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Thursday (Un)Humor: Bulletproof-Vest-Wearing Man Yells "Shoot Me"; Is Killed

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Who could have seen this coming? USA Today reports deputies have charged an 18-year-old South Carolina woman with the fatal shooting of a male friend who had donned a bulletproof vest and allegedly asked her to "shoot me."

 


As USA Today reports,

Deputies have charged an 18-year-old South Carolina woman with the fatal shooting of a male friend who had donned a bulletproof vest and allegedly asked her to "shoot me," according to local media.

 

The killing occurred Wednesday in Honea Path, S.C., after 25-year-old Blake Randall Wardell discovered the old vest in a garage where he had been hanging out with friends, WYFF-TV reports.

 

Anderson County deputy coroner Don McCown said Wardell asked Taylor Ann Kelly to "shoot me," the TV station reports.

 

Kelly allegedly fired a small caliber weapon at Wardell, but the bullet went through the edge of the vest and into his heart, McCown said.

 

McCown said there were as many as 10 other people at the home at the time. He said no evidence at the scene of a fight or struggle, The State newspaper reports.

 

"It wasn't a fight. They were actually going to take a shot at the vest," McCown said, according to the newspaper. "They were going to shoot the victim with the vest on. And he was shot in the chest, just above the vest."

 

He said the vest appeared to be 10 or 15 years old.

 

Wardell died at the scene despite attempts to apply CPR, WYFF reports.

 

Kelly was charged with involuntary manslaughter, which carries a five-year prison term upon conviction.

And that is America... (at least she didn't shoot him in the face)

 

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Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:18 | 4765091 tmosley
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"Hey, let's make a bulletproof vest that leaves the heart exposed!"

Sounds like the same guys who designed our financial system.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:24 | 4765108 AlaricBalth
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Never underestimate the stupidity of our indoctrinated, uneducated youth.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:26 | 4765117 Grande Tetons
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That goes double for the free thinking, educated adults. 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:29 | 4765124 NoDebt
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And this year's Darwin Award goes to!......

 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:34 | 4765143 barliman
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Darwin was an optimist.

In this case, I hope her lawyer is smart enough to ask the jury to find her "Not Guilty" by reason of insanity of the nitwit who WANTED to be shot.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:38 | 4765156 DaddyO
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Stupidity is Terminal...

DaddyO

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:54 | 4765211 Stackers
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FYI: bullet proof vest only have a 5 year life span

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:03 | 4765232 NoDebt
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Bah!  I got one that's 12 years old.  Works just fine.  In fact, I'm going to prove it right now.  Here, hold my beer for a second.  I'll be right back.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:10 | 4765250 fonzannoon
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here is a good article to illustrate how liquidity is flowing in the economy as the fed winds down QE.

 

http://nypost.com/2014/05/15/the-filthy-rich-now-have-champagne-drone-se...

 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:13 | 4765259 NoDebt
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You have the balls to post up a link to champagne drone service while I sit here suffering from an arterial hemorrhage?  Goddamned 12 year old bulletproof vest!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:22 | 4765287 SilverIsKing
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Too bad there wasn't a 'gun free zone' sign somewhere in that garage.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:35 | 4765315 El Oregonian
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My question is: Was the kid working in the financial sector? Banker maybe? Or was he the son of a banker? ...

Hey! don't get mad at me for asking yo! Just closing up the loose remaining threads....

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:44 | 4765448 SafelyGraze
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1. man dons bullet-proof vest, is killed

2. bullet-proof vests outlawed as "potentially lethal"

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 06:38 | 4765689 what's that smell
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an old vest, beer, a dingy garage, beer, a gun, beer, and a party of drunk white trash...what could go wrong?

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 07:33 | 4765745 jeff montanye
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as stated above, the average i.q. rose significantly.  well, maybe.

darwin awards should be grounds for jury nullification. 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/12/28/can-juries-ignore-immor...

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 08:02 | 4765798 old naughty
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"Never underestimate the stupidity of our indoctrinated, uneducated youth. "

 

But accepting the "bullet-proof" meme is stupid?

At least not his to start with, no?

And I will not touch the education part. Leave that to the gubermint.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 10:45 | 4766457 Christophe2
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Bullet-proof vests are ALREADY illegal in some states (and Canadian provinces), since serfs with guns AND armor are much more intimidating to the cops than obese civilians would be otherwise...

