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Maine Man Killed When He Opened His Own Handgun Booby Trapped Door

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  1. Dec 1, 2019 #1

    Sentry18

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    Booby traps require a good memory.


    https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/m...he-opened-his-own-handgun-booby-trapped-door/

     
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    I saw this story earlier. I remember talking about these types of devices in another thread. For me, there's just too many variables of things that could happen with a booby trap that could be accidental.....such as what happened above. In addition to that, you never know what family members might do. Perhaps someone is worried about you when you don't respond to a phone call and they decide they'd better come over and check on you without knowing about your traps. I would rather die from a murderer breaking into my home than accidentally kill or injure one of my family members.

    I understand personal protection. I just think there are better ways to go about it than an unmanned gun.
     
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    He should have tied a knot in the end of it. Oh, I'm sorry, that was a different idiot. :rolleyes:
     
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    :LOL:@Peanut so perhaps in this case a sign on the door to remind himself if I open it it might kill me and a knot in the barrel of the gun as contingency number 2 ?.
     
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    Booby traps would never work for me. I'm too forgetful. I can't tell you how many times we've set off our own alarm system opening the door to go out and get the newspaper in the morning. We finally ended up leaning hockey sticks up against the doors as reminders not to open them before turning off the alarm system. That actually works pretty well.
     
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    Hockey stick....OH I get it.....Don't puck up next time!!
     
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    The hockey sticks have no special meaning. We just have a ton of them laying around - both my wife and my son play hockey. They're good for all kinds of stuff: The aforementioned alarm system reminders, knocking down icicles in the winter, getting that cobweb out of the corner, beating on home intruders, and many other things that routinely come up.
     
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    Really, this Guy forgot he Booby Trapped his own Home? This is a Case of Natural Selection Cleaning the Gene Pool.
     
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