunken teen shoots a gun, bullet riocheted back and hit him in the head killing him.

    Story is HERE

    That is one hell of a riocheted bullet - I have a hard time seeing a .380 bullet riochete back 180 degrees without losing so much energy. Are we sure it is a riochete? or something else?

    Oh..and... "He fires one time and shoots himself in the head," Trevino said, adding that Torres' family was living in the U.S. illegally.
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    Depends on the proximity to the tank and the like. As now shown you can "cure stupid".
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    Wow! A real live 'Here hold my beer' story.
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    Wow. And all this discussion on the stopping power of .380 around here, too.
    I'm in favor of gun control -- I think every citizen should have control of a gun.
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    he shot at a butane tank <~~~~Smart Move #1

    If the explosive fireball doesn't get you the ricochet will.

    Idiot.

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    "This was a bad idea" is probably the second to last thing that went through his mind.

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    Copper and lead are nearly 100% non-sparking. His hope (probably) to make a loud explosion was highly unlikely in the first place. A tracer round may have had the desired result, but also somewhat unlikely in the caliber used. The fact that a ricochet killed him was proof of a little known law of physics...

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    I hear stories like this it reminds me of this video. Our range wouldn't let us shoot steel for this reason


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    Quote Originally Posted by DMan View Post
    Drunken teen shoots a gun, bullet riocheted back and hit him in the head killing him.

    Story is HERE

    That is one hell of a riocheted bullet - I have a hard time seeing a .380 bullet riochete back 180 degrees without losing so much energy. Are we sure it is a riochete? or something else?

    Oh..and... "He fires one time and shoots himself in the head," Trevino said, adding that Torres' family was living in the U.S. illegally.
    Mythbusters proved that a 9mm ricocheting 90 degrees had enough velocity to penetrate steel and keep going, so I don't find it that hard to believe.

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    Well that's the whole problem, he removed a clip when he should have removed the mag.
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    Sad story, but we all know, "Play stupid games, win stupid prizes!"
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    If the ricochet didn't get him the exploding tank might have.


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