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Gary Wingate Accidentally Killed By Wife When She Tried To Hand Him His Gun
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/guns/gary-wingate-killed-accidentally-wife-when-she-tried-hand-him-his-gun ^ | 8/14/2013 | Andy Kossak

Posted on 08/14/2013 2:04:27 PM PDT by Monty22002

A woman reportedly tried to hand her husband his shotgun when she accidentally shot and killed him inside their Arizona home.

Police say Gary Wingate was fatally wounded in the torso when the gun discharged as his wife handed it to him at his request. The 56-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

Phoenix New Times reports that according to a brief from Prescott Valley police, Wingate's wife told police that they were inside the home when her husband asked for the shotgun for an undisclosed reason.

According to police, "While it appears to be an accident, this death will be investigated as a homicide until a final ruling can be found based on a completed investigation."

Wingate's wife reportedly was not comfortable handling a firearm, but told police she did what her husband asked, according to ABC15.com.


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Dang, maybe trying to teach the woman how to handle guns isn't always a good idea?
1 posted on 08/14/2013 2:04:28 PM PDT by Monty22002
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“I would like to see every woman know how to handle [firearms] as naturally as they know how to handle babies.” - Annie Oakley


2 posted on 08/14/2013 2:06:51 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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The gun didn’t kill him. The gun didn’t discharge by itself. There is a trigger. Pull on the trigger and it shoots.

No excuse.


3 posted on 08/14/2013 2:07:28 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: Monty22002

The mans an idiot for handing a loaded weapon to someone who is not comfortable or familiar with guns.


4 posted on 08/14/2013 2:08:44 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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Wingate's wife reportedly was not comfortable handling a firearm, but told police she did what her husband asked

Uh huh..

Check for life insurance policies take out on dead hubby.

5 posted on 08/14/2013 2:08:48 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: I want the USA back
I want the USA back :" The gun didn’t kill him. The gun didn’t discharge by itself. There is a trigger. Pull on the trigger and it shoots. No excuse."

EXACTLY !!
If you are fearful of a gun ,
your finger is NOT on the trigger !

6 posted on 08/14/2013 2:10:12 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ((Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison))
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To: Monty22002

Maybe reporters need to take classes to tell them that guns shoot when the trigger is pulled and they hit people because they were aiming towards them when the trigger is pulled - unless they have a heat-seeking bullet I guess


7 posted on 08/14/2013 2:10:23 PM PDT by GeronL
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People familiar with guns go out of their way to avoid putting their finger on the trigger- people unfamiliar with guns think that is where your finger goes

There is nothing more dangerous than handing a loaded and ready to fire semi-automatic handgun to a person not familiar.

A revolver is different- it takes some effort to do single action fire (pull the trigger until it cocks itself and fires)


8 posted on 08/14/2013 2:11:14 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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“Wingate’s wife told police that they were inside the home when her husband asked for the shotgun for an undisclosed reason.”

Maybe he felt threatened by the way she was pointing it at him?


9 posted on 08/14/2013 2:12:13 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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More like, teaching everyone how to handle guns is ALWAYS a good idea.


10 posted on 08/14/2013 2:17:51 PM PDT by dinodino
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I do believe the bereaved widow is engaging in some serious BS! Do the cops actually believe her story?


11 posted on 08/14/2013 2:18:39 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: I want the USA back

Sounds really suspicious to me.


12 posted on 08/14/2013 2:18:51 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Monty22002

Who is Gary Wingate?


13 posted on 08/14/2013 2:20:52 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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"Dang, maybe trying to teach the woman how to handle guns isn't always a good idea? "

She was just following Democrat firearm safety tips.


14 posted on 08/14/2013 2:22:09 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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Uh huh...She was upset, because he’s just told her that he’d bought a bridge in Brooklyn..


15 posted on 08/14/2013 2:27:20 PM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: I want the USA back
The gun didn’t kill him. The gun didn’t discharge by itself. There is a trigger. Pull on the trigger and it shoots. No excuse.

It's not always the case . I had a Mossberg 12 gauge discharge after racking it without ever touching the trigger. Happened right after having duel pistol grips installed and they were not installed correctly .

16 posted on 08/14/2013 2:27:42 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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Article has a pic of the shotgun...we KNOW what a shotgun looks like..we want to know what SHE looks like..


17 posted on 08/14/2013 2:28:30 PM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: Monty22002

Hard to believe.


18 posted on 08/14/2013 2:32:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Sooth2222
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19 posted on 08/14/2013 2:33:14 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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Dianne “Mugsy” Feinstein

Deliberately wearing a pinstripe suit holding that.


20 posted on 08/14/2013 2:34:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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