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Accident? Is that the correct word to use for unintentional discharge of a weapon?

Worst I witnessed as a kid in high school. Beer and a 22 revolver were present. Buddy I was standing next to got a round through and through in his left side. Was not me that did it, but could have been me that was hit, He lived and did not get medical treatment beyond the antiseptic I poured on entry and exit and covered with a bandaid.

Worst at our club, I did not see, but a big bore shooter fired his rifle from the bench and the bolt flew back and took out his eye, broke and fractured his skull and nearly killed him. Spent weeks in the hospital recovering. Now that was an accident.
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I witnessed a 20-12 from 50 feet away. Can't imagine what it was like up close. Split the lower barrel and separated the the the barrels about 6" in front of the for stock. No one injured but it was a high grade K-gun.
 

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I shoot with a guy that came around the front of the trap house just in time to catch a bird directly on the forehead. He lives his life with a steel plate in his head now. I tell the club members constantly that the trap house is potentially a very dangerous place and stay clear of the front at all times.
 

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I didn't personally witness it, but when I was in college the KA fraternity had a cannon in the front yard and on special occasions fired it off. The fraternity in Rolla couldn't locate any black powder so thought a couple pounds of red dot should do the trick. Didn't work out so well
 

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I shoot with a guy that came around the front of the trap house just in time to catch a bird directly on the forehead. He lives his life with a steel plate in his head now. I tell the club members constantly that the trap house is potentially a very dangerous place and stay clear of the front at all times.
We had a trap boy de-cocking the machine one night and thought it was pointed the other way. He took the trap arm in the face. They wired his mouth shut for weeks to save him from losing his teeth at 16 yo. It worked.
 

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Seen an accidental discharge while shooting sporting clays last Thursday. Thank goodness the gun was pointed at the ground. Didn't know the shooter. Shooting a report pair, shot first bird, lowered gun down on second bird and shot the ground right in front of the stand? Old boy could barely walk, should give it up I think.
 

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I don't like it when people rest their gun barrel straight down on a pad because of what I've seen in the early days of scholastic shooting. A shooter was using an old automatic (it was common back then for athletes to show up with Granddad's something or other from nineteen rat a tat tat). The shooter had placed a shell in the carrier, which is allowed. The shooter knew to keep the action open, however, the gun's action failed, and the gun accidentally closed and fired (it apparently had a hair trigger). Luckily the barrel was not resting on the shooter's foot (resting barrels on the foot was banned by SCTP), but it still scared everybody. I've been leery of athletes holding their guns like that ever since, and strongly suggest that they hold it downrange at at least a 20 to 30 degree angle rather than holding it straight down. Either that or don't have a shell in the carrier. I have heard of similar occurences with automatics. Isn't that what happened with the most recent accident involving a 4H group that was on here a few weeks back?
 

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Thought I should expand a little more about the incident with the Japanese tourist who shot himself at Koko Head pistol range. You see he, was right next to me, and his death was completely due to the idiot, greedy, tourist guide that charged inexperienced, Japanese nationals a stinking 125 bucks a pop (12 at a time) with only one damn guide, for the unique experience of shooting a real handgun. Bastard tour guide ,was drinking coffee 30 feet away sitting on his a-s, when the tourist bolts up to the line, six feet away from me, and starts excitedly chattering to his friends behind him, and starts to wave the loaded Colt 1911 around. I yell Iie! Iie! (NO, NO!) in Japanese and when he hears me yell, he turns around to face me, and our eyes lock, and then I see his eyes go blank for a instant as the top and the entire left side of his head explodes from the 200 grain hollow point the stupid guides used for them to punch paper, showers me with his brains ,blood, and pieces of his skull as pieces of brains and gore going into my mouth(bah)! as the bullet goes right through his head continuing through the metal roof. I was stuck there 3 stinking hours, covered with gore while the investigation went on, and finally called my wife (girlfriend at the time) to bring me several towels and a change of clothes. When I got home I took a good shower, and in the shower drain trap there was still pieces of the guys skull and brains there! Hell of an experience, Now I always check who is shooting by me, and watch for a while before taking the line ever since then. Sh-t like that that marks you deeply, seems even worse in many ways, as you are not facing an enemy in combat where you have a certain expectation of death and such things, where you really are not at all prepared for something horrible like this is having it happening back home. I hope I have not offended anyone too much here, but thought it was an important lesson with far reaching consequences that should be shared and learned from. Anyway, that is what my VA therapist says I should be doing with such things, not holding it all in, but letting it out.
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Saw a tristar literally grenade tonight... Suspected reload was culprit. I was on post one he was on 2. I felt a huge concussion look to my right and see a guy holding the stock while the barrel flew forward and shrapnel went everywhere
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I think there was a guy killed, and several injured.

The article i read stated

"The explosion blew out a second-floor window at the nearby University Place apartments and sent an 8-inch piece of iron through the building's roof and the floor of the building's top level. No one was injured."
 

