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Drunken teen accidentally shoots self in head (updated at posts 44, 46 & 48)
The Monitor (McAllen, Texas) ^ | June 13, 2012 | Naxiely Lopez

Posted on 06/13/2012 12:07:47 PM PDT by EveningStar

SOUTH OF ALAMO — A 17-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself with a semi-automatic handgun Monday night when the single round he fired at a butane tank ricocheted and hit him in the head, authorities said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; banglist; darwinaward; ricochet
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1 posted on 06/13/2012 12:07:55 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

And the Darwin Award goes to...


2 posted on 06/13/2012 12:10:01 PM PDT by lazypadawan
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To: EveningStar

Dumbass.


3 posted on 06/13/2012 12:11:03 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: EveningStar

Sounds like he was going to win either way it played out.


4 posted on 06/13/2012 12:12:10 PM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: EveningStar

Okay, here we go again.


5 posted on 06/13/2012 12:12:48 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: EveningStar
Shooting drunk and shooting at a butane tank already made him a Darwin Award contender.
That the bullet came right back at him and not someone else, testifies to a pretty good shot though.

6 posted on 06/13/2012 12:14:31 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: EveningStar

I ain’t buying it. I’ve been hit by 9 Makarov ricochets from 10 feet. Wouldn’t hurt a mouse. A .380? Sumpin’s wrong.


7 posted on 06/13/2012 12:14:47 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: EveningStar

“You’ll shoot yer eye out, kid!”


8 posted on 06/13/2012 12:15:13 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: EveningStar

9 posted on 06/13/2012 12:16:01 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: EveningStar
The whole family is in the United States illegally, Treviño said. The boy’s parents moved to the country several years ago, but their two sons had just arrived about six or seven months ago.

Mighty good family there... Illegals with guns, boozing it up with their kids..

10 posted on 06/13/2012 12:17:36 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: gundog
I ain’t buying it. I’ve been hit by 9 Makarov ricochets from 10 feet. Wouldn’t hurt a mouse. A .380? Sumpin’s wrong.

QUICK! Submit it to Mythbusters!

11 posted on 06/13/2012 12:18:59 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: kingu

Mythbusters did an episode on ricochets. Bullet slows down a BUNCH. But varies depending on what it bounces off and the angle.


12 posted on 06/13/2012 12:23:49 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: kingu

If they debunk it does the guy come back to life?


13 posted on 06/13/2012 12:24:34 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: kingu

I read that but I didn’t excerpt it. People are perfectly capable of clicking on links - as you just demonstrated.


14 posted on 06/13/2012 12:25:03 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

A butane tank? Whassat? Did they mean a propane tank?


15 posted on 06/13/2012 12:25:58 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (My dog, yes. My wife, maybe. My gun....NEVER!)
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To: EveningStar

Israel “Butthead” Torres.


16 posted on 06/13/2012 12:25:58 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Sherman Logan

Angle is pretty close to straight back if he got hit in the head. I got hit in strongside thumb after a ricochet off a chunk of concrete. My first thought was “Man, I hit that square.” Did it penetrate his skull at an eye socket?


17 posted on 06/13/2012 12:27:46 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: lazypadawan

This has been done by a previous year’s winner. The question was, if you shoot a hole in a butane tank, how close do you have to stand while flicking a bic lighter to ignite the thing?

Answer: 7 feet.


18 posted on 06/13/2012 12:30:43 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: kingu
The whole family is in the United States illegally, Treviño said.

Shooting the butane tanks no American is willing to shoot. - GW Bush

/s

19 posted on 06/13/2012 12:31:36 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: EveningStar
Here!...hold mah beer...*HIC!* while I
shoot..this..here..pistol..*HIC! / BANG!*
*awkward pause*.. D@NG! *thump*

20 posted on 06/13/2012 12:33:10 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: lazypadawan

That’s what I thought of while I was waiting the few seconds for this thread to load.


21 posted on 06/13/2012 12:33:46 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: gundog

Ricochet videos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPZyBLv0ijc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyhgC4wF7MU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDPz4ODYsnw&feature=related

Funny gun videos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPSeuZWpknA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3_vHUXsunE


22 posted on 06/13/2012 12:34:35 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: EveningStar

I bet he doesn’t do that again....


23 posted on 06/13/2012 12:38:34 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Good stuff.


24 posted on 06/13/2012 12:45:05 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: DTogo
Deputies have not arrested anyone and were not planning on making arrests any time soon, the sheriff said, but they are looking into the criminal responsibility of the father and researching applicable laws.

How about deporting the illegal aliens who are giving alcohol to minors, possessing firearms..

25 posted on 06/13/2012 12:46:22 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: gundog

I would also assume the tank deformed pretty good and absorbed much of the energy. Hard for me to envision the bullet still having enough velocity to kill.


26 posted on 06/13/2012 12:51:31 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
"Butane is a bastard gas." - Hank Hill
27 posted on 06/13/2012 12:53:44 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
"Did they mean a propane tank?

Yeah, and another question might be involved in the statement "...so he pulled out the gun’s clip..."

Might be too fine a point, but I believe that we're talking magazine here not a clip.

28 posted on 06/13/2012 12:54:23 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: gundog

“I ain’t buying it. I’ve been hit by 9 Makarov ricochets from 10 feet. Wouldn’t hurt a mouse. A .380? Sumpin’s wrong.”

I agree.. there’s something fishy here.


