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Woman survives shooting by ex-boyfriend when the gun misfires
KMOV.COM ^ | 21 FEBRUARY 2014 | KMOV.COM

Posted on 02/21/2014 5:55:24 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist

(KMOV.com) -- An amazing story of survival as an O’Fallon woman has a loaded gun shoved in her face by her ex-boyfriend. He pulls the trigger several times, but nothing happens.

The female victim asked not to be identified. She said her ex-boyfriend, Jerry Beatty, 53, kicked in the door of her home and had a gun in his hand.

“Somebody points a gun in your face, you know I turned my head and it clicked,” the victim said, “[He] was like, ‘Look at me when I kill you.’”

Police said there was nothing wrong with the gun, but the ammunition was stored in Beatty’s trunk. The heat, cold and humidity had taken its toll on the bullets.

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1 posted on 02/21/2014 5:55:24 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Saved by WD40!


2 posted on 02/21/2014 5:58:26 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Lady, you need to get your own damn gun.

The cops will NEVER get there in time to save you.


3 posted on 02/21/2014 6:00:20 PM PST by G Larry
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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4 posted on 02/21/2014 6:01:22 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I sure miss my ex...but my aim is improving!


5 posted on 02/21/2014 6:01:47 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

What shooting?


6 posted on 02/21/2014 6:01:52 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Back around 1960 a cop in Mobile, Alabama survived an attempted murder. The perp pulled the trigger six times and the gun never fired.

The cops later checked the gun and all six shells had dimples in the primers. The guns hammer fall was just a little too weak to set them off.

If I were that cop, I would definitely think it was a miracle.


7 posted on 02/21/2014 6:02:10 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: gorush

Pistol grips on a blunderbuss will kill you before you ever hit the target. Never could understand the appeal to that. I did take a special pleasure watching the little punk with the sleeve tattoos getting knocked off the porch. She stepped up all full of attitude.


8 posted on 02/21/2014 6:06:46 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

A “Goode Olde Boy” told me: “If you start to miss your EX
then I recommended two clicks left windage.”


9 posted on 02/21/2014 6:07:10 PM PST by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: G Larry

My mother in law is alive today because the cops told her to get a gun and she listened. Her ex had a history of violence. He would beat her up, the cops would take him in, he would get out, and simply do it again. 2 hours after purchasing the gun, he got out, kicked the door in, and got blasted. He survived but never messed with her again. Eventually he was beaten to death and left on the side of the road in Magnolia, TX.


10 posted on 02/21/2014 6:10:04 PM PST by drunknsage
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To: G Larry
The cops will NEVER get there in time to save you

No, but these days, they might get there in time to kill you, or if not you, then your dog.

11 posted on 02/21/2014 6:17:03 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: G Larry
Lady, you need to get your own damn gun.

exactly! her advice was LAME!

12 posted on 02/21/2014 6:17:45 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: yarddog

My father was a cop in Oakland, CA. Back when it was fun.

He told me a lot of hair-raising stories through the years but there was one that always comes to mind as a miracle.

A perp was surrounded by police, holed up in his house. He spent the day shooting at any cops that dared try to approach. My dad and his partner were able to get behind the house unseen and entered. The guy was in the front room, still shooting. My dad tried to sneak up and grab him from behind but the guy heard him and turned around. The gun was brought level to my dad’s face and the perp pulled the trigger... and nothing happened. My dad quickly disarmed him and took him down.

They looked at the gun. It had fired flawlessly all day but the last bullet was dimpled without firing. When it’s your time, that’s it. But when it isn’t, it isn’t.


13 posted on 02/21/2014 6:58:14 PM PST by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: pgyanke

That is the sort of thing which could make you believe in miracles.


14 posted on 02/21/2014 7:02:32 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
" The heat, cold and humidity had taken its toll on the bullets."

I don't think so. Maybe WD-40 played a part.....

15 posted on 02/21/2014 7:04:01 PM PST by matthew fuller (I don't think Obama is subhuman.)
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To: pgyanke

I did a ride-along with an officer who was shot in the head with a .22 - it hit straight between his right eye and ear from the front.

The bullet went perfectly between his skin and skull, and skimmed around the back of his head, staying under the skin the whole time.

You could fire a million rounds and never duplicate that.


16 posted on 02/21/2014 7:27:10 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

One of hussein’s relatives.


17 posted on 02/21/2014 7:30:37 PM PST by bgill
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To: scott7278

wow. still must have hurt like a bitch, that tunneling.


18 posted on 02/21/2014 8:01:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

She survived an ATTEMPTED shooting.


19 posted on 02/21/2014 8:03:48 PM PST by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: scott7278; yarddog; pgyanke
Same thing happened to me in 1974: robbed and shot at 15-20ft, bullet entered my left side, no bleeding except large red lump w/ black dot in center (hematoma) on hip, missed all bones, organs, arteries, veins, nerves etc. Still carry it today. Doc at S. Miami Hosp Trauma Ctr said "I was luckiest SOB he'd seen in 22yrs in Trauma Ctr work. God was truly sitting on your shoulder tonite."


20 posted on 02/21/2014 8:25:05 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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