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(Examiner)   Woman sorting clothes at a Unique Thrift Shop in Chicago when gun drops out of clothes, accidentally fires and kills her   (examiner.com) divider line 106
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2014-03-07 07:41:09 PM
He felt a gun in the sock, the gun accidentally fell out of the sock into his hand and accidentally discharged.

That seems plausible in someone's world I guess.
 
2014-03-07 08:22:40 PM
Well that was certainly unique.
 
2014-03-07 08:25:58 PM
Hm. Yeah, that sounds about right. My guns are always just accidentally going off without the trigger being pulled. They're a danger, really.
 
2014-03-07 08:29:01 PM
What kind of gun fits in a sock? A derringer maybe?
 
2014-03-07 08:40:26 PM

Old_Chief_Scott: What kind of gun fits in a sock? A derringer maybe?


AK47

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2014-03-07 09:10:46 PM

feckingmorons: He felt a gun in the sock, the gun accidentally fell out of the sock into his hand and accidentally discharged.

That seems plausible in someone's world I guess.


It's nice that the important thing about this story isn't that an innocent woman's dead, or that somehow some nitwit's clothes were donated with a freakin' loaded gun in them. Nope, the important, most noteworthy thing is that someone knows better about what happened than what the story gives us as reported. Awesome.
 
2014-03-07 09:58:56 PM
Walk into the afterlife like, "what up? "I gotta big cock." Nah, I'm just shot by a gun in a thrift shop.
 
2014-03-07 10:09:25 PM

Shostie: Walk into the afterlife like, "what up? "I gotta big cock." Nah, I'm just shot by a gun in a thrift shop.


My aborted attempt to use that song in this thread pales in comparison.

+1
 
2014-03-07 10:09:45 PM
The shiat which does elimination from the bull.
 
2014-03-07 10:13:12 PM
Guns don't kill people.
 
2014-03-07 10:13:49 PM
If only she had had a gun of her own, then she would have been able to protect herself from the... the...

...pile of... clothes...?
 
2014-03-07 10:13:56 PM

DrBenway: feckingmorons: He felt a gun in the sock, the gun accidentally fell out of the sock into his hand and accidentally discharged.

That seems plausible in someone's world I guess.

It's nice that the important thing about this story isn't that an innocent woman's dead, or that somehow some nitwit's clothes were donated with a freakin' loaded gun in them. Nope, the important, most noteworthy thing is that someone knows better about what happened than what the story gives us as reported. Awesome.


Hmmm... you're not new to Fark.
 
2014-03-07 10:14:06 PM

DrBenway: feckingmorons: He felt a gun in the sock, the gun accidentally fell out of the sock into his hand and accidentally discharged.

That seems plausible in someone's world I guess.

It's nice that the important thing about this story isn't that an innocent woman's dead, or that somehow some nitwit's clothes were donated with a freakin' loaded gun in them. Nope, the important, most noteworthy thing is that someone knows better about what happened than what the story gives us as reported. Awesome.


Yep.

The gun nuts have gotta have their say because GUNZ!
 
2014-03-07 10:16:47 PM
The odds of this happening have to be less than winning a world-wide lottery or being struck by lightening 100 times. Seems fishy.
 
2014-03-07 10:18:33 PM

feckingmorons: Old_Chief_Scott: What kind of gun fits in a sock? A derringer maybe?

AK47

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jeez, I dunno, an AK-47?
 
2014-03-07 10:19:03 PM
Another responsible gun owner keeping strict track of where their weapons are at all times.
 
2014-03-07 10:19:48 PM
damn you macklemore..he said he was going to pop some tags.

the signs were there.
 
2014-03-07 10:20:31 PM
Cause of death: Sockgun.
 
2014-03-07 10:21:58 PM
There's a sale at Boomingdales!
 
2014-03-07 10:22:08 PM

Old_Chief_Scott: What kind of gun fits in a sock? A derringer maybe?


Article said it was a .22. You can get them pretty small, like 3-4" long and under 2 inches tal. That would fit pretty easily in a sock.
 
