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Pistol under pillow shoots sleeping man
Washington Times ^ | apr. 3 | unknown

Posted on 04/05/2004 6:49:21 PM PDT by dogbrain

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:41:35 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

A man in Granite Falls, Wash., who slept with a pistol beneath his pillow woke up one morning last week to find the gun had gone off and shot him.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported Saturday that the man, who was not identified, went to bed Thursday night with a loaded .22-caliber revolved tucked under his pistol. Sometime during the night, the gun discharged and shot him in the chest, but he apparently didn't realize he was wounded until he awoke early Friday.


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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; darwinaward; dream; guns; gunshot; inflicted; oops; pillow; realistic; realnightmare; self; shooting
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"...the gun had gone...and shot him."

See?

You just can't trust those guns.

1 posted on 04/05/2004 6:49:22 PM PDT by dogbrain
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To: dogbrain
" gun had gone off and shot him"

Then, it ransacked his wallet, took his car keys and headed south for Lodi, where it used his credit cards to buy a Harley and start a gang.
2 posted on 04/05/2004 6:50:59 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (If your cat has babies in the oven you don't call them biscuits!)
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3 posted on 04/05/2004 6:51:24 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (If Woody had gone straight to the police, this would never have happened!)
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To: dogbrain
We need to outlaw pillows for keeping morons alive.
4 posted on 04/05/2004 6:54:07 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Are these leftists stupid or evil or both? ><BCC>)
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To: dogbrain
the gun discharged and shot him in the chest, but he apparently didn't realize he was wounded until he awoke early Friday.

Doesn't say much for the stopping power of the 22.

5 posted on 04/05/2004 6:54:11 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: dogbrain
went to bed Thursday night with a loaded .22-caliber revolved tucked under his pistol.

Never tuck a revolver under a pistol.

6 posted on 04/05/2004 6:56:15 PM PDT by aomagrat ("The essence of war is violence! Moderation in war is imbecility!")
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To: Blue Collar Christian
a rude awakening
7 posted on 04/05/2004 6:56:29 PM PDT by C210N
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To: dogbrain
"a loaded .22-caliber revolved tucked under his pistol"

This is series.

A revolved tucked under a pistol is a sure recipe for disaster.

--Boris

8 posted on 04/05/2004 6:56:36 PM PDT by boris (The deadliest weapon of mass destruction in history is a Leftist with a word processor)
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To: dogbrain
This is why you should never use a .22 to sleep with.

If he had needed to shoot someone other than himself odds are it would just have pissed them off.

Sleep with a .38 or better........
9 posted on 04/05/2004 6:57:35 PM PDT by festus
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To: dogbrain
...a loaded .22-caliber revolved...

Those da%ned revolved will get you every time.

10 posted on 04/05/2004 6:57:38 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: dogbrain
He certainly is a sound sleeper.
11 posted on 04/05/2004 6:57:50 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Was it "Love Story" that was written about John Kerry? Or was it "Washington Square"?)
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To: dogbrain
So, did the guy dream about getting shot then or what? I mean jeez....talk about a nightmare...
12 posted on 04/05/2004 6:58:12 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (EEE)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
well, maybe he was "self-medicated".
13 posted on 04/05/2004 6:58:14 PM PDT by dogbrain (memo to self: Don't drink from toilet; it's where democrats wash their hands....)
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To: dogbrain
a loaded .22-caliber revolved tucked under his pistol.

Never Ever tuck a gun under your pistol.

14 posted on 04/05/2004 7:00:19 PM PDT by Jar Jar Binks
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To: dogbrain
The writer must have been LOL while writing this.
15 posted on 04/05/2004 7:02:29 PM PDT by swheats
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To: festus
"A spokeswoman for the Snohomish County Sheriff's Department speculated the man's pillow might have softened the bullet's impact."

Obviously.

That's why a down vest is a much better, and cheaper, alternative for Kevlar.

16 posted on 04/05/2004 7:04:35 PM PDT by dogbrain (memo to self: Don't drink from toilet; it's where democrats wash their hands....)
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To: Savage Beast
LOL How true. I was thinking..."Well at least he woke up."
17 posted on 04/05/2004 7:05:24 PM PDT by Justice
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To: dogbrain
It would have been far worse if he had fallen asleep in his SUV. It would have probably killed him.
18 posted on 04/05/2004 7:05:43 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Clinton, advised by Dick Clarke, did nothing. - Ann Coulter 4/1/04, How 9-11 Happened)
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To: Savage Beast
"He was able to get to a telephone, dial 911..."

REALLY surprised he could find the "11" button on the phone

19 posted on 04/05/2004 7:07:40 PM PDT by dogbrain (memo to self: Don't drink from toilet; it's where democrats wash their hands....)
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To: dogbrain
man those 22 caliber revolved's are really wicked!.. allmost as bad and dangerous as those salt weapons!
20 posted on 04/05/2004 7:08:24 PM PDT by arly
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To: dogbrain
. . . a loaded .22-caliber revolved tucked under his pistol . . .

