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    Scratch Out "Accident",Write in"Shooting"

    This story is different. Not an everyday occurrence:

    http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-no...ted_after.html

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    "A 70-year-old man was arrested after police said he shot a man riding his bicycle along U.S. 101 south of Bandon.

    Oregon State Police troopers initially responded to a report of a crash between a car and bicycle near milepost 278 about 12:55 p.m., said Sgt. Dan Swift, a state police spokesman. After they arrived, they realized..."

    So, remember to wear your helmet, and a bulletproof vest.

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    There is no proof a bulletproof vest would have prevented his injuries.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Apparently, these two men knew each other and had a dispute about the purchase of some marijuana. (And he was shot in the leg, so bulletproof chaps would have been more helpful than a vest.)
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    There is no proof a bulletproof vest would have prevented his injuries.
    I was kidding about the bulletproof vest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMACH 5 View Post
    Apparently, these two men knew each other and had a dispute about the purchase of some marijuana. (And he was shot in the leg, so bulletproof chaps would have been more helpful than a vest.)
    I didn't see anything in the article about a marijuana purchase. If you know more, could you share a link to the other article?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbike View Post
    I didn't see anything in the article about a marijuana purchase. If you know more, could you share a link to the other article?
    http://www.kgw.com/news/local/Bicycl...133435948.html

    BANDON, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State Police said a 40-year-old man riding his bicycle on U.S. Highway 101 on the Oregon coast was shot in the leg with a handgun, both enmeshed in a long-simmering feud over marijuana issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    There is no proof a bulletproof vest would have prevented his injuries.
    Indeed. Bulletproof vests simply are not designed to protect you in the kind of firefight you're most likely to experience in traffic. And promoting the use of Magic Kevlar coats only serves to perpetuate the myth that getting shot at is dangerous.
    Last edited by corvuscorvax; 11-09-11 at 12:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbike View Post
    I was kidding about the bulletproof vest.
    I realize this, but you must have seen my response as a possible consequence of the joke. This is, after all, A&S.

    Quote Originally Posted by corvuscorvax View Post
    Indeed. Bulletproof vests simply are not designed to protect you in the kind of firefight you're most likely to experience in traffic. And promoting the use of Magic Kevlar coats only serves to perpetuate the myth that getting shot at is dangerous.
    See? He gets it.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    This just reinforces my desire to rig small rockets to shoot out of my handlebar.

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