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People never cease to amaze me............

Today, August 17th, around 1:30pm Justin Newberry, 23 was in a Nissan Altima driving westbound on I-24 when he had to apply his brakes to slow down for traffic. After he applied the brakes, a handgun known as "The Judge" slid out from under the seat.

When Newberry reached down to pick it up he grabbed it by the trigger at which time "The Judge" went off. The round, which was a 410 slug, went into right thigh, exited, and continued on until it hit him in the left leg just above the ankle. He was able to safely pull the car into the median area about mile marker 6 and call 911 for help


http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/2011/08/17/man-accidentally-shoots-himself-while-driving-down-interstate-24/
 

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How embarrassing. Can you imagine that 911 call?  "Hey I need help.  I just shot myself through both legs!"
 

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Jake said:
Thinning the herd
Usually involves a predator or disease, we seem to do it just fine without any help at all.
 

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I wonder if there's a correlation between folks who carry a Judge as a SD weapon and NDs?  I mean, he shot himself in both legs at PB range and was able to keep driving.
 

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Thank God he didn't own the Taurus "Executioner".  ;)
 

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The description of the shooting doesn't make sense: he accidentally pulled the trigger when reaching to the floor, where the round went into his right thigh, exited, then boomeranged around to go into his left leg just above the ankle? This sounds like the Seinfeld episode where Kramer got spit on...the Magic Lugie!

Sounds more like a drug sale or Fake ID sale gone wrong that he is trying to cover up...
 

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Adam said:
The description of the shooting doesn't make sense: he accidentally pulled the trigger when reaching to the floor, where the round went into his right thigh, exited, then boomeranged around to go into his left leg just above the ankle? This sounds like the Seinfeld episode where Kramer got spit on...the Magic Lugie!

Sounds more like a drug sale or Fake ID sale gone wrong that he is trying to cover up...
If he picked it up with finger through trigger guard, it would not be unusual for the trigger to be activated when the hand got up above his thigh (by center console) and he instinctively went to shift grip. He forgot that the finger (and anything else) lives OUTSIDE the trigger guard, and only visits the trigger
 

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Who really gives a fin crap.
 
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