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Man shoots self with pillow gun
upi ^ | Dec. 29, 2011

Posted on 01/01/2012 5:23:43 AM PST by JoeProBono

ORANGE CITY, Fla.- Authorities in Florida said a man who awoke to the sound of his dog barking grabbed a gun from beneath his pillow and accidentally shot himself in the arm.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said John Ebberts of 16th Street, near Orange City, told officers his dog woke him up by barking at 2:32 a.m. and he apparently accidentally hit the trigger while pulling his Bond Arms Snake Slayer .410 shotshell/.45 Colt derringer from beneath his pillow, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Thursday.

Ebberts shot himself in the left forearm with a .410 shotshell. He was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach by EVAC ambulance for treatment.


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1 posted on 01/01/2012 5:23:54 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

He should count his blessings. That could have been his head.

What a maroon.


2 posted on 01/01/2012 5:25:46 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: JoeProBono
Great. Just wonderful. Liberals will just use this isolated case as an excuse to further pillow control.

Thanks a lot, jerk.

3 posted on 01/01/2012 5:26:08 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: JoeProBono

4 posted on 01/01/2012 5:29:33 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: JoeProBono

After reading the article, I am disappointed that this story does not involve a gun that fires pillows.


5 posted on 01/01/2012 5:29:47 AM PST by NMR Guy
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To: NMR Guy

That’s why I clicked on it.

I thought some guy created a way to shoot pillows at a velocities. I was expecting to have friends shoot pillows at him, and just for laughs, one of his friends puts a brick in a pillowcase and hit him.

And once he recovered from the hospital, they’d all laugh and laugh.


6 posted on 01/01/2012 5:40:48 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae


7 posted on 01/01/2012 5:45:04 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: JoeProBono

8 posted on 01/01/2012 5:46:04 AM PST by Daffynition (*Pray for whatever passes for America these days* Amen. ~ ScottinVA)
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To: JoeProBono

Dumbass.


9 posted on 01/01/2012 5:47:57 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Daffynition


10 posted on 01/01/2012 5:50:02 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: JoeProBono

11 posted on 01/01/2012 5:53:48 AM PST by Daffynition (*Pray for whatever passes for America these days* Amen. ~ ScottinVA)
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To: Jonty30; JoeProBono
When do you ever see Chuck Norris laugh?


12 posted on 01/01/2012 5:57:22 AM PST by Daffynition (*Pray for whatever passes for America these days* Amen. ~ ScottinVA)
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13 posted on 01/01/2012 6:00:27 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: JoeProBono

Loaded guns, knives, tomahawks, grenade launchers, ICBMS, swords or weapons of any sort in the bed with me seems risky. Somewhere where I can get them safely seems better and more comfortable. If someone made it all the way into the house undetected by the dogs and are standing over me when I prop open my eyes, the dogs would have some serious explaining to do.


14 posted on 01/01/2012 6:01:19 AM PST by dog breath
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To: Daffynition

I cannot believe you found a photo of an actual “pillow gun”! How’d you do that?

LOL!


15 posted on 01/01/2012 6:03:57 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: JoeProBono

“Bond Arms .45 Colt/ .410 Shotshell Snake Slayer: The Derringer Perfected”

Note to Bond Arms Marketing Dept. - Let’s rework the tag line.


16 posted on 01/01/2012 6:05:09 AM PST by Makana
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To: Daffynition


17 posted on 01/01/2012 6:06:49 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: JoeProBono

Interesting gun. I don’t have the time but I plan on checking it out. Being a revolver you would think it would have a pretty firm trigger pull. Could he have had it cocked under his pillow?


18 posted on 01/01/2012 6:09:45 AM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: Makana


19 posted on 01/01/2012 6:10:28 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: JoeProBono

A cocked derringer under my pillow? Really? I don’t think so


20 posted on 01/01/2012 6:10:56 AM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: Recon Dad


21 posted on 01/01/2012 6:13:28 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: JoeProBono
Is that considered legal? If it is, then why can't I saw my 410 off right in front of the shell?

Is it "OK" because it chambers a .45?

22 posted on 01/01/2012 6:14:02 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: JoeProBono

Commander? Hammer should be back and that little thingy on the left in the up position. ;-)


23 posted on 01/01/2012 6:14:36 AM PST by expat1000
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To: Recon Dad
“Being a revolver”

If the pic is of the right gun, it's not a revolver. It's more akin to a derringer. Although, it's the first derringer I have seen with a trigger guard, not a bad idea though. Derringers are typically single action which means this dude was either sleeping with a cocked gun under his pillow or he inadvertently set it off while cocking it. Dumb acts both....

