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    "Kindness of America" Author Shot During Drive-By Shooting

    A man hitchhiking across the country while working on a book called “The Kindness of America” was seriously wounded over the weekend in a “random” drive-by shooting, according to police.

    Ray Dolin, 39, was shot in the arm near Glasgow, Montana after a man offered him a ride on Saturday night, according to police who spoke to The Associated Press.

    The primary suspect, 52-year-old Lloyd Danielson III, was arrested several hours later. His criminal history includes assault, police said.

    Dolin is expected to make a full recovery.
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/06/1...t-of-violence/
    "I guess I just hate the fact there is public property at all." - Mr. Raceboy.

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    • #2
      If the book had already been published, that guy would be a millionaire overnight. By the time it does, though, everyone will have forgotten this.

      Pete (laughs)

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      • #3
        Bullet Explodes In Woman's Purse, Shoots Her In Leg At Lowe's

        We can't blame guns for all the shootings in the world, because a Pennsylvania woman was apparently wounded by a bullet that exploded in her purse.

        The unidentified shopper in a Williamsport Lowe's home improvement store was shot in the leg by a bullet even though she wasn't carrying a firearm, according to the Sun Gazette.

        "Something must of [sic] hit the primer of one of the bullets," Montoursville Deputy Police Chief Jason Bentley told the paper.

        The 56-year-old woman was treated for her injuries at a hospital and discharged.

        The Consumerist notes that stories about people shooting themselves are old hat such as a man who blasted his crotch. But this is a new twist on a favorite:

        "You hear of people who handle guns improperly and end up worse for wear, but it's not every day you read about a person injured by a bullet that is nowhere near a gun at the time."

        Jezebel writes that the lesson to be gleamed from this bizarre tale is clear:

        "You might also want to consider keeping any random ammunition you own out of your handbag."
        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1591462.html
        "I guess I just hate the fact there is public property at all." - Mr. Raceboy.

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        • #4
          What kind of an idiot carries an exposed live round in a purse? That round would have been safer in a loaded gun.
          I'm for defending all rights for everyone.

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          • #5
            I think she was being totally reasonable, I mean, what if a disgruntled employee appeared and started shooting up Lowes, and the only guy with a gun ran out of bullets trying to defend himself -- you gotta carry reloads for others.
            They speak in bulletpointese leftist nutjob drivel. It doesn't matter. Nothing is as great a motivator as the chance to truly be free.
            -Mr. Raceboy

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            • #6
              I'm for defending all rights for everyone.

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              • #7
                I have cases of loose ammoe shipped to me all the time and you know those packages get rough treatment. Never do you hear about bullets going off in shopping so something about this smells fishy.
                "Democracy is a form of worship. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses." H.L. Mencken

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                • #8
                  They're not shipped with mascara brushes and shit.
                  I'm for defending all rights for everyone.

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                  • #9
                    Originally posted by WashUJon View Post
                    They're not shipped with mascara brushes and shit.
                    .223 rounds have quite the pointy tip. That would be far more likely to set off another round than a mascara brush.
                    "Democracy is a form of worship. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses." H.L. Mencken

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                    • #10
                      It was a joke! Geez.

                      Some people.
                      I'm for defending all rights for everyone.

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                      • #11
                        actually, that makes me wonder -- what's the flashpoint for primers/gunpowder?

                        I'd hate to discover a box of rounds in the back of a black truck getting too hot and going off on a hot southern day...
                        They speak in bulletpointese leftist nutjob drivel. It doesn't matter. Nothing is as great a motivator as the chance to truly be free.
                        -Mr. Raceboy

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                        • #12
                          Originally posted by Mr. Raceboy View Post
                          I have cases of loose ammoe shipped to me all the time...
                          Stockpiling ammo for the End of Days?
                          "I guess I just hate the fact there is public property at all." - Mr. Raceboy.

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                          • #13
                            Originally posted by WashUJon View Post
                            It was a joke! Geez.

                            Some people.
                            I know you were kidding dude! I'm just saying I can't figure out how this could happen in reality.
                            "Democracy is a form of worship. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses." H.L. Mencken

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                            • #14
                              Originally posted by skooly View Post
                              I knew it was going to be something like this:

                              Hitchhiker Shot Himself

                              June 15, 2012 10:34 am • By Matthew Brown Associated Press(36) Comments
                              Sheriff: Montana hitchhiker shooting suspect cleared

                              The suspect in the seemingly random shooting of a photographer hitchhiking along a rural Montana highway has been cleared of the crime and the investigation is continuing, authorities said Thursday.

                              Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier said Lloyd Christopher Danielson III, 52, of Tumwater, Wash., "had nothing to do with the shooting" that left hitchhiker Ray Dolin with an injury to his armpit.

                              Danielson was arrested Saturday about four hours after the shooting and 100 miles away. He was charged with felony assault with a weapon.

                              Dolin told authorities that he was shot after he stopped for a meal along the side of U.S. Highway 2 near Glasgow.

                              But in his first interview, the 39-year-old freelance photographer from Julian, W.Va., told The Associated Press on Thursday that he never got a good look at the perpetrator.

                              "He came up, pulls up at a normal speed, stops, points, shoots and drives off. ... I did not get a good description," Dolin said.

                              He said he never approached the vehicle, which he described as a maroon pickup, the same color and type of vehicle that Danielson was driving when he was arrested.

                              Dolin spoke from a hospital in Miles City, where he said he was undergoing therapy for his injured arm.

                              Meier says Danielson was cleared after investigators searched his pickup and determined he was not responsible. The sheriff declined to give details and said the investigation continues.

                              "He's definitely not the shooter," Meier said, adding that authorities expect to make a breakthrough in the case soon.

                              Danielson remained in custody. He was transferred to a jail in Roosevelt County — where he was first arrested — to face a separate charge of driving under the influence. He could not be reached for comment Thursday.

                              Asked about the release of Danielson, Dolin said he was reluctant to comment because of the ongoing investigation.

                              Dolin runs a photography business called OneShot Impressions, which has as its logo the cross-hairs of a rifle scope.

                              He said he had recently taken a bus from West Virginia to Sidney, Mont., and then began traveling across the state working on a photographic memoir he called "Kindness of America."

                              During Thursday's interview, Dolin related several stories in which he said strangers had helped him along his journey.

                              In the first days after the shooting, hospital officials in Glasgow said Dolin did not want to take any calls from the media. On Thursday, he said "at this point honestly I don't care if anyone does (a story) or not."

                              "That's not what this is all about. I would really like to emphasize my appreciation for the community of Glasgow," he said. He added that he was unsure if he would continue his journey toward his original destination of Washington state.

                              "If it's not today, I've proved my point that there's more good in America than people think," he said.

                              A West Virginia man who claimed to be the victim of a drive-by shooting along a rural Montana highway while working on a memoir called “Kindness in America” has confessed to shooting himself, authorities said Friday.
                              Read more: http://billingsgazette.com/news/stat...#ixzz1y4q0G54z
                              "Democracy is a form of worship. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses." H.L. Mencken

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                              • #15
                                I think you're right.
                                They speak in bulletpointese leftist nutjob drivel. It doesn't matter. Nothing is as great a motivator as the chance to truly be free.
                                -Mr. Raceboy

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