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Posted: 1/4/2007 7:09:15 AM EDT
Unbelievable
Oops
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 7:09:53 AM EDT
Man dies from accidental shooting in Mishawaka
MISHAWAKA — The cause of death of a man who mistakenly shot himself has been ruled accidental.

Gene W. Sult, 47, was drinking with friends about 9:15 p.m. Saturday in a home in the 100 block of Wayne Street when he began showing off his gun.

Sult handed the gun to a friend and when it was handed back to him, he said, “Don’t be afraid, it’s got a double safety,” according to police reports.

Sult then pointed the gun toward himself and began pulling the trigger. On about the fourth pull, the gun went off, striking him, the report said.

Sult was dead, sitting in a kitchen chair, when police arrived. His thumb was still on the trigger, the report said.
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 7:10:50 AM EDT
Chlorine in the gene pool.
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 7:10:53 AM EDT
Well, it wasn't a Glock, that's for sure....
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 7:11:18 AM EDT
Thats how I check all my guns... Point them at myself, and pull the trigger.  
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 7:12:17 AM EDT
Jeff Cooper's Rules of Gun Safety



RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED

RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY

RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET

RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 7:12:52 AM EDT
dumb fuck.


alcohol and guns do not mix
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 7:14:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2007 7:14:40 AM EDT by pyro6988]
Darwin at work.
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 7:14:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2007 7:14:46 AM EDT by Greenhorn]
Reminds me of the Three Stooges.

MOE:  Hey, did you lock the front door?
CURLY:  Yeah, twice!  Once this way, and once that way!
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 7:16:09 AM EDT
You can't fix stupid.
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 7:16:54 AM EDT
Should have only pulled it three times......
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 7:19:31 AM EDT
WTF is a double safety? The closest thing I can think of is the mechanism on a Springfield 1898 rifle. One is the usual prevent-the-gun-from-firing safety, and the other prevents the gun from feeding a round into the chamber.
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 7:20:02 AM EDT
Shame, at age 47 he had probably already reproduced, passing those stupid genes on to another generation.  Darwin has to get them young, or it's pointless.
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 7:21:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:
You can't fix stupid.


Actually...he did!
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 7:29:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
WTF is a double safety? The closest thing I can think of is the mechanism on a Springfield 1898 rifle. One is the usual prevent-the-gun-from-firing safety, and the other prevents the gun from feeding a round into the chamber.


Grip safety and thumb safety on 1911?
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 7:30:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:
You can't fix stupid.


Yes you can he fixed his own stupidity all by himself!
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 7:35:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
WTF is a double safety? The closest thing I can think of is the mechanism on a Springfield 1898 rifle. One is the usual prevent-the-gun-from-firing safety, and the other prevents the gun from feeding a round into the chamber.


Mebbe it was a lever action with the hammer safety and the crossbolt safety...but probably not, eh?
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 7:36:21 AM EDT
Apparently one of the safeties (the one between his ears) was defective.
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 7:37:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Punani:

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
WTF is a double safety? The closest thing I can think of is the mechanism on a Springfield 1898 rifle. One is the usual prevent-the-gun-from-firing safety, and the other prevents the gun from feeding a round into the chamber.


Grip safety and thumb safety on 1911?


Didn't think of a grip safety. Good point.
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 7:37:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By P08:

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:
You can't fix stupid.


Yes you can he fixed his own stupidity all by himself!
He didn't just fix it, he freakin' cured it!
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 7:49:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2007 7:50:25 AM EDT by Tolip]

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Jeff Cooper's Rules of Gun Safety



RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED

RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY

RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET

RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET

RULE V: DON'T TEST A GUN'S MECHANICAL SAFETY BY PULLING THE TRIGGER WHILE POINTING IT AT YOUR HEAD


updated to avoid lawsuits
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 7:50:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tolip:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Jeff Cooper's Rules of Gun Safety



RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED

RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY

RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET

RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET

RULE V: DON'T TEST A GUN'S MECHANICAL SAFETY BY PULLING THE TRIGGER WHILE POINTING IT AT YOUR HEAD


updated to avoid lawsuits



Well, Rule V isn't needed, since # I & II pretty much cover it.
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 8:00:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jmzd4:
dumb fuck.


alcohol stupid people and guns do not mix


To clarify, I have seen plenty of people shoot guns while enjoying a drink.  The key is moderation, as always.
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 8:05:47 AM EDT
an old friend of mine had a guy blow his brains out all over him doing almost exactly that in OK.

guy had been drinking, and decided to show him how his pistol wouldn't fire without a magazine in it. put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger to demonstrate.
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 8:06:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 8:11:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TZLVredmist:
Thats how I check all my guns... Point them at myself, and pull the trigger.  


That's dangerous. I always point it at someone else and pull the trigger.
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 8:13:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 8:13:52 AM EDT
I don't have much to add, since it's obvious that this guy violated every safety rule in the book (and maybe some I don't even know about).

Here's something though: Can we start a public education campaign directed at reporters in particular? Even after he PULLED THE TRIGGER 4 TIMES, the reporter still insisted on writing "the gun went off". I mean really, now.

Think about this, the next time you read a story about an "accidental" discharge.
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 11:11:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tolip:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Jeff Cooper's Rules of Gun Safety



RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED

RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY

RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET

RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET

RULE V: DON'T TEST A GUN'S MECHANICAL SAFETY BY PULLING THE TRIGGER WHILE POINTING IT AT YOUR HEAD


updated to avoid lawsuits


About ten years ago, 60 Minutes had on the guy who sued Remington after he blew off half of his left foot with his Model 700.

As the guy was explaining what happened, the pointed the barrel of the rifle to his remaining stump to show where his foot ended.

And there you go.
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 11:15:50 AM EDT
Big Boy gun handling rules:

DONT SHOOT ME

DONT SHOOT YOURSELF

DONT SHOOT ANYTHING YOU CANT AFFORD TO REPLACE
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 11:19:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jmzd4:
dumb fuck.


alcohol and guns do not mix


Yet we have an agency known as BATFE.  Go figure...
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 11:21:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:
As the guy was explaining what happened, the pointed the barrel of the rifle to his remaining stump to show where his foot ended.

And there you go.


Link Posted: 1/4/2007 11:22:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:
You can't fix stupid.


Apparently this guy did.
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 11:26:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Forest:

Originally Posted By PromptCritical:

Originally Posted By jmzd4:
dumb fuck.


alcohol stupid people and guns do not mix


To clarify, I have seen plenty of people shoot guns while enjoying a drink.  ...


That doesn't make is a smart thing to do.


Enjoying a hobby where you stand of good chance of hearing damage while breathing in all sorts of bad stuff and handling lead might not be the smart thing to do either, but sometimes you weigh the risk against the joy it brings and decide its worth it.
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 11:29:25 AM EDT
Wonder if he's related to these tards...
Link Posted: 1/4/2007 11:31:29 AM EDT
"They couldn't hit an elephant as this distance."  Spoken by Union General John Sedgwick minutes before being felled by a Confederate sharpshooter.
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