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Chicago thrift store worker killed by donated gun in clothes

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by clearconscience, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    The story has been updated now. At first it said the gun fell out and fired upon hitting the floor. Now the police say the gun was in the hand of the co-worker that was with the victim when it was fired.
     
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  3. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Another death that could have been prevented with firearms safety training in school. I feel for the kids and the woman who was actually trying to do better in life (least that has been my experience with the people who work for goodwill. They all honestly want to help themselves.
     
  4. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yeah the mysterious gun just went off story always sets off the BS meter in my brain.
    I know it happens, but not real likely.
     
  5. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Well, they couldn't very well claim they were cleaning it.
     
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  6. DeanfromOregon

    DeanfromOregon Wilsonville Amateur Ascended Master Platinum Supporter

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    Sad story, but I think most of us chuckle when we hear "I dropped it and it just went off".

    In Califonia they built a whole ridiculous mini industry intent on letting you only have guns that don't go off when you drop them.
     
  7. 10 Spot Terminator

    10 Spot Terminator Central Oregon Member

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    Does anybody remember the fairly recent incident that happened in a McDonalds ? A handgun fell out of this gals pocket while leaving with her boyfriend and did indeed fire . Turns out it was some cheap POS derringer and some gun gurus got their hands on one and found it to not have any safety device what so ever . When the hammer was down it was resting the firing pin on the cartride rim . Can never happen ? If man can build it someone can screw it up . Make it idiot proof and they will make a better idiot .
     
  8. BigBull 301

    BigBull 301 PDX almost Well-Known Member

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    Only in Sh!tcago.
     
  9. Gaucho Gringo

    Gaucho Gringo Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I feel sorry for the lady. But aren't people in Chicago not supposed to even know what a gun is beacause there are supposed to be no guns in Chicago. There is more to this story than being let out.
     
  10. Eugenian

    Eugenian United States New Member

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    The scenario does sound a little strange to me:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-sock-accidentally-fired-sorted-clothing.html

    Quote "The unidentified co-worker later told police that the accident happened after he found a sock with something in it. He emptied the sock and a .22-caliber handgun fell into his hand, immediately firing on impact, the Chicago Tribune reported."

    Now does that sound a little too contrived? First we hear it fell on the floor, then it went off inside the sock, and now it was in his hand when it discharged through impact?

    I trust that law enforcement handling this case will thoroughly check the relationship between the two co-workers, because it sound to me like maybe he shot her on purpose.

    I'll accept that someone just might hide a loaded and cocked gun in a sock, forget it was there and manage to donate the sock (presumably in a box of clothing) without noticing the gun. Just. It's another step to accept that the gun was also faulty in a way that would cause it to fire on impact with a hand.

    I'll be interested if we ever learn the make and model of the gun, becasue the manufacturer will be wanting to prove their guns cannot discharge merely through impact.


    This does show that a .22 bullet can be just as deadly as a .45 if if hits in the right, or perhaps wrong, place.
     
  11. forefathersrback

    forefathersrback Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I remember that incident, probably should have taken her to Burger King instead.
     
  12. 10 Spot Terminator

    10 Spot Terminator Central Oregon Member

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    No one got hurt in that incident but the woman got busted for no concealed carry permit and some form of public endangerment . What have you got against Burger King anyway ? Shouldnt happen anywhere .
     
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  13. forefathersrback

    forefathersrback Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You are 100% RIGHT. Shouldn't happen anywhere!
     
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