How many people will the cops kill before people start wearing body armor in the street and on the bus?

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:23 | 4766652 JRobby
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I wear mine to church. The parking lot is especially hazardous right after receiving the "sacrament"

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:23 | 4765291 macholatte
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You can't fix stupid.

Ron White

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 06:30 | 4765684 USisCorrupt
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Actually that line came from the late Jim White frm KMOX radio, aka the Big Bumper in the Night.

I am really showing my age now.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 23:23 | 4768543 TheRedScourge
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It looks like someone did, in this case.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:30 | 4765303 Al Huxley
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You two should work together more often.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:35 | 4765316 fonzannoon
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I thought he was dead.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 01:32 | 4765500 Serenity Now
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That was funny, you guys.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 05:40 | 4765650 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Tater Salad will never die.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 02:43 | 4765565 A Nanny Moose
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Tis only a flesh wound.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:00 | 4765369 ebworthen
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Now I'm REALLY going to shotgun any drone I see.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 07:51 | 4765778 hot sauce technician
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Be sure not to skip news of the Queen of Kenya's royal appointment with the Ivy League's national poet in which she was presented with a bamboo wine cooler: http://pagesix.com/2014/05/15/michelle-obama-dines-with-poet-elizabeth-a...

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:19 | 4765263 Save_America1st
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well...in the infamous words of Forrest Gump:  Stupid is as stupid does

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJe6-afGz0Q

And also, and as always...everyone in the south knows the famous last words of any redneck:  Hey ya'all....watch this!!!

 

case in point:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsX3pAmbBts

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:57 | 4765469 dirty dolphin
Fri, 05/16/2014 - 02:45 | 4765562 A Nanny Moose
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Moths!!!

You are correct in pointing out that there were surely alcohol and/or drugs involved. This is my story and I am sticking to it, simply because it keeps me from giving up on human doings.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:18 | 4765277 SilverIsKing
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He should have gone for the double breasted vest. Not in style these days but making a comeback in South Carolina.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:40 | 4765159 Buckaroo Banzai
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In fairness to her, the victim did in fact ask her to shoot him.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:30 | 4765168 DaddyO
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Ya, but she limp wristed the shot and hit him above the vest.

DaddyO

edit: Judging from the down votes, no one read the source article and haven't shot with inexperienced female shooters.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:34 | 4765438 worbsid
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She needs more range time. 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:46 | 4765175 Grande Tetons
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When somebody is that dense....we can safely dispense with the word, victim. 

Your honor, my client has been charged has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder....upon himself. 

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:10 | 4765391 ebworthen
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Yes. 

And I'd bet this happens five times a week.

This dude just picked the wrong:  vest, gun, girl.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:47 | 4765453 CheapBastard
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Charge her with what?

Reckless stupidity?

I'd hate to be the DA prosecuting that case...massive waste of taxpayer money.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 02:50 | 4765570 A Nanny Moose
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All taxpayer money is, by definition, wasted.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 07:38 | 4765755 jeff montanye
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some is more wasted than other (as in the garage).

i'd rather have I-95 and teflon than the ukraine operation and the war on drugs.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 02:48 | 4765569 A Nanny Moose
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Perhaps they had some pronoun trouble...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyPFQKpRnd0

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:43 | 4765173 BrosephStiglitz
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Yeah.. what a shitshow.  It's like a "who is the biggest retard competition".

Contestant A (dead guy): finds outdated and potentially faulty defensive equipment and wants someone to voluntarily use a lethal weapon on him.

Contestant B (woman):  voluntarily uses a potentially lethal weapon  on him.

Contestant C (court): decides to spend massive amounts of taxpayer money to in legal fees and imprisonment over these 'tards.

Well I guess somebody benefitted right (lawyers)? 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:07 | 4765241 NOZZLE
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Sounds like the scene from trading places. 

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 01:34 | 4765504 Serenity Now
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I think it would work.  

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:07 | 4765384 Miffed Microbio...
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Reading all the Darwin awards of yore really is entertaining. As a microbiologist my favorite one was the man that masturbated on some machinery which promptly ripped off his genitals. Horrified and not willing to admit how this had happened, he closed the gaping wound with a staple gun and hoped for the best. The resulting infections were presented in many a seminar as a case study. Stupidity can be quite educational at times.

Shooting someone in a bullet proof vest is just... well... sad.

Miffed;-)

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:22 | 4765412 stacking12321
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pics or it didn't happen!

