Fun With Guns (And Ammo): Jewelry Edition

February 22, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Well, let’s mosey on up to Canada, where you’d expect gun people to have learned science, but no, it’s the same as here.

An Ontario man is recovering from surgery after he shot himself in the leg while making a necklace out of a bullet.

Durham Regional Police say a 50-year-old Oshawa, Ont., man tried to pull apart a bullet with vise grips around 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

They say the powder inside the bullet ignited, which caused an explosion and propelled the bullet into the man’s thigh.

He had to have surgery to take his necklace out of his thigh.  And his head out of his butt.

Thanks to James for the heads up.

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14 Comments to “Fun With Guns (And Ammo): Jewelry Edition”

  1. JJH I’m gonna have to push back on you over this one. There was no gun involved. There was no deadly necklace involved either.

    And it is in Canada. I met a gun and weapons enthusiast/collector from Canada and their gun laws are nothing like what we have here. Training is mandatory. Safe storage is mandatory. Licensing and registration is mandatory.

    And there is no such thing as stand-your-ground (too many states) or make-my-day (Colorado). Forget it. If someone is breaking into your house and actively threatening you it is still illegal to shoot them. (Most of us would anyway and take our chances in the court system). But no legal murder like we have here.

    Nonetheless you can collect a lot of weapons if that is your wish. You just have to be responsible for them and have a clean record. That is anathema here in the USofA but they seem to have gun violence problem under control and you can still own a gun if you want.

  2. My guess would be that only one of the two surgeries was successful.

  3. JAKvirginia says:

    Get his head out of his butt?! Pity the poor intern whi had to put that oxygen mask on!

  4. I hope the EMT’s sang this song to him during the ambulance ride to the hospital:

    Love hurts, love scars, love wounds
    And marks, any heart
    Not tough or strong enough
    To take a lot of pain, take a lot of pain
    Love hurts……ooh, ooh love hurts

    -Nazareth (also the Everly Brothers)

  5. slipstream says:

    Canada’s gun laws make sense. Military grade weapons are prohibited. Assault weapons and hand guns are restricted.

    Long guns (traditional hunting rifles and shotguns) are allowed.

    So Canadians can hunt, but can’t have a 9mm semi auto tucked into the waistband, and can’t spray 20 rounds from an AR-15 into the crowd at the mall.

    Dang sensible people.

    Okay, not that guy using the vice grips, but most of the others.

  6. L'Angelomisterioso says:

    @slipstream- The one thing I noticed from your telling is that Canadians don’t equate firearms possession with “freedom” Here you’ve got to have the liberty to own a near-military grade weapon to “defend your family”.No one needs a semiautomatic rifle for anything.

  7. Maryland’s ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10-round limit on gun magazines were upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with a strongly worded dissent.

    In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the guns banned under Maryland’s law aren’t protected by the Second Amendment.

    “Put simply, we have no power to extend Second Amendment protections to weapons of war,” Judge Robert King wrote for the court, adding that the Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller explicitly excluded such coverage.

    The NRA’s HQ is in Virginia, and I’m sure they had words for this court in Richmond, but I don’t have to hear them.

  8. So glad that at least one court has finally drawn a distinction between “domestic” firearms and damned military ordnance!

    I’m worried about the appeal, though. If it goes to SCOTUS, what kind of ruling will we get?

  9. Thanks for a good belly laugh: “He had to have surgery to take his necklace out of his thigh. And his head out of his butt.” Hahahahaha! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

    Rhea, I heard about that today too. What good news.

  10. Lunargent, if it goes to SCOTUS while it’s still 4-4, the lower court ruling will stand, so I hope it moves fast. But the losing side may get to decide on that. And if is a tie, that settles only that particular case and doesn’t set a precedent for other states.

  11. I’m guessing that this art-teest didn’t remember that firearms rely upon a small explosion to propel the bullet.
    Vice grips…

  12. Oshawa?! Oh, God. No! Not Oshawa. I know people there! Must do some tactful checking. Hope none of my family is involved. I pretty much bet that the older ones would never pull a damn stunt like this, but I am not all that familiar with the younger members of a very wide spread family.

  13. SteveTheReturned says:

    Reloading companies sell a variety of bullet pullers, which allow for the safe extraction of slugs. I guess this person either wasn’t aware of that, didn’t have a reloading pal he could borrow such an implement from, or just wanted to do things on the cheap. Hard to work up much sympathy, whatever the circumstances.

  14. Tilphousia says:

    Sorry guys. True or not, it’s too funny not to chuckle. And after today’s news I need comic relief.