OT - Canadian shot in battle with mouse

OT - Canadian shot in battle with mouse

Post by Al Well » Mon, 30 Jul 2012 23:22:51


http://SportToday.org/

Man shot in battle with mouse

A Canadian man accidentally shot himself in the forehead while trying to
kill a mouse with the ***of his rifle.

Dale Whitmell, 40, of Goulais River, tried to crush the rodent with his
weapon at a camp near Wawa, Ontario, but didn't know the gun was loaded.

He got quite a shock when the gun fired, with the bullet grazing his
forehead but luckily not causing serious injury.

Police say Mr Whitmell was admitted to and released from the hospital,
before being charged with careless use of a firearm.

A spokesperson said: "He was very lucky." It's not known what happened to
the mouse.

 
 
 

OT - Canadian shot in battle with mouse

Post by Alan Brown » Mon, 30 Jul 2012 23:35:16


Quote:
> http://SportToday.org/

> Man shot in battle with mouse

> A Canadian man accidentally shot himself in the forehead while trying to
> kill a mouse with the ***of his rifle.

> Dale Whitmell, 40, of Goulais River, tried to crush the rodent with his
> weapon at a camp near Wawa, Ontario, but didn't know the gun was loaded.

> He got quite a shock when the gun fired, with the bullet grazing his
> forehead but luckily not causing serious injury.

> Police say Mr Whitmell was admitted to and released from the hospital,
> before being charged with careless use of a firearm.

> A spokesperson said: "He was very lucky." It's not known what happened to
> the mouse.

Was it a moose rifle?

He'll be the ***of a lot of jokes.

(Anyone who picks up a rifle without checking if it is loaded or safed
is stupid to begin with.  Trying to kill a mouse with the ***of it...)

--
"Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
             -Samuel Clemens.

 
 
 

OT - Canadian shot in battle with mouse

Post by Al Well » Tue, 31 Jul 2012 01:04:49

Quote:

> (Anyone who picks up a rifle without checking if it is loaded or safed
> is stupid to begin with.  Trying to kill a mouse with the ***of it...)

Many people choose to treat it as if it's loaded even after ensuring it
isn't.

 
 
 

OT - Canadian shot in battle with mouse

Post by 1hogride » Tue, 31 Jul 2012 02:26:01


Quote:
> http://SportToday.org/

> Man shot in battle with mouse

> A Canadian man accidentally shot himself in the forehead while trying to
> kill a mouse with the ***of his rifle.

> Dale Whitmell, 40, of Goulais River, tried to crush the rodent with his
> weapon at a camp near Wawa, Ontario, but didn't know the gun was loaded.

> He got quite a shock when the gun fired, with the bullet grazing his
> forehead but luckily not causing serious injury.

> Police say Mr Whitmell was admitted to and released from the hospital,
> before being charged with careless use of a firearm.

> A spokesperson said: "He was very lucky." It's not known what happened to
> the mouse.

Sounds like a script out of a Warner Bros cartoon.

--
The two most common elements in the universe- Hydrogen & Stupidity

 
 
 

OT - Canadian shot in battle with mouse

Post by Alan Brown » Tue, 31 Jul 2012 02:37:02


Quote:

>> (Anyone who picks up a rifle without checking if it is loaded or safed
>> is stupid to begin with.  Trying to kill a mouse with the ***of it...)

> Many people choose to treat it as if it's loaded even after ensuring it
> isn't.

True.

--
"Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
             -Samuel Clemens.

 
 
 

OT - Canadian shot in battle with mouse

Post by Al Well » Tue, 31 Jul 2012 04:14:11

Quote:

> Sounds like a script out of a Warner Bros cartoon.

Or a stoner movie, or maybe Red Green.

How ya doin' Andy, have you been down to the NC wrecks lately? I'm
thinking Morehead City in the next week or 2.

 
 
 

OT - Canadian shot in battle with mouse

Post by Al Well » Tue, 31 Jul 2012 04:14:41

Quote:

> Sounds like a script out of a Warner Bros cartoon.

Or a stoner movie, or maybe Red Green.

How ya doin' Andy, have you been down to the NC wrecks lately? I'm
thinking Morehead City in the next week or 2.

 
 
 

OT - Canadian shot in battle with mouse

Post by Al Well » Tue, 31 Jul 2012 04:18:46

Quote:


>> Many people choose to treat it as if it's loaded even after ensuring it
>> isn't.

