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(St. Cloud Times)   Man shoots himself while vaccuming   ( miva.sctimes.com) divider line
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12933 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Apr 2005 at 9:45 PM (12 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2005-04-10 03:16:45 PM  
Sounds like a true accident to me, tools malfunction all the time, especially when dropped. Be interesting to know what type of handgun it was. I bet it was a POS glock.

Police also took guns from Dunphy for safekeeping, Beise said.

That is the most disturbing part of the article. If they dont give them back within at least a few days, I would support the firing every single person on that police force. That is unacceptable.
 
2005-04-10 06:37:04 PM  
aren't there two "U"'s in vaccuuming?
 
2005-04-10 08:28:01 PM  
Only when you are really reaching way out with the hose.

P.S. I looked it up and you are right. Two u's but one c.

vacuuming
 
2005-04-10 09:48:46 PM  
Why can they take his guns?
I dont get it.
 
2005-04-10 09:48:55 PM  
I hear shooting yourself in the face is an excellent deterrent to robbers and invading Englishmen.
 
2005-04-10 09:50:02 PM  
Why was a round chambered?

I bet he also keeps a running chainsaw on his top shelf.
 
2005-04-10 09:51:20 PM  
2005-04-10 03:16:45 PM adair_usmc

I agree... its a pain in the ass when the jackhammer I keep under my pillow turns itself on in the middle of the night.
 
2005-04-10 09:51:44 PM  
That sucks.
 
2005-04-10 09:55:49 PM  
KazamaSmokers:

aren't there two "U"'s in vaccuuming?

yes, but only one c.
 
2005-04-10 10:01:47 PM  
[image from groups.msn.com too old to be available]that's a bummer, man...
 
2005-04-10 10:04:20 PM  
Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.
 
2005-04-10 10:08:41 PM  
adair_usmc

If they dont give them back within at least a few days, I would support the firing every single person on that police force. That is unacceptable

Well, if they are taking away his guns, it should be permanent, but I am not sure that is legal in any state. However, this story would have a totally different outcome if the bullet went a different angle and, say, killed a neighbor. It may just be a "protect the public from a moron who keeps a loaded gun under his farking pillow" issue.
 
2005-04-10 10:10:42 PM  
That is why you shouldn't leave one in the chamber while it's in storage, you are just asking for it to go off eventualy. If it's a revolver leave an empty spot in the barrel and put that one under the hammer.
 
2005-04-10 10:17:15 PM  
I hate it when my gun discharges and hits me in the head.
 
2005-04-10 10:18:19 PM  
Only a fool keeps a loaded pistol under his pillow.

Everyone knows that the proper way is to keep a loaded shotgun under the bed, a loaded pistol between the mattresses, a loaded pistol taped up under the dining room table, a derringer in the china cabinet, and an RPG in your crawlspace.

Sheesh.
 
2005-04-10 10:21:26 PM  
I saw the headline and figured his vacuum sucked up a bullet which then fired. The scenario depicted in the article was somewhat disappointing.
 
2005-04-10 10:21:47 PM  
I love this country. Dumbass shoots himself in the head, and the number one thing people are worried about is why they took his guns away.

/Maybe they wanted to make sure it wasn't a suicide attempt?
 
2005-04-10 10:24:09 PM  
If they take his guns away, whoever is after him might actually hit their mark... We are only worried for his safety.
 
2005-04-10 10:25:19 PM  
It was probably an older revolver. They are some of the only handguns that can fire when dropped only a few feet.
 
2005-04-10 10:34:02 PM  
If they take HIS guns away, then only people who vacuum without shooting themselves will have guns.
 
2005-04-10 10:35:04 PM  
Quick! Someone send this man a gun before the King of England starts pushing him around!
...if he's still alive that is.
*thumbs up*
 
2005-04-10 10:37:27 PM  
If anything makes me proud to live in Minnesota, this is it.

....what?
 
2005-04-10 10:46:16 PM  
what a hoover
 
2005-04-10 10:47:54 PM  
adair_usmc, A "POS" Glock would certainly not fire from a drop. There are two separate safeties on a Glock that prevent that. The double-trigger and an internal mechanism that won't allow the hammer to fall unless the trigger is being depressed.

Samwise Gamgee Bingo. An old revolver with the firing pin made into the hammer. That's about the only thing that's gonna go off after dropping a whopping 3 feet onto the floor. Modern revolvers use a transfer bar that would prevent this very thing.
 
vjp
2005-04-10 10:55:47 PM  
Everyone knows that the proper way is to keep a loaded shotgun under the bed, a loaded pistol between the mattresses, a loaded pistol taped up under the dining room table, a derringer in the china cabinet, and an RPG in your crawlspace.

Sheesh.


..you forgot keeping a knife taped to the thigh, and a spring-loaded bear trap in the vagina.
 
2005-04-10 11:04:13 PM  
adm_crunch:

adair_usmc, A "POS" Glock would certainly not fire from a drop. There are two separate safeties on a Glock that prevent that. The double-trigger and an internal mechanism that won't allow the hammer to fall unless the trigger is being depressed.


Hey, that was my attempt at bashing glocks, wasnt really serious. I agree with Samwise that it was probably an old revolver.

Real men carry HKs anyways ;-)


[image from img.photobucket.com too old to be available]
 
2005-04-10 11:04:42 PM  
adm_crunch: A "POS" Glock would certainly not fire from a drop

This test says different
 
2005-04-10 11:08:00 PM  
At least he didn't injure his penis while vacuuming nude. That is much more common.
 
