Man shoots own hand testing weapon laser

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Man shoots own hand testing weapon laser

Postby Syntyr » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:03 pm

Man shoots his own hand while trying to see if laser is on.

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Re: Man shoots own hand testing weapon laser

Postby mayor » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:10 pm

at least he didn't turn it around to see if it was on.

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Re: Man shoots own hand testing weapon laser

Postby AndyC » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:49 pm

Zero sympathy - hope it hurts.
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Re: Man shoots own hand testing weapon laser

Postby Syntyr » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:18 pm

AndyC wrote:Zero sympathy - hope it hurts.


Looks like it did! Zero sympathy from me either. You know I have owned weapons for 30 years and not one negligent discharge...
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Re: Man shoots own hand testing weapon laser

Postby Javier730 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:37 pm

Syntyr wrote:
AndyC wrote:Zero sympathy - hope it hurts.


Looks like it did! Zero sympathy from me either. You know I have owned weapons for 30 years and not one negligent discharge...

Zero negligent discharges from me either but I will say its one thing to have a ND and its another to be a complete idiot.
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Re: Man shoots own hand testing weapon laser

Postby Flightmare » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:41 pm

He was close to being a Darwin Award winner
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Re: Man shoots own hand testing weapon laser

Postby hovercat » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:52 pm

The firearm did not 'go off'. He pulled the trigger.

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Re: Man shoots own hand testing weapon laser

Postby Jago668 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:58 pm

I saw that story somewhere else. I knew where it was going from the first frame of the video. I'm not perfect, and I've done dumb stuff. However I'm not so dumb as to put part of my body in front of a barrel. Think I was 5 the first time I shot a .22 rifle with my step-dad helping me hold it. I've never had a negligent discharge. It is amazing what always following the gun safety rules will do for you. While I am not particularly sympathetic, I do dislike that it happened. I do not like to see anything that gives credence to anything gun grabbers say.
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Re: Man shoots own hand testing weapon laser

Postby Middle Age Russ » Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:31 am

Evidence that being stupid (unconsciously incompetent) can get you hurt - or worse. I found it interesting that the shooter's companion was quick to orient the muzzle of the discarded pistol downrange, but somehow wasn't concerned that his friend was failing to observe the three cardinal rules of gun safety. Sometimes and unexpected loud noise provides a reset, I guess.
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Re: Man shoots own hand testing weapon laser

Postby Jago668 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:04 pm

Middle Age Russ wrote:Evidence that being stupid (unconsciously incompetent) can get you hurt - or worse. I found it interesting that the shooter's companion was quick to orient the muzzle of the discarded pistol downrange, but somehow wasn't concerned that his friend was failing to observe the three cardinal rules of gun safety. Sometimes and unexpected loud noise provides a reset, I guess.


When did you learn the stove was hot? When your mom told you it was or when you burned your hand? Probably one of those kinds of things. Where it clicked, "Oh yeah, that's why we point them in safe directions."
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Re: Man shoots own hand testing weapon laser

Postby Middle Age Russ » Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:16 pm

When did you learn the stove was hot? When your mom told you it was or when you burned your hand? Probably one of those kinds of things. Where it clicked, "Oh yeah, that's why we point them in safe directions."


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Postby C-dub » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:50 pm

At first I wondered what kind of laser it was. :grumble

If he had turned it around he might have been nominated for a Darwin award.
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Postby Dadtodabone » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:06 pm

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Re: Man shoots own hand testing weapon laser

Postby mayor » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:21 pm

Jago668 wrote:When did you learn the stove was hot? When your mom told you it was or when you burned your hand? Probably one of those kinds of things. Where it clicked, "Oh yeah, that's why we point them in safe directions."


I took mamas word for it... I never touched the hot stove. I held my hand over it to see, but I never burned myself on it 'cause mama told me it was hot.

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Re: Man shoots own hand testing weapon laser

Postby Jago668 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:30 pm

mayor wrote:
Jago668 wrote:When did you learn the stove was hot? When your mom told you it was or when you burned your hand? Probably one of those kinds of things. Where it clicked, "Oh yeah, that's why we point them in safe directions."


I took mamas word for it... I never touched the hot stove. I held my hand over it to see, but I never burned myself on it 'cause mama told me it was hot.


You're one of the few people. Most people, myself included, didn't really learn what hot meant until we burned ourselves. Now I did learn from my experience, I didn't have to shoot myself to learn not to point at gun at myself.
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