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:39 | 4765443 tenpanhandle
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The pic of the girl should be proof enough.  Looks just like my sister-in-law from south carolina.  She'll shoot you before you ask.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 06:12 | 4765672 BigJim
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  As a microbiologist my favorite one was the man that masturbated on some machinery which promptly ripped off his genitals.

Well, some of the German stuff  is quite sexy.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 08:57 | 4765989 StychoKiller
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Next time, use a nail gun!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:08 | 4765246 Relentless101
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Hey now. That's science!

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:28 | 4765425 Againstthelie
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But Druckenmiller said this is the best generation ever.

And Tepper said the US is facing an explosion of greatness.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 08:41 | 4765922 FearLess_FLY
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There is only one cure for stupidity.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:22 | 4766646 HardAssets
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Definite contender for Darwin Award of the Year Winner

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 06:29 | 4765682 sidiji
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OMG She shot Tyler!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:18 | 4765092 Platinum
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"The killing occurred Wednesday in Honea Path, S.C., after 25-year-old Blake Randall Wardell discovered the old vest in a garage where he had been hanging out with friends, WYFF-TV reports."

 Anyone drinking by chance?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:24 | 4765106 mvsjcl
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I, too, was guilty of being young and stupid. That was long ago. Most of my chargable crimes were self-inflicted, thus no criminal record. So it goes.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:31 | 4765131 NoDebt
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Was your alias "tater salad"?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:39 | 4765161 Zadok
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+1 for honesty.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 08:46 | 4765945 Arthor Bearing
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You must not have got the memo, we're here to laugh at the stupidity of others, not humbly accept that we carry these traits too.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:55 | 4766737 HardAssets
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I was never quite that dumb & stupid.  We were raised with a very strong respect for firearms.

Do not point a gun at an object you're not willing to destroy.

Not even a BB gun

 

I remember some years ago where some actor killed himself with a gun loaded with blanks. Put it up to his head and pulled the trigger as a 'joke'. 

Apparently his pretty little head was empty when it came to the brains department.

 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:29 | 4765125 Seize Mars
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Martial

LOL

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:21 | 4765100 El Gordo
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The gene pool needs a little chlorine every now and then.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:21 | 4765101 Dr. Engali
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Darwinism cleaning out the gene pool.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:30 | 4765127 booboo
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Most accidental deaths begin with this.
"Hey y'all watch this"

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:32 | 4765136 NoDebt
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I thought they started with "Here, hold my beer for a second".

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 01:37 | 4765510 Serenity Now
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It's actually:

Here, hold my beer for a second and watch this, y'all.  :)

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:56 | 4765164 Dr. Engali
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I don't know what's more disturbing. The resemblance, or the knowledge that you recognized that fact.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:05 | 4765235 Agent P
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Why was her mug shot taken at SuperCuts?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:52 | 4765354 prains
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WHY doe she look like she secretly enjoyed doing it? Look at the faint smile?

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 01:39 | 4765512 Serenity Now
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Agent P, I was wondering that too!  What is draped around her?  I also noticed the faint smile.  She doesn't seem too broken up over killing her friend.  Probably scared and in shock.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 12:04 | 4766791 HardAssets
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Years of habit  . . . "Smile for the camera dear."

Shock at what's happened and where she is, a police station.

 

Can you picture the circumstances ?  Her friend was probably insisting that she do it. If she's like the majority of women, she was likely reluctant & hesitant - common when they're around guns. But the guy insists . . . he's seen vests in the movies & on t.v., afterall.  "It'll be o.k. !  Do it !"

Of course, this is all wild speculation on my part.

 

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 02:42 | 4765563 ebear
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Christina Ricci looks doable

The SC chick just looks done.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:24 | 4765111 Lux Fiat
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Years back, there was the Darwinian award for the guy watering hanging plants on his upper story apartment building balcony by standing on a chair with casters.  Perhaps its just an urban legend, but thought it would be hard to top.   Until this unfortunate event.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:29 | 4765112 fencejumper
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Obviously attaching the vest to a tree trunk instead would have been a lot less fun. In addition to stupidity, you think alcohol might have been involved?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:59 | 4765221 Amish Hacker
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"Alcohol. The cause of, and the solution to, all of the world's problems."   H. Simpson

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:23 | 4765290 Citxmech
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Isn't there a joke somewhere with a punchline regarding the non-stop entertainment provided by "handguns and Tequillia."

