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Man, 81, drops gun in synagogue; three shot

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl You already know why I'm here Staff Member

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    DALLAS — An 81-year-old man accidentally dropped a handgun during Rosh Hashanah services at a temple, and the weapon shot his daughter in the foot and injured two other people.

    Marvin Marks accidentally dropped the gun when he stood up at the synagogue Wednesday evening, police said. The bullet struck his 42-year-old daughter, who was hospitalized with non-threatening injuries. Two other people suffered minor scrapes from the bullet.

    Police said Marks was licensed to carry the gun.

    Calls to police seeking further details weren't immediately returned Thursday.


    Some of the comments:

    --If I have said it once I have said it a million times: "People over 80 should not carry handguns!!"

    --I have never been to a Rosh Hashanah service but at what point in the service is a hand gun needed???

    --Shoot for the Moon.
  2. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    It's morons like this guy that will make it where INTELLIGENT gun carriers will suffer from new laws preventing you from carrying a gun.

    And my gf now tells me they're trying to pass a law making it illegal to shoot someone who breaks into your home.


    I can tell you right now, law or no law, if someone breaks into my house. I'm going to kill him and I won't think twice about it. That criminal will be D-E-A-D DEAD.
  3. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I never knew things were so rough during Rosh Hashanah that you had to go to the temple strapped. :eek::
  4. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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  5. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    81 years old- and that careless? Wonder if he was going senile or something. Obviously did not have it in a holster. I can understand wanting to carry a weapon if you are in a bad area. But then again the Va Tech shooting was supposedly in a GUN FREE ZONE.

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