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(Athens Banner Herald)   For the second time this year a guy accidentally shoots himself in the leg while leaving the Savannah gun show. Ta-da   (onlineathens.com ) divider line
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2012-04-03 12:28:42 AM  
That guy should take a class on gun safety or something. He's going to end up killing someone.

Twice? Jeez.
 
2012-04-03 12:29:47 AM  
At least he's good at something.
 
2012-04-03 12:34:05 AM  
Polly caught a bullet
But it only hit his leg
Well it should have been a better shot
And got him in the head
 
2012-04-03 12:35:54 AM  
Same guy?

Should I even ask?
 
2012-04-03 12:37:10 AM  
Dude! Where's my balls?
 
2012-04-03 12:37:34 AM  
On Feb. 5, authorities said 26-year-old Charles Lake of Rincon was leaving the gun show at the Savannah Civic Center around 5:10 p.m. yesterday, when he discharged a round into his leg while re-loading his pistol.

What is this I don't even??? The gun owners' magnitude of fail may have been eclipsed by the journalist's English composition fail. So much fail.
 
2012-04-03 12:40:15 AM  
The Savannah Morning News reports that the man was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. His name wasn't released.

On Feb. 5, authorities said 26-year-old Charles Lake of Rincon was leaving the gun show at the Savannah Civic Center around 5:10 p.m. yesterday, when he discharged a round into his leg while re-loading his pistol.


D'oh.
 
2012-04-03 12:40:17 AM  
In before... whatever. I think this says more about Southerners than it does about gun owners.

Fart_Machine: Polly caught a bullet
But it only hit his leg
Well it should have been a better shot
And got him in the head


At least now he has something in common with Tommy from Dallas.
 
2012-04-03 12:44:08 AM  
Goddamn, there's some st00pid people around here. Couldn't you just wait till you get home to load the farking gun, genius?

Darwin: swing and a miss!
 
2012-04-03 12:44:23 AM  
Premature firearm discharge.

It happens to a lot of guys that age. They just can't hold off, load the gun, and blam, it's happened before they no it.
 
2012-04-03 12:48:09 AM  
See, I don't mind if YOU guys own guns. But that means I also have to accept guys like THIS owning guns, too.

You're ok with this?
 
2012-04-03 12:51:47 AM  

zenferret: See, I don't mind if YOU guys own guns. But that means I also have to accept guys like THIS owning guns, too.

You're ok with this?


Kind of the argument against flying cars. Sure they'd be cool, and a lot of guys would be great handling them, but a few idiots would make it a disaster for everyone.
 
2012-04-03 12:52:06 AM  

buckler: The Savannah Morning News reports that the man was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. His name wasn't released.

On Feb. 5, authorities said 26-year-old Charles Lake of Rincon was leaving the gun show at the Savannah Civic Center around 5:10 p.m. yesterday, when he discharged a round into his leg while re-loading his pistol.

D'oh.


That's the idiot from the earlier incident.

Looks like they finally did release this moran's name: William Penfield, 25, of Hinesville, a dumbass is you! (new window)
 
2012-04-03 12:55:21 AM  
I want a gun. My wife doesn't want me get one :(

Thinks our son will find it and kill himself
 
2012-04-03 12:59:47 AM  
When I was 18, I bought a Bushmaster AR-style rifle and had great fun with it shooting boxes. Prior to moving to CA I traded it for a Sig P220 which was also a lot of fun. It got stolen when my roomates house got burgled. Oh Anaheim, you so crimey.
 
2012-04-03 01:00:32 AM  
Welcome 2 Savannah (new window)
 
2012-04-03 01:01:50 AM  
wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
 
2012-04-03 01:01:50 AM  
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Gilligann: I want a gun. My wife doesn't want me get one :(

Thinks our son will find it and kill himself


I cant get one cause my wife thinks I would kill HER.

/no comment
 
2012-04-03 01:05:18 AM  
Loaded most of the time
Julian kept a gun
Until he shot himself
Then it wasn't much fun

Burma Shave
 
2012-04-03 01:07:30 AM  

cc_rider: Looks like they finally did release this moran's name: William Penfield, 25, of Hinesville, a dumbass is you!


Looks like I is!
 
2012-04-03 01:10:23 AM  

dj_bigbird: Loaded most of the time
Julian kept a gun
Until he shot himself
Then it wasn't much fun

Burma Shave


Man, Burma Shave must be slipping. Time was they used to hire writers who understood meter.
 
2012-04-03 01:15:41 AM  
They don't even have to do a full self-Darwin.
H. sap. sap. would be better off if they did a partial Darwin, like this guy did.
 
2012-04-03 01:16:16 AM  

Gilligann: I want a gun. My wife doesn't want me get one :(

Thinks our son will find it and kill himself


Well, statistics are on her side, sort-of.

