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    How does one go about blowing his penis off with a .38? This story is hard to believe or should I say to imagine?

    Security guard accidentally shot his own penis


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    I can see the future questionaire for gun acquirement ....

    will include...

    "Do your genitals make you angry?"


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    Not that hard to imagine. If you stick a double action revolver into your pants pocket, you are pretty dumb, and you'll have to be real careful how you get it out of your pocket. It would be easy to grab it by the trigger.
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    I had trouble discerning whether he accidentally or intentionally shot himself. The article wasn't very clear on that. Either way, he should certainly be nominated for a Darwin award.

    Edit: I guess the article body says it was accidental but the article title makes it sound intentional. That's why I was confuse. That and I am up way too late or way too early and have a severely malfunctioning brain right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370 View Post
    Not that hard to imagine. If you stick a double action revolver into your pants pocket, you are pretty dumb, and you'll have to be real careful how you get it out of your pocket. It would be easy to grab it by the trigger.
    I guess, but I thought he was a security guard that had a holster? A friend of mine had an employee that forgot he was holding a sharp pencil in his hand, when he brought his hand up to his face he put the sharp end into his eye.

    After you get over the shock of what you've done to yourself, you have to realize how stupid you were and how stupid others will think you are. Sure the hell not a story I'd want to tell anyone.
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    Makes that day where a lady did a hit and run on my car seem a lot less upsetting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arKane View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370 View Post
    Not that hard to imagine. If you stick a double action revolver into your pants pocket, you are pretty dumb, and you'll have to be real careful how you get it out of your pocket. It would be easy to grab it by the trigger.
    I guess, but I thought he was a security guard that had a holster? A friend of mine had an employee that forgot he was holding a sharp pencil in his hand, when he brought his hand up to his face he put the sharp end into his eye.

    After you get over the shock of what you've done to yourself, you have to realize how stupid you were and how stupid others will think you are. Sure the hell not a story I'd want to tell anyone.
    Hang on, must re-read the article. If he was a security guard, and I have been one, you have to have to be licensed to carry a weapon. Assuming a legitimate security company hired him, they would know if he was licensed or not and would be responsible for registering his work weapon. So how is he being prosecuted for unlawful possession of a fire arm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagypsy View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370 View Post
    Not that hard to imagine. If you stick a double action revolver into your pants pocket, you are pretty dumb, and you'll have to be real careful how you get it out of your pocket. It would be easy to grab it by the trigger.
    I guess, but I thought he was a security guard that had a holster? A friend of mine had an employee that forgot he was holding a sharp pencil in his hand, when he brought his hand up to his face he put the sharp end into his eye.

    After you get over the shock of what you've done to yourself, you have to realize how stupid you were and how stupid others will think you are. Sure the hell not a story I'd want to tell anyone.
    Hang on, must re-read the article. If he was a security guard, and I have been one, you have to have to be licensed to carry a weapon. Assuming a legitimate security company hired him, they would know if he was licensed or not and would be responsible for registering his work weapon. So how is he being prosecuted for unlawful possession of a fire arm?
    The California permit lists an individual and specific firearms. The one he had in his pocket must not have been one listed on his permit.
    California Concealed Carry Permit Information
    Article says the firearm was found in his right front pocket, not holster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370 View Post
    Not that hard to imagine. If you stick a double action revolver into your pants pocket, you are pretty dumb, and you'll have to be real careful how you get it out of your pocket. It would be easy to grab it by the trigger.
    I guess, but I thought he was a security guard that had a holster? A friend of mine had an employee that forgot he was holding a sharp pencil in his hand, when he brought his hand up to his face he put the sharp end into his eye.

    After you get over the shock of what you've done to yourself, you have to realize how stupid you were and how stupid others will think you are. Sure the hell not a story I'd want to tell anyone.
    Hang on, must re-read the article. If he was a security guard, and I have been one, you have to have to be licensed to carry a weapon. Assuming a legitimate security company hired him, they would know if he was licensed or not and would be responsible for registering his work weapon. So how is he being prosecuted for unlawful possession of a fire arm?
    The California permit lists an individual and specific firearms. The one he had in his pocket must not have been one listed on his permit.
    California Concealed Carry Permit Information
    Article says the firearm was found in his right front pocket, not holster.
    Oh ok, I'm not familiar with gun handling laws because I have never attempted to own one. But I noticed something else I overlooked, This guy is in Trinidad and Tobago. Not the USA.

