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ND/AD Man shoots self and wife

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Fri, Mar 9, 2009.

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  1. Fri

    Fri Member

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    I saw these articles on the local paper's website today. The details are pretty thin though. The first link is the initial story, the second is the update.

    http://www.tri-cityherald.com/kennewick_pasco_richland/story/503347.html

    http://www.tri-cityherald.com/945/story/503411.html

     
  2. desert gator

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    Guns are dangerous, I am working here in Utah right now and they just had a 13 year old boy accidentally kill a 16 year old girl when he went to show a gun to her. Somehow the boy had stolen the gun from his grandfathers safe.
     
  3. Maelstrom

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    Something about that statement is hilarious. It's like he had absolutely NOTHING to do with the gun firing. The way it's written he could have been on the couch while the gun was on a table across the room.
     
  4. maksim

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    chalk one up to stupidity.

    Playing around with a loaded gun, not in a position where it can be fired safely. :fire:

    This is where gun controllers have a field day.
     
  5. BHP FAN

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    yeah it would be funny if it weren't such a propaganda coup for the Opposition.
     
  6. Jim Watson

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    That's what THEY said. I think a substantial proportion of "accidental discharges" while showing off or "cleaning" a gun are murder or suicide, attempted in this case, accomplished in many.
     
  7. GlockFan1954

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    According to national vital statistics report there are around 700 accidental gun deaths per year.

    Worry more about lightning cars fires surgery poison falling swimming murder choking airplane accidents etc.

    But of course be safe. I am all for mandatory safety classes and competency tests for handgun owners. No right is absolute and that's a reasonable line. Just don't make it too burdensome.
     
  8. TexasRifleman

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    More like stupidity is dangerous. The same things happen every year with cars, power tools, electic appliances etc.

    They have to put warning labels on toasters saying "Don't use in the bathtub".

    Hint: It ain't the gun :)
     
  9. Izaak Walton

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    Let’s see.
    What was that rule?
    Always point in a safe direction…


    If the gun GOES OFF as stated, nobody gets hurt.
    Some rules are not meant to be broken.:cuss:
     
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