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My son in laws company recently held a dove hunt for about 35 employees and customers. I was included. Between the morning and afternoon hunts they played a game they called knock out. Five shooters in a line, two wobble traps, one low left and one low right. I've never seen such bad gun handling in my life. I am significantly older than the rest of them and that, plus the fact that my son in law is the company president, gave me some gravitas when I corrected the bad gun handling that I saw. No injuries but I told my son in law that if he was going to sponsor this event again in the future he needed to post gun handling rules and assure that they were enforced. JPM
 

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The article i read stated

"The explosion blew out a second-floor window at the nearby University Place apartments and sent an 8-inch piece of iron through the building's roof and the floor of the building's top level. No one was injured."
On Sept, 20 this year, the fraternity inducted a group of young women into the Daughters of Lee, an auxiliary organization. About 100 students were standing 60 feet away when the firing squad loaded the cannon with smokeless powder, tamped it with cloth and pulled the lanyard. It misfired, so they reloaded, doubling the charge.
This time it blew up. Randal Crustals caught a six‐inch piece of the barrel in his head. He was taken to the hospital in Rolla and died while being transferred to another hospital In St. Louis County.
Six other kids caught pieces of metal in the abdomen or legs. At last report, they were surviving. It makes a fellow wonder. Life is a hazardous experience that kills us all sooner or later. Any day we get out of bed we can fall down a personhole or be hit by a falling meteorite. But should we encourage kids to go looking for disaster?
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It says it was in 1977, I remember it pretty well, I had a bunch of friends in the KA house at MU, went to a lot of the social events, couldn't pledge a fraternity because of team rules.
 

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I have two stories...
The first one, I was 23yo and was working as a Deputy Sheriff. I was at an in-service training at the range which was standard twice per year. Anyway, one scenario we were running required us to drive up to the range bay. Upon exiting the car the driver was to deploy his shotgun loaded with a slug and fire two rounds at target down range while I (the passenger) drew my pistol and engaged another target. As I exited the vehicle my partner racked a round into the chamber of the shotgun and has an AD sending the slug over the roof of the car..and my head. The slug, thankfully stayed within the range bay and only resulted in a teaching moment for my coworker. I didn't even know what happened until the RO called ceasefire and I found out what happened.

Second story..
I was 12 maybe 13yo, hunting rabbits with my dad, older brother and a friend of my dad. It was a drizzly, kinda foggy morning and we had gotten spread out in a woods with rather deep ravines. I knew dad was to my left somewhere with my brother and dad's friend to my right. But, since we only had the minimum orange hats on, I couldn't see them either. The dogs were on the chase and quick as a flash the rabbit ran past me from the left. By the time I raised my gun and shot, I was shooting up the side of the ravine. Immediately I hear my brother yell out he had been hit. I unloaded my gun and ran towards where I had shot. Dad got there about the same time and proceeded to checking my brother out. Thankfully he wore a thin insulated vest under his hunting coat and the handful of pellets barely broke the skin. The vest stopped the pellets as they could be felt inside the vest. I felt sick the rest of the day and never loaded my gun the rest of that hunt or the next two or three.
Several years later when my brother was a senior in high school and I was a freshman, he took a hand to the facemask and his eye had been scraped. After being sent to a specialist at the hospital to check out his eye, for some reason they did a cat scan or xrays and asked if he had ever been shot with a BB gun as they pointed out 2 pellets that were lodged in his sinus cavity (still there to this day).
So thankful it wasn't worse. But, it had a lasting effect on me for sure
 

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A guy that i worked with was showing his older son a old 1911(45) he had. Showed him how to take it apart and clean it. when he got through cleaning it he put the loaded mag back in the well. The father got up and went to the restroom, came back sat down picked up the gun and put the muzzle to his palm and pulled the trigger. Bang, blew a hole through his palm. What he didn't know the son was playin with the gun while he was gone and racked the slide and loaded it.. Father was stupid for doing what he did.
 

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A guy that i worked with was showing his older son a old 1911(45) he had. Showed him how to take it apart and clean it. when he got through cleaning it he put the loaded mag back in the well. The father got up and went to the restroom, came back sat down picked up the gun and put the muzzle to his palm and pulled the trigger. Bang, blew a hole through his palm. What he didn't know the son was playin with the gun while he was gone and racked the slide and loaded it.. Father was stupid for doing what he did.
And for not teaching his son better.
 

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On Sept, 20 this year, the fraternity inducted a group of young women into the Daughters of Lee, an auxiliary organization. About 100 students were standing 60 feet away when the firing squad loaded the cannon with smokeless powder, tamped it with cloth and pulled the lanyard. It misfired, so they reloaded, doubling the charge.
This time it blew up. Randal Crustals caught a six‐inch piece of the barrel in his head. He was taken to the hospital in Rolla and died while being transferred to another hospital In St. Louis County.
Six other kids caught pieces of metal in the abdomen or legs. At last report, they were surviving. It makes a fellow wonder. Life is a hazardous experience that kills us all sooner or later. Any day we get out of bed we can fall down a personhole or be hit by a falling meteorite. But should we encourage kids to go looking for disaster?
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It says it was in 1977, I remember it pretty well, I had a bunch of friends in the KA house at MU, went to a lot of the social events, couldn't pledge a fraternity because of team rules.
It simply AMAZES me that ANYBODY could be be THAT STUPID ! Loading a cannon with smokeless is dumb enough but the double charge takes the cake !
 
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