2005-04-10 11:08:53 PM  
he is a real "King of Clean".
 
2005-04-10 11:11:54 PM  
This is my rifle, this is my gun
This is for fighting, this is for fun
 
2005-04-10 11:18:33 PM  
One visit to St. Cloud will quickly explain how this could happen......
 
2005-04-10 11:19:15 PM  
If I had a nickle for every time I was raped and assaulted every time I was vacuuming, I'd be a rich man. Thats why I pack heat when cleaning house.
/got nuthin
//RTFA
 
2005-04-10 11:24:32 PM  
Police also took guns from Dunphy for safekeeping, Beise said.

-Safekeeping? Huh? Perhaps the cops could clarify exactly what gives them permission to disarm a regular citizen who didn't (at least from what I've seen) break any laws.
 
2005-04-10 11:26:44 PM  
Supongoqueno,

The test involved was not a simple "drop", but much more violent. But thank you. I was not aware of that problem with early Glocks. Interesting.
 
2005-04-10 11:29:20 PM  
State-
Discharging a firearm in a residential area is illegal in most counties. That being said, as a responsible (at least I think so) gun owner, I support the police in taking his weapons. If I had something like this happen to me, I wouldnt have a problem with it....as long as I did get them back after everything was sorted out....which doesnt happen often with a lot of police depts. "They were missplaced, and we're trying to track them down" This actually happened to a friend of mine after a DUI. He had to take them to court before they miraculously reappeared.
 
2005-04-10 11:31:00 PM  
Wait...I'm confused...Men actually vacuum?
 
2005-04-10 11:36:35 PM  
Supongoqueno-
Interesting article indeed. That made me rethink my stance on Glocks. I was going to trade in my P220 for a Glock 23C, but Me thinks I'll try out the P228, or.... Any thoughts from fellow pro gun farkers about the Steyr M series in .40? I held one the other and liked the feel/ balance of it, but havent heard much about them before.
 
2005-04-10 11:41:14 PM  
Never keep a gun under the pillow, it's too hard to get at quietly. I use a mattress holster.
 
2005-04-10 11:44:27 PM  
queezyweezel:

Supongoqueno-
Interesting article indeed. That made me rethink my stance on Glocks. I was going to trade in my P220 for a Glock 23C, but Me thinks I'll try out the P228, or.... Any thoughts from fellow pro gun farkers about the Steyr M series in .40? I held one the other and liked the feel/ balance of it, but havent heard much about them before.


HK USP dude, all the way.

I own most of any popular handgun on the market though, e-mail me if you got any questions about the Steyr or any other handgun you can think of, e-mail is in my profile.
 
2005-04-10 11:44:37 PM  
Which is as good a reason as any, not to.
 
2005-04-10 11:49:02 PM  
Lord Farquaad: true, oh so true.
 
2005-04-10 11:55:10 PM  
I love the USP, but the $800 price tag was a bit much to stomach...that was two years ago, have they come down in price since?
/had my eyes on a sweet one with a nickle slide and gunnmetal body. smoothest gun I've ever fired.
 
2005-04-10 11:57:05 PM  
queezyweezel: Discharging a firearm in a residential area is illegal in most counties.

-Most? I know of at least several friends with perfectly legal firing ranges on their property, in a variety of population settings.
 
2005-04-11 12:01:08 AM  


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2005-04-11 12:05:25 AM  
State- I meant Cities. Not Counties. Thinking one thing and typing another. Sorry bout that.
/ack
 
2005-04-11 12:34:27 AM  
I sincerely hope that's a photoshop. If not...well, they made some awfully dumb things around the turn of the century.

How come you guys aren't interested in a 1911? Try one, I dare you. HK, SIG, Glock, have nothing on a good Colt or Springer. Browning got it right ninety years ago.
 
2005-04-11 12:56:33 AM  
queezyweezel:

I love the USP, but the $800 price tag was a bit much to stomach...that was two years ago, have they come down in price since?
/had my eyes on a sweet one with a nickle slide and gunnmetal body. smoothest gun I've ever fired.


Oh yeah, you can get them a lot cheaper than that. $800 is closer to a USP45 Tactical or higher-end USP. A USP Compact or even standard will run a max of 600, if you shop around that is. Cant really speak for overpricing local dealers, since I get most of my stuff special order.
 
2005-04-11 12:57:20 AM  
too many moving parts. Other than that, its a nice gun.
/used to have a 1911A1
 
2005-04-11 12:58:42 AM  
adair-
I'll have to take another look. man I loved that gun. very sexy.
 
2005-04-11 01:01:16 AM  
ltwesjanson:

How come you guys aren't interested in a 1911? Try one, I dare you. HK, SIG, Glock, have nothing on a good Colt or Springer. Browning got it right ninety years ago.

I have nothing against 1911s, got 5 of them myself. 1 Les Baer Thunder Ranch Custom, 1 Wilson Combat, 1 Springfield Loaded, Kimber Warrior, and a Kimber TLE/RL-2. All of them great pistols. Just like black rifles (AR-15, M-16), they become a disease once you get one, and the only cure is to buy more of them to add to the collection. IMO you are not a 'real' gun owner until you own a 1911 (and a Garand for that matter).

I am much more comfortable staking my life on an HK for personal carry and for just about any other use though. John Moses Browning may have gotten it right 90 years ago, but the USP design is just about as good as it can get.
 
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