Man fatally injured by gun shrapnel o...

Man fatally injured by gun shrapnel on New Year's

There are 4 comments on the WKRN story from Jan 2, 2012, titled Man fatally injured by gun shrapnel on New Year's. In it, WKRN reports that:

An exploding gun at a New Year's celebration killed a McMinn County man who was hit by a piece of flying shrapnel.

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Straight_Shooter

Rochester, NY

#1 Jan 2, 2012
Darwinian Law - get drunk on New Years and start firing a gun to celebrate? someone is bound to get killed somehow.
lolwut

Athens, TN

#2 Jan 9, 2012
Any idiot who mixes guns and alcohol needs a liftime ban on owning guns.
real bigT

Knoxville, TN

#3 Jan 10, 2012
He did. Though it was a short lifetime.
Educator

Bowling Green, SC

#4 Jan 11, 2012
What a horrible accident. I have been a gun collector and shooter most of my life. However, the 'drunk' part I have not taken part in. This story makes me wonder whether or not this individual has ever taken a gun safety class. This is a prime example of why all guns should require a permit, including long guns. Being from the hills myself, I have seen a number of 'stupid' and unfortunate decisions made by people concerning their 2nd Ammendment rights. I wonder if there was something either stuck inside the barrel, or if the barrel was cracked? Also, putting the wrong type of ammunition into any gun can have devastating consequences. My thoughts and prayers go out to this mans family and friends. Hopefully, despite the heart breaking nature of this situation, it will lend to the preservation of someone else's life - as in an example of what not to do.

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