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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:09 PM

Man shoots himself in thigh while riding down Highway 273, deputies say

A man was taken to a local hospital after he shot himself in the leg while riding down Highway 273 around 2 p.m. today.

Jimmy Hager, 32, of Redding, was riding in the passenger seat in a 2005 GMC pickup truck on Highway 273 when he reached into the back seat for a .22-caliber revolver, said Sgt. Brian Jackson of the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.

While he brought the gun to the front seat, it fired accidentally, sending a bullet through his thigh and exiting just above the knee, Jackson said.

He said he didn't know why Hager had grabbed the gun, or the identity of the driver.

http://www.redding.com/news/2012/aug/01/man-shoots-himself-thigh-while-riding-down-highway/?partner=popular

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XemaSab Aug 2012 OP
nadinbrzezinski Aug 2012 #1
hobbit709 Aug 2012 #2
spayneuter Aug 2012 #3
TheCowsCameHome Aug 2012 #4
Hoyt Aug 2012 #5
pokerfan Aug 2012 #6
Cronkite Aug 2012 #7
Berserker Aug 2012 #8

Response to XemaSab (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:11 PM

1. I find these stories comical

but it is my sick sense of humor

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:12 PM

2. Stupid is as stupid does.

I laughed too.

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Response to XemaSab (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:15 PM

3. Those darn misanthropic firearms...just going off for no reason.

 

It's amazing how that happens.

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Response to XemaSab (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:15 PM

4. I'm sure the driver felt safer

knowing 'Ol Jimmeh was riding shotgun today

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Response to XemaSab (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:29 PM

5. Playing with his gun again.

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Response to XemaSab (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:36 PM

6. Open season!

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Response to XemaSab (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:01 PM

7. "it fired accidentally"....No, the idiot pulled the trigger.

 

Guns do not normally "fire accidentally", the trigger is pulled an it fires as designed.

1) The guy is an idiot.

2) He has a legal claim against the manufacturer for a defective product.

My guess is #1

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Response to XemaSab (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:40 PM

8. WOW I did not know

 

that time guns were still around. I thought Don Knotts had they only one in existence.

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