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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
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2014-03-07 10:50:47 PM  
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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 10:39:06 PM  
2 votes:

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 10:26:49 PM  
2 votes:
"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 10:22:17 PM  
2 votes:

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 09:58:56 PM  
2 votes:
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 09:10:46 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2014-03-08 12:58:35 AM  
1 vote:

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.


Old guy kept a gun in his sock drawer just in case, he died, family dumped his shiat into a bag and gave it to the donation place. Happy? Now, let's get back the incredible implausibility of the story the guy made up after he thought it was a toy gun and shot his coworker in the chest.
2014-03-07 10:34:25 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:26:01 PM  
1 vote:
"Accidental" gun death in Chicago? Happens all the time. It's the mafia way.

/She knew too much
2014-03-07 10:25:34 PM  
1 vote:
If only there were gun laws in Chicago!!!
2014-03-07 10:19:03 PM  
1 vote:
Another responsible gun owner keeping strict track of where their weapons are at all times.
2014-03-07 10:16:47 PM  
1 vote:
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 10:13:49 PM  
1 vote:
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 10:13:12 PM  
1 vote:
Guns don't kill people.
2014-03-07 07:41:09 PM  
1 vote:
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.
 
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