Man Accidentally Shoots Self in Theater

Aug 15, 2012 Full story: ABC News 24

Police say a man accidentally shot himself in the buttocks at a Nevada movie theater during a showing of "The Bourne Legacy." Police in Sparks, Nev., say the 56-year-old man's injuries are not life-threatening and no others were hurt.

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#1 Aug 15, 2012
He had a split personality, his right side thought he was John Wolkes Booth, who thought the left side was Abraham Lincoln.

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#2 Aug 15, 2012
Well, I guess that's one way to clear fecal blockage.

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#3 Aug 15, 2012
For less than $50, he could have gotten a decent holster and avoided losing thousands of dollars and possible jail time. I never recommend plain pocket carry, there are pocket holsters that do a very good job securing the firearm. You don't want the thing just sliding out willy nilly, or you may shoot off your willy.

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#5 Aug 15, 2012
I hope the theater audience weren't affected by the buttock discharge.

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#6 Aug 15, 2012
Wonder what part of the body is the "theater"
Dr Stinko

Moorcroft, WY

#7 Aug 15, 2012
Well, I guess they've got him on a criminal stupidity beef...

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#8 Aug 15, 2012
I wonder if he was related to the guy who shot himself in the balls?

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#9 Aug 15, 2012
REDNECK HIPPIE wrote:
Wonder what part of the body is the "theater"
I was thinking the same thing. Maybe it'
's where most of his plays are.

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#10 Aug 15, 2012
quilterqueen wrote:
<quoted text>
I was thinking the same thing. Maybe it'
's where most of his plays are.
LOL, act I or II

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#11 Aug 16, 2012
REDNECK HIPPIE wrote:
Wonder what part of the body is the "theater"
If the "theater" is the buttocks, I might like to visit the concession stand, if she is attractive.

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#12 Aug 16, 2012
Naughtyrobot wrote:
<quoted text>If the "theater" is the buttocks, I might like to visit the concession stand, if she is attractive.
That works for me. LOL

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#13 Aug 16, 2012
Naughtyrobot wrote:
For less than $50, he could have gotten a decent holster and avoided losing thousands of dollars and possible jail time. I never recommend plain pocket carry, there are pocket holsters that do a very good job securing the firearm. You don't want the thing just sliding out willy nilly, or you may shoot off your willy.
Exactly correct, pocket carry is only good with the correct sized firearm AND the correct holster for it. Any non-holster carry including 'Mexican carry' is dangerous and very foolish, and creates many incidents like this. Idiots like this person makes it more difficult for the many thousands of good-citizens who carry safely day in and day-out with exceedingly few negative incidents.

Responsible concealed carriers are among us, but invisible. And that's the way it should be. Carrying a concealed weapon responsibly is akin to being smart and maintaining your smoke detectors and insurance; you don't think much-about it, but are glad you have it if you need it.
george in Nevada

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#14 Aug 17, 2012
What type of gun did he have? All the newer ones have firing pin block so they don't go off when dropped. I think they started that in the 1960's.

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#15 Aug 17, 2012
Knowledge of wanna-be Matt Dillons like this fellow sure doesn't make me feel safer in public places.
Sam

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#16 Aug 17, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
Knowledge of wanna-be Matt Dillons like this fellow sure doesn't make me feel safer in public places.
Neither does having a traitorous scumbag like Eric Holder in charge of the "Justice" Department or an incompetent idiot like Janet Napolitano in charge of "Homeland Security". Obummer really knows how to pick 'em...

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#17 Aug 17, 2012
Rotflmao!! See? Now everyone is paranoid... What's worse? He had a permit- now that doesn't make me feel all warm and bubbly...

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#18 Aug 21, 2012
This is a rather rare occurance and would be rarer still with just a little more training and knowledge. It is avaiable, but you can't force people to learn.

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#19 Aug 21, 2012
Naughtyrobot wrote:
This is a rather rare occurance and would be rarer still with just a little more training and knowledge. It is avaiable, but you can't force people to learn.
well what scares me is he had to have training to get that permit... it's more to the point saying "sometimes you just can't fix stupid"...

somewhere the system in place failed... and this is NOT as rare as you say... In 2007, there were roughly 15,698 emergency room visits for non-fatal firearm accidents... with another 613 fatal firearm accidents in the United States... maybe the fault is in the training??(or lack thereof)

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#20 Aug 21, 2012
sorry... the reference for the above info can be found at http://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol.asp#accid...

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#21 Aug 21, 2012
How many of the "accidents" were truly accidents. I would be willing to bet that the statistics were skewed to impart a bias against legal gun owners, by not separating out the actual reason for the injury.

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