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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1334 on: June 19, 2016, 09:40:47 AM »
Gunfail 185, 42 fails from the week of March 11-17
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/6/10/1500624/-Man-blows-off-own-leg-shooting-explosives-packed-lawnmower-as-the-Founders-intended-GunFAIL-CLXXXV
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16 people accidentally shot (or otherwise injured) themselves with their guns, 12 kids were accidentally shot, 10 people were accidentally shot while handling guns with their friends, nine were accidentally shot to death, five people accidentally fired into the homes of their neighbors (and two into passing buses), and five others accidentally shot family members or significant others.

I wish they'd quit calling these accidental shootings.  None of them were accidents.  All of them were avoidable and due to negligence.

From the title fail, a yeeha in Georgia rigs up a rider mower with explosives and shoots with his AR.  Hilarity ensues when shrapnel severs his leg.  Captured on video by his pals.  You see blood splatter in the vid, but that's it.
http://kfor.com/2016/03/28/video-shows-man-shooting-at-lawn-mower-full-of-explosives-before-losing-leg/

The others pale in comparison.



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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1336 on: June 26, 2016, 07:53:00 AM »
In another thread I linked to an article about a British doctor.  In the same New Yorker is this pertinent article about guns:

"MAKING A KILLING
The business and politics of selling guns."

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/06/27/after-orlando-examining-the-gun-business

From the article, down the street from a Philadelphia bar:
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Ung hit DiDonato six times: in the liver, the lung, the shoulder, the hand, the intestine, and the spine. When DiDonato collapsed, Ung called 911 and said that he had shot a man. On the call, he was recorded pleading, “Why did you make me do it?” DiDonato, in a weak voice, can be heard saying, “Please don’t let me die.” When police arrived, Ung’s first words were “I have a permit.”

Ung was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault. He went on trial on February 8, 2011. DiDonato remained in critical condition for a month. After fourteen surgeries, he had regained the ability to walk, but his left foot hung limp, and he suffered lasting damage to his intestines...............

In court, many of the participants from that night testified, and it became clear that, in the seventy seconds in which the encounter unfolded, each side had misread the intentions and emotions of the other. Thomas Kelly, the reveller who had lunged at Ung’s group, had misjudged the effect of his cursing and gesturing. “It was more of a humorous ‘f**k you,’ ” he said, though Ung’s friend Joy Keh was convinced that Kelly and the others were a “bloodthirsty gang.” Ung’s misreading may have been the most catastrophic. When Kelly hiked up the drooping belt of his pants, Ung suspected that he, too, might have a gun. That mistake is not uncommon: a person holding a gun is more likely to misperceive an object in another person’s hand to be a gun, according to a 2012 study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.
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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1337 on: June 28, 2016, 02:47:39 PM »
[mobile link]

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_57729668e4b0dbb1bbbc0413

A mentally disturbed mother (she attempted suicide several times) kills her 17 and 22 year old daughters in a family gathering for her husband's birthday. He survived uninjured, she was shot dead by police after going outside to shoot one of her daughters again who fled. The other daughter died at the hospital.

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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1338 on: June 28, 2016, 03:04:41 PM »
MILWAUKEE -
A customer upset with his order at a Taco Bell shot into the restaurant's drive-thru window, police said.


http://m.wisn.com/news/forgotten-sour-cream-leads-to-milwaukee-fast-food-shooting/40257076
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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1339 on: June 28, 2016, 04:05:11 PM »
MILWAUKEE -
A customer upset with his order at a Taco Bell shot into the restaurant's drive-thru window, police said.


http://m.wisn.com/news/forgotten-sour-cream-leads-to-milwaukee-fast-food-shooting/40257076
So, "Run for the border?"
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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1340 on: June 28, 2016, 09:24:51 PM »
[mobile link]

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_57729668e4b0dbb1bbbc0413

A mentally disturbed mother (she attempted suicide several times) kills her 17 and 22 year old daughters in a family gathering for her husband's birthday. He survived uninjured, she was shot dead by police after going outside to shoot one of her daughters again who fled. The other daughter died at the hospital.

