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Old 01-24-2010, 05:32 PM
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With lots of talk about handguns lately I wanted to pass along to please keep safety in mind whenever handling any gun. I was raised around guns and always respect any gun as a loaded gun.

A friend of mine was accidentally shot in the stomach today by a pistol. After being shot he was taken via airmed to a hospital in Houma, LA. He is in OK condition. The bullet cut his small intestines and he has no feeling in one of his legs.

I'm not sure of the circumstances, but I know he is an avid hunter and has handled guns all his life. Point is it can happen to anybody if not always thinking safely!

Please be careful!

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always treat a gun as if its loaded !! hope your friend makes a safe recovery
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I hope your friend is OK. You cant get careless with firearms or they will get you...
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always treat a gun as if its loaded !! hope your friend makes a safe recovery
I was rabbit hunting and at the end of the day racked the shells out before putting the gun away (it was a pump, racked it a few extra times just to be sure). Later when I went to clean it, I racked it just to be safe... and another shell popped out. It must of got hung up or jammed enough to not kick out earlier.

I still remember the feeling as I easily could of shot a hole in the drywall or worse that night...
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Originally Posted by PelagicHunter View Post
always treat a gun as if its loaded !! hope your friend makes a safe recovery
A rule my Grandfather taught me from day 1!! I will never forget it, and will always keep them pointed straight up, or straight down... (unless something is a target )

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always treat a gun as if its loaded !! hope your friend makes a safe recovery
I agree, normally most accidents with guns are from those that are not around them much but when it happens to someone that is around guns it is scary how it can happen

Hope it turns out ok
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I am sorry to hear about your friend and wish him well in recovery, but I doubt it was an accident. I would suspect negligence was the cause.
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I find that the people most familiar (comfortable) with guns make the dumbest mistakes.

Years ago we where returning from a duck trip, leaving the pirouges and getting into an old cypress lake skiff. My buddy laid his pump shotgun in the boat on top of a paddle. At the launch my buddy grabbed the bow rope and jumped ashore to tie the boat off. Not having a handy tree and slipping back into the muck he yelled for me to pass him the paddle. When the gun fell the 2 or 3 inches to the bottom of the boat it went off blowing a hole in the bow of the boat. My buddy broke two fingers and had to have a couple of pellets dug out from his belly. I had a four inch powder burn on my wrist. Fractions of an inch was the difference between serious, life changing injury and a good story.

He blamed me for not moving the gun before grabbing the paddle but we all know that he's the one that carried a loaded gun in the boat.
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Can happen to anybody. Even safeties are mechanical and can fail.
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I'm very Happy the Marines taught me weapon safety..I cannot stress enough how important it is to others unless you were in the service especially the Army or marines.. They drill it into your head..So I can only recommend if your not comfortable or think you are with weapon safety then you need to take a weapon safety course.. and remember once that round leaves the chamber there is no taken it back!

I dont even like a squirt gun pointed at me..

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Sh1t happens; ask the DEA agent in the following clip...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeGD7r6s-zU

"I'm the only one in this room qualified to carry a Glock 40....BAM"

Best wishes to your friend!
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We had a 17 year old high school senior accidentally shot and killed by his friend here about a week ago. I have been a firearms instructor for 20+ years and have seen it all. There is NEVER a time when guns are present for any lapse in safety. I am teaching both of my sons the right way to handle weapons and the cardinal rules of safety.
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very good topic. I was posting guns awareness specially with kids on the other threads.
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Sh1t happens; ask the DEA agent in the following clip...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeGD7r6s-zU

"I'm the only one in this room qualified to carry a Glock 40....BAM"

Best wishes to your friend!
This is a very disturbing video! Unbelievable.
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Originally Posted by Greg Manning View Post
Can happen to anybody. Even safeties are mechanical and can fail.
Yeah anyone DUMB enough to be pointing a gun at themself!!! In my opinion there is no accidents when it comes to guns, only carelessness and stupidity!

But I do hope your friend makes a full recovery Gary!
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Originally Posted by Jimm View Post
Sh1t happens; ask the DEA agent in the following clip...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeGD7r6s-zU

"I'm the only one in this room qualified to carry a Glock 40....BAM"
I knew smoking pot made yeah stupid, I just didn't know it made yeah That stupid!
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Originally Posted by Jimm View Post
Sh1t happens; ask the DEA agent in the following clip...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeGD7r6s-zU

"I'm the only one in this room qualified to carry a Glock 40....BAM"

Best wishes to your friend!
I can't believe the class went on. He's too stupid to know that he needs to cancel that class because he almost shot someone.
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I can't believe the class went on. He's too stupid to know that he needs to cancel that class because he almost shot someone.
X2 I also cannot believe not 1 person had the guts to walk out on this idiot

I swear, folks are getting dumber each & every day.
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