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« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2011, 09:29:49 PM »
Since we are entering the new year, and well people let off their guns in some areas of the universe, I thought I would share this very important story with you all as I'm sure you carry your guns in the bathroom with you to do...you know, business. (sigh) Hey, at least we don't have to suffer through a video on this stuff.

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Man accidentally shoots himself while on toilet 27

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FIRST POSTED: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2011 09:01 AM EST | UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2011 09:55 AM EST

Most people have had a bathroom accident at some time, but it probably didn't involve a gun.

A Connecticut man had to be hospitalized on Christmas Eve after accidentally shooting himself while on the toilet.

Darrel Johnson, 51, originally told police he'd been shot during an attempted robbery but later changed his story, reported the Connecticut Post.

Johnson, who has a criminal record, had recently gotten his hands on a small-calibre revolver for "personal protection," said the report, and had forgotten he'd moved the gun from his pocket to the waistband of his pants.

The gun fell, hit the toilet and went off, shooting Johnson in the leg, the newspaper reported.

Police are still investigating and may lay charges.


http://www.torontosun.com/2011/12/28/man-accidentally-shoots-himself-while-on-toilet?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=recommend-button&utm_campaign=Man+accidentally+shoots+himself+while+on+toilet

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« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2011, 12:56:07 AM »
You have no idea what I was thinking when I initially read your comments, Concerned. Smarter-me prevailed though.

This dude sounds like a near Darwin candidate.

Sorry to say, but sometimes stupid is, stupid does.

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« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2011, 08:05:22 AM »
lol Nish, I had to have a little fun here. It gets heavy on these threads.

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« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2011, 12:05:08 PM »
I don't blame him for lying. lol  I was relieved to read that he shot himself in the leg. :-)

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« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2012, 12:38:17 AM »
Too bad that he only got shot in the leg. Being shot in the fanny, would have been better. lol

JB ps: not seriously shot, just lightly shot.

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« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2012, 01:30:01 AM »
Too bad that he only got shot in the leg. Being shot in the fanny, would have been better. lol

JB ps: not seriously shot, just lightly shot.

JB

Eh, be careful the use of fanny...means different things in different places and I nearly drenched my keyboard with coffee when I read that.

Then again, sense of humour of a 12 year old here...

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« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2012, 04:58:31 PM »
A 12 year old with a clear mind.

Right now I am eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, which makes me feel 12 years old (all over) again. :)

JB
ps I am eating it over a plate.  Must not get nasty crumbs on the keyboard!!

But seriously, personal safety is important. All of the posters who have given tips, are excellent tips. Gives one pause for thought.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2012, 10:41:36 PM by jellybean »

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« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2013, 07:52:21 PM »
These just came over in the email. Interesting read.

It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.

1.Tip from Tae Kwon Do :
The elbow is the strongest point on your body.
If you are close enough to use it, do!

2.. Learned this from a tourist guide.
If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse,
DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM.
Toss it away from you....
Chances are that he is more interested
in your wallet and/or purse than you,
and he will go for the wallet/purse.
RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car,
kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole
and start waving like crazy..
The driver won't see you, but everybody else will.
This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency pto get into their cars
after shopping, eating, working, etc.,and just sit
(doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc.
DON'T DO THIS!)

The predator will be watching you,and this
is the perfect opportunity for him to get in
on the passenger side, put a gun to your head,
and tell you where to go.

AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR,
LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE..

If someone is in the car
with a gun to your head
DO NOT DRIVE OFF,
Repeat:
DO NOT DRIVE OFF!
Instead gun the engine and
speed into anything,wrecking the car.
Your Air Bag will save you.
If the person is in the back seat
they will get the worst of it.
As soon as the car crashes
bail out and run.
It is better than having them find your body
in a remote location.

5.A few notes about getting
into your car in a parking lot,
or parking garage:
A.) Be aware:
look around you,
look into your car,
at the passenger side floor,
and in the back seat.
B.) If you are parked next to a big van,
enter your car from the passenger door.
Most serial killers attack their victims
by pulling them into their vans while the women
are attempting to get into their cars.
C.) Look at the car
parked on the driver's side of your vehicle,
and the passenger side..If a male is sitting alone
in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back
into the mall, or work, and get a
guard/policeman to walk you back out.
IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

6. ALWAYS take the elevator
instead of the stairs.
Stairwells are horrible places to be alone
and the perfect crime spot.
This is especially true at NIGHT!)

7. If the predator has a gun
and you are not under his control,
ALWAYS RUN!
The predator will only hit you (a running target)
4 in 100 times;and even then,
it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ.
RUN, Preferably in a zig -zag pattern!

8. As women,we are always trying
to be sympathetic:
STOP
It may get you raped, or killed.
Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking,
well educated man, who ALWAYS played
on the sympathies of unsuspecting women.
He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often
asked 'for help' into his vehicle or with his vehicle,
which is when he abducted
his next victim.

9. Another Safety Point:
Someone just told me that her friend heard
a crying baby on her porch the night before last,
and she called the police because it was late
and she thought it was weird..The police told her
'Whatever you do,DO NOT
open the door..'
The lady then said that it sounded like the baby
had crawled near a window,and she was worried
that it would crawl to the street and get run over.
The policeman said,'We already have a unit on the way,
whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.'
He told her that they think a serial killer
has a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax
women out of their homes thinking that someone
dropped off a baby.. He said they have not verified it,
but have had several calls by women saying that
they hear baby's cries outside their doors
when they're home alone at night.

10. Water scam!
If you wake up in the middle
of the night to hear all your taps outside running or what you think is a
burst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all your
outside taps full blast so that you will go out to investigate and
then attack.

11. If you see a car driving towards you
with their lights off, don't
flick your lights at them. It is rumored to be
a new gang wannabe game where they will shoot at the first vehicle that
flicks their lights at you.