2014-03-07 10:22:17 PM

Gyrfalcon: DrBenway: feckingmorons: He felt a gun in the sock, the gun accidentally fell out of the sock into his hand and accidentally discharged.

That seems plausible in someone's world I guess.

It's nice that the important thing about this story isn't that an innocent woman's dead, or that somehow some nitwit's clothes were donated with a freakin' loaded gun in them. Nope, the important, most noteworthy thing is that someone knows better about what happened than what the story gives us as reported. Awesome.

Yep.

The gun nuts have gotta have their say because GUNZ!


yes, no one else on fark ever calls bullshiat on anything they have knowledge about.
 
2014-03-07 10:22:34 PM
I'm gonna pop some caps.
 
2014-03-07 10:22:58 PM

feckingmorons: Old_Chief_Scott: What kind of gun fits in a sock? A derringer maybe?

AK47

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And, equally obligatory:
i18.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-07 10:25:34 PM
If only there were gun laws in Chicago!!!
 
2014-03-07 10:26:01 PM
"Accidental" gun death in Chicago? Happens all the time. It's the mafia way.

/She knew too much
 
2014-03-07 10:26:49 PM
"I dropped the gun when it accidentally went off" and "I was just cleaning the gun when it accidentally went off" sure do cause a lot of injuries.
 
2014-03-07 10:28:52 PM
A .22? I'm suprised she didn't mistake it for a mosquito bite or a spitball.
 
2014-03-07 10:31:16 PM
bullshiat.
 
2014-03-07 10:32:26 PM

Twitch Boy: I'm gonna pop some caps.


Only got a .22 in my pocket...
 
2014-03-07 10:33:18 PM

i_dig_chicks: Guns don't kill people.


They do now.
 
2014-03-07 10:33:52 PM
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I guess if it was something like this with no trigger guard it's believable.
 
2014-03-07 10:34:25 PM

nytmare: "I dropped the gun when it accidentally went off" and "I was just cleaning the gun when it accidentally went off" sure do cause a lot of injuries.


This is the first time, I think, that I've ever heard of it actually happening.
 
2014-03-07 10:35:00 PM

feckingmorons: That seems plausible in someone's world I guess.


I lose socks all the time. And occasionally a pistol or two.
 
2014-03-07 10:38:23 PM

Old_Chief_Scott: What kind of gun fits in a sock? A derringer maybe?


i2.cdn.turner.com

Lethal Weapon.


/for ants
 
2014-03-07 10:39:06 PM

Gyrfalcon: nytmare: "I dropped the gun when it accidentally went off" and "I was just cleaning the gun when it accidentally went off" sure do cause a lot of injuries.

This is the first time, I think, that I've ever heard of it actually happening.


But guns don't simply go off. They are inanimate, someone must have caused the gun to fire accidentally. I'm certain it was a tragic accident, but the gun wasn't simply motionless in a pile of clothing when it spontaneously discharged. I don't fault the person that shot her, I think more of the blame lies on the idiot who hid the gun in a sock.

Perhaps if Chicagoland's gun laws were more in line with the rest of the nation they wouldn't have felt the need to hide their gun assuming it was otherwise lawfully owned.
 
2014-03-07 10:39:20 PM
Police are questioning some bad fashion choices.

/too soon?
 
2014-03-07 10:39:26 PM

DrBenway: feckingmorons: He felt a gun in the sock, the gun accidentally fell out of the sock into his hand and accidentally discharged.

That seems plausible in someone's world I guess.

It's nice that the important thing about this story isn't that an innocent woman's dead, or that somehow some nitwit's clothes were donated with a freakin' loaded gun in them. Nope, the important, most noteworthy thing is that someone knows better about what happened than what the story gives us as reported. Awesome.


Or it could be foul play, which was his point, and was totally germane to any investigation of a death.

Also, stories sometimes run with incomplete or misleading details for a host of reasons, not the least of which is the police attempting to keep the perp from knowing he's under investigation until they have justification to charge him.

