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Police: Man Taking off Shorts Shoots Girlfriend
wibw.com ^ | 20 July 2011 | Information from: The Wichita Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

Posted on 07/22/2011 11:53:55 AM PDT by smokingfrog

WICHITA, Kan. Wichita police say a woman is recovering after being injured in a strange shooting.

Police say the 19-year-old was shot in the chest Monday when her boyfriend began taking off his shorts as they walked along a city street.

Lt. Randy Reynolds say a gun the 18-year-old boyfriend was carrying in waistband fell to the ground and fired, hitting the woman.

Reynolds says the Wichita man first told police a car had driven by and fired shots at the couple, but later changed his story.

The man was arrested. Police did not say why he was taking off his shorts on a city street.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: banglist; napl; negligentdischarge; weird

1 posted on 07/22/2011 11:53:58 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

PANTS ON THE GROUND!
PANTS ON THE GROUND!
LOOKIN’ LIKE A FOOL WITH YOUR PANTS ON THE GROUND!...............


2 posted on 07/22/2011 11:55:39 AM PDT by Red Badger (PEAS in our time? Obama cries PEAS! PEAS! when there is no PEAS!..........................)
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To: smokingfrog

Yep, if you start stripping down, you have to be careful about your gun in your waistband. Gee I hate it when the gun goes off like that.


3 posted on 07/22/2011 11:56:47 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping.......


4 posted on 07/22/2011 11:56:47 AM PDT by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: smokingfrog

I hope he is now her EX-boyfriend.


5 posted on 07/22/2011 11:57:34 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: smokingfrog

Plaxico Burress ?


6 posted on 07/22/2011 11:58:35 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: smokingfrog

My ex wife tried to stab me once...good to see men now taking the initiative


7 posted on 07/22/2011 11:59:18 AM PDT by wardaddy (Palin or Bachman..either with Marco....I'm often on a DroidX..in bed late...hence my spelling..sorry)
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To: smokingfrog
Lt. Randy Reynolds say a gun the 18-year-old boyfriend was carrying in waistband fell to the ground and fired, hitting the woman.

This is my pistol.
This is my gun.
When I drop my short
My girl better run.

8 posted on 07/22/2011 12:02:35 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Dems demanding shared sacrifice are like Aztec priests doing it while cutting out my heart.)
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To: smokingfrog

18 yr old...

with a handgun...

I thought that was impossible because there is a law against it.


9 posted on 07/22/2011 12:03:29 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: smokingfrog

“Police did not say why he was taking off his shorts on a city street.”

Man it’s hot out there.


10 posted on 07/22/2011 12:03:49 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: smokingfrog

a properly holstered weapon is a safe weapon.

I’m sure she would have been more than happy to hold his weapon while he dropped ‘em.


11 posted on 07/22/2011 12:05:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: smokingfrog

Note to self: don’t carry weapon in waistband with round in chamber.

Check.

Colonel, USAFR


12 posted on 07/22/2011 12:12:06 PM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: NormsRevenge

He probably had it tucked into his pants homie style, instead of using a holster. Also, only the cheapo guns fire when dropped. Good guns, even simple revolvers, have internal safety devices to prevent this happening.


13 posted on 07/22/2011 12:12:24 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: smokingfrog; Lazamataz

At least when Laz hits ‘em he doesn’t use a deadly weapon... just a friendly one... /g


14 posted on 07/22/2011 12:14:01 PM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: smokingfrog
Reynolds says the Wichita man first told police a car had driven by and fired shots at the couple, but later changed his story.

I think the man needs to change his story yet again. I can't think of too many handguns that fail the 3 foot drop check. Maybe, just maybe a 1911 that is cocked but not locked could strike the ground just right so it breaks off the hammer's sear, but that's about it.

Even a cocked revolver usually requires the trigger to be fully depressed in order for the hammer to strike the primer. And one doesn't normally carry a cocked revolver in one's waistband.

15 posted on 07/22/2011 12:15:11 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: smokingfrog
a gun the 18-year-old boyfriend was carrying in waistband fell to the ground and fired

This was obviously a Plaxident.

16 posted on 07/22/2011 12:17:00 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Red Badger

Blame the heat.


17 posted on 07/22/2011 12:17:11 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Obamania in 2012)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Ahhh..........cheapo guns.

Many years ago, on a whim, I bought a Raven .25; of course, I never carried in my waistband. Never carried it all, it just sat in my desk drawer.

I always figured if push came to shove, I could throw it at someone.


18 posted on 07/22/2011 12:25:28 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: smokingfrog

This is such a good reminder to check the safety before I drop trou and get buck nekkid on a city street. It just bad etiquitte to have your gun going off like that, people will stare.


19 posted on 07/22/2011 12:27:25 PM PDT by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

You never know, that Raven might have been good for one shot (the one up the pipe), and rarely a second, but with a .25, if you have a good arm and aim, you might do more damage...


20 posted on 07/22/2011 12:37:44 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: smokingfrog

Uh, no photos of the people involved...I guess it was those angry, Anglo TEA Partiers, or maybe it was Rand Paul and Sarah Palin sharing a walk...


21 posted on 07/22/2011 12:50:43 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: day10; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
"This has never happened to me before..."


22 posted on 07/22/2011 1:03:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I’ve got a Raven .25 in my desk drawer too.

One of these days I might try to use it as a trade in when I buy something else.


23 posted on 07/22/2011 1:08:43 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: smokingfrog

” Police did not say why he was taking off his shorts on a city street.”

Weird story!


24 posted on 07/22/2011 1:11:18 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: smokingfrog

Is that a gun, or . . . . .

BANG!


25 posted on 07/22/2011 1:44:49 PM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: Slings and Arrows

S&A, I don’t know what’s funnier.

“This has never happened to me before...”

or

“Police say they don’t know why he was taking his pants off on a city street.”


26 posted on 07/22/2011 1:45:52 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: smokingfrog

Premature discharge?


27 posted on 07/22/2011 1:46:36 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: autumnraine

If you put them together...


28 posted on 07/22/2011 1:47:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Lt. Randy Reynolds say a gun the 18-year-old boyfriend was carrying in waistband fell to the ground and fired, hitting the woman

Endowed with such a prodigious gun, he probably doesn't need to pack a pistol. Does he goes to Halloween parties as a gas pump?

29 posted on 07/22/2011 2:49:05 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Haha!!


30 posted on 07/22/2011 2:53:31 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Pull toy.


31 posted on 07/22/2011 3:05:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!

A bit premature. Must have had a hair trigger response.


32 posted on 07/24/2011 1:04:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

His girlfriend had just told him “don’t go off half cocked”


33 posted on 07/24/2011 1:12:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: Yo-Yo

Lots of revolvers made 60 years ago or longer were not safe to carry wih a round under the hammer. Had a .44 magnum Sauer and Sohn, made in W. Germany that was that way. Old style were dangerous.


34 posted on 07/24/2011 1:19:13 PM PDT by eastforker
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To: a fool in paradise

It turns out that no, the boy wasn’t happy to see her!


35 posted on 07/24/2011 1:36:00 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: a fool in paradise

He should have thought about baseball.


36 posted on 07/24/2011 2:12:21 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
He should have thought about baseball.

He was.....unfortunately he was a Mariners' fan.

37 posted on 07/24/2011 2:13:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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