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  • sableagle
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    Husband and wife accidentally shot during church gun safety talk

    A man accidentally shot himself and his wife during a discussion on gun safety at a Tennessee church, police say.

    The 81-year-old took out his pistol to show another parishioner amid a talk about recent shootings at places of worship.

    Forgetting the weapon was loaded, he fired a single round, striking himself in the hand and his 80-year-old wife, who was sitting in her wheelchair.

    "The discussion of guns in churches came up," she said. "Should we have guns in churches, if people carry guns should they bring them to church?"

    She said one of the parishioners mentioned that he carries his pistol with him everywhere.

    The man produced the handgun from his pocket, removed the magazine, and handed it to other churchgoers to inspect.

    He then took his weapon back, restored the magazine, holstered the weapon and put it back in his pocket, Mistin said.

    Another parishioner later asked to see the weapon.

    The man produced the gun and accidentally pulled the trigger.

    "They heard a big explosion," said Mistin. "Wasn't sure what it was, and Miss Nicole looked at Miss Catherine, and Miss Catherine looked at her and she said, 'I've been shot.'"

    The bullet hit the gun-owner in the right hand before piercing his wife's abdomen and exiting through her right forearm, ricocheting off the wall and landing by her wheelchair, according to police.

    Mistin said the man may have lost his thumb.

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  • sableagle
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    Failing on rules 1 and 4:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7604421.html

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  • sableagle
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    ^^^^^ Aoife Madden with a what?

    Anyway ...

    A Florida man accidentally shot himself while cleaning his handgun, but only noticed two days later when he changed his shirt and discovered the bullet hole in his arm.

    Michael Blevins, 37, checked himself into a hospital in Orange City, Florida on Saturday after finding entrance and exit wounds in his arm. According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Mr Blevins told police he had been cleaning his .22 calibre pistol last Thursday when he held the weapon to his chest to prevent his dog jumping up at it.

    As he stood up, his bad back gave out, he fell and hit his head on a glass coffee table. He heard a gunshot at the time, he said, but felt no pain – perhaps because he was taking medication for his back pain. It was only on Saturday, as he changed from his long-sleeved black shirt into a light brown one, that he realised he had injured himself.

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  • Griffith
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    Some tents rented and set up and a little shopping cash for Midnight Madness...

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  • sableagle
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    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...-a6802096.html



    Aoife Madden with Kalashnikov

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  • sableagle
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    https://youtu.be/G55bnP5sDjI?t=315



    Also:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0SS01C20151103

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  • sableagle
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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-10318694.html
    Vladimir Gotlibovsky, 42, had the gun in his pocket and accidentally set it off when reaching for his seating card, according to New York police.

    The bullet ricocheted off the floor and grazed the head of 55-year-old Maya Rafailovich. Mrs Rafailovich was taken to a Manhattan hospital with non-life threatening injuries and was discharged late last night.

    Four others – a 38-year-old woman, a 45-year-old woman and a 59-year-old man – suffered leg injuries when they were hit by shattered glass, tile and marble. They were treated at surrounding hospitals but their injuries were not thought to be serious.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-10318837.html

    A young woman has died after she was accidentally hit in the head by gunfire during a wedding party in France.

    The woman, believed to be aged around 19 or 20, was in the street when celebratory shots were fired from a procession of cars taking part in a wedding in Marly, northern France.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...e-8922078.html
    An eight-year-old boy accidentally shot a five-year-old child in the face, police have confirmed.

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  • sableagle
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    I'm guessing it's one of these:

    http://world.guns.ru/sniper/large-ca...rett-m2-e.html



    Caliber: .50 BMG (12.7 x 99mm)
    Operation: Short Recoil, Semi-Automatic
    Overall Length: 1448 mm
    Barrel Length: 737 mm
    Feed Device: 10 Round Detachable Box Magazine
    Sights: 10X Telescopic
    Weight: 12.9 kg empty
    Muzzle Velocity: 854 m/s (M33 Ball)
    Max Effective Range: 1800 meters
    Expected accuracy: 1.5 - 2.0 MOA or better


    YouTube user DemolitionRanch has a lot of fun with one of those on Fridays: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...jBaKm7VGL3Qf1J

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  • SelkieDreams
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    ... ._. That's a terrifying image... It's twice her size! I have nothing against guns, but holy mother of guns it's huge!

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  • sableagle
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    Originally posted by Xanthina View Post
    My daughter was born on a military base with the sound of artillery in the background.
    This her?



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  • sableagle
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    Originally posted by MNsane View Post
    yeah, its not Mathilda you need to watch out for, it's her friend Leon, he's a cleaner
    There are rumours that her son and daughter aren't good choices of people to cross, either. One of them's some sort of Taoist warrior monk or something and the other's got some weird AoE buff power. You wouldn't think a professional military garrison with body armour and armoured vehicles could be overwhelemed by a couple of dozen angry koalas ...

    Originally posted by sableagle View Post
    Count how many rules this arsehole was breaking.One assumes he did believe that he knew what he was doing.

    If he claims to abide by the rules posted above, that was attempted murder.
    Originally posted by sableagle View Post
    Count how many rules this arsehole was breaking.

    It's a useful illustration of the rule about knowing what's behind your "target", because Interior walls do not stop bullets.
    Those two and the DEA agent who shot himself in the foot were famous.

    China just had to join in, didn't they?

    http://www.china.org.cn/china/2014-0...t_32526202.htm

    A policeman's gun fired accidentally during a safety demonstration at a Henan Province kindergarten this morning, slightly injuring five people, the Henan Business Daily reported.

    The incident happened about 10 am at Haiwen Experimental Kindergarten in Zhengdong New Area in Zhengzhou, capital of Henan Province, as children staged a performance for the coming International Children's Day. The five injured, including four parents and one child, were taken to the hospital but suffered only slight skin injuries.

    Officers from the Zhengdong Police Station went to the kindergarten to offer a lesson in safety precaution, and the accident happened as a policeman was showing the equipment. When the gun fired, pieces of concrete hit by the bullet flew up and scratched the arms and legs of four parents and a child.
    That ... could have gone so much worse ...

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  • sableagle
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    Aircraft
    Motor vehicles
    Deep water
    Moving water
    Power tools
    Aspirin
    Live ammunition

    All things that don't mix well with alcohol.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...y-9153098.html

    Darwin Award candidate.

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  • Tommycat
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    How do you guys feel about the FAL? my girlfriend happened to pick one up(in pieces), and I'm about to throw it together. I personally liked the M14 and by extension the M1A. I like them because they may talk about getting rid of "Assault Weapon" ammo like the .223 of the AR(Yeah I know it's also used in others) and the 7.62x39 of the AK(and SKS). But the .308 round is still considered a "hunting firearm" round(Yes I know how stupid and silly they are for saying the .223 is more deadly than a .308)

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  • Dominic
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    Hmmm, so it looks like I need to save my pennies and go for the M14. The "Slightly less accurate, MUCH more robust" bit is what did it for me. If the fit should one day hit the shan, I want a good rifle for my bug-out kit. I've got a good deer-slayer already, a bolt-action spring field .30-06. I need to sight it in again...

    Thanks for the many responses!

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  • Shryke
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    I hunt with a Swiss K-31, I recommend them for all of the budget minded history geeks.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K31

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