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Man shoots himself in groin with flare gun
ABC 7 ^ | 02/04/2013

Posted on 02/05/2013 8:13:33 AM PST by Responsibility2nd

LEHIGH ACRES, FL - A 23-year-old man was taken to the hospital with multiple burn wounds after he accidentally shot himself in the genitals with a flare gun, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to a home in Lehigh Acres Sunday in reference to a medical assistance call.

Upon arrival, 23-year-old Jorge Perez was found with multiple burn wounds and lacerations to his genital area.

Perez told deputies he was playing with a flare gun that was unloaded.

After dry firing the gun a few times, Perez says he then loaded the gun and put it down.

When he picked it up, Perez forgot the gun was loaded and fired it at the ground.

Perez told deputies the flare round struck the floor and ricocheted into his genital area.

Perez was taken to the hospital for his injuries.


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Shot in the crotch with a flare gun?

Great Balls of Fire!

1 posted on 02/05/2013 8:13:45 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

Hey Slings. Hey Marty.


2 posted on 02/05/2013 8:14:40 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Goodness gracious!


3 posted on 02/05/2013 8:15:42 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ouch!


4 posted on 02/05/2013 8:17:33 AM PST by GQuagmire
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To: Responsibility2nd
OMG...PANIC AND TAKE AWAY ALL FLARE GUNS!!! EVEN IF LIVES ARE LOST BECAUSE PEOPLE CAN'T SIGNAL FOR HELP, WE MIGHT SAVE ONE IDIOT'S NUT SACK!
5 posted on 02/05/2013 8:17:52 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Responsibility2nd

He’s doing it wrong.


6 posted on 02/05/2013 8:19:18 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Some stupid with a flare gun, burned the place to the ground.


7 posted on 02/05/2013 8:19:28 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Responsibility2nd

I call Bullsh%#. he was “actin a fool” and was gonna quick draw from his “temporary” holster.


8 posted on 02/05/2013 8:21:04 AM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Brings new meaning to “I have a burning sensation”


9 posted on 02/05/2013 8:21:27 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Now that’s funny!!! I’m glad I didn’t have a mouthful of coffee when I saw your comment!


10 posted on 02/05/2013 8:22:05 AM PST by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“There ain’t no cure for stupid” Ron White


11 posted on 02/05/2013 8:22:35 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Darksheare; Borax Queen
Somehow this is Darks fault......might it be his coffee?
12 posted on 02/05/2013 8:23:13 AM PST by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

A new cure for what soap won’t wash off?


13 posted on 02/05/2013 8:23:58 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: dfwgator

Smoke on the water, and fire in the sky.....

Or fire somewhere......


14 posted on 02/05/2013 8:24:14 AM PST by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Hold muh beer.....watch this.

Come on baby light my fire

Fire, I beg you to burn.

15 posted on 02/05/2013 8:25:47 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Hold muh beer.....watch this.

Come on baby light my fire

Fire, I beg you to burn.

16 posted on 02/05/2013 8:26:04 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Getting ready to run for Congress?


17 posted on 02/05/2013 8:27:28 AM PST by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44)
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To: Responsibility2nd

18 posted on 02/05/2013 8:27:30 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: COBOL2Java

Yeah. What can POSSIBLY go wrong here???


19 posted on 02/05/2013 8:29:07 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The Darwin Award Selection Committee’s decision is on hold until they determine whether or not he has removed himself from the gene pool.


20 posted on 02/05/2013 8:29:42 AM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Responsibility2nd

So all you girls here .. is he a hottie, or what ?


21 posted on 02/05/2013 8:31:24 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“...playing with a flare gun that was unloaded...”

They all are.


22 posted on 02/05/2013 8:32:12 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Is it just me or is that a cop!?


23 posted on 02/05/2013 8:33:18 AM PST by matt04
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To: COBOL2Java

OMG! He’s a cop!


24 posted on 02/05/2013 8:33:41 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

On top of stupidity I’m sure alcohol was involved.


25 posted on 02/05/2013 8:36:23 AM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Next time buy Hanes Asbestos Briefs


26 posted on 02/05/2013 8:38:53 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 6ppc

I’m sorry I wasn’t invited to this weenie roast. Sounds like it got exciting.


