suicide

Emailed to me by Artimus.  He got it at a blind auction at an abandoned warehouse:

The only markings on it are HILP on the one arm.

He said someone made a joke that HILP stood for “High Impact Lead Poisoning” LOL

Fascinating… the base looks like it was made from an old fan.   Someone really put some work into jury rigging this thing. Wow that hand is creepy… wouldn’t a simple circular target area have sufficed?

I wonder what the deal with the hand is?  Maybe the person thought that if they didn’t physically pull the trigger they wouldn’t have “commited suicide”, instead they would have got murdered.   Hey, you never know…

Anyone have any theories on what HILP is, or any other thoughts about this device?

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I’m sure accidents like that have happened more than any of us responsible gun owners can even fathom.

I’m not sure if having the slide back was done on purpose… but if they were going for authenticity they failed.  Also why call it a “Kimber Stainless” when it clearly isn’t a Kimber or stainless.

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Nothing quite like a room full of hipsters mocking suicide and murder with some gun shaped popsicles:

Even the kids aren’t left out of the shenanigans:

Source – Valentin Beinroth

Maybe at the next party she will include ice in the shape of knives infused with red dye in the middle of the blade. That way you can pretend to stab people and slit your wrists and it will be hilarious as the red dye drips everywhere. :roll:

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According to the Journal Pediatrics, children in the most rural areas of the United States are as likely to die by gunfire as those in the biggest cities, a new analysis of nearly 24,000 deaths finds.

The researchers analyzed data on nearly 24,000 gun-related deaths among those 19 and younger from 1999 through 2006. That included about 15,000 homicides, about 7,000 suicides and about 1,400 accidental shootings for the eight-year period.

Full Story – HERE

One problem:

Last time I checked, a person is no longer considered a youth when they turn 18… so why are they including 18 and 19 year olds in the statistics?

Fix your stats Journal Pediatrics, then get back to us.

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Says Rosemary Boileau, a lady who apparently has a masters degree in counseling and experience in mental health:

Putting “guns, knives, and machine guns for sale” advertisements in people’s faces – especially those who are feeling hopeless, or worse yet, angry – is a recipe for death. So stop the suggestive selling because the bottom line is, you don’t know who’s responding to your advertising and what your ads may “trigger.” Or alternatively, expect that people will die, and don’t be surprised by it.

The full nutty letter she wrote – HERE

Yea…. and food advertisements made Rosie O’donnell fat :roll:

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What you get if you violate all 4 of Jeff Coopers “Rules of Firearm Safety”:

Philip Collopy, 29, a member of a gang in Limerick, Ireland, apparently did not realize his Glock 9mm pistol was loaded when he pointed it at his head and pulled the trigger in front of shocked onlookers.

Collopy, who was aligned to the Keane-Collopy gang in a long-running gangland feud, had emptied the magazine from the handgun, but there was still a bullet in the chamber.

Full Story – HERE

Seeing as he was a member of a gang in Limerick, I figured this post deserved a good related Limerick poem. I failed to come up with anything that didn’t violate the rules of form though (HERE).

Can you guys come up with anything good?

  • For those that are not familiar with the late Marine Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper’s rules of firearm safety:

  1. All guns are always loaded. Even if they are not, treat them as if they are.
  2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy. (For those who insist that this particular gun is unloaded, see Rule 1.)
  3. Keep your finger off the trigger till your sights are on the target. This is the Golden Rule. Its violation is directly responsible for about 60 percent of inadvertent discharges.
  4. Identify your target, and what is behind it. Never shoot at anything that you have not positively identified.

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