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Posted: 6/18/2002 1:19:07 PM EDT
[url]http://www.timesonline.com/site/new...0&PAG=461&rfi=9[/url] In all honesty, this really is tragic :/ --------------------------- Dad shoots son, 47, with Father's Day gift By Bill Toland, Times Staff 06/18/2002 CORAOPOLIS - Two days after a Coraopolis father accidentally shot his son with the handgun he'd just received as a Father's Day gift, the son remains in serious condition in a Pittsburgh hospital. Robert Kleindienst, 47, was injured around 5 p.m. Sunday when the gun he'd given to his father discharged as it was being removed from its packaging. The accident happened in the Kleindiensts' home along Fleming Street in Coraopolis, police said. "Apparently, the son was having difficulty getting the gun out of the plastic case," said Allegheny County Police Superintendent Ken Fulton. "The father tried to help his son get the gun out of the case, and when he pulled on the gun, it fired." The father apparently had no idea that the gun was loaded, police said. The younger Kleindienst was shot once in the side, and the bullet ended up in his shoulder. Kleindienst was taken to Allegheny General Hospital, where as of Monday evening remained in serious condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Richard Kleindienst, the father, declined to comment when contacted at home. A woman who answered the phone at the home also had no comment. Meanwhile, Allegheny County police believe that the handgun was loaded a week prior to the Sunday accident, perhaps right after it was purchased. When the gun was returned to its packaging, Robert Kleindienst forgot to unload it, and it was still loaded when he gave it to his father, police said. The gun was a .22-caliber Ruger revolver. Allegheny County police are calling the shooting an accident and don't plan on filing any charges, Fulton said. Bill Toland can be reached online at btoland@timesonline.com. ©Beaver County Times/Allegheny Times 2002
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 1:23:25 PM EDT
A wrapped loaded weapon. Real smart.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 1:23:30 PM EDT
That sucks, but it was really stupid of the son to wrap up a loaded gun. Bill3508
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 1:30:31 PM EDT
The sad fact of the matter is, if the rules of gun safety had been followed then this wouldn't have been an issue. As I see it, at least two were broken (treat all guns as if they're loaded, never point a gun at someone else) and probably at least one more. Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 1:32:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 1:34:20 PM EDT
I think more people like this should own guns. It would speed up evolution.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 1:35:24 PM EDT
Dumb-ass!
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 1:53:47 PM EDT
Thats kind of like getting a relative a new car and forgetting to tell them that you were playing around with it and forgot that you drained the brake fluid.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 1:56:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2002 1:56:27 PM EDT by M1QJ]
what a fucking dumbass. Stupidity can be painful. (edited to say, my sig fits for that dumbass)
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 1:57:02 PM EDT
we need laws that prevent giving firearms as gifts... it's for the children!
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 1:58:49 PM EDT
At least the fool who left it loaded was the one who got shot.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 2:02:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 2:03:22 PM EDT
Double Dumb A** Award
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 2:06:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By kindstranger: Thats kind of like getting a relative a new car and forgetting to tell them that you were playing around with it and forgot that you drained the brake fluid.
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Bingo!
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 2:08:15 PM EDT
Sounds fishy to me. How much trouble could you actually have removing a Ruger from a box. Even if it is loaded, what is there in a plastic Ruger box that would tug the trigger or worse still; the fool who would pull the trigger to free it from box/wrapping? lib-who was'nt there
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 2:12:01 PM EDT
At least Ruger's ass is covered. Says right on the barrel of the weapon to "read the instruction manual".
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 2:16:17 PM EDT
Maybe this is wht the Glock box says not to store a loaded weapons in it.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 2:26:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By kindstranger: Thats kind of like getting a relative a new car and forgetting to tell them that you were playing around with it and forgot that you drained the brake fluid.
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uhhu..... and where did you do this?
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 4:18:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NOVA5: A woman who answered the phone at the home also had no comment.
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I hate reporters.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 4:24:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 4:29:51 PM EDT
How much trouble could you actually have removing a Ruger from a box.
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Exactly. Pop the plastic latch, lift the lid, and the gun is just sitting there in the case -- how hard is that? And what's worse, this was a [b]revolver[/b]. Someone either had to cock the hammer or give the trigger a good, long tug (assuming it was a DA) before it would fire.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 5:54:02 PM EDT
Good thing he didn't get him a case of grenades. coyote3
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 6:14:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 6:29:45 PM EDT
GREAT!!! One more DUMB ASS to fuel the fire for damn "anti-gunners."
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 6:31:06 PM EDT
OK, NO the gun should not be loaded. BUT NEVER should you put your finger on the trigger unless you have checked the chamber and have a traget in your sights. Daddy is just as guilty of violating gun safety laws as the son. No one deserved to be shot, just another gun accident that had a DOUBLE layer of possible prevention that failed.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 7:20:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 11:01:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ColonelKlink: What kind of idiot packages a loaded weapon.
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One thats in a hospital in serious condition! [:E]
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 1:30:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2002 1:30:55 AM EDT by SeaDweller]
Stupid moronS. Shhh...Semi-Darwin Theory in progress.
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 5:39:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Libertoon: Sounds fishy to me. How much trouble could you actually have removing a Ruger from a box. Even if it is loaded, what is there in a plastic Ruger box that would tug the trigger or worse still; the fool who would pull the trigger to free it from box/wrapping?
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My Single Six was packed in a plastic bag within the case. It was a snug fit. But still the hammer had to cocked and the trigger pulled to fire the weapon. Betcha son loaded the revolver and had the hammer back when he returned it to the wrap. Sad...
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 6:16:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By WackyG: Double Dumb A** Award
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almost a darwin award
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 6:44:45 AM EDT
I predict the alcohol content of both idiots was very high.
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