Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Wonder bra that stopped a bullet

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Desertdog, Oct 8, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Desertdog

    Desertdog Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    1,980
    Location:
    Ridgecrest Ca
    I thought this would be good for a chuckle.

    Wonder bra that stopped a bullet
    By Nicole Martin
    http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/10/08/nbra08.xml

    An accountant whose bra saved her life when she was shot in the chest described yesterday how she looked down at the blood on her clothes and thought she was going to die.

    Helen Kelly, 24, was outside an exhibition centre in the City of London in the early hours of the morning when a gun battle broke out between rival gangs who had attended the Urban Music Awards ceremony.

    She collapsed to the ground after being struck in the crossfire, but escaped serious injury because the bullet hit the underwire of her bra and was deflected away from her chest and through her right breast.

    She recalled yesterday how she and a friend, who had also attended the event last November at the Barbican Centre, started to run to safety after hearing gunshots.

    "I did not really believe they were gunshots but I suddenly saw my friend running. I started to follow her and it was not until we got to the other side of a wall that I realised I had been hit," said Miss Kelly.

    "I didn't think I had been shot. I thought I had been hit by a ricochet, a bit of wood or something. It didn't hurt very much. We carried on running and a girl in front of us was shouting, 'She's been shot'.

    "That's when I realised I might have been shot. There was a lot of blood on my stomach, but I didn't know where it was coming from. I could see where the bullet had gone in but not where it came out."

    Miss Kelly, in an interview with the London Evening Standard, added: "Then things started going through my mind. I sat down and thought, 'Well, this is it. I have done all my washing so my mum won't have to go through all my dirty clothes when I'm dead.' "

    Miss Kelly, who was taken to the Royal London Hospital to have the bullet removed, recalled the incident as the gunman, Linton Ambursley, 29, of Lewisham, south London, was jailed for 12 years. He pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and firearms charges. His accomplice, Tyrone Headley, 28, of New Cross, south London, was jailed for two years after admitting assisting an offender.

    The jury heard that Ambursley accidentally shot Miss Kelly as he exchanged fire with a gang he had argued with in the VIP area of the ceremony. Ambursley left the scene, but was stopped by police because Headley had forgotten to turn on the lights of the car he was driving.

    Ben Gumpert, prosecuting, told the court that Miss Kelly had been left emotionally scarred by the event.

    "She speaks of her fear while she was having hospital treatment and she speaks of her emotional instability," he said. "She is more aware of people in the street and has a feeling of unsafeness. Ordinary things make her feel angry and frustrated."

    Sentencing Ambursley, Judge Richard Hone, QC, said: "You did in fact go out with a gun and a magazine with at least four bullets in it to the Barbican Centre, contemplating that there might be trouble which required the use of that gun.

    "These were reckless actions which left your victim with a bullet in her chest which required surgery. She was entirely innocent of anything. This was truly terrifying to members of the public. It is only through great good fortune that it didn't result in a murder charge."

    Speaking outside court, Det Chief Insp Robert Wishart said: "These two gangs displayed utter disregard for the safety of the public and themselves.

    "They came up to the City of London carrying firearms with the obvious intention to cause harm to each other. It is miraculous that no other people were hurt."
     
  2. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Messages:
    18,506
    Location:
    Deep in the Ozarks
    But . . . but . . . but, they have gun control in England! How could anyone be shot in a country with almost total gun control?

    There must be a mistake! :what:
     
  3. Buck Snort

    Buck Snort Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2004
    Messages:
    1,171
    Location:
    N. CA.
    I agree, Vern. Those reporters just can't seem to get ANYTHING right!!
     
  4. Fly320s

    Fly320s Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,828
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Maybe that should be the Barbarian Centre?
     
  5. armoredman

    armoredman Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Messages:
    16,433
    Location:
    proud to be in AZ
    Must have been a .25....
     
  6. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Messages:
    18,506
    Location:
    Deep in the Ozarks
    Or a 36 Triple-E with steel cable reinforcement. :what:
     
  7. enfield303

    enfield303 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2005
    Messages:
    379
    Location:
    In the shadows....
    New this year. Victoria's Secret introduces it's "Urban Warfare" line. An all-new line of undergarments designed to keep you safe on the "Mean Streets" of the big city. What sets this collection apart is level IV Kevlar panels in the cup. Gives outstanding support, and uncompromising protection durnig those pesky gangland gunfights. Protect your assets with Victoria's Secret. :D :evil:
     
  8. imas

    imas Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2004
    Messages:
    232
    Wow its a good thing those gangs didn't have guns. Otherwise things really could have gotten ugly.
     
