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2014-06-15 08:04:06 PM
She's practicing for the die-athalon.
 
2014-06-15 08:39:48 PM
She was taken to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach with none life threatening injuries.

You had one job proofreader.
The article only had four sentences.
 
2014-06-15 08:52:18 PM
She will be penalized for that, won't she?
 
2014-06-15 09:26:37 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: She will be penalized for that, won't she?


No, she gets bonus points for efficiency.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2014-06-15 10:52:07 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: She will be penalized for that, won't she?


That would violate her Second Amendment rights. Hell, you're doing that by merely stating publicly that she has a gun.
 
2014-06-15 11:24:57 PM
MaudlinMutantMoSllusk: She will be penalized for that, won't she?

FTA:  She was participating in a timed shooting competition at Volusia County Gun and Hunt Club when the accident occurred.

So it looks like it depends on how fast she shot herself in the leg.
 
2014-06-15 11:28:27 PM
So now her leg needs the right to bear arms. Unless the leg was shot by the right arm, then the left arm will need the right to bear arms for the leg's protection.
 
2014-06-15 11:31:52 PM
This would have never happened if she had stayed in the kitchen fixing sandwiches
 
2014-06-15 11:33:15 PM
A good leg with a  gun could have prevented this.
 
2014-06-15 11:33:16 PM
Well, obviously her timing sucks.
 
2014-06-15 11:33:41 PM
*clinks link*

Gadsden flag on site?....... Yep, Gadsden flag.

I'm not sure if I should be sad about the fact that this little yellow symbol has become shorthand for "imbecile" for me.
 
2014-06-15 11:37:46 PM
This was a timed shooting event?

Well what time was she supposed to shoot herself in the leg?
 
2014-06-15 11:39:35 PM

sarajlewis83: *clinks link*

Gadsden flag on site?....... Yep, Gadsden flag.

I'm not sure if I should be sad about the fact that this little yellow symbol has become shorthand for "imbecile" for me.


Gadsden flag is awesome. It pains me that it's been hijacked by idiots.
 
2014-06-15 11:41:03 PM
We need to ban armed legs!
 
2014-06-15 11:41:53 PM
What? She didn't die instantly?
 
2014-06-15 11:43:06 PM
There are some funny videos on that video site that show schlubs shooting themselves in the leg while practicing their quick draw technique.
 
2014-06-15 11:48:20 PM
Booger hook stays off of trigger until ready to fire. Drawing is not ready to fire. DQ for unsafe behavior.
 
2014-06-15 11:50:08 PM
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2014-06-15 11:50:31 PM

shanrick: She was taken to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach with none life threatening injuries.

You had one job proofreader.
The article only had four sentences.


There's also the photo caption:

VCSO investigates the scene after an accidentally shooting during a competition.
 
2014-06-15 11:59:49 PM

rbuzby: There are some funny videos on that video site that show schlubs shooting themselves in the leg while practicing their quick draw technique.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTGmTrQXrwg F word!
 
2014-06-16 12:02:45 AM

steklo: [img.fark.net image 634x703]


BAN ASSAULT WATERMELONS! FOR THE CHILDREN!
 
2014-06-16 12:09:03 AM
She made a horrible mistake but it resulted in minimal injuries.
How often does this happen?
Almost never?
Well then let's pretend that it's a huge deal and trot out the same old tired talking points from the anti-gun mental patients.
 
2014-06-16 12:09:03 AM

shanrick: She was taken to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach with none life threatening injuries.

You had one job proofreader.
The article only had four sentences.


bothered you too, didn't it? relying on spell check alone is a mistake.
 
2014-06-16 12:10:28 AM
I am betting that she works in some LEO capacity, you know like this trained expert.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuR5A6IcUbg
 
2014-06-16 12:12:42 AM
 
2014-06-16 12:13:33 AM

zepher: She made a horrible mistake but it resulted in minimal injuries.
How often does this happen?
Almost never?
Well then let's pretend that it's a huge deal and trot out the same old tired talking points from the anti-gun mental patients.


A quick search suggests that there are 14,000-19,000 accidental gun injuries per year in the US. That's not a huge number in per capita terms but I would call it "almost never".
 
2014-06-16 12:14:06 AM

steklo:


Racist
 
2014-06-16 12:14:20 AM
* please insert the word "not" in the appropriate place above. ^^^

/dammit
 
2014-06-16 12:16:26 AM

Mrtraveler01: Pretty odd definition of "almost never


Considering the  numberthat occur annually it is a fairly rare occurrence, much less  than other types of accidents. You know like with kitchen knives, assorted power tools, hammers, or even cars
 
2014-06-16 12:18:48 AM
Reminds me of my first IPSC shoot right here in Florida.

