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Old 11-09-11, 12:08 PM   #1
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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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Old 11-09-11, 12:16 PM   #2
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There is no proof a bulletproof vest would have prevented his injuries.
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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.)
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Old 11-09-11, 01:12 PM   #4
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There is no proof a bulletproof vest would have prevented his injuries.
I was kidding about the bulletproof vest.
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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.)
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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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

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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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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.

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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.

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