Texas Driver Shot by Man Whose Rifle Fired as He Cleaned it

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Texas Driver Shot by Man Whose Rifle Fired as He Cleaned it

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Post by Keith B » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:30 am

Bryan, TX - A 71-year-old Texas motorist was seriously injured after he was struck by a bullet that accidentally discharged from a rifle that a man was cleaning in a nearby home.
More info here https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/weird/Texas ... 21011.html

Hopefully the man and passenger will make full recoveries.
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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:52 am

Oh my gosh! To be unfortunate enough that he went through 71 years of life only to be driving down a highway to be at the exact place and time to be wounded by a bullet discharged due to a negligent discharge from a person he never knew but to be fortunate enough that this same path could have been altered by even a split second from anyone in that circle of fate and was not at the same spot at just the right time to be killed by the very same bullet.
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I hope the man gets well quickly!
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Post by philip964 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:26 am

So this is now the second "cleaning a rifle and it discharged story". The first guy was charged with manslaughter, I hope this knucklehead is charged with something too.

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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:54 am

philip964 wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:26 am
So this is now the second "cleaning a rifle and it discharged story". The first guy was charged with manslaughter, I hope this knucklehead is charged with something too.
:iagree:
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Post by flechero » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:57 am

I'm amazed by how many people clean loaded guns... seriously, if you are capable of loading and firing a gun, you should be as capable of UNLOADING the gun.

Even more amazed by the chance series of events that led this bullet hit the guy driving down the road nearby...

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Post by puma guy » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:41 am

I really think the "I was cleaning my gun" stories are many times fantasies to coverup stupid acts that are not related to cleaning at all.
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Post by spectre » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:53 am

puma guy wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:41 am
I really think the "I was cleaning my gun" stories are many times fantasies to coverup stupid acts that are not related to cleaning at all.
:iagree:

Except I would change "many" to "most" and "fantasies" to "lies".
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Post by puma guy » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:01 pm

spectre wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:53 am
puma guy wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:41 am
I really think the "I was cleaning my gun" stories are many times fantasies to coverup stupid acts that are not related to cleaning at all.
:iagree:

Except I would change "many" to "most" and "fantasies" to "lies".
Yup! I was trying to be diplomatic :lol:
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Post by Abraham » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:31 pm

The 'gun just went off while I was cleaning it' should be banned from ever being written or spoken of...

More acceptable: I was horse playing with a 'hot' firearm then I stupidly pulled the trigger.

For this idiocy your punishment will be being launched out of an airplane at 2700' with a pack that may or may not be filled with a workable chute. It has to be an old fashioned round static line type - no squares for you.

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Post by K.Mooneyham » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:20 pm

puma guy wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:41 am
I really think the "I was cleaning my gun" stories are many times fantasies to coverup stupid acts that are not related to cleaning at all.
I'm with you on this one. I've purchased a few new firearms over the years, and in every manual it talked about the first step for cleaning being the unloading of the firearm, and generally walks one through the steps for doing so. In fact, I cannot understand how someone can properly clean a firearm that is loaded. How do you put the brush/patch/boresnake through the barrel if a round is in there? I'm sure there are all kinds of excuses, but I think they're all bogus.

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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:22 pm

I suspect it has to do with pulling the trigger at the beginning of the process. Possibly left a round in chamber the last time they went to shoot or hunt. I am amazed how many hunters only shoot their rifles at the beginning of the deer season and then if they get lucky on one. Deer rifles all over the country see darkness from December until November the next year. But I am also one who feels cleaning the gun is no excuse.
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Post by bblhd672 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:23 pm

There is zero excuse or explanation for pulling a trigger on a firearm if you don’t know whether it is loaded or not.

The truth is probably not exactly what was told to the police. The odds seem extraordinary that a bullet fired from a second story room passed through a wall (after all it was an accident so the rifle couldn’t have been pointed downward through a window, right?) and went into a moving vehicle on “an adjacent road.”
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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:55 pm

We won't have to speculate long. The shooter's home will be treated as a crime scene. Ballistics will give up the story in short order. Police have that stuff down pat. They will look at everything from the spot he claimed to be sitting while cleaning to the spot where the bullet left the house. They will run the shooter through seven kinds of hell and his story better match crime scene evidence precisely.
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