GUN Man uses gun for backscratcher, shoots himself

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Man uses gun for backscratcher, shoots himself
    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcon...ews/stories/051408dnmetitch.f81a31c3.html?npc
    01:43 PM CDT on Tuesday, May 13, 2008

    By KIMBERLY DURNAN / The Dallas Morning News
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    A Fort Worth man trying to scratch an itch on his back used a revolver and accidentally shot himself.

    Jorge Espinal, 44, was drinking beer and playing poker around 3 a.m. Sunday in his home in the 3500 block of Montague Street, when he got up from the table and walked into another room, said Fort Worth police Lt. Kenneth Dean.

    “He told officers he had an itch on his back and grabbed the first thing he could get a hold of, which was a revolver,” Lt. Dean said. “The gun went off."

    Mr. Espinal went back and told his buddies that he shot himself. “They didn’t believe him until they saw the blood coming down his back,” Lt. Dean said.

    Mr. Espinal was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

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    I hate when that happens.
     
  2. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    lols, what an idiot.
     
  3. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

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    Stories like this are why I hate to read gun owners supporting mandatory training classes for ownership or carry. The kind of stupid that causes people to do stuff like this isn't something you fix with an afternoon class.
     
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    I bet his back doesn't itch anymore.
     
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  7. lt1aggie

    lt1aggie what?

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    :ugh: What a fool.
     
  8. Soybomb

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    This man would have been far better served by buying a tactical back scratcher with laser pointer than training.

    training is good. mandatory training is bad. neither would have fixed this guy.
     
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    Sometimes I think it would be a good idea for mandatory classes to get a carry permit, but then some places already require it and the basic nra classes are pretty much a joke, look at the thread from the other day where cop teaching the ccw class shot himself. People should take training classes on their own but any mandatory stuff is going to end up being watered down crap.
     
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    Exactly, all we have to do is look at the states that have absolutely no training/testing requirements at all and we can see that they have the same kind of stupid stuff that states with those requirements have. People that are dumb enough to put the gun to their head and pull the trigger to show off to friends or scratch their back with their gun are just dumber than we can reasonably expect to fix with a class.
     
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    JRMS Failing at life

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    Good thing his head wasn't itchy.
     

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