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16th Sep '16 1:29:53 AM PaulA
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* Used in the [[Creator/JohnDicksonCarr Carter Dixon]] LockedRoomMystery ''The Ten Teacups'', [[spoiler:in which the victim is wrongly assumed to have been shot at close range because he had a powder burn from when the killer "accidentally" shot him with a blank cartridge the previous day]].

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* Used in the [[Creator/JohnDicksonCarr Carter Dixon]] Dixon]]'s Literature/SirHenryMerrivale LockedRoomMystery ''The Ten Teacups'', [[spoiler:in which the victim is wrongly assumed to have been shot at close range because he had a powder burn from when the killer "accidentally" shot him with a blank cartridge the previous day]].
9th Sep '16 12:48:25 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "Night Fears", the murder happens when [[spoiler:an ex-cop fires at a mugging in progress. The bullet passes through the mugger and kills the victim. The ex-cop then tries to cover it up by staging an OrgyOfEvidence]].
30th Aug '16 10:49:46 PM foxley
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* ''Series/InspectorGeorgeGently'': In "Son of a Gun", the commissionaire at the bank grabs the dropped Sten gun and opens fire at the getaway car, emptying the gun on full auto. Gently blows his top at him, pointing out that there was a phone box, a bus stop and a pub in the direction he was firing, and has him charged with illegally discharging a firearm in a public place. It is later discovered that one of his shots had fatally wounded the getaway driver.
22nd Aug '16 7:25:23 PM BattleMaster
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* ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'': In the beginning of issue 12, Swerve is seen with his face destroyed, and an eye hanging out, the issue eventually reveals that he mishandled an overly large experimental gun, and ended up shooting himself in the face.

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* ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'': In ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'':
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the beginning of issue 12, Swerve is seen with his face destroyed, and an eye hanging out, the issue eventually reveals that he mishandled an overly large experimental gun, and ended up shooting himself in the face.face.
** Before that, when an out-of-control Fortress Maximus took Whirl and Rung hostage, Swerve and Rewind were ordered to attempt to snipe him from outside the ship's hull. Due to how small both of them were, Swerve was forced to use Rewind as a step stool in order to see in the window. When he finally took the shot (after protesting that he was a poor shot), he missed the enormous Fortress Maximus entirely and instead shot the tiny Rung in the head, nearly killing him.
16th Aug '16 10:43:19 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' novel ''Memory''. Miles demonstrates why uncontrolled seizure disorders and charged plasma rifles do not go well together by accidentally kneecapping the hostage he was attempting to rescue.
** During a fake general fleet inspection in ''Warrior's Apprentice'', he makes a deliberate demonstration on gun safety by asking a mercenary whether his guns are stored charged or uncharged, then firing the "uncharged" weapon right past the man's ear.
** Miles also blames the death of [[spoiler:his bodyguard Bothari]] on this, to protect the real killer, [[spoiler:the mother of Bothari's daughter]]. The deception can be achieved without technically lying, because the victim ''was'' cleaning weapons at the time.

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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' novel ''Memory''. ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
** In ''Literature/{{Memory}}'',
Miles demonstrates why uncontrolled seizure disorders and charged plasma rifles do not go well together by accidentally kneecapping the hostage he was attempting to rescue.
** During a fake general fleet inspection in ''Warrior's Apprentice'', ''Literature/TheWarriorsApprentice'', he makes a deliberate demonstration on gun safety by asking a mercenary whether his guns are stored charged or uncharged, then firing the "uncharged" weapon right past the man's ear.
** Also in ''The Warrior's Apprentice'', Miles also blames the death of [[spoiler:his bodyguard Bothari]] on this, to protect the real killer, [[spoiler:the mother of Bothari's daughter]]. The deception can be achieved without technically lying, because the victim ''was'' cleaning weapons at the time.
16th Aug '16 5:29:46 AM Hanz
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* When VATS targeting an enemy in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', it is not uncommon to accidentally inflict a Sneak Attack CriticalHit on a companion or other NPC, possibly killing them or turning them hostile. Even when attacking normally this can happen too, as your companions' attempts to avoid shooting you in the back often lead them to plant themselves right in your line of fire.

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* When VATS targeting an enemy in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', it is not uncommon to accidentally inflict a Sneak Attack CriticalHit on a companion or other NPC, possibly killing them or turning them hostile. Even when attacking normally this can happen too, as your companions' attempts to avoid shooting you in the back often lead them to plant themselves right in your line of fire. The companions in New Vegas will even tell you to watch where you're pointing that thing if you aim down the barrel at them.
10th Aug '16 10:58:18 PM YT45
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[[CaptainObvious Guns are weapons]]. That's why there're various rules for [[UsefulNotes/GunSafety safely handling]] them. When these rules are not followed, whether it be by [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety experts]] or [[RecklessGunUsage untrained John Q Public]], there's a chance for an accidental discharge. That's when somebody gets shot. Sometimes in the face. Being named Marvin is rare, however. Either way, it's not funny the same way that JugglingLoadedGuns is, because somebody just got shot. We mean, it ''can'' still be funny (hilarious, even!) but on the other hand somebody did just get wounded or killed.

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[[CaptainObvious Guns are weapons]]. That's why there're various rules for [[UsefulNotes/GunSafety safely handling]] them. When these rules are not followed, whether it be by [[ArtisticLicenseGunSafety experts]] or [[RecklessGunUsage untrained John Q Public]], there's a chance for an accidental negligent discharge. That's when somebody gets shot. Sometimes in the face. Being named Marvin is rare, however. Either way, it's not funny the same way that JugglingLoadedGuns is, because somebody just got shot. We mean, it ''can'' still be funny (hilarious, even!) but on the other hand somebody did just get wounded or killed.
9th Jul '16 9:54:25 PM philippos42
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* A horrifying case from 2016: William "Clayton" Brumby took three of his children to a shooting range in Sarasota, Florida. As he was firing, a shell casing bounced off a wall and into his shirt. He instinctively tried to remove it with his dominant hand, and didn't drop the gun first. Apparently in the process he pointed the weapon behind him and fired a round into his teenage son Stephen's jugular. The boy, of course, bled out and died.

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* [[http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/shell-casing-caused-father-accidentally-shoot-kill-teen-son-article-1.2698393 A horrifying case from 2016: 2016:]] William "Clayton" Brumby took three of his children to a shooting range in Sarasota, Florida. As he was firing, a shell casing bounced off a wall and into his shirt. He instinctively tried to remove it with his dominant hand, and didn't drop the gun first. Apparently in the process he pointed the weapon behind him and fired a round into his teenage son Stephen's jugular. The boy, of course, bled out and died.
9th Jul '16 9:47:01 PM philippos42
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* A horrifying case from 2016: William "Clayton" Brumby took three of his children to a shooting range in Sarasota, Florida. As he was firing, a shell casing bounced off a wall and into his shirt. He instinctively tried to remove it with his dominant hand, and didn't drop the gun first. Apparently in the process he pointed the weapon behind him and fired a round into his teenage son Stephen's jugular. The boy, of course, bled out and died.
27th Jun '16 7:06:31 AM FuzzyBoots
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* In ''Film/SalvationBoulevard'', Pastor Dan Day is trying to make a point about the need for religion to enforce morality by stating the argument that, without religion, people would just kill without abandon. To illustrate the point, he picks an antique gun up off of Professor Blaylock's coffee table and waves it around. It goes off when pointed at the professor.
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