Idiots abound...

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    Idiots abound...

    Here's a news release from the Spokane Valley Police. The names have been shortened out to protect the imbeciles. This was released Dec 25th, 2004 (yep, Christmas morning). I just ran across it again, and thought I would share. Funny, yet at the same time, sad.

    Indoor Target Practice Injures Valley Man

    A 22-year-old Spokane Valley man shot himself in the foot early Christmas Day as he was firing a small caliber rifle inside his South Sullivan apartment.

    "Alex" was transported to a downtown hospital where he was being treated for a gunshot wound in the top of his left foot. The bullet apparently shattered bones in the foot and was described by one officer as “quite gory.”

    Officers were summoned to the apartment about 4:30 a.m. Saturday and discovered "Alex" very intoxicated, apparently both on alcohol and prescription medications, and his roommate passed out.

    Evidence at the scene led them to believe that "Alex" had been target shooting his .22-caliber semi-automatic rifle inside the apartment. They found targets drawn on a closet door and three spent bullet casings on the floor.

    One of the fired bullets went through a wall and struck a clothes dryer in an adjacent room.

    Officer Darrel Stidham said he attempted to interview "Alex" and the best information he could get was that the suspect apparently wanted to see what it felt like to be shot.

    Stidham said probable cause exists to arrest "Alex" for Reckless Endangerment when doctors release him from the hospital. Also, the suspect has an extensive arrest record and also may face charges for unlawful possession of a firearm.

    "Alex" was still undergoing treatment at 7:30 a.m.
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    the suspect apparently wanted to see what it felt like to be shot
    Sure seems like he got his wish - and all the while Darwin was hovering in the wings - being left feeling cheated
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    Chlorine, please!


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    It always amazes me the level of stupidity that some people exhibit....
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    I have known 2 people that shots themselves just for the experience.. and both were drunk.

    One claimed to have shot himself in the arm with a .25 Browning by accident, then he later admitted to doing it on purpose.

    The other was in a relationship that was not going so great...so as to get some "pity" from his girlfriend he shot himself in the calf with a 22

    They are everywhere....(idiots that is)

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    Idiots

    There's a guy with a web page that pledges to shoot himself in the foot when pledges reach one million dollars. There's a picture of him lying down pointing an AR at his foot. I think it'll be a little while for the money total reaches 1 million dollars. The time I saw it, it was up to $13,000.00. I bet he knows he'll never reach a million and have to live up to his pledge.
    He's either too smart for his own good or has tapioca for brains.

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    I wouldn't do it, but if I were AR15 numskull, I'd use a lightweight FMJ and make sure the shot goes between the bones, in the fleshy part. Will still hurt like hell, but no bone damage.
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    I always say, if gross stupidity was a felony, we could never build enough jails.......

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    Some folks seem to work dilligently at being less than intelligent.

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    Why don't these morons just shoot themselves in the head so that they can feel it faster??
    It's not about the caliber you carry, it's about how you USE it.

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    Where is the Bleach for the gene pool

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    +1 to what hulk said

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    That shoot self in foot for 1 mil guy is a genius. He's raised 13 grand by taking a single photo.

    Oh, and if you were to do it, you'd use a .22 LR conversion and toss in a light .22 load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baby Hulk
    Why don't these morons just shoot themselves in the head so that they can feel it faster??
    Why... No brain no pain... that's why
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