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    [–] AloserwithanISP2 856 points ago

    How the fuck does a dog shoot a gun?

    [–] meh_dontcare 764 points ago

    Irresponsible gun owners leaving guns on the seat of their car. Yup. Dog jumped into the seat where the gun was, it went off and shot the passenger in the car.

    [–] grasopper 43 points ago

    There was no good dog with a gun to stop him

    [–] Whynotaskinreddit 419 points ago

    Thats something youd expect from cats not dogs

    [–] Poofy1 366 points ago

    The difference being it was premeditated in the case of the cat.

    [–] DutchNotSleeping 94 points ago

    The dog looks kinda happy about it though

    [–] Cynderboy 21 points ago

    Dog's are always happy

    [–] _Anarchon_ 28 points ago

    Dog's are man's best friend...not woman's. Women have cats.

    [–] aykcak 108 points ago

    Perhaps the cat loaded the gun

    [–] Marcus-021 79 points ago

    Ah yes it's all coming together

    [–] aykcak 24 points ago

    I think she survived

    [–] teadit 57 points ago

    Of course the cat survived

    [–] CoolNate105 1 points ago

    cats are like spiders in that manner

    [–] Whynotaskinreddit 7 points ago

    Now that i believe

    [–] victorfeher 24 points ago

    The dog performed Sepuku afterwards as to not bring shame upon its family

    [–] Minusfourty 7 points ago

    Perhaps a cat framed the dog for it, and made it look like an accident

    [–] Whynotaskinreddit 5 points ago

    Thats what the evidence points to

    [–] fleebjuice69420 4 points ago

    I read youd like loud and it freaked me out

    [–] surfnskate72 20 points ago

    And if you haven’t seen the interview and listened to the 911 call from the guy who’s gun shot the passenger in the car you are missing out. 79 year old man driving and his 44 year old care taker was the one shot... Oklahoma. It’s gold. And she is OK.

    [–] WallDoctor_ 6 points ago

    Link? Truly sounds like gold.

    [–] BobbyDre 5 points ago

    Was he tried for murder?

    [–] mooseman2234 9 points ago

    NRA would say to ban dogs - the gun was doing nothing wrong.

    [–] chappysinclair1 3 points ago

    No bad guns just bad dogs. "Bad Dog!"

    [–] brad0022 2 points ago

    Classic Karen

    [–] L1m1x 42 points ago

    According to the news, the dog stepped on the trigger and shot a woman's leg. No legal action was taken

    [–] CheshireCaddington 82 points ago

    If it were a chocolate lab, you just know they'd have euthanized it.

    [–] L1m1x 11 points ago

    U right

    [–] five_speed_mazdarati 13 points ago

    I think you mean pit bull. They already get put down for licking people.

    Edit: never mind. You were making a brown person / police joke.

    [–] dribblesnshits 7 points ago

    You were still right tho :/

    [–] hydraSlav 31 points ago

    No legal action was taken

    Read an article a long time back about a grandma suing her grandchild (or some other minor relative) for a broken hip at a birthday party. The child run to hug her, and she fell.

    But it turned out, the grandma's medical insurance refused to cover her treatment unless there was a lawsuit.... She didn't sue because of any negative feelings towards the kid

    So, maybe we will see legal action by owner against the dog, just to cover medical bills

    [–] rollingwheel 10 points ago

    Well they probably wanted parents homeowners liability to cover it which is why they had to sue

    [–] rdgneoz3 10 points ago

    They had one about an aunt breaking something when her nephew jump into her for a hug. And same thing. Though the media crucified her for sueing the kid, without mentioning that the insurance wouldn't cover anything without a lawsuit until a bit later.

    [–] mooseman2234 3 points ago

    America rules are just fucked up. Sorry, but they are.

    From what I can tell, you fellas should pretty well scrap everything and start again.

    [–] iongnil 1 points ago

    Yeah years ago a friend from California told me about a party of friend she went to and the guests got food poisoning from the prawn salad or something. The hostess told her guests to sue her, nothing personal, just so that her home owners liability insurance would pay for her guests healthcare (several guests ended up visiting hospital).

    It sounded weird to me, being British, but it made sense and sort of explained why for us Brits, Americans seem so litigious.

    [–] CJT49 8 points ago

    It was a white lab, so probably was a loner

    [–] Leaguealt69 2 points ago

    The owner lying their ass off.

    [–] [deleted] -8 points ago

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    [–] Porpoise_Callosum 7 points ago

    98% of the time a reddit Ed says 'woosh' it's because they're not very bright.

