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Wife kills husband with .50 cal rifle (news)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Berg, Jul 5, 2005.

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  1. Berg

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    http://www.thecarolinachannel.com/news/4681919/detail.html?rss=gs&psp=news

    Gaffney Man Killed In Domestic Dispute
    No Charges Filed So Far


    POSTED: 11:11 pm EDT July 4, 2005

    GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Police say a 30-year-old Gaffney man was killed during an argument with his wife.

    Dennis Rector was found shot to death at his home Friday night. Cherokee County sheriff's spokesperson Leigh Caldwell said Rector died from a single gunshot wound to his stomach from a .50-caliber rifle.

    Regina Rector told investigators her husband armed himself, gave her a rifle and backed her into a closet. Regina Rector said she fired when her husband pointed his gun at her and moved like he was going to shoot.

    Investigators will turn over information to the Cherokee County prosecutor, who will determine whether to file charges.
     
  2. Vernal45

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    HMM, from the article, sounds like the retard wanted to die. Not the guns fault, although the anti's will jump on this one.
     
  3. Cesiumsponge

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    Oh boy this is what the naysayers have been preparing for. The first documented case (that I'm aware of) of the overwhelming problems on .50BMG being used in murders.

    What happens when the main news organizations get wind of this, completely ignore the overtones of self-defense suggested in the article, and start toting the .50BMG terror?

    I sure hope someone with common sense gets media time by asking "what's the cumulative deathtoll so far from .50BMG".
     
  4. torpid

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    No, no, no!

    The "women are all potential murderers" scare.

    :neener:
     
  5. Joejojoba111

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    So, according to her and her alone, the husband picked up a weapon, then gave her a rifle, and then pushed her into a closet, and then made some sort of movement which she decided was threatening...

    ...Orrrr maybe she's a lieing ___ and she took his AM rifle, shot him with it, realized she was pooched, put a weapon in his dead hands. Then she realizes this still doesn't make sense - how could she acquire an AMR whilst the husband is accosting her with his weapon. So she says he gave her the rifle. It still doesn't make sense, but anyone who chooses such a stupid way to kill someone probably can't be expected to do much better.

    Just a guess. Sorry if I offend this lady.
     
  6. Jeff

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    Who or what is to say that this wasn't a .50 caliber black powder rifle?

    Any guy that owns a .50 BMG is prolly going to own other guns. And "other guns" prolly includes guns that are a lot easier to wield for women folk than a Barrett or Cobb bazooka.
     
  7. Solo

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    This clearly was not the work of a .50 BMG. A .50 cal would have snapped the man in half.
     
  8. Hawkmoon

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    South Carolina -- I'm going with the black powder theory.

    But the story still doesn't makes sense. I hope we get some follow-up.
     
  9. AK-74me

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    o yeah deffinetly a muzzle loader.
     
  10. Sportcat

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    July 4th Darwin Award runner-up

    http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3553200&nav=0RaMbkVN

    Gaffney man killed in domestic argument

    (Gaffney-AP) July 4, 2005 - Police say a 30-year-old Gaffney man has been killed in an argument with his wife.

    Cherokee County sheriff's spokesperson Leigh Caldwell says Dennis Rector was found shot to death at his home Friday night.

    Caldwell says Rector died from a single gunshot wound to his stomach from a .50-caliber rifle.

    Investigators say Rector armed himself and gave Regina Rector a rifle. Regina Rector told police her husband backed her into a closet and pointed his gun at her. Rector told police that she fired first.

    Investigators will turn over information to the Cherokee County prosecutor, who will determine whether to file charges.
     
  11. Mongo the Mutterer

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    Yep Darwin was right. Gene pool just improved.
     
  12. Preacherman

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    Duplicate threads merged.
     
  13. Sportcat

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    Sorry Preach... didn't see the other thread. Thanks for merging.
     
  14. bogie

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    Yeah, I'll bet it was something on the order of "here's a gun, bleep, now you ain't gonna use it, are you?"

    Oops.
     
  15. BeLikeTrey

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    well,

    we could look on the bright side ...

    The old -"your gun will be taken from you and used against you"- was just debunked .....again :evil:
     
  16. El Tejon

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    Duelling raffles? :confused: Should have stuck to banjos, fewer people would be hurt, despite the bad taste.

    .50? Could be a lot of things--.50-90, .50 muzzleloader, 20 gauge deer slug, etc., inter alia.
     
  17. nico

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    that's the first thing I thought.
     
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    Has to be black powder, though the image of a smaller woman picking up an M82 is amusing. :D
     
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    Yea, definitely not a .50 BMG.
     
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    I'm going with the ML theory too till proven otherwise. Can any of you IMAGINE a .50 BMG fired INSIDE a house????
     
  21. Peter M. Eick

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    I can picture the interogation if it really was a 50BMG in a house.

    Policeman "maam, can you please describe.."
    Lady "what???, I can't hear you"
    Policeman "Maam.."
    Lady "what, I can see your lips move, but I can't hear you"
    Lady "speak up"
    Lady "Eh?"
    Policeman "Maam, I will try and yell as loudly..."
    Lady 'what, can you repeat that? I can't hear you?"




    or something like that.... ;)
     
  22. Sulaco

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    I'm from SC and while lots and lots of people here own 50BMG's, I doubt this was one of them. It was probably black powder.
     
  23. DT Guy

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    A woman who could carry a .50BMG around wouldn't NEED a gun. :evil:



    Larry
     
  24. mhdishere

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    And the husband is SO much deader than he'd be if he'd been shot with something smaller, right?
     
  25. boofus

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    Obviously can't be a .50BMG or you would hear reports from the 17 dead children in the school across the street and the airplane she shot down and the nuclear reactor that the round pierced before the bullet stopped moving. :rolleyes:
     
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