The guys were freaked to see the long hair hippie with a gun, especially in organized competition.
Being an engineer I love guns for their mechanical elegance, the sports are fun, the defense is
necessary but the engineering is just sexy.  So as they were giving the safety briefing I paid
attention, when they moved on to the scoring I zoned out, I cared more about just hitting the
targets at all.  So I went through and hit every single target with only a couple misses and my
speed was decent for a noob. 

After I holstered my Kimber the range officer asked me, "Did you know you shot all the innocents?"

It was then I realized I should have paid attention to the scoring rules.  Thinking on my feet I replied,
"Really, I was going to ask you why you left witnesses?"

They never questioned my motives as a hippie again.

Love playing with the redneck mind.
 
2014-06-16 12:19:08 AM

steklo:


I have a bad history with chubby redheads.
 
2014-06-16 12:19:56 AM

Mrtraveler01: zepher: She made a horrible mistake but it resulted in minimal injuries.
How often does this happen?
Almost never?
Well then let's pretend that it's a huge deal and trot out the same old tired talking points from the anti-gun mental patients.

Pretty odd definition of "almost never"

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/man-shoots-himself-in-leg-aft er -leaving-gun-safety/ndPND/

http://www.freep.com/article/20140224/NEWS03/302240114/independence- to wnship-man-shoots-self-in-head

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie =U TF-8#q=person+shoots+self+with+gun&start=10

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/05/05/man-accidently-shoots-self-at-f lo rida-gun-range/

http://journaltimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/police-man-shoot s- self-at-shooting-range/article_d1c64ee8-9e5c-11e3-8909-001a4bcf887a.ht ml


Way to move the goal posts and include incidents that had nothing to do with a competition to include stuff like training classes and regular gun range incidents.

But hey, just like the 74 school gun incidents you anti-gun liars have to inflate stats to make your emotional plea for gun bans more effective.
 
2014-06-16 12:20:41 AM
She knew she was bad with a gun, and did the responsible thing, she shot the bad person with a gun.  So lets charge her and give an award at the same time.  However, she didn't qualify for the Darwin.
 
2014-06-16 12:21:53 AM

Azlefty: Mrtraveler01: Pretty odd definition of "almost never

Considering the  numberthat occur annually it is a fairly rare occurrence, much less  than other types of accidents. You know like with kitchen knives, assorted power tools, hammers, or even cars


I'm not saying it's an epidemic. I'm just saying that having roughly 38 accidental gun injuries a day doesn't really constitute as "almost never".
 
2014-06-16 12:22:50 AM

zepher: But hey, just like the 74 school gun incidents you anti-gun liars have to inflate stats to make your emotional plea for gun bans more effective.


What makes you think I want to ban guns? I think they're counterproductive.
 
2014-06-16 12:28:15 AM

Jument: zepher: She made a horrible mistake but it resulted in minimal injuries.
How often does this happen?
Almost never?
Well then let's pretend that it's a huge deal and trot out the same old tired talking points from the anti-gun mental patients.

A quick search suggests that there are 14,000-19,000 accidental gun injuries per year in the US. That's not a huge number in per capita terms but I would call it "almost never".


Again, the article was about a shooting competition.
Not just some shlub playing with their gun while drunk.
You know if you learn to read and keep things in context conversations would go much better.

I knew a guy that owned a shooting range.
When he was going through the process to open the place he said he was certain that his business insurance was going to be crazy expensive.
Turned out it was much, mush cheaper than a convenience store or just about every other place the public frequented.
You honestly think that insurance would be cheap for a business that was prone to having injuries happen on the premises?
 
2014-06-16 12:28:16 AM
Going to have a hard time standing her ground with an injury like that.
 
2014-06-16 12:28:55 AM

zepher: She made a horrible mistake but it resulted in minimal injuries.
How often does this happen?
Almost never?
Well then let's pretend that it's a huge deal and trot out the same old tired talking points from the anti-gun mental patients.


Horrible mistake is still a horrible mistake.
 
2014-06-16 12:31:53 AM
There are no accidental discharges, only negligent discharges -- guns don't just "go off" magically.

If it happened at the beginning of a stage (after "Make Ready" when the shooter loads their firearm) or between a series (if that the stage type), the shooter has some bad trigger discipline.  Keep your fat fingers off the trigger until you are ready to fire -- its not hard (and then you won't Plaxico yourself).