Yeah, it's a whole lot worse when those revolveds and pistols double team you. Add a pillow and it can be really series . . .

(How stupid is this reporter, and how much does he rely on his spell checker, forgetting it doesn't catch homynyms or misplaced words . . . ?)

21 posted on 04/05/2004 7:10:51 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of Venery (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: dogbrain
Good thing it wasn't a .45. Or too bad, it might not have happened with the grip safety.

During those cool winter months here in Florida, we sometimes sleep with the windows open. I always sleep with a .45 in condition 3 under my pillow. Condition 3 is full mag, inserted but with an empty chamber. I do this because one cool winter night in 1996, I woke just in time to have to do hand to hand combat with the burglar worming his way inside my bedroom and my .45 was too far away in my night stand before he made contact. I was able to knock him back out of the window and then arm myself. But I was very lucky. If I hadn't had the alarm on, it might've gone the other way. I have severe sleep apnea, so I sleep with an oxygen mask and an air pump humming away. The "white noise" this produces keeps both my wife and myself in a pretty deep sleep.

22 posted on 04/05/2004 7:13:10 PM PDT by ExSoldier (When the going gets tough, the tough go cyclic.)
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To: swheats; AnAmericanMother; boris
the author was probably too busy trying to NOT spew coffee all over his PC.

Also, a story this hot was probably seriesly rushde.

(like THIS post)

23 posted on 04/05/2004 7:15:13 PM PDT by dogbrain (memo to self: Don't drink from toilet; it's where democrats wash their hands....)
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To: dogbrain
I can't imagine what happened here. (OK, I got that "pistol" means "pillow.") But why o why did the gun go off? Was it a revolver or does the reporter not appreciate the difference? Can't imagine an uncocked revolver just going off for the heck of it. Is this a suicide attempt? Did he do something odd in his sleep? What?
24 posted on 04/05/2004 7:17:56 PM PDT by VadeRetro
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To: ExSoldier; dogbrain
I have a son who could wreck a junkyard with a rubber hammer and is always meddling with things, so my Sig P245 is in a small quick-release gun safe bolted to the headboard of my bed. It costs me a few more seconds, but I figure my Labrador Retriever will hold off any intruders for that period of time (by jumping up on them and licking them to death. Luckily she will "down" on command. I'd hate like heck to shoot my dog.)
25 posted on 04/05/2004 7:20:27 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of Venery (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: VadeRetro
I wouldn't hold my breath for an update to this story.

I doubt that even the Warren Commission could get to the bottom of this.

26 posted on 04/05/2004 7:22:20 PM PDT by dogbrain (memo to self: Don't drink from toilet; it's where democrats wash their hands....)
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To: dogbrain
I blame it on the Gun Fairy who was confused by the configuration, likely thought it was a dreaded assault weapon (ugly beasts, those) and in a display of Dr. Zachary Smithism, badly mishandled the situation and called on the robot to fetch the shakydog to get 'em the heck out of there.
27 posted on 04/05/2004 7:25:00 PM PDT by WhiteyAppleseed (2 million defensive gun uses a year. Tell that to the Gun Fairy who'd rather leave you toothless.)
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To: ExSoldier
No one that I am aware of ever woke up finding he'd been shot by a .45 and was surprised :)
28 posted on 04/05/2004 7:27:59 PM PDT by Sender (Support Free Republic...become a monthly donor!)
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To: Justice
There is nothing worse than waking up dead ;-)
29 posted on 04/05/2004 7:32:14 PM PDT by festus
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To: WhiteyAppleseed
I don't quite follow you...do you hear that alot?

as far as Dr. Smith is concerned, you might want to try THIS.

30 posted on 04/05/2004 7:34:29 PM PDT by dogbrain (memo to self: Don't drink from toilet; it's where democrats wash their hands....)
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To: dogbrain
One cannot help but suppose that consumption of an adult beverage played a role in this little event.

And imagine the awakening:

"Man, this is the worst hangover ever! I feel like I've been shot in the chest!"

31 posted on 04/05/2004 7:34:59 PM PDT by Texas dog
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To: dogbrain
That pillow won't be causing anyone any more trouble.
32 posted on 04/05/2004 7:35:19 PM PDT by There's millions of'em (Its an artistic difference... The terrorist see themselves as alive, we see them as dead.)
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To: Blue Collar Christian
But if pillows are outlawed, then only outlaws will have pillows.
33 posted on 04/05/2004 7:37:50 PM PDT by mean lunch lady (Better living through Chemistry.)
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To: Texas dog
That was my first thought.

Maybe he's onto a new hangover cure:
"Take a .22 and call me in the morning."?

