How bizarre, how bizarre...

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    How bizarre, how bizarre...

    A man once suspected of killing his twin brother, and was tried for the crime, resulting in a hung jury, and not retried, was killed, accidentally, with wounds somewhat similar to his brother's.

    The gun was apparently his own, and he have it to his friend to look at. Friend, in jest, pulled the trigger, thinking the safety was engaged. Oooops!

    Story: The Marietta Daily Journal

    Yeah, I got tapatalk, too. So what?
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose

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    Don't hand anyone a loaded weapon. Add that to the "That'll Learn Ya" file
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    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    The gun was apparently his own, and he have it to his friend to look at. Friend, in jest, pulled the trigger, thinking the safety was engaged. Oooops!
    why would one pull the trigger if they thought the safety was engaged?
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    Irony at its finest.

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    Can we all say KARMA
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    Kind of fits the mantra I have always told my kids and other young people:

    Don't do stupid things, don't go to stupid places and don't be around stupid people.

    (for new terminology you could use "sketchy" for stupid)
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    Quote Originally Posted by technomonster View Post
    why would one pull the trigger if they thought the safety was engaged?
    To see if it works...

    It amazes me that people pull this kinds of stunts...
    Don"t let stupid be your skill set....

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    Quote Originally Posted by technomonster View Post
    why would one pull the trigger if they thought the safety was engaged?
    For the same reason people touch things with wet paint signs.

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    Although not PC anymore, I really do think that firearms safety should be brought back into our schools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mprp View Post
    Although not PC anymore, I really do think that firearms safety should be brought back into our schools.
    It was a toss up. It was either Gun safety or Socialism; maybe in the near future once the mistake is realized it'll right itself.
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    Apparently the Owner (Firee) was an Illegal, so he probably didn't get to attend any of our fine schools growing up. But may have a few Generations enjoying a free education now.

    And I can only imagine that the Dude on the receiving end (Shootee) probably didn't bother to check his weapon before handing it off to the Firee and falling victim to his own ignorance.
    Can you imagine how many times these incidents are going to be replayed in the future when our children get older, because they are no longer expected and are frowned upon for even touching a handgun. Much less have any training in the Art of Safe Firearm Handling.

    Shootee? Maybe that should be Deceasedee!

    I bought my 3 years old Grandson a Cricket 22 single shot rifle the other day to give to him when he gets older. In case they outlaw all firearm training by the time he gets old enough to have some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt58 View Post
    Apparently the Owner (Firee) was an Illegal, so he probably didn't get to attend any of our fine schools growing up. But may have a few Generations enjoying a free education now.

    I bought my 3 years old Grandson a Cricket 22 single shot rifle the other day to give to him when he gets older. In case they outlaw all firearm training by the time he gets old enough to have some.
    The founder of the company that makes the Cricket is my (ex) brother in law, a really nice guy, and hard worker.

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