You probably understand these concepts, but were too busy salivating over a chance to be an ass to give it much thought.
 
2014-03-07 10:42:57 PM

Saturn5: I guess if it was something like this with no trigger guard it's believable.


Probably more accidental discharges than a fifteen year old boy.
 
2014-03-07 10:45:49 PM
"It accidentally went off when I cocked the hammer and pulled trigger" just doesn't have the same ring to it.
 
2014-03-07 10:50:05 PM

DrBenway: feckingmorons: He felt a gun in the sock, the gun accidentally fell out of the sock into his hand and accidentally discharged.

That seems plausible in someone's world I guess.

It's nice that the important thing about this story isn't that an innocent woman's dead, or that somehow some nitwit's clothes were donated with a freakin' loaded gun in them. Nope, the important, most noteworthy thing is that someone knows better about what happened than what the story gives us as reported. Awesome.



Correct. The quirky and improbable story of how the gun came to be present and discharge is virtually the entire reason that this is farkworthy in the first place.
 
2014-03-07 10:50:47 PM

Gyrfalcon: DrBenway: feckingmorons: He felt a gun in the sock, the gun accidentally fell out of the sock into his hand and accidentally discharged.

That seems plausible in someone's world I guess.

It's nice that the important thing about this story isn't that an innocent woman's dead, or that somehow some nitwit's clothes were donated with a freakin' loaded gun in them. Nope, the important, most noteworthy thing is that someone knows better about what happened than what the story gives us as reported. Awesome.

Yep.

The gun nuts have gotta have their say because GUNZ!


Not a gun nut here. Don't own any, don't want to own any, have enjoyed shooting, however. And I don't see ANYONE here saying that the article is absolutely wrong. What I see is this: A small caliber handgun just HAPPENED to drop out of something, then land in some guy's hand, and somehow malfunction after landing in his hand- a soft, shock absorbing surface, such that it fired, and was pointed in the victim's direction at something vital enough to kill her. With a .22. Which essentially means "square in the brain" or "dead center in the heart." While this is certainly possible, it's very unlikely. Now, there ARE a good number of cheap guns out there that are capable of firing if subjected to a severe shock (modern guns have to pass a "drop test" if their design includes a firing pin that isn't mechanically restrained from contacting the cartridge when not being fired) But a drop into a hand shouldn't be able to cause that much of a shock. if somehow the gun fell such that the trigger landed on his finger- unlikely since the gun most likely has a trigger guard-) an unmodified trigger should not be able to be pulled with that little force.

Now, this is pure guesswork. But something certainly sounds fishy as hell here. Again- what was said in the article is possible- just like it's possible that I could get struck by lightning 8 times in a row in the same place, and survive it. it's not real likely.
 
2014-03-07 11:00:23 PM

Greek: Not a gun nut here. Don't own any, don't want to own any, have enjoyed shooting, however. And I don't see ANYONE here saying that the article is absolutely wrong. What I see is this: A small caliber handgun just HAPPENED to drop out of something, then land in some guy's hand, and somehow malfunction after landing in his hand- a soft, shock absorbing surface, such that it fired, and was pointed in the victim's direction at something vital enough to kill her. With a .22. Which essentially means "square in the brain" or "dead center in the heart." While this is certainly possible, it's very unlikely. Now, there ARE a good number of cheap guns out there that are capable of firing if subjected to a severe shock (modern guns have to pass a "drop test" if their design includes a firing pin that isn't mechanically restrained from contacting the cartridge when not being fired) But a drop into a hand shouldn't be able to cause that much of a shock. if somehow the gun fell such that the trigger landed on his finger- unlikely since the gun most likely has a trigger guard-) an unmodified trigger should not be able to be pulled with that little force.

Now, this is pure guesswork. But something certainly sounds fishy as hell here. Again- what was said in the article is possible- just like it's possible that I could get struck by lightning 8 times in a row in the same place, and survive it. it's not real likely.


This.  And if the gun fell on it's trigger the bullet would be heading down, not towards someone else.
 
