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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:38 PM

Police: Man drunk, high when fatally shot friend at Super Bowl party

RIVERSIDE, MO (KCTV) -
A man who had been drinking and smoking marijuana told authorities that he accidentally shot and killed a friend during a Super Bowl party, according to court documents.

Authorities found Josh Anderson, who was struggling to breathe, on the ground outside the suspect's Riverside home. Anderson, who was shot in the back of the head, died at an area hospital from his injuries.

Joshua W. Bailey, 34, is charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action. Bailey, who pleaded guilty in 2003 for felony possession of a controlled substance, was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

"There has been a lot of politically charged discussion recently regarding gun rights. This case has nothing to do with that debate," Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd said. "Personally, I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment's right to bear arms. But virtually everyone agrees that only law-abiding citizens should safely and responsibly possess firearms."

more . . . http://www.kctv5.com/story/20955469/victim-dies-in-shooting-at-super-bowl-party

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Reply Police: Man drunk, high when fatally shot friend at Super Bowl party (Original post)
proud2BlibKansan Feb 2013 OP
cantbeserious Feb 2013 #1
Bjorn Against Feb 2013 #2
raidert05 Feb 2013 #9
Bjorn Against Feb 2013 #10
raidert05 Feb 2013 #12
ellisonz Feb 2013 #11
raidert05 Feb 2013 #14
ellisonz Feb 2013 #16
raidert05 Feb 2013 #17
Bjorn Against Feb 2013 #15
Nine Feb 2013 #30
Dash87 Feb 2013 #31
morningfog Feb 2013 #13
ManiacJoe Feb 2013 #3
jberryhill Feb 2013 #4
Politicalboi Feb 2013 #5
jberryhill Feb 2013 #6
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #7
raidert05 Feb 2013 #8
Cha Feb 2013 #22
bowens43 Feb 2013 #26
Niceguy1 Feb 2013 #18
proud2BlibKansan Feb 2013 #19
Niceguy1 Feb 2013 #20
Democracyinkind Feb 2013 #24
proud2BlibKansan Feb 2013 #27
Cha Feb 2013 #21
Niceguy1 Feb 2013 #23
libtodeath Feb 2013 #29
mikeytherat Feb 2013 #25
raccoon Feb 2013 #28

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:43 PM

1. America's Gun Culture Killing Citizen's With Ruthless Dispatch And Efficiency

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:45 PM

2. The prosecutor is an idiot, this has everything to do with the gun debate

It was not the alcohol or the pot that killed his friend, it was the gun. If they had not had a gun around they would both still be alive. This is why not everyone should have a gun, this guy was a responsible gun owner until he made one stupid mistake and now his friend is dead and his life is ruined. It is a tragedy, and we have seen far too many of these tragedies.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:25 PM

9. He was a felon.

 

He should have never been able to touch a gun in the first place....

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Response to raidert05 (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:32 PM

10. Ok I see that now, but the point still stands

His crime was a non-violent drug offense, now obviously it is irresponsible for him to violate the law by owning a gun, but there is no evidence he was a violent person. There was no violent intent, this is the type of thing that happens far too often with guns. If it were not for the previous non-violent offense this guy would have been a "responsible gun owner" with no criminal intent, this is the kind of stupid mistake that happens when people can own guns without even getting proper training.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:37 PM

12. I agree 100%

 

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Response to raidert05 (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:32 PM

11. So where'd he get the gun?

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:41 PM

14. OF Course...

 

From a private seller,who did nothing to check this persons background.

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Response to raidert05 (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:50 PM

16. Could have stolen it too

From gun owners who of course in many states aren't required to lock up their guns under any circumstance

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:10 AM

17. Could have..

 

I don't discredit anything these days

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:42 PM

15. The NRA has worked very hard to make sure felons can buy guns at any of their gun shows.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:04 AM

30. Exactly. (nt)

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Response to raidert05 (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:24 AM

31. I agree, but that's why this is part of the gun debate.

He should have been stopped from ever owning a gun.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:40 PM

13. Idiot prosecutor is redundant.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:51 PM

3. That was not an accident. That was pure negligence.

And that is being generous.

