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Man shoots himself twice?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Buck Kramer, Feb 25, 2012.

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  1. Buck Kramer

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    Slow learner ???
     
  3. wannabeagunsmith

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    Dude dont drop the gun!!
     
  4. Manson

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    Not only does he shoot himself twice but he does so while trying to shoot a raccoon in a cage! The good news is the raccoon is fine.
     
  5. 357 Terms

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    WOW!

    I know I should't be laughing but I can't help it.

    I wonder what happened to the coon?
     
  6. JO JO BANG

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    Things happen
     
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    And PETA is filing charges...
     
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    so just wondering

    what if it was a double barrel instead!
     
  10. Loosedhorse

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    I'm not sure I understand why anyone would use a gun that will discharge on dropping. Understandable 100, 50, maybe even 25 years ago--hard to understand for me these days.
     
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    I'm guessing it's all just a really weird lie. Seriously, with both shots in the same place? No, he's just covering something up. What, I can't figure out.
     
  12. Flintknapper

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    Manson wrote:

    Apparently you've never tried to remove a raccoon from a live trap. It isn't like "Walt Disney". ;) I can send you some video if you have any doubts.

    It is common practice to dispatch the animal while still in the trap. VERY odd that a bullet could have bounced back though, and even more "suspect" that he dropped the gun and it went off and hit him in nearly the same spot as the first bullet. :confused:

    Most live traps are composed mostly of wire and its hard for me to see how this could have happened (as reported anyway).
     
  13. Manson

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    Actually I own a live trap. And primarily for raccoon's. I have killed the varmit's while in the trap but prefer to work up close with a small caliber weapon. Generally I just shoot them. But once in a while one will take up residence in the barn. And the barn has enough ventilation without me adding more.

    You are correct though. Most people don't realize how nasty and aggressive they can be.
     
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    The real story, maybe he has a tapeworm and was trying to kill it. LOL!!
     
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    Maybe the racoon shot back
     
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    Sounds like he thinks he's Bill Murray in Caddyshack.
     
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    Lol, Im glad the guy is ok, but the image of what happened is funny as can be
     
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    I love a story with a happy ending. :)
     
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    I think TNXD is on to something. The coon shot back.:D
     
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    Sounds pretty strange.
    1. Hardly ever a ricochet goes right back. In order to do so, it must hit a surface with little or no angle.
    The traps I know would not do this, they bend if shot.
    2. Dropping even an old gun will in most cases not let the gun discharge.
    3. It's an awful unlikely accident that the barrel pointed in the same place and he got shot in the same place.

    Just IMHO: A 2nd person shoot the fellow and he is covering up.
     
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    Raccoon 2 - Man 0

    Yup, I'm laughing and won't apologize for it - funny is funny.

    I'm smellin' fish in the story too. Them 'coons is smaaaart and sorta have thumbs to boot. I figure the 'coon disarmed the guy and double tapped him all "gangsta style" then re-iterred himself in the trap as an alibi.

    "The DNR says the injuries are not believed to be life threatening." To the man, or the critter...? They are DNR after all.
     
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    So, you are gong with the "second shooter" conspiracy theory?

    I tend to agree. I would like to see the objects that penetrated this guy, or at least find their combined weight in relation to the ammo he was using. As unlikely as it is to pieces would land in the same place, perhaps it was only a single shot that broke upon ricocheting. So, how many empty 22 casings were at the scene (semi-auto) or in the gun (double barrel?).

    Interesting puzzle.

    Remember that news accounts are often not correct, especially in the first reports.

    Lost Sheep

    Flintknapper (post #12), perhaps the ricochet was not from the trap/cage, but from something behind it.
     
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    Since the vast majority of the responses have nothing to do with guns or responsible gun ownership, I'm gonna call this one off topic.
     
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