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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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TOPICS: Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; stlouis; whatshooting

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

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151644753334365


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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To: carriage_hill

Bet you’re a hell of a weather forecaster.


21 posted on 02/21/2014 8:39:01 PM PST by Stentor (Maybe the Goldman Sachs thing is just a coincidence.)
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To: carriage_hill

In his book “I Rode With Stonewall” the author mentions an unusual event. One of the Confederate officers was hit by a piece of shrapnell.

The wound cut his abdomen and his intestines had spilled out. He was propped up on a tree. Stonewall’s physician who was generally considered the best Dr. in the country looked him over and told him he was sorry but there was nothing he could do.

As the Dr. walked away the man cursed him for leaving him like that. The Dr. paused then came back. He had his organs washed with water then place his guts back in the body and sowed it up. The guy made a full recovery and at the time the book was written, was a lawyer in Baltimore.


22 posted on 02/21/2014 8:43:10 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog
The guy made a full recovery and at the time the book was written, was a lawyer in Baltimore.

So the doctor couldn't save the guy's brains, then?

23 posted on 02/21/2014 8:55:39 PM PST by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: carriage_hill

It looks like it went through a bone. Glad you’re still with us. What was the circumstances?


24 posted on 02/21/2014 10:12:14 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Secret Agent Man

He said it was excruciating...but it was worth it.


25 posted on 02/21/2014 11:45:27 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: carriage_hill

Goodness - that’s amazing!


26 posted on 02/21/2014 11:48:20 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: Stentor

I get a slight ‘twinge’ when Cirrus clouds are above. LOL.


27 posted on 02/22/2014 4:56:38 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: yarddog

That’s amazing he didn’t bleed out!


28 posted on 02/22/2014 4:59:23 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Glad to talk about it, if it’ll help you avoid a similar experience.

On July 14, 1974, my fiancee and I attended premiere opening of ‘People’ magazine in West Palm Bch, FL. We
went to Tropical Acres Restaurant, landmark prime rib restaurant, in next door Boynton Bch, for dinner with
several celebs and mag photogs, and when leaving, were jumped in the parking lot, by 2 ‘hood’ junkies w/ ‘Sat
Night Special’ .32cal revolver.

I was unarmed, kicked gun out of lowlife’s hand, and ran to protect fiancee from other guy w/ knife, and
first guy got the gun back from underneath nearby car, and shot me from 15-20ft.

Just as he shot, I spun sideways and bullet entered my L/S, just under trouser’s belt line. It lifted me up and threw me back 5-6ft. I had an ‘out-of-body experience’, saw cops and medics arriving from ‘floating up in the air’, woke-up in the ambulance in pkg lot, but medics couldn’t find a bullet hole or any blood. Wound closed-up and didn’t bleed externally. They released me and we went down to police station to put a facial sketch together w/ police artist.

My side was hurting, so after sketch was complete, we left for home in Miami, and as I was getting undressed for bed, saw a large red lump, size of 1/2 grapefruit w/ black dot in center, on my left hip, went over to sink and threw-up. She called South Miami hospital, they had trauma ctr ready when she drove me there, and they x-rayed and scoped me: no bones, arteries, nerves, veins etc hit. My thigh muscle stopped .32 just 1/8” from lower spine coccyx.

Trauma ctr Doc said I was “luckiest SOB he’d seen in 20yrs”; that normally I’d have bled-out in pkg lot, with
guts torn to shreds by tumbling small caliber round, but that “God was truly sitting on my shoulder that night, and was saving me for something and some reason”.

I still have a copy of the x-ray framed, and have had another taken in 2008, for a minor back injury. Docs
came running back into room screaming about me being shot; they saw bullet, but I explained it all. No cops
called since it was an old wound.

Ever since, I’ve been very ***situationally aware (OPSEC)*** of everyone and everything; not quite hyper-
vigilant, but close to it. My mind is 10 steps ahead of anything I might walk into, but I’m always looking
360 degrees and scoping-out possible bad spots or situations, and a quick reaction to anything.

I carry a Kimber 1911 .45cal ACP:

http://www.kimberamerica.com/1911/eclipse-ii/eclipse-target-ii
w/ 230gr hollow-points in a quick release Galco paddle holster, and won’t hesitate to use it.

Moral: I’d rather have it and not need it, than not have it and need it.


29 posted on 02/22/2014 5:03:51 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

The story is truly the out of body experience. And I put it in the miracle category. Isn’t that experience peaceful and pain free? I came to the conclusion that there is no pain in death. The pain is in living. Thanks for sharing.


30 posted on 02/22/2014 7:58:25 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: yarddog

If I were that cop, I would definitely think it was SIX miracles!


31 posted on 02/22/2014 10:31:55 AM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: drunknsage

An edifying tale, splendidly told.


32 posted on 02/22/2014 11:07:06 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: B4Ranch

I was reading comments by members of my Father’s WWII outfit. One of the guys had an 88mm shell hit just a couple of feet beside him and not explode.

He definitely considered it a miracle. As he said, all the other shell went off, why didn’t that one?


33 posted on 02/22/2014 11:52:57 AM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

When God decides it is your time to go, that’s when you die. Not before and not later.


34 posted on 02/22/2014 12:41:35 PM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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