Hidden Handgun "Goes Off" ???

Hidden Handgun "Goes Off" ???

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    Question Hidden Handgun "Goes Off" ???

    This isn't the fault of the handgun it just doesn't "go off". What morons reporting this. The guy reached into a cubby hole where someone stashed a .25 auto and he touched the trigger. It's just one of those weird accidents. Report also says he is in "critical" condition. Not to start caliber war but just wondering how unless the round hit him in an extremely vital spot.

    Hidden gun on roof goes off, injures W.Va. worker
    November 19, 2009 @ 07:50 AM

    The Associated Press

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    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Charleston police are investigating the accidental shooting of a worker who was wounded when a gun he discovered hidden on a roof discharged.

    Lt. Kim West says 36-year-old Robbie Stewart of South Charleston was repairing a security camera on the roof of Young’s Department Store when the accident occurred Wednesday morning. Stewart told police he reached into a cubby hole to access the camera’s wires and his hand landed on the gun, which discharged.

    Sgt. Eric Hodges says police are trying to determine how the .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol discharged and how it ended up on the roof.

    Staff at the store declined comment.

    Stewart was taken to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical condition Thursday morning.
    Hidden gun on roof goes off, injures W.Va. worker - The Herald Dispatch
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    This happened just a few miles from where I work and I had to drive past this place yesterday for other business. My guess is that the way the roof is made he was squatting or maybe sitting on the roof when he reached in. That would have made the gun aiming at his chest most likely. Could have hit him in the lungs, near the heart, the throat, etc. at the position he would have been in.

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    I didnt see where they said the gun "just went off". The camera guy reached blindly into a hole, and grabbed a hold of the gun. Who woulda thunk there was a gun in there?
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    Stewart told police he reached into a cubby hole to access the camera’s wires and his hand landed on the gun, which discharged
    Sixto, I believe it was this part of the article I may have misconstrued as to it "going off".

    Unless he touched the trigger, I don't see how it can just fire on it's own. Maybe a really, really, really cheap handgun though, huh?
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    Could be a cheap gun, it was a .25... so it probably was.

    but just thinking here, reaching into a hole looking some wires, the unsuspecting repair guy probably was grasping. I could see it happening pretty easily.
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    Hidden gun on roof goes off, injures W.Va. worker
    Could have used a better headline though. Gives the impression it just fired on it's own.

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    Sgt. Eric Hodges says police are trying to determine how the .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol discharged and ... ended up on the roof.
    It's a magic pistol.

    By itself, it discharged, and then it decided to jump up onto the roof. Simply amaaaaaaaaaazing!

    My bet: the gun realized its error and attempted to hide, but it could only get so far under its own steam. Bad, baaaaad gun.
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    Another case of MAGIC.

    I know of instances where people fabricate stories to hide their stupidity. A childhood friend shot himself through the leg with a .22 pistol. Told the hospital he was climbing over a fence with a .22 rifle and his pants snagged on the barbed wire and he tumbled.

    Most likely he was messing with it and shot himself.

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    Possible scenario:
    Bad guy with illegally acquired firearm, having used that gun in a crime, or pending investigation or arrest, decides to rid himself of evidence.

    In many places if a person dies even indirectly as a result of crimes, the perpetrator is charged with murder.

    Whoever ditched the gun better be praying for Mr. Stewart to pull through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    It's a magic pistol.

    By itself, it discharged, and then it decided to jump up onto the roof. Simply amaaaaaaaaaazing!

    My bet: the gun realized its error and attempted to hide, but it could only get so far under its own steam. Bad, baaaaad gun.
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    I'm wondering more about how the gun got there, rather than how the gun was fired.

    It seems to me that a roof top is a odd place to hide a gun. What was the roof access like? Is it easy for anybody to wander up there? What is the possibility that the camera guy brought the gun and was goofing off with it?
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    Sixto...this store is in a rather rough shady part of town. Hard to tell what it had been used for or was planning to be used for....
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    Okay, so why do you hide a gun on the roof?
    Was it used in a crime and the owner wanted it to "cool off"?
    I can't picture saying, "Man I wish I had a gun when I'm on the roof."


    Oops, Sixto beat me to it.

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