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Woman killed by smoke bomb flying at 150mph in freak accident on TV show set
New York Daily News ^ | 06/16/2012 | Meghan Neal

Posted on 06/16/2012 11:47:45 AM PDT by aimhigh

A woman was killed by two smoke bombs flying at 150mph being used for special effects in a new TV show about military vehicles. The foot-long bombs hit Terri Flanell, 51, as the flew through the air like rockets at 150mph at a Colorado rifle range Thursday.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; shootingrange; smokebomb
Gruesome story.
1 posted on 06/16/2012 11:47:54 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

Smoke bomb registraion, background checks and 10 day waiting periods would have prevented this tragedy.


2 posted on 06/16/2012 11:55:38 AM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: aimhigh

This is the sort of thing that happens in a culture of death.


3 posted on 06/16/2012 12:08:36 PM PDT by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: aimhigh

Somehow, racism was involved. White people hate Obama because of the color of his skin.


4 posted on 06/16/2012 12:12:57 PM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: aimhigh
The smoke bombs were being used to create a smoky atmosphere for the show when they accidently detonated and flew toward the film crew.

Sounds like a quality control problem. Back when this stuff came from Taiwan rather than China, wasn't it better quality?

5 posted on 06/16/2012 12:13:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Romulus

No it doesn’t look like anyone was playing chicken with their lives and the smoke bombs. The bombs, which were supposed to just smoke, exploded instead. Product malfunction. Even if she did snuggle with Larry the Cable Guy it was not a case of hold my beer and watch this.


6 posted on 06/16/2012 12:17:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: aimhigh

in other news 500 people died driving cars today


7 posted on 06/16/2012 12:19:06 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: aimhigh

“...The second flew into her neck and out her navel, killing her instantly...”

That’d do it.


8 posted on 06/16/2012 12:20:47 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I am not suggesting that. I am saying that accidents like this happen when dangerous equipment is rolled out for entertainment purposes. I am saying that a culture with an unbalanced and gratuitous interest in the technology of force projection and death — in short, death porn — is a culture of death.


9 posted on 06/16/2012 12:25:49 PM PDT by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: mylife
in other news 500 people died driving cars today

That's not news, it's a statistic.

10 posted on 06/16/2012 12:27:13 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: carriage_hill

I’m not sure how they know it killed her “instantly”, but it is gruesome and considering the alternatives, it was probably lucky in a perverse way. BTW, who clocked the bombs going 150 mph?


11 posted on 06/16/2012 12:31:11 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Romulus

Isn’t this getting a little liberal-like when talking about videos about war? Smoke is also used for all manner of things including stage magic. It looked to be rather harmless until the FX malfunctioned.


12 posted on 06/16/2012 12:31:38 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
poor quality control and and lack of expertise.

I am amazed the no one has been seriously injured on any of the “exploding target gun shops”... have seen more than one episode where the shooters had to dodge shrapnel /debris.

13 posted on 06/16/2012 12:40:18 PM PDT by lack-of-trust
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To: lack-of-trust

make that
“exploding target gun shows”

(American Guns, Sons of Guns etc)


14 posted on 06/16/2012 12:46:06 PM PDT by lack-of-trust
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I hope, for her sake, that it was quick and final. They were supposed to be smoke bombs, not rockets, right? How would anyone know what speed they’d travel at? Has to be a (Chi-Comm) guess.


15 posted on 06/16/2012 12:53:58 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill

Maybe the rocket and smokebomb assembly lines got confused. Rockets also usually have pointy tops. This would have had a blunt shape. 150 mph might actually be too low an estimate for the speed of the smoke bomb, or piece of it, that penetrated the victim (and most bizarrely).


16 posted on 06/16/2012 12:57:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: aimhigh

If only the smoke bombs would have been microstamped.

Seriously, it is very sad for the woman and her family. Who expects or can prepare for something like this? Unless you’re somehow in the line of fire and nobody knows you’re there.


17 posted on 06/16/2012 12:59:52 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: aimhigh

The glib and not so funny remarks on this thread border on vulgar - this woman was killed by accident and her husband is now a widower. Grow up.


18 posted on 06/16/2012 1:07:50 PM PDT by dainbramaged (I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: dainbramaged

Oh take your wet blanket and go home.


19 posted on 06/16/2012 1:15:47 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: aimhigh
The smoke-filled shot was the closing frame of the show.

No sh!t. (The closing frame for her anyway.)

20 posted on 06/16/2012 1:17:37 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: aimhigh
The first of the foot-long smoke bombs causing the woman to trip and fall.

Now there's some grammar for you.

21 posted on 06/16/2012 1:21:49 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: dainbramaged

Yada, Yada! Then don’t read it!
We Conservatives treasure Our Freedom of the Press and Speech!
If You don’t like it, like most Liberals and Demorats, then please just:

“MOVE ALONG!”


22 posted on 06/16/2012 1:24:23 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Sure, the smoke accident could have happened in a different context. But it happened in *this* context — a show about military hardware — because that’s the show that was being produced.

I have watched my share of such shows over the years, but now that I’m a bit older I understand how these things reveal our true interests. As an old fashioned conservative I am wondering about the social costs of a militarized culture and the glamourization of gear designed for governments investing in new ways to push people around. Conservatives used to care about stuff like that.


23 posted on 06/16/2012 1:25:53 PM PDT by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: ozzymandus

FOAD


24 posted on 06/16/2012 1:29:33 PM PDT by dainbramaged (I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: True Republican Patriot

What if it were your spouse? I’m to the right of Rush and to the left of God, pal - and your heart is as black as your twisted soul.