After purposely loading the gun, purposely pointing it at his friends head, and purposely pulling the trigger, what did he expect was going to happen?

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:57 PM

4. In all fairness...

His friend had criticized Beyonce's performance.

So he has that as a mitigating factor in his defense.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:15 PM

5. LOL!

Makes sense to me. Twinkies are good too.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:16 PM

6. It's a capital offense on DU

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:17 PM

7. Everyone else at that drunken bash should also have been armed and loaded for bear.

That would have prevented this.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:20 PM

8. Really...

 

Bailey told authorities that he had up to five shots of tequila and had smoked marijuana during the Super Bowl party that he hosted in the 4800 block of Homestead Road. He said he was showing off the handgun he had obtained for protection when he put a magazine into the gun and hit the slide release.

"This action chambered a round. Bailey did not think there was a round in the chamber. Bailey stood up from the couch in the living room and pulled the trigger," according to court documents. "The gun went off and struck Anderson in the back of the head. Bailey said the gun just went off and it was not intentional. He said he did not aim the gun at Anderson, but it must have been pointed in his direction."


He "pulled the trigger" and it "just went of and it was not intentional" if you pulled the trigger it was pretty dam intentional...I hope this one spends the rest of his life in jail for intentionally breaking the laws.

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Response to raidert05 (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:48 AM

22. His stupidity cost him his friend's life and now he

will have that on him the rest of his life. Would be a wake up for some to stop drinking and not have guns around to play with.

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Response to Cha (Reply #22)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:22 AM

26. The gun caused the death stupiditywas a factor

If the gun wasn't available there would not have been a shooting. The common denominator in all gun violence is the gun.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:51 AM

18. If he had

killed his friend by wrapping his car around a telephone pole would be be discussing banning cars? People use cars as daily tools in life and people also abuse them and kill people on a daily basis.

According to the CDC:

http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/impaired_driving/impaired-drv_factsheet.html

In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (31%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.1
Of the 1,210 traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 years in 2010, 211 (17%) involved an alcohol-impaired driver.1
Of the 211 child passengers ages 14 and younger who died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in 2010, over half (131) were riding in the vehicle with the alcohol-impaired driver.1
In 2010, over 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.3 That's one percent of the 112 million self-reported episodes of alcohol-impaired driving among U.S. adults each year.4
Drugs other than alcohol (e.g., marijuana and cocaine) are involved in about 18% of motor vehicle driver deaths. These other drugs are often used in combination with alcohol.5


More children are killed each year in drunk driving accidents then are killed in school shootings...

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Response to Niceguy1 (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:01 AM

19. What a fascinating point that absolutely no one has brought up before.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:15 AM

20. It is a vaild point.

People do stupid things that sometimes results in death. Stupid people will always find a way remove themselves or others from the gene pool.

Feed good weapons bans won't accomplish anything except change control of the senate and white house.

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Response to Niceguy1 (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:23 AM

24. Very realistic scenario - he could have just as well "accidently stabbed" his friend to death.


Yeah? No, I thought so.

The car equivalent of this story is this guy sneaking up from behind with his car and then running it over his head. It seems that a gun is way more suited for this sort of "accident" than a car.

Any arms legislation is feel good in your eyes - I do think the people of Norway, or Germany, or any other country without a firearms-death epidemic like we have do feel pretty good.

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Response to Niceguy1 (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:47 AM

27. Actually no it isn't

But enjoy your stay!

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Response to Niceguy1 (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:46 AM

21. The subject is guns. This has nothing

to do with cars.

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Response to Cha (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:00 AM

23. It is a valid topic

as it compares the scope of the problem.

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Response to Niceguy1 (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:59 AM

29. That is so far fetched a analogy it is laughable

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:08 AM

25. Put in the mag, hit the slide release (chambering a round) and shot his friend the back of the head.

Anyone else think this might not be an accident?

mikey_the_rat

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Response to mikeytherat (Reply #25)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:54 AM

28. Good point. nt

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