Police: Man likely shot himself while sleepwalking

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    Police: Man likely shot himself while sleepwalking

    BOULDER, Colo. — Police said a Boulder man who told police he woke up to a “bang” and realized he suffered a gunshot wound to his knee likely shot himself while sleepwalking.
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    Now this guy remembers to take his weapon with him even when he's asleep!
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    I bet he sleeps alone from now on.
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    Amazing!.....a gun in Boulder!?!
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    Are we sure this wasn't just a case of a ND in the middle of the night that he was too ashamed to admit to?

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    I woke up the night before last with my hand wrapped around my Glock under the pillow...muzzle in a safe direction...check, finger outside the trigger gaurd...check Gun now in the gunvault...check

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul34 View Post
    Are we sure this wasn't just a case of a ND in the middle of the night that he was too ashamed to admit to?
    Bingo, that would be my guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul34 View Post
    Are we sure this wasn't just a case of a ND in the middle of the night that he was too ashamed to admit to?
    Either way, its still a ND! If you sleepwalk, a firearm should not be easily accessable!
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    On a Denver news channel last night, this story was aired. In the end, they said that police recommend if you have sleepwalking history, don't keep guns in the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surefire7 View Post
    In the end, they said that police recommend if you have sleepwalking history, don't keep guns in the house.
    I would be more inclined to say that if you have a history of sleepwalking, keep your guns secured while sleeping. Like Trav said, get a Gun Vault or other security feature that allow quick access, but at least moderately difficult thought or complex motor skills so you won't be able to get it while sleeping.
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