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    When his .38 caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Long Beach , California would-be robber James Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked.
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    Karma at work here.
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    Proof that "Stupid is as stupid does." Is there an annual limit on Darwin Awards, or is it a quota?
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    Ah that California logic is it not a wonderful thing, so profound and mind blowing.

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    Maybe he didn't know the cylinder rotated and brought up a fresh round. Must of skipped class the day they covered that in how to be a thug 101.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowwalker View Post
    Ah that California logic is it not a wonderful thing, so profound and mind blowing.
    Especially for a bad guy who looks down the barrel of his own gun and pulls the trigger.

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    Thats good news

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    Another Bloomberg "victim" of gun violence.

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    See? I keep saying, revolvers for second-shot reliability. If he'd had a Glock he'd have just stood there pulling the trigger over and over, looking stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    When his .38 caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Long Beach , California would-be robber James Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked.
    The last thing to go through his head was the bullet.
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    I hate it when that happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smilinswordsman View Post
    Another Bloomberg "victim" of gun violence.
    The sad thing is it is probably true...
    Though defensive violence will always be a sad necessity in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men -St. Augustine

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