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2005-12-06 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Pen-Gun Accident Kills Budding Rap Singer
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Posted by Fred 2005-12-06 00:00|| || Front Page|| [19 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Sorry, but that's suicide. Just as anyone cleaning a gun that shoots themselves is suicide. If you follow proper gun safety rules, this won't happen to you, so if it does, then obviously you wanted to die.
Posted by Silentbrick">Silentbrick  2005-12-06 00:48||   2005-12-06 00:48|| Front Page Top

#2 That's Russian Roulette with the Odds eliminated: one barrel, one loaded cylinder. Even a totally haywire gun (and the penguns are actually reliable) will usually shoot under those odds.
Posted by Rivrdog">Rivrdog  2005-12-06 02:27|| http://rivrdog.typepad.com]">[http://rivrdog.typepad.com]  2005-12-06 02:27|| Front Page Top

#3 Reminds me that while in the army I heard of a colonel whose wife had shot him in the asscheek while she was cleaning a gun. It is funnier when you think that after leaving hospital part of his job as colonel was to judge and sentence those who had not respected safety rules with guns. Like "Thou shall not point a gun anyone, carry it out of the range or clean it before it has been inspected and certified empty"
Posted by JFM">JFM  2005-12-06 03:36||   2005-12-06 03:36|| Front Page Top

#4 Poor guy. At least his family could have had the decency to pretend he was murdered.
Posted by 2b 2005-12-06 06:06||   2005-12-06 06:06|| Front Page Top

#5 Stupid is as stupid does.My neighbor's PO whent to sit down in court and shot herself in the ass.(LOL)
Posted by raptor 2005-12-06 08:03||   2005-12-06 08:03|| Front Page Top

#6 Listen to enough of that hip-hop crap, ALL of us would be contemplating suicide.
Posted by Besoeker 2005-12-06 08:52||   2005-12-06 08:52|| Front Page Top

#7 I can't believe this story made it to Rantburg. I knew this kid and grew up with his father. Here is the irony; he had been through a hunter safety course. Out of respect to the family I will not make any degrading comments on him or his lifestyle, but the picture might be spot on. Rivrdogs statement pretty much says it all. It's been proven too many times that alcohol, firearms and a game of pretend ends up with real life deadly consequences. I'll use my pen to sign my checks and my guns to protect me and mine, but the business end of both will be pointed at something other than me.
Posted by kilowattkid 2005-12-06 09:20||   2005-12-06 09:20|| Front Page Top

#8 Too bad he's dead, but that doesn't mean his career has to be. Didn't stop 2-Pac.
Posted by BH 2005-12-06 10:19||   2005-12-06 10:19|| Front Page Top

#9 Too bad he's dead, but that doesn't mean his career as a democratic voter has to end.
Posted by JFM">JFM  2005-12-06 12:38||   2005-12-06 12:38|| Front Page Top

#10 The pen is mightier then the sword.

sorry, couldn't resist.

Posted by DepotGuy 2005-12-06 13:36||   2005-12-06 13:36|| Front Page Top

#11 The article I read cites his mother as wanting pen guns banned. Not that I think these things are all that practical or useful, but I love how these matters always turn to "blame the tool, not the idiot wielding it".
Posted by Dar">Dar  2005-12-06 13:49||   2005-12-06 13:49|| Front Page Top

#12 When I think rap, I think of rap's breeding ground... St. Paris, Ohio.
What did he rap about, milking cows?
Posted by tu3031 2005-12-06 13:54||   2005-12-06 13:54|| Front Page Top

#13 Sorry, but that's suicide. Just as anyone cleaning a gun that shoots themselves is suicide.

Not quite, silentbrick. My brother was cleaning my dad's old P-38 he brought back from Germany, and shot himself. He was trying to remove a corroded cartrige from the firing chamber. Vise broke, gun went off, and he spent three months in the hospital. Sometimes you do everything right and bad things still happen. That said, this was just plain stupidity.
Posted by Old Patriot">Old Patriot  2005-12-06 18:02|| http://oldpatriot.blogspot.com/]">[http://oldpatriot.blogspot.com/]  2005-12-06 18:02|| Front Page Top

#14 Sorry, but that's suicide. Just as anyone cleaning a gun that shoots themselves is suicide.

Not quite, silentbrick. My brother was cleaning my dad's old P-38 he brought back from Germany, and shot himself. He was trying to remove a corroded cartrige from the firing chamber. Vise broke, gun went off, and he spent three months in the hospital. Sometimes you do everything right and bad things still happen. That said, this was just plain stupidity.
Posted by Old Patriot">Old Patriot  2005-12-06 18:02|| http://oldpatriot.blogspot.com/]">[http://oldpatriot.blogspot.com/]  2005-12-06 18:02|| Front Page Top

#15 It could have been suicide, and if so that's sad. But that said, suicide or murder would have been better for his future image and record sales.
Posted by 2b 2005-12-06 18:05||   2005-12-06 18:05|| Front Page Top

#16 No Grammy, just a Darwin.
Posted by DMFD 2005-12-06 20:30||   2005-12-06 20:30|| Front Page Top

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