> True.

That's rule #1 (not to be confused with diving's Rule #1).

I don't remember where in Canada you are. have you been to the St
Lawrence lately, or are you somewhere else?

 
 
 

OT - Canadian shot in battle with mouse

Post by 1hogride » Tue, 31 Jul 2012 04:27:23


Quote:

>> Sounds like a script out of a Warner Bros cartoon.

> Or a stoner movie, or maybe Red Green.

> How ya doin' Andy, have you been down to the NC wrecks lately? I'm
> thinking Morehead City in the next week or 2.

Doing OK.  The part-time gig has come to an end and I am full time retired.

LDS has a trip planned for Morehead next weekend but I had other plans.
  Otherwise I would probably be on the "Vomit Comet".

Who you looking at going out with in Morehead?  Discovery?  Olympus?
Midnight Express?

My dive buddy called me a couple of weeks ago wanting to know if I was
gonna make that trip.  Planning on Va. Beach middle of Sept.  If history
holds it course, then that will probably get blown out also.  Last time
I was there, they had 18ft seas 20nm out.

Heading to Bonaire in November.

The S&W Bodyguard seems to have "settled down".  Ran a box of 50 through
it a month or so ago for quals without a problem.  Same brand ammo as I
used before.  Maybe just needed a couple of hundred rounds and a couple
of cleanings.

Andy

--
The two most common elements in the universe- Hydrogen & Stupidity

 
 
 

OT - Canadian shot in battle with mouse

Post by Al Well » Tue, 31 Jul 2012 07:03:40

Quote:

> Doing OK.  The part-time gig has come to an end and I am full time
> retired.

Congratulations on that. I still have a few years to go before I want to
retire, but I'm looking forward to it. I plan to raise goats and make
cheese in my retirement.

Quote:

> LDS has a trip planned for Morehead next weekend but I had other plans.
>   Otherwise I would probably be on the "Vomit Comet".

> Who you looking at going out with in Morehead?  Discovery?  Olympus?
> Midnight Express?

I will go with whomever will take me out to the pretty blue water. I am
not looking for tech diving, just some nice warm clear blue water single
tank stuff. IIRC, all of the ops you mentioned use old crew boats, which
are indeed vomit comets. I did a lot of 6 pack stuff from there in the
90's, and that is what I prefer, but I will go with whomever is going out
to the blue water.

Quote:
> My dive buddy called me a couple of weeks ago wanting to know if I was
> gonna make that trip.  Planning on Va. Beach middle of Sept.  If history
> holds it course, then that will probably get blown out also.  Last time
> I was there, they had 18ft seas 20nm out.

Yup, had the same problem out of Hatteras last year, that's why I'm going
now instead of September. Unfortunately, my good friend Johnny P has
ceased his Hatteras operation. It is a shame, because it was a much
shorter boat ride to the wrecks.

Quote:

> Heading to Bonaire in November.

My last trip there was not so good, as we had tanks stolen from our truck
and also caught 2 kids trying to break into it in town. The diving was
primo though. I have done several trip to Bonaire, and the petty theft
thing pisses me off enough to make me reluctant to go back.

Quote:

> The S&W Bodyguard seems to have "settled down".  Ran a box of 50 through
> it a month or so ago for quals without a problem.  Same brand ammo as I
> used before.  Maybe just needed a couple of hundred rounds and a couple
> of cleanings.

As we discussed, I always clean a new gun before shooting it. My
Bodyguard has been perfect. I'm glad to hear that yours is behaving.

I've been trying USPSA shooting, and so far I am not up to the local
competition, but I will get there.

al

 
 
 

OT - Canadian shot in battle with mouse

Post by dechuck » Tue, 31 Jul 2012 09:26:21


Quote:
> http://SportToday.org/

> Man shot in battle with mouse

> A Canadian man accidentally shot himself in the forehead while trying to
> kill a mouse with the ***of his rifle.

> Dale Whitmell, 40, of Goulais River, tried to crush the rodent with his
> weapon at a camp near Wawa, Ontario, but didn't know the gun was loaded.

> He got quite a shock when the gun fired, with the bullet grazing his
> forehead but luckily not causing serious injury.

> Police say Mr Whitmell was admitted to and released from the hospital,
> before being charged with careless use of a firearm.

> A spokesperson said: "He was very lucky." It's not known what happened to
> the mouse.

Was he watching The Dark Knight Rises at the time?
 
