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Gun hidden in sock fires, killing woman at Chicago thrift store
ABC local ^ | Mar 7, 2014

Posted on 03/07/2014 8:54:42 PM PST by KeyLargo

Gun hidden in sock fires, killing woman at Chicago thrift store

Friday, March 07, 2014

Woman fatally shot in thrift store accident

CHICAGO -- A woman working at a Chicago-area thrift store was fatally shot when a gun hidden in donated clothing accidentally discharged, police said.

Police said Carmen Dominguez, 54, was sorting donated clothing at a Unique Thrift Store in the 9300 block of South Ashland Avenue in the city's Washington Heights neighborhood on Friday morning. A male coworker she was working with discovered a .22 caliber handgun hidden inside a sock. When he shook the item out of the sock, police say the gun accidentally discharged in his hand.

Dominguez was struck by a bullet in the chest and taken to Christ Hospital in serious condition. She was later pronounced dead.

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KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment
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Something seems fishy?

NBC 5 Chicago The Unique Thrift Store on the south side of Chicago is closed after employee Maria Carmen Dominguez, 54, was shot and killed when a gun fell out of a donated sock.

1 posted on 03/07/2014 8:54:42 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
"When he shook the item out of the sock, police say the gun accidentally discharged in his hand."

.....when his accidental finger accidentally pulled the accidental trigger.

2 posted on 03/07/2014 8:58:31 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: KeyLargo

Oh good grief, this will give fodder to the anti gun lobby ... guns really do kill people on their own!


3 posted on 03/07/2014 8:59:39 PM PST by doc1019
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To: shibumi

“When the male co-worker discovered a sock with something inside, he emptied the sock and a .22-caliber handgun fell into his hand, police said. The weapon accidentally discharged and struck the victim in the chest, police said. She later died at Christ Hospital.”

Maybe this?

Do not try to catch a dropped gun.

http://www.shootingillustrated.com/index.php/7507/rule-5/


4 posted on 03/07/2014 9:01:49 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
the gun accidentally discharged

Another irresponsible gun on the loose, I see. It probably came from a broken home.

5 posted on 03/07/2014 9:03:11 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: KeyLargo

and just think, there’s probably another orphaned sock somewhere in the world...

This is really a sad story. What a way to go.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 9:05:58 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: KeyLargo

Ban socks. At least a thirty day waiting period. After all, it’s for the children.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 9:06:16 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: KeyLargo

It fell out of the sock, into his hand, and fired itself. Sure.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 9:07:44 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: bigbob

Finger on the trigger.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xrlKH8OM5o


9 posted on 03/07/2014 9:07:54 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

The dog ate my homework kind of fishy. Polygraph...


10 posted on 03/07/2014 9:09:32 PM PST by Birdsbane ("Onward through the fog!" ... Oat Willie)
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To: Jet Jaguar
TSA has the sock puppet in custody awaiting trial.
11 posted on 03/07/2014 9:10:54 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

I wonder if this was an illegal or legal gun. Was it registered? We know it didn’t have a trigger lock.


12 posted on 03/07/2014 9:13:27 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: KeyLargo

Why Not?

SUV’s kill people, run into buildings, get involved in police chases on a daily basis.

I would be checking out the guy that was handling it and see if anything going on between them.....


13 posted on 03/07/2014 9:14:57 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --In CNNs (feeble) mind, EVERYONE that doesnt ask for more Kool-Aid is bullying BO)
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To: KeyLargo
a gun hidden in donated clothing...

Somebody tossed out Trayvon's underwear drawer.
14 posted on 03/07/2014 9:21:30 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: KeyLargo

Sounds like a cover story for a crime


15 posted on 03/07/2014 9:26:55 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: umgud

A trigger sock is not good enough ?


16 posted on 03/07/2014 9:28:13 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: smoothsailing

Or it’s ancestors was a slave.
Down with the man!


17 posted on 03/07/2014 9:29:01 PM PST by funfan
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To: GeronL

LOL


18 posted on 03/07/2014 9:30:27 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: KeyLargo

Sock Control NOW! Say NO to the National Sock Association!


19 posted on 03/07/2014 9:31:32 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: KeyLargo

Looking over the response, I am glad I am not the only person who smells a mouse here.


20 posted on 03/07/2014 9:35:17 PM PST by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: shibumi

>>.....when his accidental finger accidentally pulled the accidental trigger.

Yeah, exactly.


21 posted on 03/07/2014 9:36:29 PM PST by expat1000
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To: KeyLargo
She should have known.


22 posted on 03/07/2014 9:36:33 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: SpaceBar

Or his Chicago cousin’s.