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 07:25 | 4765735 Mesquite
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Vest wasn't rated 'Childproof'...

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 07:34 | 4765746 Jendrzejczyk
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“A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention with the possible exceptions of handguns and Tequila.” ? Mitch Ratcliffe.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:26 | 4765115 jack stephan
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That looks like an avant garde Berlin art ambiguous blank. Screw em or that, or whatever the hell that is, get a higher class of vests too.

I found some good 7.62 x 39 brass today, so it's a good day bitches

Take care

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:26 | 4765116 FieldingMellish
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More than the troops in Iraq had.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:13 | 4765394 Dr. Destructo
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Yeah it doesn't help to have a long line of warmongering Presidents with dreams of Pax Americana fucking over third world nations for profit.

Our blood, their profit.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:34 | 4765141 Lux Fiat
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When I was a kid and taught to shoot several rules were drilled into my skull.  Always assume a gun is loaded.  Never, ever point a gun at another person, unless that person poses a mortal threat to you or your family.  Then back it up with a lot of target practice.  These lessons have been drilled into my kids.  Sadly, this was not the case with this gal.  Perhaps shooting classes should make a come back in high school...

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:00 | 4765225 Bastiat
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Add to that:  you're responsible for that bullet until it stops.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:01 | 4765228 fencejumper
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"Perhaps shooting classes should make a come back in high school..."

 

Or, how about some basic common sense and intelligence classes?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:49 | 4765350 OldPhart
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And know what is down-range.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:04 | 4765376 Uchtdorf
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And all defense handgun calibers should start with a 4.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:03 | 4765373 ebworthen
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Shooting classes?  My God man!  You want people to know how to shoot back against oppressors!?!?

Next you'll want classes on The Constitution, and The Bill of Rights, and History!?!?

No, no.  These kids need to be shown how to put on a condom and use an iPad!!!

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:35 | 4765146 wisefool
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I think we should spend more on family law court houses.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:35 | 4765148 e_goldstein
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The only think that would make this story better is if the guy was a bankster.

 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:35 | 4765149 MrTouchdown
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5 year prison sentence? Sounds to me like she's ready to be put on the force in Albequerque.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:47 | 4765181 NOZZLE
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I'd hit that three times. 

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:04 | 4765377 Grande Tetons
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http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/9f/5d/00/9f5d000efa84ca35abd4add0...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...or...a Hollywood makeup artist. 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:06 | 4765227 Agent P
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Shot through the heart, and she's to blame....she gives love, a bad name. 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:05 | 4765236 potato
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Every man knows that women with short hair are damaged.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:21 | 4765284 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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“Every man alive knows that women with short hair are damaged and dangerous.”

Fixed it.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:17 | 4765272 Stuck on Zero
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Last words from boyfriend:

"No .. not the 50 cal ..."

 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:25 | 4765293 Duc888
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Hey, who was that nutter bloke about fifteen years ago that had the youtube vids of him shooting himself in the chest to demonstrate the  integrity of the bullet resistant vests he was selling?

 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:27 | 4765298 RaceToTheBottom
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Match made in heaven

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:33 | 4765311 Duc888
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....gotta say though, that slit looks crazier than a shit house rat.  I'd glue her eyes shut.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:47 | 4765455 knukles
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Sick fuck

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:33 | 4765312 caustixoid
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too bad they didn't video it -- it could have served as a warning to all the other idiots.  then again, no, lots of other idiots have already tried it:  http://www.liveleak.com/browse?q=bullet-proof+vest&page=1

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:34 | 4765314 Itch
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Gun permits should be distributed in direct proportion to national intelligence levels. Gun's don't kill people, idiots do...but an idiot with a gun is in a league of its own. 

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:40 | 4765331 caustixoid
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Maybe she should get Cheney's lawyer - he shot a guy in the face who wasn't even asking to get shot nor had a bullet-proof vest.   AND THE VICTIM APOLOGIZED TO CHENEY for the inconvenience his face had caused Cheney.  

Cheney at least was punished ... by getting a heart transplant at age 72... from a 27year old ... so Cheney's been forced to shuffle this mortal coil,  dodging citizens' arrests for a few more years....so there's that.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:00 | 4765367 bunnyswanson
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http://skywriter2012.wordpress.com/politics/when-dick-cheney-shot-harry-...