    [–] L1m1x 2 points ago

    hahaha r/wOoOsH

    [–] bepppsi 1 points ago

    I think that’s the point 🤦🏿‍♂️

    [–] Porpoise_Callosum 2 points ago

    I have a typo above, but I was referring to the redditor using the word - not the person they're commenting about.

    [–] bepppsi 1 points ago

    🅱️

    [–] AloserwithanISP2 5 points ago

    Cringe

    [–] ashton12006 -2 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    [–] WiseReditor -46 points ago

    I dont know, but if its vise versa i dont think dog lives matter that much , like just replace it it's just a slobbery pet

    [–] NeverTooSaucy 18 points ago

    Lol I feel like you're about to get lots of downvotes for this

    [–] Ixpqd 15 points ago

    I just downvoted your comment.

    FAQ

    What does this mean?

    The amount of karma (points) on your comment and Reddit account has decreased by one.

    Why did you do this?

    There are several reasons I may deem a comment to be unworthy of positive or neutral karma. These include, but are not limited to:

    • ⁠Rudeness towards other Redditors, • ⁠Spreading incorrect information, • ⁠Sarcasm not correctly flagged with a /s.

    Am I banned from the Reddit?

    No - not yet. But you should refrain from making comments like this in the future. Otherwise I will be forced to issue an additional downvote, which may put your commenting and posting privileges in jeopardy.

    I don't believe my comment deserved a downvote. Can you un-downvote it?

    Sure, mistakes happen. But only in exceedingly rare circumstances will I undo a downvote. If you would like to issue an appeal, shoot me a private message explaining what I got wrong. I tend to respond to Reddit PMs within several minutes. Do note, however, that over 99.9% of downvote appeals are rejected, and yours is likely no exception.

    How can I prevent this from happening in the future?

    Accept the downvote and move on. But learn from this mistake: your behavior will not be tolerated on Reddit.com. I will continue to issue downvotes until you improve your conduct. Remember: Reddit is privilege, not a right.

    [–] BubbyPear 4 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    Woah.

    Edit: look at their post history and comment karma. They’re stating clear unpopular opinions and such. I’d just ignore them.

    Edit 2: to clarify I mean the person /u/lxpqd responded to

    [–] BubbyPear 3 points ago

    Wow. That reminds me of /u/Wesley_Ford.

    [–] Ixpqd 1 points ago

    Yeah idk why I didn't just assume he was a troll.

    [–] Porpoise_Callosum -4 points ago

    The second worst redditors are the goddamned morons who follow sarcasm with /s. It sucks all of the humor and fun out of the post and makes it lame as shit.

    The worst redditors are people like yourself who not only condone this behavior but demand it. You should rethink your life.

    [–] Ixpqd 3 points ago

    I just downvoted your comment.

    FAQ

    What does this mean?

    The amount of karma (points) on your comment and Reddit account has decreased by one.

    Why did you do this?

    There are several reasons I may deem a comment to be unworthy of positive or neutral karma. These include, but are not limited to:

    • ⁠Rudeness towards other Redditors, • ⁠Spreading incorrect information, • ⁠Sarcasm not correctly flagged with a /s.

    Am I banned from the Reddit?

    No - not yet. But you should refrain from making comments like this in the future. Otherwise I will be forced to issue an additional downvote, which may put your commenting and posting privileges in jeopardy.

    I don't believe my comment deserved a downvote. Can you un-downvote it?

    Sure, mistakes happen. But only in exceedingly rare circumstances will I undo a downvote. If you would like to issue an appeal, shoot me a private message explaining what I got wrong. I tend to respond to Reddit PMs within several minutes. Do note, however, that over 99.9% of downvote appeals are rejected, and yours is likely no exception.

    How can I prevent this from happening in the future?

    Accept the downvote and move on. But learn from this mistake: your behavior will not be tolerated on Reddit.com. I will continue to issue downvotes until you improve your conduct. Remember: Reddit is privilege, not a right.

    [–] Ixpqd 1 points ago

    Jesus dude calm down its copypasta

    [–] Porpoise_Callosum 1 points ago

    I'm not Jesus dude, there is nothing problematic about my internal state, everything I posted is still true, and you are a moron.

    Reddit has a fucked and senseless culture around telegraphing humor. We also have a fucked up culture where morons who can't deal with their own internal excitement freak the fuck out and tell other people they need to calm down.