  9. ghost squire

    ghost squire member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Messages:
    339
    Whaddya expect it was a 9mm





    :D :neener:
     
  10. Agent P

    Agent P Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2005
    Messages:
    60
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Something similar happened to a woman in Michigan:

    http://www.oprah.com/tows/slide/200305/20030528/tows_slide_20030528_08.jhtml


    I would so buy that. :D
     
  11. Nightfall

    Nightfall Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2003
    Messages:
    1,817
    Location:
    WA
    A gang shoot out? In London? Preposterous! Only our barbaric nation, with its complete lack of sensible gun control, could have such an event. European criminals with guns... handguns none the less! HA! :rolleyes:
     
  12. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Messages:
    3,671
    Location:
    Okay City
    Did anybody else get a mental picture of Maid Marian's chastity belt from "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" while reading that? :D
     
  13. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Messages:
    18,506
    Location:
    Deep in the Ozarks
    Sort of like a medevial version of Wonder Woman's bracelets. :D
     
  14. Cliff47

    Cliff47 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2003
    Messages:
    799
    Location:
    Washington State
    Is this a defininition of 'Industrial Strength'??
     
  15. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Messages:
    18,506
    Location:
    Deep in the Ozarks
    Reminds me of the Army's industrial strength feminine hygene product for lady truck drivers, the ******-and-a-half. :D
     
  16. XLMiguel

    XLMiguel Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    2,551
    Location:
    Santa Fe, NM
    A Lucky Shot, regardless

    As I understand it, the Wonder Bra is designed to allow less endowed women appear to be more endowed, making more of less, as it were (good old American productivity, er, marketing), but hardly 'industrial strength'. Dolly Parton's bra, OTOH, is "industrial strength".

    To keep this gun related, let's just say the Wonder Bra makes a pair of "32's" pass for a pair of "38's" if the light is right and you have your beer goggles on :neener:
     
  17. Spot77

    Spot77 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Messages:
    2,221
    Location:
    MD
    Wow, more motivation to stop going to the gym and let my man-boobs continue to grow.

    Ala Jerry Seinfeld's friend Kramer: "It's a bra for men"....."The "Bro"
     
  18. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Messages:
    3,671
    Location:
    Okay City
    Happens to me all the time when I'm getting ammo for people. :scrutiny: :banghead:
     
  19. Dragun

    Dragun Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2005
    Messages:
    99
    Location:
    Michigan
    the joke is... when they take it off, you WONDER where they went, LOL.
     
  20. Cactus

    Cactus Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2003
    Messages:
    418
    Location:
    Spanaway, WA
    I went out with a few women who wore those bras. Even after dinner and drinks, nothing got through those things! :D
     
  21. Alex45ACP

    Alex45ACP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,464
    Location:
    USA
    Shocking.

    :rolleyes:
     
  22. bigun15

    bigun15 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2005
    Messages:
    491
    Location:
    California
    This is by far one of the funniest threads I've read in a long time.
     
  23. Hacker15E

    Hacker15E Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,512
    Location:
    Vegas
    I see a business opportunity that the tactical clothing manufacturers need to jump on...kevlar bras.
     
  24. Janitor

    Janitor Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    1,301
    Location:
    MN
    This is in fact one of the sillyest threads I've read in quite some time.

    But I have to wonder if the new assult bra at VS comes in black, and if maybe they have an optional kevlar weave finish. Mmmmm - very sexy stuff.

    Anyway, an attempt to stay on topic:
    I was under the impression that handguns are simply not allowed in the UK. Is there some significance to a mag loaded with four or more rounds?
     
  25. lawson4

    lawson4 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Messages:
    294
    Quote:
    Miss Kelly, in an interview with the London Evening Standard, added: "Then things started going through my mind. I sat down and thought, 'Well, this is it. I have done all my washing so my mum won't have to go through all my dirty clothes when I'm dead.' "

    Looks like she has been watching the movies too much. She was fine until someone said she was shot; then she sat down and was ready to die. Just like the movies: if you're shot, you must fall down and die. She was willing to give up because someone said she was shot!! Sheesh.
    With modern medical facilities usually only moments away, survival is as much a mental state as a physical one.

    lawson4
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page