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(Des Moines Register)   Today's "Man shoots self at gun show" story comes to us from the Iowa State Fairgrounds. For those of you keeping track, that's six in one week   (desmoinesregister.com) divider line 211
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2013-01-27 12:00:21 PM
TinyFist:

Ouch, I enjoy MLB and the NFL. Howthehell did I just get lumped in with the rest of the high-capacity assault stupidity you speak of?

Oh I enjoy them too, but that doesn't mean there aren't a lot of really stupid fans.  Regular fans enjoy watching their teams play, especially when they do well, but still support the team when they lose. High capacity assault stupidity is the people who do dangerously stupid things on the basis of their fandom.

Ask yourself if any of the following apply to you:
1) I have attended an outdoor game in a northern state in December and/or January, dressed only in body paint,
2) I have a tattoo of my favorite player and/or team logo on a visible body part
3) I trust/distrust people on the basis of their favorite teams
4) I have wished death or disease on players/coaches/fans of another team
5) I have spent more than two weeks' income on team paraphernalia (jerseys, decorations, stickers, posters, etc.) in a single day.
6) My daughter was born in January of 1994, just before the Superbowl, so I named her "Buffalo Bill"

If none of those apply, you're probably OK.
 
2013-01-27 12:56:32 PM
Evolution in Action™
 
2013-01-27 01:56:17 PM

Lsherm: MassAsster: No charges were filed against the man. The gun was taken as evidence.

evidence of what exactly? Stupidity?

I'd imagine they'll do a test fire to match the bullet to the gun just to make sure he actually shot himself.  The police probably have to write up a report for every gunshot wound they encounter.


Maybe they are taking prints to identify who loaded a weapon at a gun show, where generally all weapons are required to be unloaded and no ammo is allowed except for security personnel. Not that it's an excuse for the guy's negligence, but it seems awfully strange to me how many of these incidents have happened recently.
 
2013-01-27 02:17:39 PM

cygnusx13: If the only thing that protects from a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, what protects us from a dumbfark with a gun?


You answered your own question...

Darwin for the win
 
2013-01-27 02:23:44 PM

snowjack: Lsherm: MassAsster: No charges were filed against the man. The gun was taken as evidence.

evidence of what exactly? Stupidity?

I'd imagine they'll do a test fire to match the bullet to the gun just to make sure he actually shot himself.  The police probably have to write up a report for every gunshot wound they encounter.

Maybe they are taking prints to identify who loaded a weapon at a gun show, where generally all weapons are required to be unloaded and no ammo is allowed except for security personnel. Not that it's an excuse for the guy's negligence, but it seems awfully strange to me how many of these incidents have happened recently.


Meh... upon further review of the incidents, it seems most of them didn't actually occur within the show facilities, but right outside or at the security checkpoints. Stupidity is much easier to believe than conspiracy anyway.
 
2013-01-27 02:31:55 PM

snowjack:  but it seems awfully strange to me how many of these incidents have happened recently.


When a media frenzy occurs, the stupid are the most likely to panic, and as a result, we've seen a dramatic recent increase in the number of firearms owned by stupid people.  Not really all that surprising, when you think about it.  If the TV talking heads said that Red Vines were about to be banned, the same people would race out and buy them, even though the chance of Red Vines being banned is almost as low as the chance of firearms being banned.  Stupid people are easy to manipulate.
 
2013-01-27 03:38:13 PM
He simply needed a larger gun, if he lived to breed through this accidental gunshot.

/Darwin.
 
2013-01-27 03:41:27 PM

Whatthefark: A .25 round? Did it break the skin?

Seriously, those are the least powerful cartridges made. Shooting from a rifle makes them passable, but out of handguns they have about as much power as a subsonic .22LR round.


Even stupid people should only carry a .45 or larger.....
 
2013-01-27 03:42:43 PM

Hoban Washburne: At least the bullets are going in the right direction.


That is the correct type of gun control.
 
2013-01-27 04:56:49 PM
I love self correcting problems
 
2013-01-27 08:22:22 PM

mrexcess: *whine of a mewling kitten at Kittypie070's absence*



I'm so sorry.

*pets mrexcess*

Where you at, anyways? I'm stuck here in California.
 
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