Stupid: Friend charged with shooting App State student

Stupid: Friend charged with shooting App State student

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    Stupid: Friend charged with shooting App State student

    Boone, N.C. — Boone police charged a man with manslaughter Monday in the weekend shooting of an Appalachian State student.

    Gaylen Elijah Ruble, 20, told investigators that he intended to startle friend Jay Franklin Derby, 19, by firing a percussion cap at him.

    Ruble said he did not know the gun was loaded.

    Paramedics said Derby was dead when they arrived at the Appalachian South Apartments on Faculty Street around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

    Ruble was held on a charge of involuntary manslaughter with a bond of $10,000. He is due in court Dec 15.
    Now what was that rule again? Oh yea “Treat every gun as if it is loaded”, yea yea that’s the one.

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    He's learned a valuable lesson about firearms, a little late, but a valuable lesson anyway.
    Pretty stupid situation, and very costly...lots of lives ruined.
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    [Ruble] told investigators that he intended to ... [fire] a percussion cap at him.

    Ruble said he did not know the gun was loaded.
    Hm.

    Intended to fire a gun without ammo, perhaps?
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    A little bit of safety goes a long way towards preventing accidents.

    Guess nobody ever told this guy to always treat a gun as if it's loaded, and don't point it at something you don't wish to kill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beretta8045 View Post
    A little bit of safety goes a long way towards preventing accidents.

    Guess nobody ever told this guy to always treat a gun as if it's loaded, and don't point it at something you don't wish to kill?
    Gee, you mean if folks were simply trained to respect and understand the tools they use, that the incidence of "accidents" would go down?

    Funny how simple it all is.

    Ludicrous that anti-gunners would destroy the practical ability of ALL upstanding people to successfully resist violent crime, under the false precept that disarming upstanding people would eliminate violent crime. You'd likely eliminate a couple hundred "accidental" shootings of folks who didn't have a clue, but people would still be shot. Why? 'Cause the felons would still be armed, and the upstanding citizenry would be disarmed, making it all the easier for criminals to get everything they want.

    Instead, people can be trained via classes in school, activities in communities. You "gun-proof" the child; you keep folks respectful and mindful of the utility and risk of the tool; AND, you avoid disarmament of victims before crime strikes, instead allowing people a solid practical shot at defending against violent crime if it comes knocking.

    Too simple.
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    Treating a gun like a toy never ends well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis128 View Post
    Treating a gun like a toy never ends well.
    Ahhh i donno about that. Figure if you are getting robbed and they find your gun you could try "ahh shucks, thats just a little fisher-price piece I bought for my kid on my way home." Then they promptly disregard it and throw it to the side. Later, you snatch it up and go bang! then they are like ***? Oh noez....


    sry. i have a dark sense of humor.

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    Well, it looks like he scared him to death..... Idiot with a gun. Geez, where do they come from.
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    Surprisingly many people, even those with gun savvy have no concept of cap and ball guns. In many aspects they can be more dangerous than modern firearms. In this case 1 person is dead and another life is ruined.

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    Been said a bunch of times... you just can't fix stupid!
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