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27th Jun '16 5:18:13 PM Imagine.Wizard
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* It is standard procedure in the military (at least the British military) to sleep with your rifle in your sleeping bag when you are sleeping out, as per the principle you should always keep your weapon within arms reach. It should be noted however that the weapon is unloaded whilst you sleep (your magazines should also be within arms reach, allowing you to quickly load and make ready if need be).
19th Jun '16 2:38:14 PM nombretomado
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* In TheThrawnTrilogy, while worried about Noghri attempting to capture her, Leia keeps her lightsaber under her pillow as she sleeps. When some do come in the night for her, she throws the pillow first as a distraction.

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* In TheThrawnTrilogy, Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy, while worried about Noghri attempting to capture her, Leia keeps her lightsaber under her pillow as she sleeps. When some do come in the night for her, she throws the pillow first as a distraction.
22nd Apr '16 6:25:41 AM Doug86
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* One legend about AlexanderTheGreat, meant to portray him as a WarriorPoet, says that he always slept with two things under his pillow: a knife, and a copy of ''Literature/TheIliad''.

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* One legend about AlexanderTheGreat, UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat, meant to portray him as a WarriorPoet, says that he always slept with two things under his pillow: a knife, and a copy of ''Literature/TheIliad''.
26th Mar '16 9:48:24 PM JackG
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* ''{{Series/Supernatural}}''. "Dark Side of the Moon" opens with a masked man pointing a shotgun at a sleeping Dean. At least he appears to be asleep, casually changing position and slipping a hand beneath his pillow...

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* ''{{Series/Supernatural}}''. ''{{Series/Supernatural}}''.
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"Dark Side of the Moon" opens with a masked man pointing a shotgun at a sleeping Dean. At least he appears to be asleep, casually changing position and slipping a hand beneath his pillow...


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** Dean has a TenMinuteRetirement at the start of Season Six. A montage showing his new life in suburbia ends with a pan down to the SawnOffShotgun and [[ProperlyParanoid jar of holy water under his bed]].
29th Feb '16 11:04:24 AM TheBigBopper
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In real life this is very risky and has caused some fatal accidents. DontTryThisAtHome, at least not without some kind of special mattress or pillow holster designed to prevent the gun from shifting and going off while you sleep.

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In real life this is very risky and has caused some fatal accidents. DontTryThisAtHome, at least not without some kind of special mattress or pillow holster designed to prevent the gun from shifting and going off while you sleep.
sleep. Even apart from that, somebody just waking up to investigate a disturbance is likely to have their senses and judgement dulled by grogginess, and might accidentally shoot a loved one by mistaking them for a home intruder.
29th Feb '16 10:59:16 AM TheBigBopper
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This should not be attempted in RealLife, at least not without some kind of special mattress or pillow holster, because of the risk of shooting yourself with an accidental discharge. See the RealLife section for more information.

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This should not be attempted in RealLife, In real life this is very risky and has caused some fatal accidents. DontTryThisAtHome, at least not without some kind of special mattress or pillow holster, because of holster designed to prevent the risk of shooting yourself with an accidental discharge. See the RealLife section for more information.
gun from shifting and going off while you sleep.
29th Feb '16 10:50:26 AM TheBigBopper
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This should not be attempted in RealLife, at least not without some kind of special mattress or pillow holster, because of the risk of shooting yourself with an accidental discharge. See the RealLife section for more information.
3rd Nov '15 6:00:40 AM TheWanderer
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* Towards the end of the movie ''Film/CarlitosWay'', crooked lawyer David Kleinfeld has been put in the hospital by a mob assault, and is sleeping with a revolver under his pillow. Carlito Brigante comments on the stupidity of this because, especially in the hospital bed, there's no way Kleinfeld will be able to reach it and aim in time when someone comes for him.
** Later on, he does manage to draw it in time, but [[spoiler:Carlito unloaded it. Adios, Counselor.]]

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* Towards the end of the movie ''Film/CarlitosWay'', [[AmoralAttorney crooked lawyer lawyer]] David Kleinfeld has been put in the hospital by a mob assault, and is sleeping with a revolver under his pillow. Carlito Brigante comments on the stupidity of this because, especially in the hospital bed, there's no way Kleinfeld will be able to reach it and aim in time when someone comes for him.
** Later on, he Kleinfeld takes Carlito's advice about keeping the gun somewhere easier to get to and does manage to draw it in time, but [[spoiler:Carlito [[spoiler:[[ItWorksBetterWithBullets Carlito unloaded it.it]]. Adios, Counselor.]]
8th Oct '15 1:02:37 PM StFan
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* Michael Tree, the heroine of the ''MsTree'' comics, makes a habit of doing this. Given the number of times someone has broken into her bedroom in the middle of the night planning to kill her, it seems a sensible precaution.
* One ''Comicbook/{{Iznogoud}}'' story had the title EvilVizier buy a set containing a pair of magic shoes, a gun that would make their wearer run in a straight line when fired and a "finish" flag that was the only thing that could stop the shoes. The night before the big day, Iznogoud slept with the gun under his pillow, and bound with a wrist strap. [[spoiler:This doesn't stop a vengeful character from hiding the magic shoes within Iznogoud's baggy regular shoes.]]

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* Michael Tree, the heroine of the ''MsTree'' ''ComicBook/MsTree'' comics, makes a habit of doing this. Given the number of times someone has broken into her bedroom in the middle of the night planning to kill her, it seems a sensible precaution.
* One ''Comicbook/{{Iznogoud}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'' story had the title EvilVizier buy a set containing a pair of magic shoes, a gun that would make their wearer run in a straight line when fired and a "finish" flag that was the only thing that could stop the shoes. The night before the big day, Iznogoud slept with the gun under his pillow, and bound with a wrist strap. [[spoiler:This doesn't stop a vengeful character from hiding the magic shoes within Iznogoud's baggy regular shoes.]]



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28th Sep '15 1:33:08 AM Medinoc
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* One ''Comicbook/{{Iznogoud}}'' story had the title EvilVizier but a set containing a pair of magic shoes, a gun that would make their wearer run in a straight line when fired and a "finish" flag that was the only thing that could stop the shoes. The night before the big day, Iznogoud slept with the gun under his pillow, and bound with a wrist strap.

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* One ''Comicbook/{{Iznogoud}}'' story had the title EvilVizier but buy a set containing a pair of magic shoes, a gun that would make their wearer run in a straight line when fired and a "finish" flag that was the only thing that could stop the shoes. The night before the big day, Iznogoud slept with the gun under his pillow, and bound with a wrist strap. [[spoiler:This doesn't stop a vengeful character from hiding the magic shoes within Iznogoud's baggy regular shoes.]]
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