24 posted on 01/01/2012 6:15:33 AM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: muir_redwoods


25 posted on 01/01/2012 6:16:15 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: JoeProBono
Under Eric Holder's pillow...his worse nightmare.


26 posted on 01/01/2012 6:17:24 AM PST by Daffynition (*Pray for whatever passes for America these days* Amen. ~ ScottinVA)
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To: JoeProBono

Nice conversation piece but that is about it. Look at that hammer! Ready made to snag on just about anything.

.38 special revolver would be a much better choice for a small piece if that is what the owner was looking for.


27 posted on 01/01/2012 6:17:31 AM PST by expat1000
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To: snoringbear

Bond Arms Snake Slayer Derringer Pistol Review LITTLE GUN, BIG BANG http://www.reviewsofthings.com/guns/bond-arms-snake-slayer-derringer-pistol-review.html


28 posted on 01/01/2012 6:21:23 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: JoeProBono
We've seen this guy B4....


29 posted on 01/01/2012 6:22:10 AM PST by Daffynition (*Pray for whatever passes for America these days* Amen. ~ ScottinVA)
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To: JoeProBono

Do you know if that thing fires rimless ACP’s or is it the same ammo as the .45 revolver? Must be a nasty little thing to shoot. Both hands needed. Probably can’t hit jack squat with it greater than a few yards but is will scare the bejeezus out of ‘em.


30 posted on 01/01/2012 6:22:58 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: NMR Guy

Or marshmallows!


31 posted on 01/01/2012 6:24:58 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: dog breath

You are right. We sleep with 4 dogs in our room, no one is going to sneak up on us. The smallest one (15 lbs) wakes up and barks when a car pulls up in front of the house. This morning a bird bounced off the window and they all went nuts.


32 posted on 01/01/2012 6:26:13 AM PST by Ditter
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To: JoeProBono

Sounds like a Rule 3 violation to me.


33 posted on 01/01/2012 6:32:06 AM PST by ExGeeEye (It will take a revolution to reinstate the constitution. #HT FtP#)
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To: JoeProBono; basil
I'd rather sleep with a Navy Seal under my pillow; they sleep with one eye open and are always locked 'n loaded.


34 posted on 01/01/2012 6:34:22 AM PST by Daffynition (*Pray for whatever passes for America these days* Amen. ~ ScottinVA)
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To: Jonty30

Nice gun, but he’s still an idiot. Darwin almost got him.


35 posted on 01/01/2012 6:36:37 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Daffynition


36 posted on 01/01/2012 6:39:47 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: expat1000

I’m with you on the .38. And I am not putting it under my pillow...even though it is hammerless. My dogs will give me plenty of time to put my hands on it!


37 posted on 01/01/2012 6:43:31 AM PST by Matt Hatter
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To: Matt Hatter

Hammerless is good. I was going to recommend that to the guy who posted a week or two ago who was looking for something other than his big .40 for CCW and was thinking .380.

I think these days people simply forget about wheelguns as a viable option for a small, light, convenient piece, especially 2-3” .38s


38 posted on 01/01/2012 6:53:33 AM PST by expat1000
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To: Recon Dad
Recon,
Do you have a clue as to what a REVOLVER is? There is nothing on that two shot, two barrel, single action derringer that revolves. Sheesh. Every body is an expert.
39 posted on 01/01/2012 6:54:44 AM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: JoeProBono

Have you got all the stuffing up one end?

40 posted on 01/01/2012 6:58:07 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Daffynition

Best idea I’ve heard in a while! Do you know where I can git me one o’ them seal guys?


41 posted on 01/01/2012 6:58:30 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Slump Tester
“Is that considered legal?”

It is considered legal if the barrel is rifled. Shotguns have no rifling and any thing with a barrel length under 19 inches is verboten. But with a rifled barrel it is sold as a handgun and viola, a damn good home defense weapon. If you know how to use it.

42 posted on 01/01/2012 7:00:53 AM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: central_va

Long Colt


43 posted on 01/01/2012 7:02:54 AM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: JoeProBono

Re Ur Derringer pix...that thing has one hell of a kick


44 posted on 01/01/2012 7:05:57 AM PST by mosesdapoet (Moses ..A nick name I received as a kid for warning another -It's a sin to tell a lie")
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To: Tupelo

Firing a .45 cal derringer must be nasty.


45 posted on 01/01/2012 7:18:23 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Daffynition


46 posted on 01/01/2012 7:21:09 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: JoeProBono

That’s what I’d call an AOW......even though it is older than dirt....


47 posted on 01/01/2012 7:22:51 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: JoeProBono

There’s an accident waiting to happen.


48 posted on 01/01/2012 7:23:28 AM PST by Gaffer
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49 posted on 01/01/2012 7:28:59 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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50 posted on 01/01/2012 7:29:45 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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