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Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 9:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Many people have shot one, over the years. But George shot them both.
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Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 9:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

shoot with a bullet?
shoot with a gun?
shoot with a camera?
shoot hoops?
shoot booze?
shoot intravenously?
shoot as in take a chance?
shoot as in launch something?

did George shoot two different items? two identical items? 2 items?
Did George ever shoot 1?
any occupation relevant? recreation?
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Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 10:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sixtyeight:

shoot with a bullet? yes
shoot with a gun? yes
shoot with a camera? no
shoot hoops?
shoot booze?
shoot intravenously?
shoot as in take a chance?
shoot as in launch something? no to all

did George shoot two different items? yes two identical items? no 2 items? yes
Did George ever shoot 1? no
any occupation relevant? no recreation? no
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Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 11:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Black powder vs. modern?
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Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 11:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dlcygnet:

Black powder vs. modern? no
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Posted on Friday, December 14, 2007 - 1:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

target relevant?
living target?
type of gun relevant?
did he use more than 1 bullet to shoot both? more than 2 bullets?
more than 1 gun?
did he shoot himself?
"both" = something that often comes in pairs? like parents?
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Posted on Friday, December 14, 2007 - 3:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sixtyeight:

target relevant? yes
living target? no
type of gun relevant? yes
did he use more than 1 bullet to shoot both? yesish, FA lurking
more than 2 bullets? see above
more than 1 gun? no
did he shoot himself? yes
"both" = something that often comes in pairs? yes
like parents? yes, but not in this case.
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Posted on Friday, December 14, 2007 - 5:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Shotgun? Feet?
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Bodo:

Shotgun? yes Feet? no, explore
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Posted on Friday, December 14, 2007 - 7:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a pair of body parts? If so:

eyes?
ears?
noses?
chins?
elbows?
arms?
legs?
gluteus muscles?
testicles?
kidneys?
hands?
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Posted on Friday, December 14, 2007 - 10:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bodo:

Is it a pair of body parts? yes If so:

eyes?
ears?
noses?
chins?
elbows?
arms?
legs? this one
gluteus muscles?
testicles?
kidneys?
hands?
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Posted on Friday, December 14, 2007 - 11:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he shoot both of his legs?
did he aim the barrel at his legs?
did the shot ricochet?
did he shoot each leg individually?
were they shot within the same event or over time?
was he trying to shoot something else?
was he trying to shoot himself?
was he trying to shoot another person? object?
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 3:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sixtyeight:

did he shoot both of his legs? yes
did he aim the barrel at his legs? no
did the shot ricochet? yes
did he shoot each leg individually? no
were they shot within the same event yes
or over time? no
was he trying to shoot something else? yes
was he trying to shoot himself? no
was he trying to shoot another person? no
object? yes
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 11:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so he aimed at an object, pulled the trigger on his shotgun and discharged a shot which ricocheted and hit both his legs?
did he fire a slug? a shell? something else?
did the shot bounce off the object he was shooting at?
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 11:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sixtyeight:

so he aimed at an object, pulled the trigger on his shotgun and discharged a shot which ricocheted and hit both his legs? yes
did he fire a slug? a shell? something else? yes, typical shotgun ammunition
did the shot bounce off the object he was shooting at? yes
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 12:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

relevant how many shots were discharged?
did he fire at something natural? man-made?
wood? rock? concrete? brick? a wall? a car? was he hunting?
was he trying to damage something?
was he mad? emotionally charged?
is another person relevant?
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 3:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sixtyeight:

relevant how many shots were discharged? just one
did he fire at something natural? man-made? this one
wood? rock? concrete? brick? a wall? a car? this one was he hunting? no
was he trying to damage something? yope
was he mad? yes emotionally charged? that too
is another person relevant? no
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 5:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So... his double barrel riffle discharged by mistake into a car? On purpose into a car? And the shots riccocheted back and hit both his legs? His single barrel riffle discharged by mistake? Through one of his legs? Into a car? And back into the other leg? And for added irony... the car was his too?
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 6:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dlcygnet:

So... his double barrel riffle shotgun discharged by mistake no into a car? yes On purpose into a car? yes And the shots riccocheted back and hit both his legs? yes His single barrel riffle discharged by mistake? no Through one of his legs? no Into a car? yes And back into the other leg? yes And for added irony... the car was his too? yes

if you are interested....why would he shoot his car?
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 8:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there something in the car worth shooting at? Did the car break down? Did the hand break fail on the car and it rolled into a ditch/tree/etc.? Was the car sitting there parked perfectly normally and nothing was wrong with it? Did his "friends" disguise his car as an animal?
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Dlcygnet:

