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Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:15 AM

Kansas hunter died after dog stepped on rifle

The Sumner County Sheriff's Office says a man died over the weekend after his dog stepped on a rifle,
causing the firearm to discharge.

The incident happened at around 9:40 a.m. Saturday in the 1600 block of 80th Street, north-northeast of
Geuda Springs. The sheriff's office said the man was sitting in the front passenger seat of his pickup and
he had hunting gear and a rifle in the backseat.

"A canine belonging to the owner of the pickup stepped on the rifle causing the weapon to discharge," the
sheriff's office said. "The fired round struck the passenger who died of his injuries on scene."

Joseph Smith was 30 years old and was from Wichita.

https://www.kake.com/story/48213408/sheriff-hunter-dies-after-dog-steps-on-rifle-in-backseat-of-pickup-truck


Any hunter safety class will instruct hunters to always unload their rifles while driving between locations,
never ever trust the safety being accidentally switched to fire with a dog or children around.

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KS Toronado Jan 25 OP
Chin music Jan 25 #1
Javaman Jan 25 #3
Javaman Jan 25 #2
CentralMass Jan 25 #5
Chin music Jan 25 #6
Javaman Jan 25 #7
Chin music Jan 25 #8
KS Toronado Jan 25 #16
TheRealNorth Jan 25 #4
SoCalDavidS Jan 25 #9
Bluepinky Jan 25 #10
Scrivener7 Jan 25 #11
sl8 Jan 25 #21
samnsara Jan 25 #12
Sneederbunk Jan 25 #13
KS Toronado Jan 25 #14
3Hotdogs Jan 25 #15
viva la Jan 25 #17
KS Toronado Jan 25 #18
viva la Jan 26 #22
PlutosHeart Jan 25 #19
OverBurn Jan 25 #20

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Response to Chin music (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:19 AM

3. yup. nt

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:18 AM

2. yup, your comment at the end.

who the hell drives with a loaded weapon when hunting? a moron that's who.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:20 AM

5. +1

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Response to Chin music (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:37 AM

7. exactly and on your last comment...

I wonder what time of day this happened?

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Response to Javaman (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:39 PM

16. around 9:40 a.m. Saturday

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:19 AM

4. I was wondering if even the safety was on

But yeah. I would have unloaded that weapon for transportation.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:44 AM

9. "Bad Dog, No Treat" nt

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:47 AM

10. Hope the dog is okay after all this was over.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 12:30 PM

11. Glad no one was sitting next to him. That could have been bad.

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 07:14 PM

21. The truck/dog owner was also in front, in the driver's seat. nt

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 12:40 PM

12. i hope the family rehomes the dog as im sure it wont be met with love anymore

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 12:44 PM

13. The dog, named Alec, will be charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:01 PM

14. Thanks, my first giggle today

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:29 PM

15. Darwin Award? Does he have kid?

Now the poor dog has to live with that guilt for the rest of his life.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 03:04 PM

17. I'm not a gun owner--

but is it weird that it's so easy for guns to be fired by creatures who aren't supposed to be able to fire them? Toddlers, first-graders, dogs?

Can you really just step on a gun and it goes off? (I guess so.)

If so, why do men stick guns into their waistband pointing at their precious manhood?

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Response to viva la (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 03:23 PM

18. "step on a gun and it goes off?"

Generally speaking no, but it's easy for a dog to put a toenail inside a trigger guard.
Plus safeties are easy to push off.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 26, 2023, 05:25 PM

22. That would sure discourage a guy with the gun down his pants from, uh, getting excited.

Why don't they use a holster. It must be some toxic masc thing. "I am so manly, I will risk blowing off my manhood to prove it."

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 03:54 PM

19. Hope the dog will be ok.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 05:01 PM

20. Who's a Good Boy...........

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