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Florida Dog Shoots Owner, Gregory Dale Lanier, in Leg
UPI ^ | Feb. 27, 2013 | KATE STANTON

Posted on 02/27/2013 10:33:21 PM PST by nickcarraway

A Florida dog didn't quite live up to his species' reputation as man's best friend, accidentally shooting his owner in the leg with a .380 pistol on a car ride, Highlands Today reported Monday.

Gregory Dale Lanier, 35, of Sebring, Fla., didn't know the gun resting on the floor of his truck was loaded until his dog accidentally (we can only assume) kicked it and it fired a bullet into Lanier's leg.

"Lanier said he heard boom, saw smoke and felt a burning in his leg," Sebring Police Cmdr. Steve Carr said.

Police did not arrest the dog.

This isn't the first time a dog has fired a weapon at their owner. In 2011, a yellow Labrador from Utah jumped onto a 12-gauge shotgun and fired 27 pellets into his owner's buttocks.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dog; mansbestfriend; oops

1 posted on 02/27/2013 10:33:26 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ping


2 posted on 02/27/2013 10:39:14 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Articles like this are why I sometimes think the only gun control laws should be an IQ test. How can you NOT know a gun on the floor of your truck is loaded? Why would you leave a gun there? As Bugs Bunny would say; “What a maroon!”


3 posted on 02/27/2013 10:44:05 PM PST by Fai Mao
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To: nickcarraway

Did the dog pass a background check


4 posted on 02/27/2013 10:52:31 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

He had papers.


5 posted on 02/27/2013 10:53:42 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Wouldn’t you like to see the same dog, point, shoot, and retrieve a duck?


6 posted on 02/27/2013 10:54:57 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Just watch, Feinstein will use this and say this is why dogs can’t own guns..when I read the story first thing I thought of was “Good boy” the guy deserved it for being an idiot


7 posted on 02/27/2013 11:03:11 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: nickcarraway
Teach it to drive too and you wouldn't have to sit in a
freezing cold duck blind at 0-dark thirty in the morning! ;^)
8 posted on 02/27/2013 11:13:40 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: nickcarraway

So the AKC is now doing criminal background checks???


9 posted on 02/28/2013 3:43:58 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: nickcarraway

“didn’t know the gun was loaded” is no excuse.


10 posted on 02/28/2013 4:00:54 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: nickcarraway

Finally, the dogs are starting to shoot back.

Gun rights for dogs!

You want a background check - we will send you a stool sample.


11 posted on 02/28/2013 4:59:01 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: nickcarraway

any other state I might believe the poor guy’s story, in Fla though, alcohol or weed was probably involved. On the other hand Fla does have that “stand your ground law”, I wonder...


12 posted on 02/28/2013 5:16:22 AM PST by orlop9
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13 posted on 02/28/2013 5:42:47 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: orlop9

So are you saying that the dog was drunk and/or stoned?


14 posted on 02/28/2013 5:42:47 AM PST by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I like the story of the Lab peppering his human’s buttocks with bird-shot!

labs can be very mischievous.


15 posted on 02/28/2013 5:53:16 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: nickcarraway
Police did not arrest the dog.

No, they told it to come out with its paws up. When the dog did not comply, they shot it dead.

(BTW, my BS meter is pegged by the account of the shootee.)

16 posted on 02/28/2013 6:19:46 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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