Man injured by ND outside Bass Pro Shops

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Man injured by ND outside Bass Pro Shops

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Post by philip964 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:03 pm

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An unloaded gun.


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Post by Itnkrman » Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:09 pm

You'd "think" this wouldn't be an issue.

I seriously hope I'm never wrong, but I think I'd wear a little of the slide metal off by checking and re-checking that the weapon was unloaded before it ever left my home. But then again, I swore I turned the back porch light off before bed last night too.... :banghead:
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Post by philip964 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:31 pm

So will Bass Pro Shops be found liable, since they require the guns to be unloaded before being brought into the store?

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Post by suthdj » Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:40 pm

philip964 wrote:So will Bass Pro Shops be found liable, since they require the guns to be unloaded before being brought into the store?
It was unloaded outside the store, sadly it was unloaded into the owners own stomach.
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Post by Excaliber » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:40 pm

More details are needed here because it's hard to visualize how this could have been done accidentally.

Was he checking to see if it was unloaded by pointing it at his stomach and pulling the trigger?

Or was this an unsuccessful attempted suicide designed to look like an accident for insurance purposes?
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Post by MeMelYup » Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:22 pm

Bass Pro has nothing to do with it as he was taking it in to trade. It sounds like he grabbed the firearm by the barrel and dragged it toward himself, allowing something to flick the trigger. His bad. I was taught, when a young person, many many years ago, that you never drag a firearm towards yourself unless you wanted a bullet in the gut, and you never lean a firearm against a fence post when crossing a fence, or stepping through a fence, because you will shoot yourself.

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Post by Excaliber » Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:58 pm

MeMelYup wrote:Bass Pro has nothing to do with it as he was taking it in to trade. It sounds like he grabbed the firearm by the barrel and dragged it toward himself, allowing something to flick the trigger. His bad. I was taught, when a young person, many many years ago, that you never drag a firearm towards yourself unless you wanted a bullet in the gut, and you never lean a firearm against a fence post when crossing a fence, or stepping through a fence, because you will shoot yourself.
Your analysis is a real good candidate for explaining what happened, particularly if it was a long gun.
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Post by Blindref757 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:21 am

Rule 1 :banghead:

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Post by jmra » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:15 am

Thread title should read "Idiot injured by ND outside Bass Pro Shop"
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Post by Dadtodabone » Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:53 pm

darn shame
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Post by bigity » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:52 am

A friend of my wife's husband just recovered from shooting himself while cleaning a gun.

We are all human I guess but I cannot even fathom how you don't check a gun is empty half a dozen times before you even sit down with your cleaning supplies. Or even move it from it's normal resting spot.

At least if it's not your EDC gun.
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Post by mojo84 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:58 am

philip964 wrote:So will Bass Pro Shops be found liable, since they require the guns to be unloaded before being brought into the store?

I'm not directing this at you or attacking you. This type of thought process is much of the problem with our legal system. There are many that would try to hold Bass Pro liable even though they have nothing to do with it.
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Re: Man injured by ND outside Bass Pro Shops

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Post by HadEmAll » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:30 am

bigity wrote:A friend of my wife's husband .........
Your wife's husband?

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Post by C-dub » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:40 am

HadEmAll wrote:
bigity wrote:A friend of my wife's husband .........
Your wife's husband?
Could be a sneaky way of saying, a friend of mine.
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Post by C-dub » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:43 am

I like how the article says the he believed it was unloaded rather than actually checking to see if it was unloaded.
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