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(Reno Gazette-Journal)   Sparks man accidently shoots self in the butt in movie theater, apologizes and leaves   ( divider line
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5886 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Aug 2012 at 11:19 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-08-15 11:24:20 AM  
10 votes:
I shot my butt in Reno -- just to watch it die.
2012-08-15 11:23:56 AM  
7 votes:
It's good to know that if a mass killer opened fire in the theater, this hero could have been there to return fire and shoot himself.
2012-08-15 11:23:28 AM  
7 votes:
He apologized? Huh. Maybe an armed society is a polite society.
2012-08-15 09:53:31 AM  
6 votes:
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Not impressed
2012-08-15 11:37:29 AM  
4 votes:
That must have been a really bad date.
2012-08-15 11:35:18 AM  
3 votes:

Fish in a Barrel: ...How do you get seven or eight out of one shot?

Dolby Surround 7.1?
2012-08-15 11:23:59 AM  
3 votes:
A nice butt hole tattoo should cover up the scar.
2012-08-15 11:22:05 AM  
3 votes:
Whoops, sorry about that. Mind if I slide past you here to limp into the lobby?
2012-08-15 11:52:01 AM  
2 votes:
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In the butt-tocks.
2012-08-15 11:51:26 AM  
2 votes:
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2012-08-15 01:11:28 PM  
1 vote:

davidab: Mr. Eugenides: You know, there's gun safety and then there are safe guns and holsters. There are 3 things you can safely assume here concerning the shooter's actions. 1, there was a bullet in the chamber/pipe. 2, the gun has no safety or the safety was off was in complete disrepair and UNSAFE for use. 3, the gun was not in a holster that prevents the trigger from being manipulated while the weapon is holstered.

It all comes down to the idiot behind the trigger here. Or in front of, in this case since he Forrest Gumped himself.

Forest Gump'ed himself... I like it! A few notes about "safety." There are many guns that dont have "active safeties." Glock's, Sigs, and MANY other brands have guns that dont have a safety that you can flip on or off. However my Sig, all Glocks, all 1911's have several "passive safeties" There is a lock on the firing pin that prevents it from hitting the bullet, there is a block between the hammer and the firing pin, and there is a trigger disconnect. You have to have a really old revolver or a weapon in complete disrepair to have a malfunction like in this article.

Bottom line, your assessment was correct

Forrest got shot in the ass rescuing wounded men from a firefight in Vietnam. Not quite the same as shooting yourself in the ass while watching a movie.
2012-08-15 12:48:08 PM  
1 vote:
Come on, guys. If he hadn't had a gun it just would have been something else he would have maimed himself with...
2012-08-15 11:52:40 AM  
1 vote:
Why don't we ever hear about somebody being shot in a theater because they won't STFU? It needs to happen frequently.
2012-08-15 11:39:54 AM  
1 vote:

Fish in a Barrel: Two things:

TFA: "The (man) was cooperative with police and admitted that his gun fell out of his pocket and when it hit the floor it discharged," Dyer said in the police statement.


TFA: One caller told police that seven to eight shots were fired in the theater, but police later determined only one shot was involved.

Gotta love the accuracy of witnesses. How do you get seven or eight out of one shot?

My guess is that it was an AP reporter seeing the movie.
2012-08-15 11:38:39 AM  
1 vote:
Yeah, because that extra fraction of a second you need to put one in the chamber could be the difference between you dieing and an innocent bystander dieing of your blatant stupidity.

/cue the gun nuts
//learn how to defend yourselves with your hands, pussies!
2012-08-15 11:37:44 AM  
1 vote:
Oh, and its complete bullshiat that he says he dropped the weapon on the ground and it fired up at his butt. He put the thing in his pants and pulled the trigger.
2012-08-15 11:36:49 AM  
1 vote:
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2012-08-15 11:33:13 AM  
1 vote:
When it happened he should have jumped up and said "Something bit me!"
2012-08-15 11:25:39 AM  
1 vote:
Gee, thanks Forrest.

"Yassuh, directly in the butt-tocks."
2012-08-15 11:22:35 AM  
1 vote:

MacEnvy: Can we at least all agree that to get a concealed carry permit one should have to take a gun safety course? Is that really too much to ask?

This isn't about infringing on your rights, it's about infringing on the safety of others through negligent regulation of dumbasses.

In civilized states, this is already required. Entering your typical red state is akin to passing through a construction zone. Do so at your own risk.
2012-08-15 10:23:01 AM  
1 vote:
the unidentified Sparks resident was seeing "The Bourne Legacy,"

It's not a mistake. They don't make mistakes. They don't do random. There's always an objective. Always a target.
2012-08-15 10:02:12 AM  
1 vote:
What what in his butt?
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