Was there something in the car worth shooting at? no Did the car break down? no Did the hand break fail on the car and it rolled into a ditch/tree/etc.? no Was the car sitting there parked perfectly normally yes and nothing was wrong with it? no Did his "friends" disguise his car as an animal? no
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was he mad about the car? mad at the car?
was there a relevant malfunction of the car?
did the car malfunction and then he went into a rage?
was he trying to break into the car?

do we need to know some more about the kind of car? type? make? other properties of this car?
was it a street car?

relevant what he was doing just before shooting the car? was he driving it? or trying to?
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 11:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was this an alcohol related incident?
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Sixtyeight:

was he mad about the car? yes mad at the car? yesish
was there a relevant malfunction of the car? noish
did the car malfunction and then he went into a rage? no
was he trying to break into the car? no

do we need to know some more about the kind of car? type? make? not really relevant other properties of this car? no
was it a street car? it was an automobile

relevant what he was doing just before shooting the car? yes was he driving it? or trying to? no to both

Dlcygnet:

Was this an alcohol related incident? no
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Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 1:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was he locked out of the car? did he want to get in?
relevant which part of the car was in his sights when he pulled the trigger? Did he use the sight? line up and aim at a specific point?
or did he just blast away?

outside of this event was his mental health an issue?
before blasting his car was he inside? outside? in his home? on the phone?

would he have likely gone over to his gun rack and selected that shotgun for the sole purpose of shooting up his car?
was there a mistake? a wager?
TV special "Jackass" relevant?
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Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 4:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sixtyeight:

was he locked out of the car? no did he want to get in? no
relevant which part of the car was in his sights when he pulled the trigger? yes Did he use the sight? no...is there really a sight on a shotgun? line up and aim at a specific point? yes
or did he just blast away? no

outside of this event was his mental health an issue? no
before blasting his car was he inside? outside? this one in his home? no on the phone? no

would he have likely gone over to his gun rack and selected that shotgun for the sole purpose of shooting up his car? no
was there a mistake? well, any time you shoot yourself... a wager? no
TV special "Jackass" relevant? no
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Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 5:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he aim at the door? fender? hood? trunk? window? tire? motor? gas tank?

was his decision to shoot the car based on a mistake? misunderstanding? false information? deception?

did he want to see how big of a hole he could make? see if the shot would ricochet? where it would ricochet?

did he want to damage something more specific than his car?
was there a non-car object on the car?
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Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 5:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sixtyeight:

did he aim at the door? fender? hood? trunk? window? tire? this one motor? gas tank?

was his decision to shoot the car based on a mistake? misunderstanding? false information? deception? no to all

did he want to see how big of a hole he could make? no see if the shot would ricochet? no where it would ricochet? no

did he want to damage something more specific than his car? yes
was there a non-car object on the car? no
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Was he trying to change the tire? Was his intention to deflate the tire? Was he trying to keep somebody else from driving the car?
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front tire? driver side?
was he trying to prevent auto theft?
was the car rolling?
was he trying to make it look like someone else attacked his car?
was the tire originally flat?
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Lporter:

Was he trying to change the tire? yes Was his intention to deflate the tire? no Was he trying to keep somebody else from driving the car? no

Sixtyeight:

front tire? driver side? doesn't matter which tire
was he trying to prevent auto theft? no
was the car rolling? no
was he trying to make it look like someone else attacked his car? no
was the tire originally flat? yes the tire was flat before the puzzle began
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Did he shoot at the rubber part of the tire? or the wheel? Was he unable to get the lugnuts off, so he shot them? Did he simply shoot the tire out of frustration?
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Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 12:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Lporter:

Did he shoot at the rubber part of the tire? no or the wheel? yes Was he unable to get the lugnuts off, so he shot them? yes Did he simply shoot the tire out of frustration? that too

Spoyler to follow
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Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 12:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

********* SPOILER *********

A 66-year-old man was hospitalized in South Kitsap, Wash., in November after accidentally shooting himself in both legs. Police said he had become frustrated with a stuck lug nut on his Lincoln Continental's wheel and fired his 12-gauge shotgun at it, resulting in buckshot wounds from his feet to mid-abdomen. [Kitsap Sun, 11-10-07]

Thanks so much for the hard work. I believe this guy is in honorable mention for Darwin this year...only because he didn't die.

How many people accidentally shoot themselves in both legs? Sheesh.

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