-Nam

I saw this yesterday. Horrible. And both daughters were killed.

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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1341 on: June 28, 2016, 10:12:49 PM »
MILWAUKEE -
A customer upset with his order at a Taco Bell shot into the restaurant's drive-thru window, police said.


http://m.wisn.com/news/forgotten-sour-cream-leads-to-milwaukee-fast-food-shooting/40257076

Does not belong in this thread.  I consider that to be a gun win.
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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1342 on: July 01, 2016, 01:36:49 PM »
http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/education/2016/06/17/tennessee-colleges-scramble-campus-carry-law-nears/85847784/

It goes into effect today; that's an older article. Where I initially read about it they were speaking of a bevy of issues.

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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1343 on: July 20, 2016, 08:42:32 PM »
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article90905442.html

So, here it is: an autistic black man escapes from the facility he was being treated at, and his caretaker, also a black man, goes after him. The autistic man is found in the middle of a street playing with his toy vehicle. The police are called, rifles drawn, and the caretaker tries to get the autistic man to lie down by showing him how it's done by laying down with his arms raised. Then, as he's laying there (the caretaker) with his arms raised a police officer shoots him in the leg. When the police officer is asked why he shot the unarmed man laying on his back with his arms raised, the police officer says, "I don't know".

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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1344 on: July 20, 2016, 09:17:48 PM »
What the officer meant was, "Unconscious and unacknowledged institutional racism that is so ingrained that it can put the caption 'dangerous armed criminal' under the image of any person of color, regardless of age, gender, social status or what they might actually be doing at the time."

Since that would take too long, "I don't know" is just as honest. The officer probably really does not consciously know.
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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1345 on: July 26, 2016, 10:22:00 AM »
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article90905442.html

So, here it is: an autistic black man escapes from the facility he was being treated at, and his caretaker, also a black man, goes after him. The autistic man is found in the middle of a street playing with his toy vehicle. The police are called, rifles drawn, and the caretaker tries to get the autistic man to lie down by showing him how it's done by laying down with his arms raised. Then, as he's laying there (the caretaker) with his arms raised a police officer shoots him in the leg. When the police officer is asked why he shot the unarmed man laying on his back with his arms raised, the police officer says, "I don't know".

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This should be in a new thread called "Police Fails."
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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1346 on: July 26, 2016, 11:31:13 AM »
Wonder how many were killed with guns just while the forum was down?
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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1347 on: July 26, 2016, 01:14:39 PM »
Wonder how many were killed with guns just while the forum was down?

In the US, statistically speaking: 135. On average 27 people die a day in the US by guns[1].

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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1348 on: August 07, 2016, 08:54:48 AM »
Gunfail 190
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/08/04/1517035/-Police-chief-shoots-cop-in-the-woods-no-one-tells-the-mayor-Does-it-make-a-sound-GunFAIL-CXC

Portland police chief shot a guy while on a hunting trip on April 21.  While they did call 911 at the time, he did not tell anyone back in his home town until a month later.  He was then investigated.

Other goodies, as well.
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Re: Gun Fails
« Reply #1349 on: August 21, 2016, 09:33:24 AM »
NRA's "academic" turns out to be a fraud.  Of course.
http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/nras-favorite-academic-john-lott-exposed-as-a-data-fudging-sock-puppeting-fraud/

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However, as Devin Hughes and Evan DeFelippis wrote, before he became the darling of the pro-gun right, “Not only was Lott’s assertion that more guns leads to more safety formally repudiated by a National Research Council panel, but he had also been caught pushing studies with severe statistical errors on numerous occasions. An investigation uncovered that he had almost certainly fabricated an entire survey on defensive gun use. And a blogger revealed that Mary Rosh, an online commentator claiming to be a former student of Lott’s who would frequently post about how amazing he was, was in fact John Lott himself. He was all but excommunicated from academia.”
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Of course, that is unlikely to change the minds of gun fondlers.
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