It's FAR more likely that the gun will kill you or a member of your family, than it killing a criminal. Of course, it's even more likely that it will never be used to shoot anyone.

Still, if you have kids, you need a gun safe.
 
2012-04-03 01:17:11 AM  

Professor Science: dj_bigbird: Loaded most of the time
Julian kept a gun
Until he shot himself
Then it wasn't much fun

Burma Shave

Man, Burma Shave must be slipping. Time was they used to hire writers who understood meter.


im drunk, give me a brake.
 
2012-04-03 01:19:06 AM  

dj_bigbird: Professor Science: dj_bigbird: Loaded most of the time
Julian kept a gun
Until he shot himself
Then it wasn't much fun

Burma Shave

Man, Burma Shave must be slipping. Time was they used to hire writers who understood meter.

im drunk, give me a brake.


Coaster, cantilever/pivot, drum, or disk?
 
2012-04-03 01:22:05 AM  
home.comcast.net
/oblig
 
2012-04-03 01:22:40 AM  
Bet it was dumb rules about "no loaded guns at the show" leading to people manipulating weapons that should just stay in the holster.
 
2012-04-03 01:24:53 AM  

Tawnos: Bet it was dumb rules about "no loaded guns at the show" leading to people manipulating weapons that should just stay in the holster.


Well, a "no dumbasses at the gun show" rule might be more effective, but how would one enforce it?
 
2012-04-03 01:34:37 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Tawnos: Bet it was dumb rules about "no loaded guns at the show" leading to people manipulating weapons that should just stay in the holster.

Well, a "no dumbasses at the gun show" rule might be more effective, but how would one enforce it?


well one solution would be to let them carry loaded guns at the show.
after a few years, the dumbest ones would all be dead

lol
 
2012-04-03 01:43:36 AM  
This kind of thing would never happen at a comic book convention. Looking up self inflicted bat'leth wounds just in case...
 
2012-04-03 01:44:28 AM  

heatherpinknyla.files.wordpress.com

RIP - Savannah

 
2012-04-03 01:53:48 AM  
I fully support this fools 2nd Amendment™ right to shoot himself as many times as it takes.
 
2012-04-03 02:01:11 AM  

croesius: /oblig


Guy is still a badass.
 
2012-04-03 02:08:18 AM  

Gilligann: I want a gun. My wife doesn't want me get one :(

Thinks our son will find it and kill himself


You have to teach your kids proper gun saftey or else. That's how it goes.

Also, if you have a two year old, they can die at a wall socket just as easy as a glock. Difference is the power outlet won't kill any bad guys for you and you can't put the outlet in a place a two year old can't get to.
 
2012-04-03 02:14:37 AM  

doglover: Gilligann: I want a gun. My wife doesn't want me get one :(

Thinks our son will find it and kill himself

You have to teach your kids proper gun saftey or else. That's how it goes.

Also, if you have a two year old, they can die at a wall socket just as easy as a glock. Difference is the power outlet won't kill any bad guys for you and you can't put the outlet in a place a two year old can't get to.


Yeah, wasn't too long ago I read some statistic that more little kids drown in mop buckets or some shiat like that than from firearms in the home.
 
2012-04-03 02:32:35 AM  

dropdfun: doglover: Gilligann: I want a gun. My wife doesn't want me get one :(

Thinks our son will find it and kill himself

You have to teach your kids proper gun saftey or else. That's how it goes.

Also, if you have a two year old, they can die at a wall socket just as easy as a glock. Difference is the power outlet won't kill any bad guys for you and you can't put the outlet in a place a two year old can't get to.

Yeah, wasn't too long ago I read some statistic that more little kids drown in mop buckets or some shiat like that than from firearms in the home.


That does not sound plausible.
 
2012-04-03 02:36:26 AM  
 
2012-04-03 02:42:44 AM  

zenferret: See, I don't mind if YOU guys own guns. But that means I also have to accept guys like THIS owning guns, too.

You're ok with this?


The only kind of test there should be for guns (cars,kids, etc.) is an intelligence test.

If you can't make it out the door with a gun without hitting yourself, you can't have a gun, for god's sake.
 
2012-04-03 02:55:42 AM  
I'm betting it was a Glock...
 
2012-04-03 02:59:07 AM  

fusillade762: dropdfun: doglover: Gilligann: I want a gun. My wife doesn't want me get one :(

Thinks our son will find it and kill himself

You have to teach your kids proper gun saftey or else. That's how it goes.

Also, if you have a two year old, they can die at a wall socket just as easy as a glock. Difference is the power outlet won't kill any bad guys for you and you can't put the outlet in a place a two year old can't get to.

Yeah, wasn't too long ago I read some statistic that more little kids drown in mop buckets or some shiat like that than from firearms in the home.