27 posted on 02/05/2013 8:42:01 AM PST by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: Responsibility2nd

Roasted Nuts


28 posted on 02/05/2013 8:42:28 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: al baby

“Doc, it hurts when I pee.”

“Can you show me where it hurts?”


29 posted on 02/05/2013 8:44:31 AM PST by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: Responsibility2nd
Well, next time somebody asks you what you need a gun for, point them to this article. I mean, how else you gonna do this, with a blowtorch?
30 posted on 02/05/2013 8:45:10 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Responsibility2nd

The fashion police have arrested Jorge - flares are out.


31 posted on 02/05/2013 8:45:10 AM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He wanted hot rocks but couldn’t figure a good way to get just his rocks in the microwave.

I give him points for innovation.


32 posted on 02/05/2013 8:46:39 AM PST by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: astounded
Smoke on the water, and fire in the sky..... Or fire somewhere......

Beat me to it. I wonder how many will get the reference, since the only discernible lyrics are the ones you mentioned.

33 posted on 02/05/2013 8:48:58 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Weenie roast?


34 posted on 02/05/2013 8:49:09 AM PST by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

A real uhhh, flash in the pants?


35 posted on 02/05/2013 8:49:09 AM PST by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: showme_the_Glory

“The cure, sir, for what ayles ya, is in this little device. You pull the pin which starts a 15 second fuse. Now this part is very imporant. You must count to 15 on your fingers right after you pull the pin. But under no circumstances are you allowed to set this flare gun down.

After 1 minute your tooth ached will be completely forgotten.”


36 posted on 02/05/2013 8:50:38 AM PST by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: Responsibility2nd
"There goes my only po-se-heh-sion,

There goes my e-vre-ee-he-ee-y thing!"

37 posted on 02/05/2013 8:52:10 AM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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38 posted on 02/05/2013 8:54:37 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Responsibility2nd

39 posted on 02/05/2013 8:55:22 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Responsibility2nd

From a Coast Guard web page:

“HAND RED FLARE - 500 CANDELAAPPROVAL CATEGORY: 160.021

“The flare burns with an intensity of at least 500 candela (formerly “candlepower”) for at least 2 minutes. Brighter flares with shorter burning times can also be approved if they total at least 1000 candela-minutes and burn for at least 50 seconds.”

...I’m surprised we all didn’t hear this guy’s screams through our windows.


40 posted on 02/05/2013 8:55:47 AM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: Moonman62

Post #7 actually got there first.


41 posted on 02/05/2013 9:05:10 AM PST by drjimmy
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To: Responsibility2nd

I have a flare gun and it’s definitely not something to be fired at your genitals. I’m just saying. Even without the burning flare, a great big aluminum thing gets launched at high velocity. Things to do today: Avoid shooting myself in the crotch with a flare gun, if possible.


42 posted on 02/05/2013 9:05:10 AM PST by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Moonman62

Hey, Moon....you got that right.....but I guess we folks of a “certain age” will get it....


43 posted on 02/05/2013 9:15:39 AM PST by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: dfwgator

All through the shadows they come and they go....
With only one thing in common....
They got the fire down below.....

LOL!


44 posted on 02/05/2013 9:19:29 AM PST by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: al baby

Rule Number ONE: Never point a loaded weapon at your gun. Something really bad could happen.


45 posted on 02/05/2013 9:22:00 AM PST by toolman1401
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To: toolman1401

This is my rifle, this WAS my gun.


46 posted on 02/05/2013 9:39:17 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Responsibility2nd

47 posted on 02/05/2013 9:43:25 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Sender

For some reason, my buddy had a flare gun when we attended college. One evening we saw a guy climbing up the outside of the dorm to the second floor, which was a girls floor. We were on 7th and he fired the flare at the dude and it hit right beside his head. He jumped down and fled quickly. So funny....and what would happen today it you did that.


48 posted on 02/05/2013 9:56:11 AM PST by taterjay
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To: Responsibility2nd

Wile E. Coyote ain’t got nothing on this guy!


49 posted on 02/05/2013 9:57:21 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: SoldierDad

Talk about yer Hot Pants...


50 posted on 02/05/2013 10:01:55 AM PST by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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