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Do you know anyone who has been shot?

Postby gilly32 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:04 pm

According to a Pew Research Center poll, 44% of all Americans personally know someone who has been shot, either by accident or intentionally.

This article below is titled: America’s Relationship With Guns? New Research Shows It’s Complicated


http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/america-s-relationship-guns-new-research-shows-it-s-complicated-n775456?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma
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Re: Do you know anyone who has been shot?

Postby DontTreadOnMe » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:34 pm

44% of people who have nothing better to do than spend several minutes answering a telephone poll
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Re: Do you know anyone who has been shot?

Postby JimE » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:55 pm

I believe I have known 2 of us civilians who were hurt, and one murdered.
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Re: Do you know anyone who has been shot?

Postby djmac1964 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:29 pm

Son, shot in a bar within the last two years. Survived, hit in the shoulder.
Dad, shot in the shoulder while in the Navy.
And I can think of at least three other people I know, or am familiar with, that have been shot over the years, but I don't know any details.

I'm glad this isn't a poll, because I hate being a statistic. :wink:
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Re: Do you know anyone who has been shot?

Postby Bombarde32 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:44 pm

My brother...shot in the leg with a BB gun...by me before I knew better.

At least I didn't put his eye out!
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Re: Do you know anyone who has been shot?

Postby Mustang380gal » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:56 pm

I used to work as an emergency nurse. I saw more than one gunshot. Mostly thighs by stupid kids. Two head shots. One survived, one did not.
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Re: Do you know anyone who has been shot?

Postby TSiWRX » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:38 pm

I'm a part of this statistic, too.

I know of several who were shot. Some survived, some did not.

This is in a context outside of war and other such large-scale conflicts. I am looking at this from a viewpoint of replying "yes" only if I knew of someone who either shot themselves or who were shot in a "peer-to-peer "manner.
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Re: Do you know anyone who has been shot?

Postby Aesinsp » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:03 am

My son's grandfather was shot and killed in his driveway in 2012.
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Re: Do you know anyone who has been shot?

Postby M-Quigley » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:56 am

I've had experience in armed security and public law enforcement, and EMS. Although I know of or knew plenty of people who have been shot, I don't have any close family members who have ever been shot in any civilian encounter.
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Re: Do you know anyone who has been shot?

Postby deanimator » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:28 pm

When I was in the Army, I knew a LOT of people who'd been shot... bayoneted and blown up too.

I can't remember if either of my great uncles were gassed in WWI while serving with the French Army. One of them had trench foot, which complicated by diabetes later led to amputation.

My best friend from college was shot in the back of the leg when he was in highschool. It was a hunting accident with a .22.

While at a range in Brunswick Hills in the '90s, I was hit in the back of the hand by a large piece of jacket material that bounced back due to an improperly maintained backstop system. It was sticking out of the back of my hand, one of the petals having penetrated the flesh. So I guess I've been shot.
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Re: Do you know anyone who has been shot?

Postby Sevens » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:24 pm

Good buddy of mine constantly tells people that I shot him. Typically, he opens the discussion with, "oh, is that the gun you shot me with?" What actually happened is that he was shooting my carry gun at a very ill-conceived steel target at about 12 yards when the bullet shattered and came back directly at him in pieces. He took two sizable chunks in the gut. One chuck he removed right then and the other one was smaller and deeper and he fished that one out a couple days later. He is a Sheriff's Deputy now... and still opens the story the same way.

Pretty sure we have a trainer who posts classes here in our forum that Glock'd himself in a class a couple years ago. :shock:
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Re: Do you know anyone who has been shot?

Postby AlanM » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:52 pm

Just prior to WW2 my Dad to my two older brothers out onto the North Dakota plains to teach them to shoot.
He somehow shot himself in the foot.

While in a Naval Hospital after a appendectomy there was a USAF airman in the next bed that stuck a .22 pistol in his mouth and pulled the trigger.
He missed. Bullet hit and shattered a rear molar and ended up near his spine. He wasn't paralyzed but had problems swallowing for a while.
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Re: Do you know anyone who has been shot?

Postby Brian D. » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:47 pm

Sevens wrote:Good buddy of mine constantly tells people that I shot him. Typically, he opens the discussion with, "oh, is that the gun you shot me with?" What actually happened is that he was shooting my carry gun at a very ill-conceived steel target at about 12 yards when the bullet shattered and came back directly at him in pieces. He took two sizable chunks in the gut. One chuck he removed right then and the other one was smaller and deeper and he fished that one out a couple days later. He is a Sheriff's Deputy now... and still opens the story the same way.



If bouncebacks off reactive targets count I've been both shooter and shootee. One of my lead .45 Long Colt bullets hit the crater that was dead center of a steel target at a cowboy action match. It came back uprange and took a chunk out of a guy's nose.

Another time, one of my .45 acp bullets spun a bowling pin and dislodged a .357 bullet, which hit me in the thigh and left a helluva bruise.
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Re: Do you know anyone who has been shot?

Postby dingode » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:35 pm

Friend of mine was a TV repairman in Detroit. Took a .22 to the butt when he wouldn't hand over a broken TV to some thugs. In and out wound, he said it didn't bleed very much even.
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Re: Do you know anyone who has been shot?

Postby TSiWRX » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:46 pm

Sevens wrote:Pretty sure we have a trainer who posts classes here in our forum that Glock'd himself in a class a couple years ago. :shock:


I don't think I've seen Chris Cerino post here, personally.

However, he readily admits to his error with the locking SERPA (I haven't had the opportunity to take any of his classes lately, but as of 3 years ago, he had not yet banned locking SERPAs in his classes), and he makes a point of highlighting his negligence in novice/beginner classes, as a part of the safety discussion and again where it comes to holster work.

Having taken a couple of classes from him, yes, I counted him in my statistic.

And yes, I am still looking forward to taking more classes from him.
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