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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.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: guns
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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To: Monty22002

“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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To: Monty22002

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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To: Monty22002
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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To: Monty22002

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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To: Monty22002

“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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To: Monty22002

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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To: Monty22002

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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To: Monty22002
"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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To: riverrunner

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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To: Monty22002

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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To: Sooth2222

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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To: I want the USA back

I hope this doesn’t hold up in court. She would have been laughed out of court some years ago but nowadays?


21 posted on 08/14/2013 2:36:48 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: GeronL

Say, where can I get some a them heat seekin bullets? Might save me a few bucks if I didn’t need to get range time anymore.


22 posted on 08/14/2013 2:36:57 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Springfield Reformer

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/07/19/could-guided-bullets-turn-average-joe-into-sniper/

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/01/self-guided-bulle/

http://www.businessinsider.com/laser-guided-bullets-2012-6


23 posted on 08/14/2013 2:40:00 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Springfield Reformer

not heat seeking but GUIDED


24 posted on 08/14/2013 2:40:31 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: dragnet2

“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.”

As my rather earthy old boss would say, “that sh** doesn’t flush”.


25 posted on 08/14/2013 2:50:10 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Monty22002
Hummmmmm

I don't guess we'll hubby's side of the story.

Sounds fishy to me.

26 posted on 08/14/2013 2:51:08 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: I want the USA back
The gun discharged, hitting Wingate in the chest.

Humnmmm.

The barrel of the gun is pointed at his chest and the trigger is pulled.

My bad! /s

27 posted on 08/14/2013 2:55:41 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: Monty22002
ANOTHER TRAGIC CASE OF WORK PLACE VIOLENCE....SADLY,IT'S ALL AROUND US... OR MAYBE SHE WAS CLEANIN' IT AND IT WENT OFF....
28 posted on 08/14/2013 3:02:52 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: Monty22002

29 posted on 08/14/2013 3:04:10 PM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: Las Vegas Ron

She handed him the gun by the trigger???


30 posted on 08/14/2013 3:12:01 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Monty22002

I feel uncomfortable with this gun. Here take it back.

31 posted on 08/14/2013 3:21:09 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: luvbach1

When someone hands you a gun barrel first it’s time to stop the process and provide a little instruction. Starting with a firm “DON’T POINT THAT AT ME!”


32 posted on 08/14/2013 3:21:39 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: luvbach1
She handed him the gun by the trigger???

Yeah, and it was really an evil "assault" gun!

33 posted on 08/14/2013 3:23:19 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: ken5050
This is the only picture I could find.

Sorry it doesn't show her face.


34 posted on 08/14/2013 3:24:05 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mountn man

Can’t be her, my wife isn’t in Prescott Valley.


35 posted on 08/14/2013 3:29:21 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.)
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To: Monty22002

That will teach him to be a responsible gun owner. Morons should not own or handle guns. Well, may be they all should.


36 posted on 08/14/2013 3:37:22 PM PDT by sagar
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To: GeronL

Hmmm. And here I thought I was being funny. Who knew? Thanks for the info.


37 posted on 08/14/2013 3:57:34 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Monty22002

The perfect crime!!


38 posted on 08/14/2013 4:26:47 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: mountn man

If “it” turns around with a beard and mustache, mountain man, I’ll hunt you down!!


39 posted on 08/14/2013 4:29:56 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SgtHooper
If “it” turns around with a beard and mustache, mountain man, I’ll hunt you down!!

Until then, you'll keep watching

...and watching

...and watching

...and watching...

40 posted on 08/14/2013 5:11:42 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Monty22002

This would never happen to “Psycho Dad!”


41 posted on 08/14/2013 5:14:52 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: I want the USA back

Not to mention a safety.


42 posted on 08/15/2013 6:45:07 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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