Real McCoy Darwin award

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Anonymous, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. Anonymous

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    In the local paper. A guy was using a wood chipper to chip up some trees that had overgrown the highway.

    The chipper became clogged.To free up the machine he crawled up into the hopper and started to kick at the stuck branches. The machine was still running!

    I think they buried him in a shoebox.

    The fellow was 52. One would think that he would have known better.
     
  2. Drop-Shot

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    When I have to "go"as it is stated,I sure hope it's not so dumb as I would be remmembered as a poor example of a slipping mind.This has to be one of the stupidest way to go,climbing in a shredder hopper,wow.We always have to be on guard from people like that.Drop-Shot
     

  3. Logjam

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    Re: re: Real McCoy Darwin award

    I posted that wood chipper story. At the time I wasn't registered.

    It happened near Bend, Oregon. I was amazed when I read the story.

    But the guy did improve the gene pool after his demise.
     
  4. Drop-Shot

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    There are people like that that hunt.The last year I was in montana a man of about 30 shot and killed his brother and uncle on the same season.We all have to be carefull,a game warden from mississippi said the hardest thing he ever did was pull a dead man out of the woods that was shot by his son.All be very carefull.Drop-Shot
     
  5. Clayslayer

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    There apparantly are life guards in the gene pools. Unfortunately this one had plenty of time to procreate before his demise.
     
  6. Logjam

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    A friend of the family shot a deer. He was hoisting it into a tree to gut it and his buddy shot him throught the heart. Killed him immediately. Tough phone call to make to the widow.

    We all need to be careful in the woods.

    We need to be especially wary of immigrants from Asia who might be hunting out there. They have a different attitude about their fellow hunters apparently. :roll:
     
  7. Anonymous

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    Just this season I was at the local sand-pit range. Man comes in with his 20-year-old son and they're trying to sight in the son's .270. They have the rifle in a sand bag rest under the forearm and the buttstock. Its pointed down range on its own.

    When every body stopped firing I asked to go down range to check my target. The dad says, "I'll come too and check the boy's."

    As I started to step past the foring line I looked down the benches, out of habit, and saw one rifle with its bolt closed.

    I said to the dad, " You want to ask your boy to open his rifle, please?"

    Out dropped a live round.

    Cripes!

    Harold
     
  8. harold50

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    Sorry - last post was me.
     
  9. Logjam

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    Out dropped a live round.

    Cripes!

    Harold[/quote]

    We all have to be very careful while on the range. Come to find out a great many folks who are shooting at the range have no idea what they are doing. When I was a kid everyboyd shot and shot all of the time. All of our parents had guns and we had them all over the house. My dad told me over and over about gun safety and he showed me over and over again how to be safe.

    So when we go to the range we understand.

    Others don't have that kind of training. Some think that to be cool around guns is to be cavalier. I've seen guys turn to the guys behind and and holding the gun level to swing around and point it at everybody standing next to and behind them. I've seen guys take a pistol from it's holster and point all over the place as if it was a squirt gun.

    We need to be very careful, as almost everyone who handles a gun nowadays isn't very good at it.

    The solution, of course is to teach all kids how to use guns safely. Kids don't want to hurt anyone, they want to enjoy guns, they are fun to shoot.

    Liberals in this country have no idea about gun safety too. Generally they hate guns. They are afraid of them, so they hate them. They think that it's safer if they don't have guns in the house; when the opposite is true. It's been shown that kids who have been trained how to use guns are much safer when around them. So liberals by keeping kids from guns are dooming many to be injured with them. It's so sad, and it's so ironic.
     
  10. huntswithdogs

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    I was at our pistol range recently and as admiring a 1911 that one of the guys was shooting. He asked if I would like to shoot it. Of course I said yes! He dropped the mag out and cleared the action as I watched but didn't lock the slide back. When he handed me the pistol and mag,I racked back the slide and out popped a live round. He got kinda white in the face and I was a little shook myself. I SAW HIM CLEAR THE ACTION!!!

    Take this and remember it! ALWAYS treat any gun as LOADED! Hell,I even check the action of guns at gun shops. One slip up and we will be another nominee for the above award. I don't know about ya'll,but I try to keep my name off those kind of lists.

    HWD
     
  11. Logjam

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    None of us are perfect.

    Once I was shooting my Weatherby XXII on the range to sight in a little scope I had fixed to it.

    When I got home I took the gun out of it's case, and while sitting on my chair in the living room started to rub and oiled rag over it. Since I always carry a rifle without the clip installed and since I always check the chamber before I exit the range I somehow allowed by self to pull the trigger.

    BANG! A neat .22 hole in the ceiling. :oops:

    And I'm an experienced gun guy. 8)
     
  12. 1gsplover

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    :oops: So doggone easy to screw up! Just one little lapse of judgement and "Oh, $h!t". My dumbest was unloading a .22 lever action at about 2:30 am after driving a couple hundred miles. After levering out "all" the rounds, I PULLED :oops: THE TRIGGER to make sure it was empty. Fortunately, all I killed was an electric fryer. The hole is still in that cabinet door...thirty-seven years later. Did use it (the hole) as a visual aid when talking to the kids about gun safety.
    ///olde pharte/// 8)
     
  13. Clayslayer

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    I have yet to have an "accident" concerning a firearm. I've been peppered by a shotgun but that's about it.

    When I was growing up though my dad was telling me about a story of one of my anunt's many husbands cleaning a .22 revolver in the kitchen. It went off and went through two walls of the house and ended up in the bathroom cupboard. The "entrance wound" to the bathroom was directly over the toilet and about head level. Imagine getting plunked in the back of the bean whilst taking a crap. What a way to go.

    Luckily nobody was hurt (or taking a dump at the time)