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Rock-salt shooter acted in self-defense(CA)
calaverasenterprise.com ^ | 19 October, 2012 | Joel Metzger

Posted on 10/20/2012 8:17:38 AM PDT by marktwain

While Jimmy Terry fights for his life at a hospital in Modesto, his uncle Robert will not be charged with felony assault, as the District Attorney’s Office deemed he acted in self-defense when he shot his nephew in the stomach from 15 feet away Sunday.

Sheriff’s investigators are aware Jimmy Blake Terry, 25, suffered significant injuries and is expected to have an extended stay in the hospital, Calaveras County sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Hewitt said, adding the hospital has not released any further information.

According to sheriff’s reports, Terry, who is wanted for parole violations, confronted his uncle Robert at a home on the 1800 block of Rawhide Road in Arnold Sunday morning and the two started arguing about Terry’s suspicion his uncle was “ratting him out” for crimes committed in the area.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; domestic; salt
Any shotgun load is deadly at close range. The projectiles tend to be close enough to each other to act as a prefragmented single projectile at distances under 15 feet.
1 posted on 10/20/2012 8:17:43 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

It is a bad thing to be forced to shoot a relative in self-defense;it is a worse thing to die because you didn’t.


2 posted on 10/20/2012 8:25:51 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: marktwain

http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot33.htm


3 posted on 10/20/2012 8:26:07 AM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: marktwain
Any shotgun load is deadly at close range.

You've got that right. Absolutely right.

FMCDH(BITS)

4 posted on 10/20/2012 8:31:01 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: marktwain

"Everybody knows salt can be deadly."

5 posted on 10/20/2012 8:33:32 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: nothingnew

Reminds me of a TV series I used to watch... Actor named Jon Hexum was farting around on the set with a stage pistol loaded with blanks and put it up to his head and pulled the trigger.....killed him.

I watched the series then because of Jennifer O’Neil who I thought was hot.


6 posted on 10/20/2012 8:37:00 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: marktwain
“ratting him out” for crimes committed in the area.

Sounds like an upstanding citizen./s

(BTW, link doesn't work.)

7 posted on 10/20/2012 8:37:27 AM PDT by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: marktwain

Lesson learned: guy with shotgun is not impressed when you start flexing your muscles and giving him the Billy-badass routine.


8 posted on 10/20/2012 8:47:06 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Gaffer
Colonel Jeff Cooper wrote in detail about a suicide across from his home when he lived in Big Bear. His neighbor pried the bullet from a 30-06 cartridge and put the barrel up to the bottom of his chin.

Horrific results from just a powder charge.

9 posted on 10/20/2012 8:55:39 AM PDT by gettinolder (Smashed lips save ships.)
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To: marktwain

Ban salt now!! We need reasonable, modest, common-sense restrictions on salt shaker capacities, granule size “caliber” and the total “arsenal” of how many ounces of salt anyone can have at one time. Salt is only used one shake at a time, who needs a whole pound, except someone bent on, that’s right, you’ve got it - assault!


10 posted on 10/20/2012 8:58:26 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Gaffer

I was 14 at the time and this Jon-Erik Hexum death was specifically used by my parents to illustrate to me why you don’t go messing around with guns for any reason. Loaded with blanks or unloaded or anything, it doesn’t matter. Any friend of yours that does is an idiot and nobody you should be hanging out with.

My parents were just starting to let me go to the rifle range by myself. (Back then in Wyoming, riding my bike 2 miles to the range with my .22 rifle slung over my shoulder and ammo in my backpack would not get me thrown on the ground, kicked around in the dirt, and arrested for a wide range of terroristic charges, but I digress...)


11 posted on 10/20/2012 9:03:44 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: marktwain

Ban salt weapons.


12 posted on 10/20/2012 9:04:20 AM PDT by Starstruck (Looking into the abyss.)
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To: marktwain

Holy smokes, I was just on Rawhide Rd. a couple of days ago on my way to Angels Camp.


13 posted on 10/20/2012 9:42:45 AM PDT by shorty_harris
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To: loungitude

Kewl; thanks.


14 posted on 10/20/2012 9:53:47 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The 0bummer Penguin: I played this country like a harp from hell.)
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To: marktwain

If you cant get the link to work, like me, try this one.

http://www.calaverasenterprise.com/news/article_3829a766-1673-11e2-83df-0019bb2963f4.html


15 posted on 10/20/2012 10:13:49 AM PDT by djone (He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy,)
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To: gettinolder
Horrific results from just a powder charge.

The blast from the powder blast alone from a shotgun close up would easily blow a guy's skull open. Saw a picture of it somewhere.

16 posted on 10/20/2012 10:52:39 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: loungitude

I suspect that much better results from rock salt would be obtained by using the ‘miner’s trick’, of creating a solid plug of paraffin and rock salt. This keeps the rock salt together, reducing dispersion, and the greater mass gives better momentum.


17 posted on 10/20/2012 11:10:05 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: gettinolder

Here’s an article about three deaths from blanks.

http://journals.lww.com/amjforensicmedicine/Fulltext/2009/12000/Three_Cases_of_Death_Caused_by_Shots_From_Blank.22.aspx


18 posted on 10/20/2012 11:14:04 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Gaffer
Hexum was fooling around with a prop .44 Mag loaded with blanks on the set of the TV show “Cover Up”. He put the muzzle to his head and squeezed the trigger. The wad penetrated his skull and the trauma eventually killed him.

Co-star, Jennifer O'Neil, [an anti-gunner] had a run-in with a gun at the home of her boyfriend sometime later on. The boyfriend was an ex-felon and could not legally posses a gun, yet O'Neil found the loaded .38 revolver on a coffee table. Somehow, she managed to shoot herself in the stomach while supposedly unloading it. Right! No charges were filed, the shooting was considered accidental, and O'Neil recovered. Jennifer brought new meaning to “taking one for the team”.

19 posted on 10/20/2012 11:33:22 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Gaffer
Reminds me of a TV series I used to watch... Actor named Jon Hexum was farting around on the set with a stage pistol loaded with blanks and put it up to his head and pulled the trigger.....killed him.

I remember reading about it in an article that was "pro-organ-donor-cards." IIRC, Hexum's organ donations saved a number of lives, and restored sight to at least one person.

It was sad to hear what happened, but his willingness to donate his organs was at least a silver lining around that horribly dark cloud.

Mark

20 posted on 10/20/2012 12:19:19 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
I suspect that much better results from rock salt would be obtained by using the ‘miner’s trick’, of creating a solid plug of paraffin and rock salt. This keeps the rock salt together, reducing dispersion, and the greater mass gives better momentum.

Forget the rock salt and just reload the shell w/ a paraffin and bird shot mixture. There are youtube videos (search youtube.com for "wax shotgun shells") of the procedure and the results. The wax holds the shot together until impact and then the shot charge behaves like pre-fragmented projectile, it disperses like a liquid under pressure. Very bad Ju-Ju!

I'm guessing it would also work with small washers (smaller than your choke ID!).

Regards,
GtG

21 posted on 10/20/2012 12:25:19 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

The paraffin and shot mixture was the original ‘miner’s trick’, as they wanted better range and a narrower spread.


22 posted on 10/20/2012 1:24:09 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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