23 posted on 03/07/2014 9:37:33 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: expat1000

Aren’t there some handguns that don’t have trigger guards?


24 posted on 03/07/2014 9:38:21 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Ronin

Should be plenty of DNA on the sock. Just sayin’ ...


25 posted on 03/07/2014 9:38:51 PM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: KeyLargo

Yeah but the good news is that Chik Filt a was kept out of that shinning progressive city on the hill.


26 posted on 03/07/2014 9:39:38 PM PST by NoLibZone (The bad news: Hillary Clinton will be the next President. The Good news: Our principles are intact.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

>>Aren’t there some handguns that don’t have trigger guards?

Used to be, and a freak accident is theoretically possible even with some handguns that do have them, but the odds on anything but mishandling the firearm (finger on the trigger) are astronomical.


27 posted on 03/07/2014 9:44:21 PM PST by expat1000
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To: KeyLargo

can u imagine if this had happened in connecticut?


28 posted on 03/07/2014 9:50:48 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Slings and Arrows

now you guys have me so scared to ever purchase a box of pop-tarts again!


29 posted on 03/07/2014 9:51:33 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: KeyLargo

That’s impossible. Everyone knows there are no guns in Chicago.


30 posted on 03/07/2014 9:54:04 PM PST by LouD
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016
Don't give up on Pop Tarts yet.


31 posted on 03/07/2014 9:54:38 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: KeyLargo
"handgun hidden inside a sock"

Whoever put it there is guilty of negligent homocide.

No different than leaving your car parked on a hill, next to a playground, with the engine still running. It's a disaster waiting to happen.
32 posted on 03/07/2014 9:57:24 PM PST by indthkr
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To: KeyLargo

When socks are outlawed...


33 posted on 03/07/2014 9:57:57 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: shibumi

Could have been the sock catching on the trigger.

Which is why God maxe holsters.


34 posted on 03/07/2014 10:02:04 PM PST by jdege
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To: HiTech RedNeck

http://northamericanarms.com/firearms/lr.html


35 posted on 03/07/2014 10:04:29 PM PST by jdege
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To: KeyLargo

Darn socks

Guns and socks are a terrible combination —


36 posted on 03/07/2014 10:11:16 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: KeyLargo
Gun cocked, safety off. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! What do you expect!

Darwin Award issued.

37 posted on 03/07/2014 10:20:49 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: scripter

ping...


38 posted on 03/07/2014 10:35:03 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: BykrBayb
He probably found the gun and tried to scare his fellow employee by pointing it at her and pulling the trigger. Too bad the gun was loaded and the lady died.
39 posted on 03/07/2014 10:48:15 PM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: jdege

Single action...gotta cock the hammer.


40 posted on 03/07/2014 10:50:03 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: jdege; HiTech RedNeck

http://northamericanarms.com/safetycylinder


41 posted on 03/07/2014 10:52:10 PM PST by expat1000
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To: shibumi

That was tortuous.


42 posted on 03/07/2014 11:20:36 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Springfield Reformer

Ew.


43 posted on 03/07/2014 11:22:29 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: KeyLargo

Rahm’s fault.

Hurry, Mr. Mayor! Don’t let this crisis go to waste!


44 posted on 03/07/2014 11:31:41 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: KeyLargo

How come the “coworker” is not mentioned?..no name?


45 posted on 03/07/2014 11:55:48 PM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: GeronL

Yes, this is my thought as well.

Also it’s weird cause just yesterday I was sitting at a light and noticed a goodwill drop box to the side. I had a brief thought wondering if it’d even be safe for the people that have to go through the boxes because you never know what someone might put in either as a prank or incidentally like having buggy clothing (roaches, lice)or semen stained sheets, etc. I find it gross to think about!


46 posted on 03/08/2014 1:56:40 AM PST by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: KeyLargo
gun dropped..after involved with armed robbery, no doubt.

47 posted on 03/08/2014 2:56:45 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Uncle Chip
Darn socks

No one does that anymore...easier to buy new ones.

Sorry...couldn't resist.

48 posted on 03/08/2014 3:02:54 AM PST by garandgal
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To: KeyLargo

RIP.


49 posted on 03/08/2014 3:40:27 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: BykrBayb
It fell out of the sock, into his hand, and fired itself. Sure.

I have a .22 that my Dad modified for a really light trigger pull - between the gas ramp up front and the light trigger, it is great for competition shooting but if the safety is off and you give it a little jar, it is possible for it to fire from it.

A gun in disrepair may have issues too - being hidden in a sock raises questions about how long and what condition.

50 posted on 03/08/2014 4:02:48 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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