 

"Harry recently decided to clear up some up the misconceptions.  First of all, Dick Cheney was NOT his friend, and he was NOT on a quail-hunting trip with fellow enthusiasts.  It appears that he had received an ‘invitation he couldn’t refuse’ to be the guest of honor at a remote private property just minutes from the Mexican border.

After teaching him the rules of the hunt, VP Cheney unloaded his Perazzi-Brescia over-under 28-gauge shotgun directly toward Harry’s face and shoulder.  Although he claimed to have achieved the enviable shot (all pellets within an 18? grouping) from 30 yards away, other hunting experts suspect he may be bragging just a little.

After the shooting, the VP and his staff decided to not bother the local authorities, and to take care of Harry themselves throughout the night as he lay bleeding.  This gave them additional time to discuss some of their disagreements and come to a better understanding of how politics works.

Miraculously Harry lived through the night, and by the next afternoon had agreed to apologize to the Vice President and his family, to keep the bloody vest as a reminder, and of course to never give an interview or discuss their trip.   Cheney’s staff then transported Harry to a hospital."

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:21 | 4765409 Dr. Destructo
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Cheney dodges the draft

Has no problem inflicting harm on people in a relatively safety.

Sounds a lot like a former childhood friend that didn't want to join the military because it was too dangerous, but joined law enforcement so he can get that awesome tacticool gear and bully civilians. A true coward.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:39 | 4765332 August
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Reminds me of that young. up-and-coming Hollywood dude who, maybe 15 years ago, put a pistol loaded with "blanks" to his own temple... and pulled the trigger.

Darwin Award.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:40 | 4765334 nah
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shoot me bitchez

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:51 | 4765352 Lone_Star
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There's no way alcohol wasn't involved if she missed high at close range with a small caliber. Unless she was shooting from the side and managed to get him through the armpit. Either that or she pulled off some miracle trick shot ricochet that was a one in a million fluke, which it still is in a way, because a small caliber should have been stopped by even an "expired" vest.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:52 | 4765463 worbsid
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Isn't .223 a small caliber?

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 01:39 | 4765511 e_goldstein
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Researching the story I found out it was a flak jacket and not a bullet proof vest.

 

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 01:51 | 4765528 Serenity Now
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That's what I was thinking....that it was a boat life jacket or something.  Flak jacket makes more sense.  I would hope that even the biggest moron wouldn't mistake a life jacket for a bullet proof vest.  Although I've seen pics of men wearing them in the middle east in war zones.  One of those things you can't help but laugh at, like this thread.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 07:38 | 4765753 Headbanger
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Yeah but flak jackets cover up to the neck and even over the shoulders and will stop most hand gun rounds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpo3TyG6FfI&feature=BFa&list=FLyJ6ZsfFWMx...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA-A_i3pJGc

Me thinks it was of the classic "bullet proof vest" style that was degraded from water, sunlight, heat, etc so he wopuld have been killed if she hit it center anyway.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:56 | 4765360 Yen Cross
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    Whenn>Whattt> defined the person you became?

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:04 | 4765375 Savyindallas
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As a former prosecutor in New Orleans and Dallas for 8 years (20 years ago) , I think her sentence should be 10 years probation, 90 days jail time a a condition of probation, and community service. Of course I don't know all the facts, so I can't say this is appropriate.

 

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:06 | 4765380 Yen Cross
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 You seem " Justified".  What about the neighbors?

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 00:08 | 4765383 ebworthen
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I'd bet the dope guy didn't even secure the vest; I can see it now....straps flapping, a bottle of tequila in his hand, half open vest at his chest, a Baretta .25 caliber semi-auto that he loaded a round into...then shouted at the Girl:  "Go on you pussy!  It's only a .25 caliber and you can't shoot...oh wait!" 

BANG!

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 01:06 | 4765479 NoWayJose
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Lots of links to this on Google. Only a few show the actual vest, which is really just a flak jacket and is NOT a bulletproof vest. It is intended to stop shrapnel, but is not capable of stopping any bullets. If we can teach preteens about safe sex, why can't schools teach basic gun safety?

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 01:56 | 4765533 Drop out
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Well, the same way safe sex is taught as abortion - gun safety is really just a bit late here. A little bit late.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 02:05 | 4765534 Drop out
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Now, after thinking a bit more about this, just a terrible story.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 01:12 | 4765489 QQQBall
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What could go wrong - oops, I missed the vest

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 01:48 | 4765525 Drop out
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Her eyes look accurate to me. Nice picture, bad story.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 02:01 | 4765539 Joe A
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Did they make a selfie of it?