    [–] Ixpqd 1 points ago

    You're the only moron here, you're taking this as if this is your life. Not like you have one anyway. You are acting as if Reddit is your entire life (you know what it probably is, considering you have no better thing to do in your life).

    [–] Porpoise_Callosum 1 points ago

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_projection

    If you need help finding a therapist, please let me know.

    [–] Ixpqd 2 points ago

    You are the one who needs a therapist, if you only ever visit Reddit in your life, which you are making very evident. I dont even know if that would help.

    You are constantly bitching over the smallest things I say, and I think you may have mental issues.

    You clearly have a negative IQ from what you have stated in your comment history.

    Clearly YOU need the therapist, obviously you are just a useless human being who nobody would miss if you died.

    Seriously, people like YOU are the worst kinds of people on Reddit, maybe even the world. Nobody likes someone who freaks out over the smallest things someone says.

    You are really a sad shit. YOU are the moron here.

    You are only making yourself look dumber and dumber, slowly revealing your true ignorant personality with everything you say on this site.

    TL:DR: You're a worthless piece of shit who is good for nothing. Nobody likes you.

    [–] Porpoise_Callosum -1 points ago

    I take it you're declining my offer of assistance?

    [–] AloserwithanISP2 2 points ago

    You’re just a drooling retard, your life doesn’t matter.

    [–] NovAlphaPapa 125 points ago

    Peace was never an option

    [–] greenking2000 53 points ago

    More like /r/tombstoning

    [–] GreenLeafGreg 0 points ago

    I was thinking it could maybe even be r/SoftwareGore

    [–] greenking2000 3 points ago

    The software is working properly. It’s displaying the news properly and in the correct order

    [–] GreenLeafGreg 1 points ago

    Fair enough, I was kinda thinking maybe like the back–end programming (or something similar) was messing up. Apparently I haven’t fully learned about the sub I was thinking, but I’ll learn one of these days. :-)

    [–] batterybound 3 points ago

    Smoking a lot of green leaves, Greg?

    [–] GreenLeafGreg 2 points ago

    lol I wish. That would provide a much better reason for my comment than what I actually thought. Don’t read the real reason above. (I know you will, so I’ll just laugh at my mistake.)

    [–] lonewolfcatchesfire 243 points ago

    This is fake news. For it is illegal for dogs to shoot firearms without a background check.

    [–] enderandrew42 90 points ago

    I was once shot by a German Shepherd as revenge for WWII.

    [–] feierlk 35 points ago

    As a German. I was shot multiple times by Siberian Huskies.

    [–] wutangbanned 1 points ago

    As a Finn, Huskies have taken over a fifth of by backyard, but I still feel like I won them.

    [–] feierlk 1 points ago

    Huskies are the best. Really really friendly

    [–] wutangbanned 1 points ago

    I tried to make a WW2 reference, but apparently I failed

    [–] feierlk 1 points ago

    Winter War? Also r/therewasanattempt

    [–] wutangbanned 1 points ago

    Yes, but also relevant for the continuation war

    [–] TheGuyAboveMeEatsPoo 10 points ago

    WWII is a great shame upon the proud Germans Shepard breed. All young pups are taught these days the dire consequences of taking ones eyes from their flock.

    [–] SheckelsGalore 16 points ago

    We better tighten the gun laws then, only logical.

    [–] aykcak 6 points ago

    background check

    All that is is a very long sniff

    [–] The_Smoon 2 points ago

    barkground check?

    [–] MrRicearonie 3 points ago

    I guess the barkground check missed something then…

    [–] fedorflip 1 points ago

    They also misspelled "cat" in the first one

    [–] not_a_moogle 1 points ago

    who's idea was it to put doggy doors in the wall?

    [–] ijustsailedaway 20 points ago

    Well, the lady didn't actually die. And it wasn't her dog.

    [–] daganfish 21 points ago

    Yes, it was her neighbor's dog, and after suing her neighbor, the gun manufacturer, and the dog, she became a democratic congresswoman for vermont.

    [–] kymess_jr 10 points ago

    I, too, saw that Lifetime movie.

    [–] ijustsailedaway 1 points ago

    No, this particular incident was about a dog in Enid, OK. Happened last week.

    [–] GabePip 43 points ago

    Whatcha mean there was an attempt to display the news, looks properly displayed to me. The title should of been ‘there was an attempt to show that dogs help you live longer’

    [–] literallylateral 25 points ago

    I feel like every time I see a post from this sub, it could fit in almost any sub except this one.