25 posted on 06/16/2012 1:31:44 PM PDT by dainbramaged (I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: dainbramaged

You, my dear Soul, are Brain Dead!
Judge NOT! Lest Yee be JUDGED!
YOU ARE THE TWISTED SOUL!


26 posted on 06/16/2012 1:34:38 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: dainbramaged

I assume you’re trying to insult me, but you’ll have to be clearer. In the meantime, try to develop a sense of humor and not be such a scolding douchebag. The people forced to associate with you will be much better off.


27 posted on 06/16/2012 1:36:21 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: dainbramaged

CUT YOUR LIBERAL CRAP!
I just said we have the Freedoms to Speech and Press!
Read my Post! You Liberal MORON!


28 posted on 06/16/2012 1:37:11 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Romulus

Oh, please. This sounds like a home-made reality show gone wrong. If you’re so anti-military, aren’t you late for a protest somewhere?


29 posted on 06/16/2012 1:38:19 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

AMEN!

SHE/IT/Transvestite/HIM is obviously a TROLL!


30 posted on 06/16/2012 1:40:01 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: ozzymandus

AMEN!!!


31 posted on 06/16/2012 1:41:34 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: aimhigh

Gruesome story.
^^^^^^^^^^^^

Yes, it is.

Personally, I find it amazing that so few accidents are reported. Even though the explosions involve paper and cardboard, the actors are not wearing eye protection or other protection and it is plainly evident that debris is flying all around them.


32 posted on 06/16/2012 1:48:20 PM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion mill.)
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To: aimhigh

The same, exact thing happened to a lady on my block, except the smoke bombs were about an inch long, and they weren’t really going that fast since they kinda bounced off of her, and they didn’t hurt her or anything, but they did leave a smudge mark on her shirt. Now that I think about it, they might have actually been a couple of those black snake things you light and they kinda puff out and and twist and everything. Nevertheless, I think she was pretty lucky she didn’t end up like that other lady.


33 posted on 06/16/2012 2:01:05 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: dainbramaged

You are Sick! Let others judge You as they have started to do! You are the twisted Soul! May GOD SAVE YOU FROM ETERNAL DAMNATION! I am not to judge.......


34 posted on 06/16/2012 2:16:56 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: True Republican Patriot

Hemorrhoids like you are true blue. Man the lady is dead, maybe those husbands who have lost a spouse don’t measure up to your standards but they are more human than you. You cannabalise your own - low class, very low class.


35 posted on 06/16/2012 2:27:25 PM PDT by Pilated
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To: dainbramaged

Poor woman. I hope she didn’t feel any pain.


36 posted on 06/16/2012 2:30:44 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: umgud
All over America now, mothers will be taking smoke bombs, bottlerockets and firecrackers away from their kids. They'll be insisting that they are unsafe because of this story.

Henpecked fathers who have busted their asses at work and just want a little peace will give in and let the mothers do it, even though they know it's a stupid comparison and their wives are just being bitches about it.

37 posted on 06/16/2012 2:43:48 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
"500 people died"

Actually, "only" about 100 die in auto accidents per day on average.

38 posted on 06/16/2012 3:16:46 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: aimhigh
This is my local shooting range. (I can hear the gunfire from my property.) The owner ("Dragonman") is a very conservative, very patriotic person and so was his wife.

Our hearts go out to him and his family.

We're all hoping that this incident doesn't end up getting the place shut down, either out of Dragonman's grief or because of some knee-jerk, nanny, government reaction.

A lot of local are introduced to firearms at this range.

39 posted on 06/16/2012 4:59:28 PM PDT by Washi (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, one head-shot at a time.)
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To: Romulus

It’s well to wish there was no more war, but also with maturity comes the wisdom that it won’t be banished from the face of the earth until the Savior returns, and that during this period those who beat their swords into plowshares will end up serving those who do not. So if the occasion for war arrives, shall we all go out fighting with long faces, as C. S. Lewis puts his disapproval of semi-pacifism? Empirically, the greater error today is that of appeasement rather than combat.

And anyhow, the scene was designed to be physically harmless to film. This was not a piece of war materiel that did what it was supposed to do.


40 posted on 06/16/2012 5:52:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Washi

Perhaps some sort of memorial at the site would be appropriate.


41 posted on 06/16/2012 5:56:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: aimhigh

Poor lady. RIP.


42 posted on 06/16/2012 6:07:15 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: driftless2
More on weekends, though. Yeah, I didn't want to get into a dispute about the numbers. We expect a certian rate of death from "routine" traffic accidents, so they are not news, except locally. We hardly ever hear about someone getting blown up on a rifle range.
43 posted on 06/16/2012 6:53:22 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Pilated

After reviewing some of your other sour comments to other Freepers, I take your obnoxious comment as a True Compliment considering the Source!


44 posted on 06/17/2012 1:31:35 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Pilated

Hey! Butt Pilot, any comment! You also have a long history of double entry of all of your perverted, nasty comments to other Freeper Friends! You really are a Jerk! and a Glenn Beck “COWARD!”, bar none!


45 posted on 06/17/2012 7:07:56 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: True Republican Patriot

I am very sorry for the double posts - due to the fact of a faulty computer. Your intuition about me is lightyears off. You berate other freepers and call me sour? May you have a better day and may someone you love hug you because you seem to need one. I sir am not a coward and I do not care for Mr. Beck. You and me are against the same things. Greetings for your day.


46 posted on 06/18/2012 8:58:15 AM PDT by Pilated
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