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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:02 AM
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US Civil War claims another casualty (re-enactor shot)
War re-enactor faces charges

http://www.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/state_regional/ar... /

A Confederate Civil War re-enactor was expected to surrender to authorities this week after being charged with accidentally shooting and wounding a Union counterpart during a re-enactment last fall in Isle of Wight County.

The suspect, 29-year-old Josh O. Silva of Norfolk, was indicted by a grand jury on a misdemeanor charge of reckless handling of a firearm -- in this case an 1860s-vintage Army Colt pistol.

Isle of Wight Sheriff C.W. Phelps said Silva told investigators he did not realize the pistol was loaded with a live .44 caliber ball when he apparently shot 73-year-old Thomas Lord of Chesapeake in the back of the shoulder Sept. 27.

Phelps said it was a challenge to pinpoint the shooter as Silva, who said he left the re-enactment without knowing he had fired the shot and who still questions whether he did. Phelps said authorities found no evidence Silva intended to hurt anyone.

The sheriff said Silva recalled having used live ammunition in the pistol the previous weekend but said he believed it was empty when he showed up for the re-enactment. Silva recalled the pistol having more of a kick than usual when he shot it that day but still questioned whether he had been the one to shoot Lord, the sheriff said.

An actual shooting at a re-enactment is unusual but not unheard-of, authorities said. Last fall, a man was charged with accidentally shooting a 17-year-old boy in the foot at a re-enactment in Pennsylvania. The gun contained only black powder and no bullet or ball, but the close-range blast forced the amputation of one of the boy's toes.
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NOW tense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:04 AM
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1. men playing with guns.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:35 AM
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2. This guy is so full of shit, it's scary. He didn't know it was loaded? bullshit.
he's so stupid not to check his firearm before using it? he doesn't clean is weapon after use?

fucking fucking full of shit moron.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:40 AM
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3. *hic*
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