If it happened after, the shooter is still to blame, but there's an RO who should be chewed out too.  The way its supposed to work:  After the course of fire (e.g. the timed part), the RO states: (1) "If you have finished your course of fire, unload and show clear."  (RO waits to see an empty chamber) (2)  "Hammer down" (RO waits for trigger pull with muzzle pointed downrange) and then (3) "Holster".  USPSA (and IDPA I think) does it this way for a reason.  Somebody failed both steps 1 and 2.
 
2014-06-16 12:33:10 AM

lindalouwho: zepher: She made a horrible mistake but it resulted in minimal injuries.
How often does this happen?
Almost never?
Well then let's pretend that it's a huge deal and trot out the same old tired talking points from the anti-gun mental patients.

Horrible mistake is still a horrible mistake.


That resulted in minimal injuries.
So it was only horrible in the sense of what could have happened not in the sense of what actually happened.
 
2014-06-16 12:35:32 AM
A woman in a speed shooting competition where probably hundreds of a second matter, screwed up with muscular memory and shot herself in the leg.

Keeping this in context I am ok with this accident.
 
2014-06-16 12:37:39 AM

wildlifer: Booger hook stays off of trigger until ready to fire. Drawing is not ready to fire. DQ for unsafe behavior..


According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, the woman shot herself while putting her gun in her holster.

"Don't worry, I know what I'm doing," says every gun owner, ever.
 
2014-06-16 12:45:18 AM

zepher: lindalouwho: zepher: She made a horrible mistake but it resulted in minimal injuries.
How often does this happen?
Almost never?
Well then let's pretend that it's a huge deal and trot out the same old tired talking points from the anti-gun mental patients.

Horrible mistake is still a horrible mistake.

That resulted in minimal injuries.
So it was only horrible in the sense of what could have happened not in the sense of what actually happened.


What happened is someone accidentally shot themselves. That's a horrible mistake.

No matter how you spin it ;-)
 
2014-06-16 12:45:23 AM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: wildlifer: Booger hook stays off of trigger until ready to fire. Drawing is not ready to fire. DQ for unsafe behavior..

According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, the woman shot herself while putting her gun in her holster.

"Don't worry, I know what I'm doing," says every gun owner, ever.


She clearly needs more practice.
 
2014-06-16 12:55:28 AM

zepher: She made a horrible mistake but it resulted in minimal injuries.
How often does this happen?
Almost never?
Well then let's pretend that it's a huge deal and trot out the same old tired talking points from the anti-gun mental patients.


Tell me the one again about "responsible" gun owners. That one's hilarious.
 
2014-06-16 12:57:52 AM
This had to be a glock. They are prone to self injury when attempting to quick draw.

Hey! Glock! Put an actual safety on your guns!
 
2014-06-16 01:13:10 AM
She is going to have so many "standing your ground" jokes on her Facebook wall.
 
2014-06-16 01:18:09 AM
Unlike this woman, the comments in this thread hit the mark.
 
2014-06-16 01:20:43 AM

Azlefty: Mrtraveler01: Pretty odd definition of "almost never

Considering the  numberthat occur annually it is a fairly rare occurrence, much less  than other types of accidents. You know like with kitchen knives, assorted power tools, hammers, or even cars


That's a pretty false comparison, isn't it? Are guns used nearly as frequently as those things, many of which may see daily use? On a "per use" basis, is the frequency of gun related accidents higher or lower than with those things? I don't know the answer to that and I have dog no in this fight, but I do know it is not reasonable to just throw numbers up without converting them into comparable statistics. 

Seriously, I would actually be fairly interested in seeing a direct comparison of accident rates of these things rather than just raw numbers.
 
2014-06-16 01:27:22 AM

mamoru: Azlefty: Mrtraveler01: Pretty odd definition of "almost never

Considering the  numberthat occur annually it is a fairly rare occurrence, much less  than other types of accidents. You know like with kitchen knives, assorted power tools, hammers, or even cars

That's a pretty false comparison, isn't it? Are guns used nearly as frequently as those things, many of which may see daily use? On a "per use" basis, is the frequency of gun related accidents higher or lower than with those things? I don't know the answer to that and I have dog no in this fight, but I do know it is not reasonable to just throw numbers up without converting them into comparable statistics. 

Seriously, I would actually be fairly interested in seeing a direct comparison of accident rates of these things rather than just raw numbers.


hmmm.....listed against gun accidents are accidents that occur while doing necessary things.....
 
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