29 posted on 06/13/2012 1:19:23 PM PDT by Kratos
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To: DTogo

LOL!


30 posted on 06/13/2012 1:29:11 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: lazypadawan
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31 posted on 06/13/2012 1:45:55 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

“Made it, Ma! Top of the—” [THUNK!]


32 posted on 06/13/2012 1:52:16 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: RichInOC
“Made it, Ma! Top of the—” [THUNK!]

ROTFL!

33 posted on 06/13/2012 2:02:53 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (The private sector is doing fine.)
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To: Sherman Logan

“I would also assume the tank deformed pretty good and absorbed much of the energy.”

I was thinking that the tank in question might have acted like the head of a modern golf club (a driver) or an aluminum baseball bat. They deform on impact with the ball, but not beyond their elastic range. When they pop back into shape, they impart a lot of stored energy to the ball; and that’s why the ball goes further than it would have (if hit by a “wood” or a wooden bat). All this physics happens in a small fraction of a second.

If the tank were just a little less resilient, then your scenario would have played out.


34 posted on 06/13/2012 2:17:16 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: EveningStar

Deport them ALL, before they spawn an anchor baby or two!

We have plenty of home-grown idiots, we do not need to import any more!


35 posted on 06/13/2012 2:18:02 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: shibumi
Why are you posting a picture of the world's smallest double bass?

Smallest violin ... in the world

36 posted on 06/13/2012 2:19:47 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (If Shellie really loved George, she would have taken his money and run away with it.)
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To: Eaker

ping


37 posted on 06/13/2012 2:27:26 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Well, at least they didn’t say the AK47 did it.

Just another example of how illegals help clean the gene pool. a job that way to many Americans won’t do.


38 posted on 06/13/2012 2:37:37 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 Let's start from scratch by voting ALL incumbents out.)
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To: kingu

I know Little Mexico, it’s down Tower Road and not far south of Bus 83. El Gato road is the northern boundary, or close to it. My work responsibilities required me to be there from time to time and I can tell you, there are no Americans for miles around.

This is not the only incident to come out of Little Mexico recently, just the only one widely publicized. Shootings and shootouts are a daily occurrence but they only involve “undocumented visitors”.

According to my high level Border Patrol Intelligence resource, over 50% of the Rio Grande Valley population is illegal. Sorry! I meant “undocumented”.


39 posted on 06/13/2012 3:42:29 PM PDT by ReconViper 1
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To: skimbell

The staff of the local McAllen Monitor are pretty much all left wing progressives that support the LGBT sector and are really down on guns. They report semi-automatic weapons as “automatic” and “machine guns”.

However, they did provide full coverage of the “Naked Bike Ride”, where the organizer rode in woman’s garter belt and stockings.


40 posted on 06/13/2012 3:42:37 PM PDT by ReconViper 1
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To: DTogo

This could be seen as another form of self deportation. I’m sure Mr Holder is looking to file a lawsuit against Texas to keep this from ever happening again. The democrats can’t afford to lose voters like this.


41 posted on 06/13/2012 4:16:03 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: EveningStar

Looks like Juan is getting the same amount of pity here as I gave him on Facebook.

Thanks for the ping!


42 posted on 06/13/2012 4:42:42 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: gundog

I’m thinking a rounded/cylindrical tank might deform and spring back , the metal would be “self supporting” unlike a simple square steel plate would ... it could send the slug back with more force than you think ... time to experiment.


43 posted on 06/13/2012 6:41:48 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Kratos
“I ain’t buying it. I’ve been hit by 9 Makarov ricochets from 10 feet. Wouldn’t hurt a mouse. A .380? Sumpin’s wrong.” I agree.. there’s something fishy here.

I just read it quickly, but I think it said he pointed it at the tank, didn't fire, then pointed it at his head and fired.

44 posted on 06/13/2012 6:42:33 PM PDT by The Good Doctor (Democracy is the only system where you can vote for a tax that you can avoid the obligation to pay.)
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To: EveningStar
...sorta kinda like this.....

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45 posted on 06/13/2012 6:51:48 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: The Good Doctor
Thanks doc.

I clicked on the link and read this:

The teen’s girlfriend refused to handle the loaded weapon, so he pulled out the gun’s clip and aimed at a butane tank, but he “thought twice” about shooting it and instead pointed it at his head, Treviño said. “He fires one time and shoots himself in the head,” Treviño said.

No ricochette invloved at all.

46 posted on 06/13/2012 6:55:16 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: 2111USMC
..he “thought twice” about shooting it...

Maybe he should have thought three times...

Nah - let's see how we can impress the GF with our gun expertise.

47 posted on 06/13/2012 7:18:09 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: The Good Doctor
You read correctly Doc.
The teen’s girlfriend refused to handle the loaded weapon, so he pulled out the gun’s clip and aimed at a butane tank, but he “thought twice” about shooting it and instead pointed it at his head, Treviño said.

“He fires one time and shoots himself in the head,” Treviño said.


That round in the chamber is often a surprise to the uninitiated but once they're initiated its usually too late. Oh well ... definitely a Darwin Award candidate.
48 posted on 06/13/2012 7:30:15 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: All

The article has been updated. See posts 44 & 46.


49 posted on 06/13/2012 7:32:12 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: The Good Doctor; 2111USMC; Tunehead54

Thanks for the update. That’s a major change.


50 posted on 06/13/2012 7:45:20 PM PDT by EveningStar
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