    I do wish that journalism would go back to the high standards of quality it used to have. This modern concept of writing an article like it is a status update on facebook is appalling. Half the time authors can't even spell right. I saw one article that consisted of a single sentence. How does an editor let that get by? I feel less informed these days after reading news articles than I did before I read them. That's sad. Admittedly this time, it was more on my shoulders that I missed things but still journalism is a dead art apparently.
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    During the "Wild West" times, many so-called "six shooters" were effectively made into five-shooters by not loading the chamber under the hammer. It was dangerous to have a round there in case something heavy fell onto the hammer the classic case being where the wearer of the gun throws a stirrup up over the saddle to work on the cinch or whatever, and the stirrup slipping off and coming down on the hammer, firing the round, and possibly creasing the owner's leg or shooting his foot.

    Note to self: Never point my gun at my genitals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagypsy View Post
    I do wish that journalism would go back to the high standards of quality it used to have.
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    Just watch a gun fail compilation on Youtube and be gobsmacked by the levels of stupidity out there.
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    This rather makes my own bad day pale in comparison, lol.

    My driveway is approx. 300 feet long with a nice large turn around loop down by the house and gently sloped upward to the main subdivision road. I keep it plowed during the winter and both hubby and I are quite adept at packing the driveway with our vehicles between machinery visits. The fuel delivery truck came down the drive the day prior, just at dark, and managed to chew up the established tracks because it is a much larger and wider vehicle than our Echo and Yari.

    A couple of inches of new snow overnight and rising temperatures caught me off guard and my little Echo 'slipped a hoof' and began to flounder in the snow that was dragging on it's underside with the result that I ended up crossways in the lane, unable to move more than a few inches in either direction, effectively blocking access with no way to get in or out of my driveway. Damn! The odds of anyone being home at 9:40 a.m. seemed slim to none, yet lo and behold, a voice called out "Can you use some help?" It was a neighbor lady, out for a morning walk.

    The two of us worked like dogs, alternating pusher and driver and we managed to get the vehicle moved about 70 feet backwards so that I had room to take the Tundra 4x4. I thanked her profusely and headed off to dig out my truck, phone the snow plow to get on his list and to advise my boss that I would be in shortly, having been detained by 'operational difficulties'. Turns out my machinery fellow is detained until Friday as his machine needs a flat tire attended to, lol, so when I got home from work yesterday, I spent a couple of hours with a 'snow sled', a very deep push style of snow scoop, clearing the worst of the damage and making a place for hubby to turn around his car as my vehicle was still obstructing traffic. Once the temperatures dropped last night and I had done more shoveling to clear the car tires, I was able to drive it free and get it parked back in it's shelter. It's been so many years since I have been stuck in snow that I can't remember when it last occurred. I guess a refresher course was in order, lol...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrmonroe View Post
    During the "Wild West" times, many so-called "six shooters" were effectively made into five-shooters by not loading the chamber under the hammer. It was dangerous to have a round there in case something heavy fell onto the hammer — the classic case being where the wearer of the gun throws a stirrup up over the saddle to work on the cinch or whatever, and the stirrup slipping off and coming down on the hammer, firing the round, and possibly creasing the owner's leg or shooting his foot.

    Note to self: Never point my gun at my genitals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
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    I do wish that journalism would go back to the high standards of quality it used to have.
    (applause)
    stop sucking up. I'm not holding a mic.
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    One of these days... BANG, ZOOM! Straight to the moon!
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    Note to self: Never point my gun at my genitals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagypsy View Post
    I do wish that journalism would go back to the high standards of quality it used to have. This modern concept of writing an article like it is a status update on facebook is appalling. Half the time authors can't even spell right. I saw one article that consisted of a single sentence. How does an editor let that get by? I feel less informed these days after reading news articles than I did before I read them. That's sad. Admittedly this time, it was more on my shoulders that I missed things but still journalism is a dead art apparently.
    This story's headline in today's paper says "
    "Beaver County nuke plant makes snow for Allegheny, Westmoreland counties"
    Read more: Beaver County nuke plant makes snow for Allegheny, Westmoreland counties | TribLIVE
    Buried in the article, it says the nuke plant has 2 cooling towers, and the coal plant has 3. But what makes a better headline?
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    holy crap , there is not a lot of people that can tell that story to their friends
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