Two Dead After Weapon Discharge Causes Explosion Fire

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  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    In where the responsible gun owner is showing off his AR-15 and it accidentally fires and results in his kid's death. :rolleyes:

    http://www.wbbjtv.com/news/local/Tw...ischarge-Causes-Explosion-Fire-220278331.html
     
  2. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    Why you would ever load a round inside your home except if you needed to defend yourself is beyond me. People also drive 85 MPH on bald tires or never clean their dryer vent until it catches their home on fire. I see people do all kinds of unsafe stuff that gets them hurt or killed. Why? I don't know.

    Another lesson to learn from this is never ever re-enter a burning building for any reason. I know at the moment it might seem to be a good idea to put out the fire on your own, but things can get out of hand very quickly. Get out and call the Fire Dept.
     
  3. lannister80 macrumors 6502

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    $10 says this guy thought he was a "responsible gun owner", just like every other gun owner.
     
  4. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    I have a feeling that by the end of the day Fox News will be making out that this is incident is all President Obama's fault.:cool:
     
  5. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Something is not passing the sniff test.

    I'm wagering improper storage of combustible agents. I've seen millions of rounds fired through the years, and never saw a fire start raging as a result.
     
  6. steve knight macrumors 68000

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    Guns don't usually accidentally fire on their own. Well unless the NRA says so.
     
  7. lostngone macrumors demi-god

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    Looks like you need more laws to regulate fire, not guns.
     
  8. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    And you are a professional fireman too?
     
  9. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I agree, cause we all know fired rounds are ice cold. :D
     
  10. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    I agree with what Technarchy said. The Mythbusters tried to blow up a car gas tank and a propane tank with a bullet fired from a gun and could not make it happen.

    My thoughts and prays go out to the family.
     
  11. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    Well the only explosive gas that should be inside of a home is natural gas which "should be" contained in iron pipes except in new construction they are using a lot more poly because it's cheap.

    It doesn't take a professional fireman to know that all explosive fuels and gases should be stored outside of the living area.
     
  12. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    So gun owners are generally inherently ignorant?
     
  13. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    If the guy shot a tracer round, basically anything flammable go boom. Something I doubt Mythbusters tried.
     
  14. fox10078 macrumors 6502

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    Actually they did, and it was the only way to make it explode.
     
  15. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    The muzzle flash probably started the fire not the bullet..

    Why the thought he needed to chamber a round to show his buddy is beyond me..
     
  16. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    There are car accidents everyday... So are automobile owners generally inherently ignorant?
     
  17. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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    I can't give you a fraction, but, it is pretty high. Just try riding the bus some time down a heavy traffic main street (e.g. 3+ lanes). The bus gives you a good view of what people are doing. See how many people are either on their phone with no handsfree device, texting, putting makeup on, have stuff blocking their rearview mirrors, eating a burger with both hands, etc., etc. No wonder there are so many car accidents everyday. That's another reason I hate to buy new cars. ;)
     
  18. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    Your right and I think no matter what it is either guns, automobiles, home fire safety and maintenance, power equipment, motorcycles, ATV's, snowmobiles, chain saws, etc...etc...etc... all can cause injury and death. I see a general lack of safety when it comes to all sorts of stuff. How do we get people to take a few extra minutes and think safety I have no idea, but there would be a lot less injury and death if they did.
     
  19. zioxide macrumors 603

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    One of these things is not like the others...

    Hint: One's a weapon designed solely to kill. The others are tools.
     
  20. skunk macrumors G4

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    Only if they drive in their living room.
     

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