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Man Shoots Himself In Thigh With Homemade Shotgun(CA)
sacramento.cbslocal.com ^ | 5 June, 2012 | NA

Posted on 06/05/2012 7:19:24 PM PDT by marktwain

STOCKTON (CBS13) – A 20-year-old Stockton man had to undergo emergency surgery Monday after he accidentally shot himself in the leg.

The man was found in the parking lot of a store in the 2400 block of E. Main Street in Stockton with a wound to his upper-thigh. The weapon was a crudely made 12-gauge “zip gun”.

Police say the incident happened while the man was allegedly trying to hide the gun in his pants.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; ca; homemade; shotgun
Homemade guns usually do not have as good a safeties as factory guns. Pushing people toward homemade guns is likely to cause more accidents.
1 posted on 06/05/2012 7:19:32 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain; Revolting cat!
File photo:


2 posted on 06/05/2012 7:22:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: marktwain

I hope he’s still got his six shooter.


3 posted on 06/05/2012 7:22:42 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: marktwain

Good thing it was a shotgun and not a pistol or he might me missing his manhood.


4 posted on 06/05/2012 7:23:49 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: marktwain
the incident happened while the man was allegedly trying to hide the gun in his pants.

...or are you happy to see me?

5 posted on 06/05/2012 7:24:12 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

“I hope he’s still got his six shooter.”

You must be kidding! This guy needs to be prevented from reproducing.


6 posted on 06/05/2012 7:25:34 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: a fool in paradise

That’s funny! I doubt this guy gets a purple heart.


7 posted on 06/05/2012 7:26:55 PM PDT by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: marktwain

Parking lot of a store, eh?

Gee, wonder what he had in mind? /sarcasm


8 posted on 06/05/2012 7:26:55 PM PDT by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: tickedoffnow

Whatever it was, it’s clear he couldn’t keep it in his pants.


9 posted on 06/05/2012 7:32:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: marktwain

Building a homemade shotgun is simple. Building a safety for such a gun when loaded and cocked is not so simple. This dude appears to have taken too many shortcuts.


10 posted on 06/05/2012 7:33:07 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: marktwain
Dumbass

There are NO accidents.

11 posted on 06/05/2012 7:33:20 PM PDT by Musketeer
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To: Musketeer

Be respectful of evolution at work.

;-)


12 posted on 06/05/2012 7:34:51 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: tickedoffnow

Gonna be hard to pull off an armed robbery in a wheelchair

Probably qualify for workmans comp


13 posted on 06/05/2012 7:35:30 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Harold Shea
Gonna be hard to pull off an armed robbery in a wheelchair

He can only rob stores located at the top of a hill.

14 posted on 06/05/2012 7:45:30 PM PDT by Mopp4
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To: marktwain

need a web site “The People of Stockton”


15 posted on 06/05/2012 7:45:30 PM PDT by Selene
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To: GladesGuru

This is a true story from where I grew up. About twenty years ago....some idiot who took high school and community college “metal arts” (machine shop skills)....had this idea of making his own silencer for a pistol. He’d read up on this and thought that he could do it with equipment he’d picked up at yard sales for the garage.

So he designed and built this silencer. He attached it to the pistol...discovering that it wasn’t entirely tight on the gun. There was this slight wobble even when fully attached. So he held the pistol with one hand and the silencer with the second hand. He fired. The silencer flew off the gun and he shot a finger off in the process.

He grabbed the finger, and got someone to take him to the county hospital where they did successfully re-attach the finger.

Several months later, after all the treatment, he returned to the garage. He looked at his silencer, and then redesigned it. He rebuilt version two. There was no wobble and for some reason, for the final test....he held the silencer in the same hand formation as before. He shot the finger off a second time.

Yep. I can’t even make this up. The hospital couldn’t believe that he had returned with the same issue.


16 posted on 06/05/2012 7:48:38 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: GladesGuru
Be respectful of evolution at work.

LOL.... I thought I was.

17 posted on 06/05/2012 7:52:38 PM PDT by Musketeer
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To: doc1019

Few pistols compare in power/ close range destructive capability to a twelve gauge round.


18 posted on 06/05/2012 8:06:16 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Mitt Romney is the supreme exemplification of the word SMARMY.)
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To: matthew fuller

But, regardless the caliber, a pistol fired into your manhood can be somewhat devastating. A whole lot more devastating then a shotgun wound to the leg. Just say’n


19 posted on 06/05/2012 8:13:00 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

“I hope he’s still got his six shooter.”

He may have traded it in for a derringer;)


20 posted on 06/05/2012 8:15:08 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: marktwain

Old single barrel shotguns can be had so cheaply that I can’t see the need to make one.

Around a year ago, I bought one for $40 plus tax. It was fairly rusty and the for end was loose but the bore and action were fine. After tightening the fore end, which was a little harder than I thought, and cleaning off the rust, it looked like a perfectly good user.

Lock-up is tight and it even has an ejector. I have only fired a box of shells through it but it shoots better than most more expensive guns and the action is perfect. It also has a hammer.


21 posted on 06/05/2012 8:15:36 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: marktwain

Another one of Obama’s sons????


22 posted on 06/05/2012 8:20:06 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: marktwain

[[Man Shoots Himself In Thigh With Homemade Shotgun]]

I wodner if He’ll be able to avoid prosecuition by claiming the ‘stand your ground’ defense


23 posted on 06/05/2012 8:28:05 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: marktwain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1wV3lmbSv4
24 posted on 06/05/2012 9:36:23 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: optiguy

His was not the work of a cunning stunt like Kerry’s.


25 posted on 06/06/2012 1:13:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: yarddog
Old single barrel shotguns can be had so cheaply that I can’t see the need to make one.

Was this in California?

26 posted on 06/06/2012 4:08:54 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

No, I live in Florida but bought it in Alabama.


27 posted on 06/06/2012 6:03:22 AM PDT by yarddog
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