With Friends Like This . . . .

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Bunnylady, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

    Nov 27, 2009
    Wilmington, NC
    Not the friendliest behavior for "Man's Best Friend."

    Yet another dog has shot his owner. Gregory Dale Lanier, 35, of Sebring, Florida, was driving in his truck Friday night when his dog helpfully kicked the 9 millimeter pistol and blasted his owner in the leg, according to Jay Meisel reporting for Highlands Today.
    Steve Carr, the Sebring Police Commander, ascertained that the shooting was an accident and didn’t detain the dog. He commented that he had never heard of a case like this one.
    Well, we certainly have. It isn’t even the first case in Florida. Jack Phillips for the Epoch Times noted that a 78-year-old Florida man was also shot in the leg by his dog in December 2011. Here are a couple more cases of trigger-happy pooches shooting their owners.
    Last fall, a 55-year-old French duck hunter lost his hand when his Blue Gascony Basset Hound somehow pulled the trigger on his shotgun.
    In late 2011, a Utah hunter was shot from behind and in the behind — which I think we’d all agree wasn’t the most sporting behavior from the unnamed hunting breed in question. The dog jumped onto his 12 gauge shotgun and delivered 27 pellets of birdshot to the 46-year-old dog owner’s rear end.
    In case you think it couldn’t have happened to you, County Sheriff Deputy Kevin Potter is reported to have said, “I don’t know if the safety device was on. It’s not impossible the dog could have taken it off safety.”
    Now there’s a thought that will help every gun owner with a pet dog sleep better at night. If that doesn’t make you double-check the lock on your gun cabinet, nothing will.
    In the good old days, editors like early 20th century New York Sun’s John B. Bogart used to say: “Dog bites man is not news, because it happens so often. Man bites dog is news.”
    Well, I say that if dogs keep shooting their owners, “dog shoots man” will no longer be news. Take a second look. Your cuddly pet might just be armed and dangerous.

    Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/547680/dog-shoots-owner-again/#YszQT87i6TEEQ2kM.99
  2. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know I shouldn't laugh, and yes it's a terrible accident.. But how can that happen
    i think our gun laws are a little more strict here in Canada..
    You not aloud a loaded firearm in a vehicle. Bullets and guns, must be stored separate. Untill your gonna use them. And your not aloud to shoot out've a vehicle, even for hunting/poaching

    So I guess that's why I find this funny.. Sorry
  3. theotherranch

    theotherranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2011
    And this is why every hunter should take his dog with him to the gun safety training program!
    Bingo, put the gun down.
    BINGO, PUT THE GUN.................
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    how about dog in crate, gun in trunk?
  6. rebelcowboysnb

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  7. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 2, 2010
    western Oregon
    In light of these recent tragedies I think it is time for the american people to be required to have pet restraining devices be mandatory. Also we should be required to register all pets. Make it more difficult for guns to find thier way into the hands, er I mean paws of our pets. [​IMG]
  8. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

    Nov 27, 2009
    Wilmington, NC
    Or maybe just register those that are grouped as "gun dogs." This may be the latest version of "dangerous breed" laws!
  9. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2009
    Where I come from, perhaps unkindly, we call this "thinning the herd". What kind of an idiot keeps a loaded, unsecured gun in their vehicle anyway? That is a sure way to become a dead or injured idiot. In some jurisdictions it can also earn you a trip to the pokey. At the very least, if the gun is loaded, you make sure there is NOT a round in the chamber.
  10. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2010
    Marshfield, Ma.
    I like to refer that as natural selection. It is more PC not that I am one to be that.

    Maybe Congress will propose a ban on dogs over 30lbs and military style assault dogs(German Shepard, Rotties, Dobies)and any dog that is scary and all black.

    Can here Joe Biden now,"you don't need a Newfie go out and get yourself a Maltese,bring it out on the porch and have it bark twice". Thanks for the advice Joe.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2013

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