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(WCAX Vermont)   He initially said he was shot in NY, but then said he was shot in VT, and claimed he didn't realize he was wounded, thinking it was a bee sting. Police say he lied several times before finally admitting he shot himself while cleaning his gun   (wcax.com) divider line
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5 days ago  
what are the odds on not being allowed to legally own a gun?
 
5 days ago  
More responsible gun owners
 
5 days ago  
It was not a significant bullet.
 
5 days ago  
Pownal man pwns self?
 
5 days ago  
I'm wondering why? Is it a crime to shoot yourself accidentally?
If not, this guy is dumb as hell lying to the cops about it.
 
5 days ago  
I'll bet he's still lying.
 
5 days ago  
Haha, dumbass.
 
5 days ago  
Eject the magazine.

Rack the slide.

Pull the slide back and look to visually verify the gun is clear.

It takes about 5 seconds. How stupid do you have to be to skip it?
 
5 days ago  
Why should this guy be allowed to own a gun?
Why does he want to own a gun, other than to hurt himself and others?
I'm sure he just enjoys target practice.
 
5 days ago  
Shot himself while PLAYING with his gun. I'll bet the number of folks who really accidentally shot themselves while actually cleaning is pretty damn low.
 
5 days ago  
The important thing here is that he was able to own a gun.
 
5 days ago  

special20: I'm wondering why? Is it a crime to shoot yourself accidentally?
If not, this guy is dumb as hell lying to the cops about it.


It might be a crime to discharge a weapon there.
 
5 days ago  
First rule of gun safety: every gun cleaner is loaded
 
5 days ago  
Curious if the suspect description was darker skinned than the actual perp.
 
5 days ago  
"A Pownal man faces charges after he shot himself in the hand"

followed by:

"He also claimed he didn't realize he was wounded, thinking it was possibly a bee sting."


Did he barely hit his hand? Was this some very underpowered ammunition? Or was he sitting there with a dripping hole in his hand telling the police "tis but a scratch" expecting them to believe it?
 
5 days ago  
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It's not really a big deal. My vape exploded in my pocket. I fell in a thorn bush. I was playing tennis. I didn't stretch before Yoga.
Action Bronson taken to ER after vape explodes in pocket (or yoga, or something)
Youtube bl-7ozqmpWU

NSFW.
 
5 days ago  

The Madd Mann: Eject the magazine.

Rack the slide.

Pull the slide back and look to visually verify the gun is clear.

It takes about 5 seconds. How stupid do you have to be to skip it?


I'm gonna guess the same level of stupid to "accidentally" put your finger on the trigger of a loaded gun while "cleaning" it.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

Nick Nostril: The important thing here is that he was able to own a gun.


Ne needs it for protection.
 
5 days ago  
You cannot clean a gun whilst it is loaded. It is physically impossible. Anyone who shoots themselves was definitely not cleaning the gun.
 
5 days ago  
He was sittin' there twirlin' his gun around
And butterfingers Irving gunned himself down
 
5 days ago  

iheartscotch: You cannot clean a gun whilst it is loaded. It is physically impossible. Anyone who shoots themselves was definitely not cleaning the gun.


You can't wipe down the frame with a rag or push a patch down a barrel while a gun is loaded?
 
5 days ago  

drewogatory: I'll bet the number of folks who really accidentally shot themselves while actually cleaning is pretty damn low.


Came here to say nobody shoots themselves while cleaning a gun.
 
5 days ago  
"Where were you shot?"

"In the ass. I was shot in the ass,"
 
5 days ago  

The Madd Mann: Eject the magazine.

Rack the slide.

Pull the slide back and look to visually verify the gun is clear.

It takes about 5 seconds. How stupid do you have to be to skip it?


No one gets shot cleaning their gun. They get shot playing with it.

It's just an arousal aid.
 
5 days ago  
At least he shot himself. One thing. He did one thing right.
 
5 days ago  

The Madd Mann: Eject the magazine.

Rack the slide.

Pull the slide back and look to visually verify the gun is clear.

It takes about 5 seconds. How stupid do you have to be to skip it?


Rack the slide three times to be sure
 
5 days ago  

Gin Buddy: At least he shot himself. One thing. He did one thing right.


I disagree, he couldn't even do that right -

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Dumbass.  I don't own a gun and even I know "treat every gun like it's loaded".
 
5 days ago  

cretinbob: what are the odds on not being allowed to legally own a gun?


Or he was drunk.

I knew an alcoholic that got drunk and called some old friends, was told some stories of their old drunken behavior, felt ashamed, hung up the phone and went into the bathroom and shot their leg.

Later they called back and asked people to back up their claim to have been sober and cleaning their gun. In the bathroom. Apparently it was illegal to discharge a fireman within city limits and additional penalties if alcohol was involved. They wanted to add perjury, too. We had to remind them that they went to hospital, and probably had some blood tests, and probably had some drug tests, too. Some people are not too bright.

/not so Csb
 
5 days ago  

special20: I'm wondering why? Is it a crime to shoot yourself accidentally?
If not, this guy is dumb as hell lying to the cops about it.



In many places, it's a crime to discharge a weapon negligently.  Because you're not the only person you might 'accidentally' shoot while 'cleaning' your weapon.
 
5 days ago  

special20: I'm wondering why? Is it a crime to shoot yourself accidentally?
If not, this guy is dumb as hell lying to the cops about it.


Seems like a great way to get police to think you shot yourself accidentally.  Get "caught" lying a couple times, then act all embarrassed and say you were cleaning your gun.

Brilliant!
 
5 days ago  
That dumbass went full Clinton
 
5 days ago  
You Had One Job
Youtube zHCzlCoDBCI
 
5 days ago  
It's just a toy to these people.
 
5 days ago  
I own firearms. Hand guns and long guns. Pistols and revolvers. I have no idea how it's even possible to shoot oneself while cleaning a firearm.
 
5 days ago  
"Cleaning"
 
5 days ago  

RaceDTruck: The Madd Mann: Eject the magazine.

Rack the slide.

Pull the slide back and look to visually verify the gun is clear.

It takes about 5 seconds. How stupid do you have to be to skip it?

Rack the slide three times to be sure


If it didn't work the first two times, why would it work the third?
 
4 days ago  

drewogatory: Shot himself while PLAYING with his gun. I'll bet the number of folks who really accidentally shot themselves while actually cleaning is pretty damn low.


It's zero
 
4 days ago  

mcmnky: I own firearms. Hand guns and long guns. Pistols and revolvers. I have no idea how it's even possible to shoot oneself while cleaning a firearm.


He was playing with it and alcohol was involved is my bet. The only real "accidental discharge" I've seen (outside of one or two people that just didn't know how lite a trigger pull was on an unfamiliar weapon) involved a guy that was going around and cocking the hammer back then walking it forward with his thumb while pulling the trigger. Long story short, his thumb "slipped".

/most pistols, especially revolvers and glocks, have a relatively strong trigger pull, but some, usually high end or specialized target shooters have a trigger pull that is barely noticeable so you don't throw off the shot.
// for my .45 kimber and the. 22 I use for competition you basically just need to take a breath and imagine you're pulling the trigger to fire them.
///the more pressure you have to put on the trigger, the greater the chances you move your sight line just a small hair to the left or right, which can seriously throw off a shot when the target you're aiming at is 20+ yards away and very small.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
Getting shot while cleaning your own gun sounds like a euphemism from a Kevin Smith movie.
 
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