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    from Oregon man accidentally killed by AR-15 he had just stolen

    by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

    NWCN.com

    Posted on March 4, 2013 at 12:52 PM






    INDEPENDENCE, Ore. -- A man was killed when an AR-15 rifle he had just stolen from a Polk County farm discharged Sunday morning, police said.

    Deputies responding to the report of a gunshot victim in the 5600 block of Halls Ferry Road found the suspect, 19-year-old Genaro Hernandez Mendoza of West Salem, dead inside a farm truck, said Polk County Sheriff's Office Detective John Williams.

    Investigators learned that the truck had been stolen from a home on Independence Highway earlier that morning, along with a rifle, a shotgun and several other items.

    "The evidence showed that while Hernandez Mendoza was driving away from the scene he was the victim of an accidental, self-inflicted gun shot wound from the rifle he had just taken," Williams said.

    Williams added that the AR-15 rifle and the shotgun were both angled with their butts on the floorboard and their barrels pointed upward, toward the driver's seat. On the bumpy farm road, the bolt head of the shotgun apparently bumped against the rifle's trigger, firing one shot that hit the suspect and exited through the roof.

    The suspect seemed to have acted alone in the burglary, Sheriff Bob Wolfe said.

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    wow, simply, wow. what are the odds. definitely karma there
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    3 yrs later, the guy will get his gun back ...

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    He may get his shotgun back at some point, but the AR-15 has demonstrated that it is unsafe for human operation and thus will be destroyed to protect the public. Or, it will be retrained and issued to professionals who know how to use and control a wayward AR-15.
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    Actually what this shows is that even a shotgun thinks an AR is a better defensive gun... ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon View Post
    Actually what this shows is that even a shotgun thinks an AR is a better defensive gun... ;-)
    HAHAHA! I like that! take THAT Biden!
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    I would have this to say about the guy in the story.
    Provision for free medical attendance and nursing, for clothing, for food, for housing, for the education of children, and a hundred other matters, might with equal propriety be proposed as tending to relieve the employee of mental strain and worry. --- These matters obviously lie outside the orbit of congressional power. (Railroad Retirement Board v Alton Railroad)

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