34 posted on 04/05/2004 7:38:30 PM PDT by dogbrain (memo to self: Don't drink from toilet; it's where democrats wash their hands....)
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To: There's millions of'em
A REALLY good friend would have that pillow re-stuffed and mounted with a nice set of horns...
35 posted on 04/05/2004 7:41:20 PM PDT by dogbrain (memo to self: Don't drink from toilet; it's where democrats wash their hands....)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
"...with a loaded .22-caliber revolved tucked under his pistol. Sometime during the night, the gun discharged and shot him in the chest, but he apparently didn't realize he was wounded until he awoke early Friday. "

First of all, this reporter must be a liberal moron since he doesn't even know what a revolver or pistol is. This shows the weakness of a .22 caliber round; I'd laugh if a guy pointed a weak-ass .22 or .38 Special pistol at me. If you want to intimidate a burglar or anyone who wants to mess with you, get a .357 Magnum, .45 ACP or anything more powerful than 9x19mm NATO.
36 posted on 04/05/2004 7:43:51 PM PDT by Chinese_American_Patriot (9/11/01 - Never Forget, NEVER Forgive!!!! Al-Fallujah, home of savages!!!!)
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To: aomagrat
That is why the paper is the "Post" Intelligencer.
37 posted on 04/05/2004 7:44:31 PM PDT by RIGHT IN LAS VEGAS
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To: dogbrain
Smart weapons for idiots. LOL

AP Update - After shooting him, Mr. Gun snuck away and robbed a local convenience store. Witnesses report that the "assailant" was wearing a leather holster and crome pistol grip. The International Defamation of Inanimate Objects That Shoot (IDIOT) contends that the Mr. Gun is very dangerous and should only be approached by trained professionals. "If you see Mr. Gun, don't interfere" they warned, "merely report him to you local Intellectual Elite". The victim's immediate family is filing a civl suit against its own ancestors, seekng compensatory damages for passing defective genes down their line."

38 posted on 04/05/2004 7:45:12 PM PDT by Fenris6
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To: *bang_list
Bang
39 posted on 04/05/2004 7:45:27 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your Friendly Freeper Patent Attorney)
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To: dogbrain
but he apparently didn't realize he was wounded until he awoke early Friday

Sure... I've tried that excuse several times in the past to explain away my self-inflicted gunshots, but my wife never believed me...

(um, actually, I don't have a 'revolved', or a gun, or a wife, for that matter - it was all merely a typo)

40 posted on 04/05/2004 7:45:27 PM PDT by Zeppo
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To: nuconvert; cyborg
ping
41 posted on 04/05/2004 7:45:59 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Help bring the end to Freepathons. Donate monthly.)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
What a dumbazz...the gun goes slightly shoved between the mattress and boxspring. Everyone knows that! :-)
42 posted on 04/05/2004 7:46:42 PM PDT by cyborg (Frankenfreude radio death watch has commenced)
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To: festus
A .22--that is why my husband told me if i ever shoot my Beretta, empty the clip or I will just sting them and make them mad.
But I like the Beretta because it is just right for my hand and not too heavy--so I'll just keep an extra clip on hand--but NOT under my pillow.

vaudine
43 posted on 04/05/2004 7:47:10 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: cyborg
Yeah, where the toddler can find it.
44 posted on 04/05/2004 7:47:19 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Help bring the end to Freepathons. Donate monthly.)
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To: Beelzebubba
Thanks,
I can never remember that " *bang_list " thing...
45 posted on 04/05/2004 7:48:49 PM PDT by dogbrain (memo to self: Don't drink from toilet; it's where democrats wash their hands....)
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To: Chinese_American_Patriot
True story (abbreviated because I've told it before):

Guy at my husband's job got shot in the head with a .22 short by his common law wife. Bullet simply lodged under the skin between his eyes. My husband is the first aid officer, he took one look and sent him on to the industrial clinic. He was back in an hour or two with a band-aid over the wound.

He went home that night and threw the lady out on the street. About six months later she got in a tiff with her new gentleman-friend. Only this time she used a kitchen knife and killed him stone cold dead.

The guy's only comment was, "She was a d##n mean woman, but she sure could cook."

Moral: Don't bring a .22 to a knife fight.

46 posted on 04/05/2004 7:48:49 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of Venery (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: freedumb2003
Then, it ransacked his wallet, took his car keys and headed south for Lodi, where it used his credit cards to buy a Harley and start a gang.

An SUV was the mastermind of this operation.

47 posted on 04/05/2004 7:49:28 PM PDT by #3Fan (Kerry to POW-MIA activists: "You'll wish you'd never been born.". Link on my homepage.)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
True but then I don't have kids :-)
48 posted on 04/05/2004 7:50:31 PM PDT by cyborg (Frankenfreude radio death watch has commenced)
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To: AnAmericanMother
"She was a d##n mean woman, but she sure could cook."

Isn't that a blues song?

It should be...

49 posted on 04/05/2004 7:50:48 PM PDT by dogbrain (memo to self: Don't drink from toilet; it's where democrats wash their hands....)
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To: AnAmericanMother
Holy crap!! If .22 caliber is so weak, then why do the liberally biased media always have stories about people getting killed by a .22 caliber pistol? Why are there even .22LR rifles?
50 posted on 04/05/2004 7:54:00 PM PDT by Chinese_American_Patriot (9/11/01 - Never Forget, NEVER Forgive!!!! Al-Fallujah, home of savages!!!!)
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