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Seattle: Man sprays Capitol Hill with bullets ‘to see if gun still worked’

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by wombat, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. wombat

    wombat Kirkland, WA Member

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    “After the suspect was read his rights, he was asked why he fired the gun. He told officers he wanted to see if the gun still worked,” said police spokesman Mark Jamieson.

    “While he was walking, the suspect was randomly firing his handgun in the direction of several buildings, at the ground, and into the air. The suspect reloaded at least once and continued to fire indiscriminately, causing a significant risk to the public,” Jamieson wrote in a news release.

    Man sprays Capitol Hill with bullets ‘to see if gun still worked’ | Seattle Times Newspaper
     
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  2. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Well at least he didn't commit a felony. He can go get his CHL LOL!!!
     
  3. supergenius

    supergenius 206 Active Member

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    Thats a great way to get yourself shot..
     
  4. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Thats not the proper way to check function of a firearm?
     
  5. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    just when we think we have seen/heard it all.
     
  6. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Makes perfect sense to me.
     
  7. Aero Denezol

    Aero Denezol Salem Active Member

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    This being Capitol Hill, it must've been 'performance art'
     
  8. Blue Devil PA

    Blue Devil PA Boise Active Member

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    Dont give the National Endowment of the (f)Arts any ideas, he would be next in line for a million dollar grant, just like the guy who smeared crap on canvas. I am totally jealous I didnt think of it first. I could have a been a kagillionaire in a month!
     
  9. pinecenega

    pinecenega oregon coast New Member

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    How do you "spray" bullets with a revolver??
     
  10. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    No injuries or property damage? Was he shooting blanks or rubber bullets? Regardless, what an idiot! I hope he is found mentally incompetent to ever legally own a firearm again!

    Sorry if over-reacting. It's just that people like this simply make it harder for the law abiding citizen to peacefully continue exercising his/her 2nd amendment right.

    And I cannot join you guys joking around over this incident. Perhaps tomorrow I will be able to laugh at it. Not today.
     
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  11. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    :facepalm:
     
  12. dustinm

    dustinm The BEAVER State Member

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    I do 'desk pops' all the time. No biggie.
     
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  13. matt_w

    matt_w Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Sounds like a drunk idiot. His response to why he did it is probably more damaging for lawful gun-owners than his actions.
     
  14. iusmc2002

    iusmc2002 Colville, WA Active Member

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    Great movie! At least he didn't shoot Derek Jeter!
     
  15. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Some thing tells me it was blown out of proportion like the anti-gun media always does. He probably was out shooting at a tree and all the neighbors said he was shooting 'all over the place.' Regardless he's an idiot; but you have to take what the media says - especially fear mongering local news - with a grain of salt. If you watch the local news, take notes about what percentage of the stories are about how you should be very scared of something and how the government is trying to help you. I'd say 80%.
     
  16. doubletap007

    doubletap007 Beaverton Active Member

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    must have been a democrat....occupy freak.
     
  17. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    Yup.

    The things gun owners say often make me wonder how they have kids.

    If you really want to hear gun owners babble, join any gun forum on the internet.

    I, for one, am constantly amazed.
     
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  18. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    HA!

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    Anyone else wonder if crap like this is just some nut with a gun, or a "plant" for more gun control? Lots of stories these days of stupid guys doing stupid things with guns. Still waiting on a "Jared Lee Loughner Safety Act Against Firearms" law to be proposed. Maybe after obama gets reelected.
     
  19. dustinm

    dustinm The BEAVER State Member

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    That is awesome!!!
     
  20. JimmyS1985

    JimmyS1985 St.Louis Active Member

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    Last guy to shoot rounds at the WH was very anti-Obama. I would think Mitt Romney, former CEO of a company that raided companies and left them for bankruptcy is less OWS's cup of tea than Obama is.