 
 

OT - Canadian shot in battle with mouse

Post by 1hogride » Tue, 31 Jul 2012 10:20:25


Quote:
>> Who you looking at going out with in Morehead?  Discovery?  Olympus?
>> Midnight Express?

> I will go with whomever will take me out to the pretty blue water. I am
> not looking for tech diving, just some nice warm clear blue water single
> tank stuff. IIRC, all of the ops you mentioned use old crew boats, which
> are indeed vomit comets. I did a lot of 6 pack stuff from there in the
> 90's, and that is what I prefer, but I will go with whomever is going out
> to the blue water.

This time of year is probably prime but you can still get some crappy
days.  Olympus will go out in damn near any sea conditions.  Discovery
(Capt. Jerry and Capt. Terry) are quite a bit more conservative.  Capt.
Leroy still runs the six pack out of Discovery.  I have never been out
with him but hear he is pretty good.

Quote:

>> My dive buddy called me a couple of weeks ago wanting to know if I was
>> gonna make that trip.  Planning on Va. Beach middle of Sept.  If history
>> holds it course, then that will probably get blown out also.  Last time
>> I was there, they had 18ft seas 20nm out.

> Yup, had the same problem out of Hatteras last year, that's why I'm going
> now instead of September. Unfortunately, my good friend Johnny P has
> ceased his Hatteras operation. It is a shame, because it was a much
> shorter boat ride to the wrecks.

Johnny no longer running dive boats at all?  I know it was tragic with
his wife.  I have never been out with his operation but heard it was a
good one to dive with.

Quote:

>> Heading to Bonaire in November.

> My last trip there was not so good, as we had tanks stolen from our truck
> and also caught 2 kids trying to break into it in town. The diving was
> primo though. I have done several trip to Bonaire, and the petty theft
> thing pisses me off enough to make me reluctant to go back.

Guess I have been lucky.  LDS owner had some people break into his condo
while he and his wife were sleeping one night.  Local authorities seemed
to take it pretty seriously.

I think it was the first time I went to Bonaire, we were getting the
initial briefing.  The "Do's and "Don'ts".  Don't leave valuables in the
vehicle.  Do leave the windows open and doors unlocked.  The divemaster
at the shop had this thick Dutch accent.  When we asked him about
leaving spare tanks in the truck during our first dive his reply was,
(in thick Dutch accent), "Not to worry, not your tanks".

Quote:

>> The S&W Bodyguard seems to have "settled down".  Ran a box of 50 through
>> it a month or so ago for quals without a problem.  Same brand ammo as I
>> used before.  Maybe just needed a couple of hundred rounds and a couple
>> of cleanings.

> As we discussed, I always clean a new gun before shooting it. My
> Bodyguard has been perfect. I'm glad to hear that yours is behaving.

I think I did that but it still misfired a time or two afterwards.  This
last time, no problem.  I do concur with your recommendation for an
initial cleaning before the range.

Andy

The two most common elements in the universe- Hydrogen & Stupidity

 
 
 

OT - Canadian shot in battle with mouse

Post by Curti » Wed, 01 Aug 2012 06:26:26


Quote:
> Was he watching The Dark Knight Rises at the time?

    You are one sick puppy.  Why don't you try swimming with a saltie?
 
 
 

OT - Canadian shot in battle with mouse

Post by dechuck » Wed, 01 Aug 2012 07:15:16


Quote:


>> Was he watching The Dark Knight Rises at the time?

>    You are one sick puppy.

Thankyou

Quote:
>Why don't you try swimming with a saltie?

Probably safer than trying to bash a mouse to death with a loaded gun or
watching The Dark Knight Rises in Colorado :-(

Interesting while I've dived where salties are endemic and so have many
others I can't remember a diver ever being taken

 
 
 

OT - Canadian shot in battle with mouse

Post by Alan Brown » Thu, 09 Aug 2012 22:18:45


Quote:


>>> Many people choose to treat it as if it's loaded even after ensuring it
>>> isn't.

>> True.

> That's rule #1 (not to be confused with diving's Rule #1).

> I don't remember where in Canada you are. have you been to the St
> Lawrence lately, or are you somewhere else?

I live near Montreal but I've never dived the St-Lawrence.  One day
maybe.  (I've got all of 21 dives under my belt all in the warm, sunny
Caribbean - no desire to get into a river...)

--
"Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."
             -Samuel Clemens.