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Dang gun just goes off!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Dave P, Feb 21, 2006.

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  1. Dave P

    Dave P Member

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    2 Injured When Gun Fires At Central Fla. Home

    POSTED: 9:05 am EST February 20, 2006
    UPDATED: 1:27 pm EST February 20, 2006

    Two men handling a 9mm handgun in a darkened room were seriously injured Monday when the weapon went off in a Palm Bay home, police told Local 6 News partner Florida Today.

    The accidental shooting happened about 4 a.m. along the 2200 block of Washington Street. Police said Alphonso Jacobs, 23, had arrived at 19-year-old Stephen Terry's home for an unexpected visit, officials said.

    "They were handling a gun and fired a round. The round traveled through the hand of one person and hit the neck of the other one," said Capt. Alan Abner, a watch commander for the Palm Bay Police Department.

    Investigators said Jacob's fingers were severely injured.

    "His hand injury was significant because it was shot point blank. They were concerned about him losing some of his fingers," said Yvonne Martinez, spokeswoman for the Palm Bay Police Department.

    "They said they didn't see the handgun. When Jacobs came in, it was dark and they went to the back bedroom," Martinez said.

    Martinez said police were also looking into Jacobs' whereabouts just prior to the shooting.

    Both were taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne and were in stable condition, officials said.

    Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.
     
  2. El Tejon

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    Yet another unexplained natural disaster in Florida!:uhoh: :D

    Keep your boogerhook off the bangswitch, vato.:)
     
  3. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

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    Hopefully it's his trigger finger so he won't do that again..... :banghead:
     
  4. ZeroX

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    The dang thing jumped us!
     
  5. HRLRDR22

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    what retards
     
  6. TheEgg

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    Anybody want to bet against this?

    Either coming back from, or preparing to go to, a robbery or a drive-by.

    Or they were performing their own strange version of "Brokeback Mountain". (If so, I don't want to know more <<shudder>>.)
     
  7. El Tejon

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    I'd take that bet if it were legal for me to do so.:D

    Occam's Razor: two young, uneducated men who want to run their paws over the tacticool bangstick.

    No one taught them how, thus tragedy ensues. Never confuse evil with stupid.:D
     
  8. TheEgg

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    El Tejon

    This whole affair occured at 4:00 am. My rule of thumb is, if it is after 2:00 am, it is betting odds that it is either illegal or immoral (that it is stupid goes without saying;) ).
     
  9. Herself

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    Another general guideline: "Young men" plus "unexpected visit around 4:00 am" is likely to add up to "had a few." This is not conducive to good gun-handling.

    Note to reporters: guns do not "just go off!" Safety. Trigger. Blam!

    --H
     
  10. TheEgg

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    I like this line too:

    Yup, probably 'going to the videotape' right now!
     
  11. Aguila Blanca

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    But the article said they didn't see the gun. So it must have jumped up and attacked them, at point-blank range, because they failed to properly enunciate the password upon entering the darkened room.

    Good watchgun. You get an extra biscuit.
     
  12. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    "Boogerhook Off The Boomswitch"~!:D

    Too ignorant too know any better. Did any store report a robbery, or
    did someone report a drive-by? I'd say, The Egg has a WINNER
    here~!:uhoh: :eek:
     
  13. Waitone

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    Any recreational alcohol or pharmaceutica involved ?
     
  14. mbs357

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    Looks to me like the policeman got it right.
    But of course, the media didn't.
    They might as well wrote "Two men attacked by handgun."
     
  15. Red Dragon

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    Coming this spring on Fox.

    Unsuspecting people!
    Dangerous firearms!
    dark rooms!
    "My god! It's coming right for us!"

    "It just came out of nowhere."

    "I was petting it and then it just went crazy!"

    Coming this spring...

    WHEN HANDGUNS ATTACK!!!

    :D
     
  16. Fred Fuller

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    Must have been a Glock. EVERYONE knows Glocks 'just go off.'*

    lpl/nc

    *When someone pulls the trigger...
     
  17. Standing Wolf

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    Drugs + alcohol + stupidity + guns = ?
     
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