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 02:43 | 4765564 F-X
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Kelly's first comment on realising she missed:

 

A. Oops

B. Shit

C. Damn

D. Fuck

E. All of the above

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 02:47 | 4765567 Sambo
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Another fat finger incident?

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 02:50 | 4765568 The Blank Stare
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It's true Doc, I'm a rabbit all right. Woulja like ta shoot me now, or wait till ya get home?

 

SHOOT'EM NOW! SHOOT'EM NOW!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyPFQKpRnd0

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:16 | 4765615 timmeh
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bullish! evolution must go on!

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:34 | 4765621 CHX
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RIP, poor Darwin award candidate.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:44 | 4765622 Yen Cross
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 That girl looks EVIL!  Hallow, empty, void,! 

  Lights off, check:   No one home, check: Empty

   I wouldn't leave my 'goldfish' with that warlock....

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 08:57 | 4765988 IndianaJohn
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Yen Cross, -- savvy call. Most livestock would stay clear of her, as a safety measure.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:49 | 4765627 lakecity55
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(Ag Dept)

Agent Smith, go down and restore SC to Tyranny. Use our new machine guns.

But, but, sir, those people shoot each other for fun! Please! Anywhere else!

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 06:22 | 4765674 css1971
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Darwin award...

And people think evolution has halted.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 06:44 | 4765693 Satan
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It's the only cure for stupid.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 06:45 | 4765696 sheikurbootie
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I'm calling bullshit.  My guess is it wasn't a bulletproof vest at all!  It was more likely a surplus "flak" jacket that was 20 years old.  Those look like bulletproof vest, but in reality only stop fragmentation projectiles and are shit.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 08:45 | 4765942 NoWayJose
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You are correct. But only a few web sites get this right. Much of the MSM cannot tell the difference - just like they call assault rifles as machine guns.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 07:00 | 4765707 Last of the Mid...
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Process of natural selection or lack of critical thinking skills?  Stupid is as stupid does best describes this I think.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 07:30 | 4765740 Frostfan1
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I guess he found she's just not into him.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 07:39 | 4765758 Luapnor
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"Here hold my beer, now shoot me, shoot me!!"

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 07:42 | 4765766 swass
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Poor, dumb girl.  I don't know who to feel sorry for more. I do bet the trigger-happy cops would love to hire her though. 

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 10:14 | 4766325 Cthonic
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I doubt she will serve the full term.  Someone that susceptible to suggestion has a lot of potential as someone's useful idiot.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:59 | 4766772 Polymarkos
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What sort of suggestions will she susceptible to in prison?

chicka bow bow

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 00:17 | 4787469 MeelionDollerBogus
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feel sorry?

One stupid bitch will get lez-raped in prison.

One stupid dumb fuck will not bother the rest of us anymore.

In these recessionary times a coroner has now got something to be paid for.

Win-win-win any way I see it. Now why would anyone feel sorry with such great fortune smiling upon us?

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 07:55 | 4765780 lucyvp
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These kids now a days don't watch enough mythbusters.

Jamie would have made a ballistic gel dummy before taking a shot himself :-)

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 07:59 | 4765781 Duude
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This is right up there with the old story about an actor putting a gun that shoots blanks to his temple and pulling the trigger for giggles. Of course, he died not realizing the force of air against your skull will push it in. LIkewise, people don't seem to understand kevlar vests. If a bullet has ever been shot at a vest, its then in a weakened state. It may not deflect another bullet shot in the same spot on the vest.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 08:13 | 4765822 deerhunter
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I wonder if the famous Wisconsin quote was stated here?   "Hold my beer, watch this."  Famous and often quoted last words up Wisconsin way.  Second rule of gun safety is never point a gun at something you don't want to shoot or destroy.  Happy Friday .

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 08:21 | 4765843 d edwards
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Seeing that it happened in South Carolina, I believe the full statement was "Hey y'all. watch this! Shoot me!"

 

 

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 08:27 | 4765868 TrumpXVI
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Stupid people playing stupid games and winning stupid prizes.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 08:40 | 4765917 crito
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Darwin award right there

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 08:45 | 4765938 Spungo
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Not covering the heart would imply that it's not a bulletproof jacket. It's probably some halloween costume or something.

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