Safety tip...1996

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    Safety tip...1996

    (4 December 1996, Indiana) A Jay County man using a cigarette lighter to check the barrel of a muzzleloader was killed Monday night when the weapon discharged in his face, sheriff's investigators said.

    Gregory, 19, died in his parents' rural Dunkirk home about 11:30 p.m. Investigators said Pryor was cleaning a .54-caliber muzzleloader that had not been firing properly. He was using the lighter to look into the barrel when the gunpowder ignited.

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    Oooops....
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    Daaaarrrrwinn!

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    He prolly used the same lighter to illuminate his gas tank to check the fuel level.
    sad story, but anybody that has shot black powder revo's has had a cross fire where an adjacent round is cooked off by the intended round and the "stray" round fires out of the cylinder and goes along the side of the barrel.
    kind of exciting when it happens...
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    and yet another Darwin candidate.
    "The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon J
    and yet another Darwin candidate.
    Nope! He's a MEMBER, being dead makes him one you know........
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    I remember the time I looked down the barrel of one of my parents muzzle loaders. My Uncle and really good family friend were there and holy crap did I get the scolding of a lifetime.

    Of course that sort of scolding sticks with you and I've never forgotten one of the most important rules of gun safety: Treat all guns like they are always loaded. ALWAYS.

    edit: it was unloaded and hadn't been fired in years, but that's beside the point.

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    Sorry folks, this is sad and tragic but I had to laugh. I guess that Darwin does exist.

    Sometimes, stupidity knows no bounds.

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    Yep, stupidity has absolutely no bounds at all.

    I think I'm going to go clean my toaster in the bathtub.....
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