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Man Dies After Asking Friend To Test Bullet Proof Vest
Breitbart ^ | 15 May 2014 | by JON DAVID KAHN

Posted on 05/15/2014 6:14:17 PM PDT by kingattax

A 25-year-old South Carolina man is dead after asking a friend to shoot him in order to test out a bullet proof vest.

According to Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown, the victim, Blake Randall Wardell, discovered the vest in a garage early Wednesday morning while hanging out with friends at a property on Broadmouth Church Road.

Wardell reportedly asked an 18-year-old friend, Taylor Ann Kelly to shoot him. She fired a small caliber weapon but the bullet missed the Kevlar and pierced his heart, according to McCown.

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1 posted on 05/15/2014 6:14:17 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Stupid hurts. Sometimes really bad (if not for long).


2 posted on 05/15/2014 6:16:05 PM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegal aliens, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: kingattax

Redneck’s last words

“Hey ya’ll, watch this!”


3 posted on 05/15/2014 6:16:13 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: kingattax

sounds like a “hold muh beer” moment.......


4 posted on 05/15/2014 6:16:46 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: kingattax

Darwin Award winner.


5 posted on 05/15/2014 6:17:21 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: kingattax

Well, back to the drawing board.


6 posted on 05/15/2014 6:18:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: kingattax

7 posted on 05/15/2014 6:18:10 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: kingattax

It would seem that if you’re going to “test” a bullet proof vest, it would be better to not be wearing it.


8 posted on 05/15/2014 6:18:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: kingattax

Put it on a coathanger, check it for holes. Sure beats getting perforated testing an unknown...


9 posted on 05/15/2014 6:19:17 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: kingattax

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaS_2l8nGdg

circa 1986 Second Chance Body Armor


10 posted on 05/15/2014 6:20:08 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: kingattax
Duh! That's like saying you can fly and jumping off a tall building to prove it. If you can fly, why not just take off from the ground?

So why not just test the vest by firing at it with nobody in it? No one gets hurt!

Darwin award winner for sure....

11 posted on 05/15/2014 6:20:36 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: kingattax

Someone on one of the previous two threads on this subject noted that it was not a bullet-proof vest but a flak jacket. World of difference.


12 posted on 05/15/2014 6:23:19 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: kingattax

Some people are just dying to give us a laugh...........


13 posted on 05/15/2014 6:23:53 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Smokin' Joe

You give a gun to a woman who seems to have little experience with guns, and tell her to shoot you...and we’re surprised that she missed the broadside of the barn but tagged the soffit at the drip-edge and he’s dead.


14 posted on 05/15/2014 6:24:07 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: kingattax

Earlier report:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3156225/posts


15 posted on 05/15/2014 6:24:10 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: OldPossum

Doesn’t matter, could have been AR500 steel plate. She missed the vest anyway.

Sounds like a Wylie Coyote and Road Runner cartoon.


16 posted on 05/15/2014 6:26:42 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Ouderkirk

One of the basic rules is to never point a firearm at anything you do not want to destroy. Short of foul play, they broke the rule.


17 posted on 05/15/2014 6:28:25 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
... test ...


18 posted on 05/15/2014 6:33:09 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: Slings and Arrows

Probably not a ping worthy


19 posted on 05/15/2014 6:33:34 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: mkmensinger

Beat me to it.


20 posted on 05/15/2014 6:37:43 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: cripplecreek

wouldn’t you think that he would of used a tree or a statue of Hitler as a testing device before using himself?


21 posted on 05/15/2014 6:44:02 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: kingattax; All

22 posted on 05/15/2014 6:45:55 PM PDT by thetallguy24
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To: Ouderkirk
“You give a gun to a woman who seems to have little experience with guns, and tell her to shoot you...and we’re surprised that she missed the broadside of the barn but tagged the soffit at the drip-edge and he’s dead.”

Technically not what happened, but one of the best and funniest analogies I've ever read.

23 posted on 05/15/2014 7:22:36 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: kingattax
She fired a small caliber weapon but the bullet missed the Kevlar and pierced his heart,

Either she missed what she was aiming at, or she hit what she was aiming at.

24 posted on 05/15/2014 7:22:41 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: kingattax

“Hang on a second. Have you ever fired a gun befo....” BANG!


25 posted on 05/15/2014 7:39:00 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: To Hell With Poverty; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Aaaaaand that's a "no."


26 posted on 05/15/2014 7:44:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: kingattax

Cleaning out the gene pool one dolt at a time.....Should he posthumously qualify for a Darwin?


27 posted on 05/15/2014 7:47:37 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: kingattax

Guess it didn’t work


28 posted on 05/15/2014 8:14:30 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: kingattax

“discovered in a garage”

they were ransacking a property and kicked the stupid into high gear

it would seem Darwin requires sacrifices once in a while


29 posted on 05/15/2014 8:15:14 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: kingattax

Wile E. COYOTE tech award to this youngster: the bronze anvil.


30 posted on 05/15/2014 8:25:22 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: sten
“discovered in a garage”

Where did they "discover" the gun?

31 posted on 05/15/2014 8:47:48 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: Slings and Arrows

Note to self:

1. Don’t test body armor like that.

2. If you ignore Rule 1...make sure you’re shooting at the armor.


32 posted on 05/15/2014 8:57:35 PM PDT by RichInOC ([BANG!] "Unnngh!" [CLUNK!]...R.I.P.)
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To: headstamp 2

CEO of British body armor firm demonstrates his product:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjdd-1w9WVM&t=4m7s


33 posted on 05/15/2014 9:01:12 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: RichInOC

3. Don’t ignore Rule 1.


34 posted on 05/15/2014 9:05:07 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: cynwoody

That man believes his own sales pitch.


35 posted on 05/15/2014 9:16:32 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

He learned it wasn’t a bullet proof vest, it was only a flak jacket.

And if William S. Burroughs could get off a manslaughter charge why shouldn’t she?


36 posted on 05/16/2014 1:05:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Slings and Arrows

#HIMMEEWITYOBESTSHOT


37 posted on 05/16/2014 1:07:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: kingattax

I’m trying to figure out how it missed the trauma plate and Kevlar but still hit his heart. She would have had to have been at some weird angle to have had it miss yet still hit his pump. Perhaps way low like down on her knees and close to him, but that... nevermind.


38 posted on 05/16/2014 5:51:26 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

He didn’t have it zipped up all the way....lol


39 posted on 05/16/2014 11:28:45 AM PDT by willyd (I for one welcome our NSA overlords)
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