2014-03-07 11:06:25 PM

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: DrBenway: feckingmorons: He felt a gun in the sock, the gun accidentally fell out of the sock into his hand and accidentally discharged.

That seems plausible in someone's world I guess.

It's nice that the important thing about this story isn't that an innocent woman's dead, or that somehow some nitwit's clothes were donated with a freakin' loaded gun in them. Nope, the important, most noteworthy thing is that someone knows better about what happened than what the story gives us as reported. Awesome.


Correct. The quirky and improbable story of how the gun came to be present and discharge is virtually the entire reason that this is farkworthy in the first place.


Regarding how the gun came to go off "accidentally" and such, I'm given to think that even Farkers with a great deal of experience in these things have as little to do with real POS firearms as possible, and for good reasons. But isn't there a fairly substantial strata of truly crap cheap handguns out there (and likely poorly maintained to boot) that actually can go off with very little prompting? Say, the kind that might be left loaded in a sock that was given to Goodwill?
 
2014-03-07 11:28:41 PM

DrBenway: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: DrBenway: feckingmorons: He felt a gun in the sock, the gun accidentally fell out of the sock into his hand and accidentally discharged.

That seems plausible in someone's world I guess.

It's nice that the important thing about this story isn't that an innocent woman's dead, or that somehow some nitwit's clothes were donated with a freakin' loaded gun in them. Nope, the important, most noteworthy thing is that someone knows better about what happened than what the story gives us as reported. Awesome.


Correct. The quirky and improbable story of how the gun came to be present and discharge is virtually the entire reason that this is farkworthy in the first place.

Regarding how the gun came to go off "accidentally" and such, I'm given to think that even Farkers with a great deal of experience in these things have as little to do with real POS firearms as possible, and for good reasons. But isn't there a fairly substantial strata of truly crap cheap handguns out there (and likely poorly maintained to boot) that actually can go off with very little prompting? Say, the kind that might be left loaded in a sock that was given to Goodwill?


No, not really.
 
2014-03-07 11:34:31 PM
Who among us men hasn't had their gun discharge in the vicinity of a sock.
 
2014-03-07 11:39:58 PM

laid back w/bud light: Who among us men hasn't had their gun discharge in the vicinity of a sock.


Doesn't it take years for HIV to kill someone after that kind of gun discharges?

/LOL, by the way.
 
2014-03-07 11:44:20 PM

jso2897: And, equally obligatory:
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As an NRA member, I have to say I *have* noticed Cat Fancy getting a little too lib for my tastes...




Someone will believe this is true.
 
2014-03-07 11:44:53 PM
The gun be like "I'm gonna pop some hag..."
 
2014-03-07 11:47:15 PM
There are over four million Google hits for the phrase "gun went off."
 
2014-03-07 11:49:31 PM

DrBenway: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: DrBenway: feckingmorons: He felt a gun in the sock, the gun accidentally fell out of the sock into his hand and accidentally discharged.

That seems plausible in someone's world I guess.

It's nice that the important thing about this story isn't that an innocent woman's dead, or that somehow some nitwit's clothes were donated with a freakin' loaded gun in them. Nope, the important, most noteworthy thing is that someone knows better about what happened than what the story gives us as reported. Awesome.


Correct. The quirky and improbable story of how the gun came to be present and discharge is virtually the entire reason that this is farkworthy in the first place.

Regarding how the gun came to go off "accidentally" and such, I'm given to think that even Farkers with a great deal of experience in these things have as little to do with real POS firearms as possible, and for good reasons. But isn't there a fairly substantial strata of truly crap cheap handguns out there (and likely poorly maintained to boot) that actually can go off with very little prompting? Say, the kind that might be left loaded in a sock that was given to Goodwill?


Possible, but very unlikely.  The cheaper the pistol, the shiattier the trigger (lots of travel required for discharge, or requires more force than is conducive to decent accuracy to make it go off)  People pay a lot of money to have gunsmiths make their triggers have less travel and require less force.  The exact opposite of a knock off "deRRinger" somebody left in a sock.
 
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