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Old July 7th, 2010, 12:54 PM   #1
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So this guy that my brother works with was moving and went to grab his 12 gauge to pack it up. He shucked 3 birdshot shells out of it and started to walk it to the car. Only problem is that it had 4 shells in it. as he walked outside he pulled the trigger and shot himself in the right foot. Doctors think that they will have to remove it but he is in so much pain that he was just begging them to go ahead and take it off.







Hope you aren’t squeamish….









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Old July 7th, 2010, 01:50 PM   #2
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Things like this are why my Rule 1 is "Keep yer booger hook off the bang switch!"
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Old July 7th, 2010, 04:34 PM   #3
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Things like this are why my Rule 1 is "Keep yer booger hook off the bang switch!"
I concur! Except my grandad used to say "keep your booger hook off the boom stick". HAHAHAHA. Same thing I guess. Why did he pull the trigger while it was pointed at his own foot? Even if I've checked my firearms 3 times (as I do because I've got a little bit of OCD) I still point the firearm in a safe direction while dry firing! I would never pull the trigger while it's pointed towards something that it could possibly harm unless that thing is going to possibly harm me! Happy Shooting! -Dirvo-
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...one of those Darwin moments...
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Makes me think of blueberry pie... mmmmm pie.....



Yeah, I bet that hurts like hell. That sucks.
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reminds me of two sayings...both are similar...



#1 - some lessons don't tickle

#2 - stupid SHOULD hurt
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this is what always plays in my head when handling a gun. It is from the movie blackhawk down.



Steele: Sergeant, what's the meaning of this?

[Thinking he's talking about the unauthorized pig picking]

"Hoot": Just a little aerial target practice, sir. Didn't want to leave 'em behind.

Steele: I'm talking about your weapon, soldier. Now Delta or no-Delta, that's still a hot weapon. Your safety should be on at all times.

"Hoot": This is my safety, sir.

[He holds up his index finger and bends motions as if squeezing a trigger and then walks off]


Sanderson: Let it alone, sir. He hasn't eaten in a few days
 
Old July 8th, 2010, 07:43 AM   #8
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Just got an update from my bother on the guy. They took his foot off from mid calf down yesterday. He said it was his left foot. The guy shucked 3 shells out off it thinking that his tube only held 3 due to a bird hunting plug. didnt realize that it had one in the chamber. he even sprayed the gun off with cleaner and wiped it down before picking it back up, pointing at the ground between his legs and pulling the trigger. his left foot caught most of the shot as you can see. oh yeah didnt mention that he is a fireman just like my brother. hes 34 been on the job for 3 years. married with some kids.
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Well that sure was a very painful lesson learned.
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They took his foot off from mid calf down yesterday. He said it was his left foot.
That really sucks, but he has no one to blame but himself. It brings literal and painful meaning to the idiom, "He shot himself in the foot."
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Originally Posted by 1070supporter' post='264002' date='Jul 7 2010, 11:29 PM
this is what always plays in my head when handling a gun. It is from the movie blackhawk down.



Steele: Sergeant, what's the meaning of this?

[Thinking he's talking about the unauthorized pig picking]

"Hoot": Just a little aerial target practice, sir. Didn't want to leave 'em behind.

Steele: I'm talking about your weapon, soldier. Now Delta or no-Delta, that's still a hot weapon. Your safety should be on at all times.

"Hoot": This is my safety, sir.

[He holds up his index finger and bends motions as if squeezing a trigger and then walks off]


Sanderson: Let it alone, sir. He hasn't eaten in a few days


Big difference between the movies and real life. In the shit we were always weapons hot. It's called trigger discipline. The guy should have looked in the chamber to make sure the weapon was clear and even re-racked the slide to make sure. Like I said, another Darwin moment,stupid is as stupid does.
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Big difference between the movies and real life. In the shit we were always weapons hot. It's called trigger discipline. The guy should have looked in the chamber to make sure the weapon was clear and even re-racked the slide to make sure. Like I said, another Darwin moment,stupid is as stupid does.




Ture.

Every weapon is "HOT". it just sucks this guy had to lose a foot to find out that a gun will only go bang by pulling the trigger. Let this be a lesson to all of us. keep his family and him in your prayers.
 
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You should have told him to "Walk it Off" lol too soon? ok my bad.
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Old July 9th, 2010, 06:16 AM   #15
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Ture.

Every weapon is "HOT". it just sucks this guy had to lose a foot to find out that a gun will only go bang by pulling the trigger. Let this be a lesson to all of us. keep his family and him in your prayers.


Could have been MUCH worse. He could have been pointing it at some one/something else. ...dog,cat,car....
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