That does not sound plausible.


How is it not plausible that more kids drown than shoot themselves?

Nearly everyone I met in school growing up either had guns in their home or owned them themselves. Total Accidental Shootings: 0 Total Fatal Traffic Accidents: 7 Guns are dangerous and even most children obey proper saftey procedures with known dangerous items. But drownings? Pools are safe and friendly. No one obeys any kind of saftey around pools. Then a kid falls in, boom, dead. The baby gets in the bath and mommy goes for a smoke because cigarettes might kill baby and turns out the bath beat them to it. Mop bucket is rather specific, I agree, but accidental shootings are REALLY rare within the community of responsible gun owners.
 
2012-04-03 03:37:35 AM  

Threadslayer: When I was 18, I bought a Bushmaster AR-style rifle and had great fun with it shooting boxes. Prior to moving to CA I traded it for a Sig P220 which was also a lot of fun. It got stolen when my roomates house got burgled. Oh Anaheim, you so crimey.


Congratulations on providing free guns for criminals!
 
2012-04-03 03:43:33 AM  

Tsar_Bomba1: I'm betting it was a Glock...


Only if he was a total moron. Very hard to shoot yourself with a Glock without trying. As with all automatic pistols, you don't load it directly, you can't, you load the magazine outside of it. Putting the magazine in it does nothing either, it is incapable of firing at the point. You have to manually work the action to load a round. Then it can fire. So it isn't like you are unawares or unready or that kind of thing. Then still the only way to get it to go off is to pull the trigger. Their safety mechanism in no joke: The striker won't hit the firing pin if the trigger isn't pulled.

So you have to be a StupidCon: 2 or above to accidentally fire a Glock.
 
2012-04-03 03:49:39 AM  

doglover: Nearly everyone I met in school growing up either had guns in their home or owned them themselves. Total Accidental Shootings: 0 Total Fatal Traffic Accidents: 7 Guns are dangerous and even most children obey proper saftey procedures with known dangerous items. But drownings? Pools are safe and friendly. No one obeys any kind of saftey around pools. Then a kid falls in, boom, dead. The baby gets in the bath and mommy goes for a smoke because cigarettes might kill baby and turns out the bath beat them to it. Mop bucket is rather specific, I agree, but accidental shootings are REALLY rare within the community of responsible gun owners.


Also with regards to drowning it is possible to do, even if you do everything right. With guns, unless you buy one that is unsafely made, and there aren't many of those since people kinda like to sue over that, then they won't go off unless you fark up. To shoot someone on accident you have to ignore a number of safety precautions. If you just unload the gun, keep your finger off the trigger, and don't point it at anyone, nobody is getting shot. However you can go to a pool, observe all safe swimming practices, slip on a slick patch you don't see, hit your head and drown.

Basically you can mitigate the risks of guns with safe handling. You cannot completely mitigate the risks of drowning, even when you do things right.
 
2012-04-03 03:51:09 AM  

It was no accident!

3.bp.blogspot.com

 
2012-04-03 03:55:48 AM  
time could be an accident.
2nd time is the start of an addiction.
 
2012-04-03 03:56:25 AM  
I read stories like this and I find myself thinking that mandatory gun safety classes should be required before anyone can purchase a gun. I was taught at the age of 5 about gun safety, and in the 37 years since I have never accidentally fired off a round!
 
2012-04-03 04:01:54 AM  
Barney Fife
 
2012-04-03 04:04:48 AM  
KEEP YOUR BOOGER HOOK OFF THE BANG SWITCH.

Why is this so hard for some people to comprehend?
 
2012-04-03 04:56:06 AM  

Mock26: I read stories like this and I find myself thinking that mandatory gun safety classes should be required before anyone can purchase a gun. I was taught at the age of 5 about gun safety, and in the 37 years since I have never accidentally fired off a round!


Nope, as silly as it seems---- the US constitution as currently interpreted allows even complete dumbasses the right to own and operate deadly weapons. I sometimes think that the folks that wrote it had a really high confidence in the basic smarts of their fellow man. Maybe too high.
 
2012-04-03 05:01:27 AM  

Bonzo_1116: Mock26: I read stories like this and I find myself thinking that mandatory gun safety classes should be required before anyone can purchase a gun. I was taught at the age of 5 about gun safety, and in the 37 years since I have never accidentally fired off a round!

Nope, as silly as it seems---- the US constitution as currently interpreted allows even complete dumbasses the right to own and operate deadly weapons. I sometimes think that the folks that wrote it had a really high confidence in the basic smarts of their fellow man. Maybe too high.


I think it had more to do with the fact that back when they wrote it many Americans relied on their gun for their life, and someone back then doing something stupid was more likely to result in death.
 
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