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Man in Accidental Shooting - his own leg

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by One-Eyed Ross, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    A friend of my son shoot himself on Wednesday somewhere in the Rochester area. Appears he shoot himself in the right thigh with the bullet exiting below his knee - I'm told it messed up his right ACL pretty good. (9mm, FMJ according to my son).

    I haven't found a news report to confirm any of this, but my son says it was a result of messed up firearms safety.

    Be careful out there...
     
  2. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, what age are we talking here?
     
  3. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    Oh, man that sounds bad: in the thigh, out below the knee? If the worst damage is to his ACL, maybe he's lucky - imagine what it could have done to his femur or patella.

    When I severely injured my foot as an 11-year-old, it seemed like the end of the world. But it worked out for the best - the tutor I had while bedridden really turned me on to learning, and I never looked back.
     
  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Was your tutor's name Mrs. Robinson, by any chance? ;)
     
  5. BigBull 301

    BigBull 301 PDX almost Well-Known Member

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    I don't want a bullet anywhere near my "Rochester area".
     
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  6. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    Mid 20's. Appears (according to my son) that the kid racked the slide with his finger on the trigger. The pistol did exactly what it was designed to do, fired. The doctors had to put screws and a plate in the leg to piece the femur back together. (Was able to get better description of injuries after my son visited him in hospital.)

    As for getting shot in the Rochester area, Big Bull...you know, right after I posted that, I realized it was a poorly constructed sentence, and that someone would catch it...but I figured it would be good for a chuckle or two for those that caught it.
     
  7. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Sucks for him. An acquaintance of mine did close to the same thing a couple months ago. He was unloading his Ruger LCP in the car, somehow didn't unload it like he thought he did, pulled the trigger and got a .380 through his left femur and out right above his knee. Lost his job, almost got shot by the cops, cause he couldn't get out of the car when they showed up with guns drawn, and will never walk the same.

    This is an acquaintance, NOT a friend. Also lost his CHL, which he damn well should have.
     
  8. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well, this kid is (was?) a long haul driver, but I suspect he'll be out of work for a long while to recover.

    One of those times when the brain did not work, and this kid will be paying the price for a lifetime. Even with a good fix, he'll probably need a fake knee by 40.
     
  9. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I wondered if this was a video i saw only last week, but this is older, still, kind of surreal to see.

    [video=youtube;zYvAxLX6OzE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYvAxLX6OzE[/video]