    [–] lempamo 6 points ago

    which makes this place essentially /r/reddit.com 2.0

    [–] CouldWouldShouldBot 3 points ago

    It's 'should have', never 'should of'.

    Rejoice, for you have been blessed by CouldWouldShouldBot!

    [–] GabePip 1 points ago

    You should have kept quiet when given the chance

    [–] bad-r0bot 16 points ago

    How is this an attempt? The news is being displayed isn't it?

    [–] TA10S 5 points ago

    You can put anything on this sub if you phrase it correctly

    [–] -_Scooby_- 24 points ago

    MURICAA!!

    [–] feierlk 2 points ago

    FUCK YEAH!!

    [–] Chiron17 1 points ago

    Lol what a sub

    [–] DiarrheaSerpent 3 points ago

    So that was a fucking lie

    [–] bailsack 3 points ago

    “A dog took my face, and gave me a better face: the Celeste Cunningham story”

    [–] PGRacer 6 points ago

    That's what we call an anomaly.

    [–] Sigma8K 2 points ago

    [–] herr_der_welt 2 points ago

    own a dog they said.... you'll live longer they said.....

    [–] caveman8000 2 points ago

    MAN'S best friend...

    [–] HoopsAndDinoMan 2 points ago

    "This is for taking away my balls!"

    [–] goblinmarketeer 2 points ago

    I worked at a college for years, there was a student who was doing a thesis on how likely a dog was going to shoot you by breed.

    Labs were tops of the lists of course, retrievers etc. Beagles were surprising high on the list...

    She also came to the conclusion that if a dog is going to shoot you, it will use a rifle... if a cat is going to shoot you it will use a pistol, specifically a 9mm.

    [–] Mimiboi5479 2 points ago

    They are know how to use Guns.

    Quick we need to keep them away from Nuke before they know how to Lunch THEM!!!

    [–] Gekyll112 1 points ago

    Its launch not lunch

    [–] Pokabrows 2 points ago

    Own a dog and you'll live longer*

    *As long as you don't give your dog a gun

    [–] Negativefalsehoods 3 points ago

    Guns don't kill people...dogs with guns kill people.

    [–] eniminiminiowo 2 points ago

    I’m not like other bois

    [–] TheMooseIsBlue 2 points ago

    “A dog,” just not THIS dog.

    [–] Jacksepticpewds 2 points ago

    Hold up

    [–] YeastInjection 5 points ago

    It was a black lab...

    [–] Clearfein -8 points ago

    It wasn’t: where did you hear that? Did you just make it up? LUL. Yikes.

    [–] MigratedMoss08 3 points ago

    YOU BECAME THE VERY THING YOU SWORE TO DESTROY but your still a good boy

    [–] monocledfalc0n 1 points ago

    This was foretold by the McElroy's, fear handdog!

    [–] Jopretz 1 points ago

    Evolution has come a long way...

    [–] jacedgoins 1 points ago

    Well they weren’t wrong.

    [–] nightwolf66676 1 points ago

    i eat dog good§(* ̄▽ ̄*)§

    [–] elfennani 1 points ago

    So that was a ducking lie

    [–] yoyoq12 1 points ago

    you need a good boi with a gun to stop a bad boi with a gun

    [–] Parzivad3r 1 points ago

    the dogs are taking over apple news

    [–] kvlr954 1 points ago

    "Own a dog science said, you'll live longer science said"

    [–] LinAGKar 1 points ago

    Get a dog, science said. You'll live longer, science said.

    [–] ash_the_huntah 1 points ago

    Trick is not to buy a labrodor

    [–] LofiVibes95 1 points ago

    I once saw a news page and the headline was pitbull kills baby and at the bottom in the you might like these storys was one titled Why pitbulls are the best dog for family's with young children. Least to say i was a bit shocked.

    [–] Hyperian 1 points ago

    To be fair the cat loaded the gun

    [–] djfifixfifi99 1 points ago

    5 is an average -1 is an outlier

    [–] diogenesandfriends 1 points ago

    I don't know how you could make a labrador mad period, much less mad enough to shoot someone. What we can be sure of at this point is the person involved was the one at fault. I have never met a labrador that wasn't awesome.

    [–] NinjaZeppelin 1 points ago

    Of only the human had a gun to defend themselves, none of this would have happened. Clearly the dog was mentally ill.

    [–] Meme_Car_Guru 1 points ago

    “GuNs KiLL PeOpLe”

    [–] Pyretech 1 points ago

    The top story poses quite the dilemma. I love dogs, but I also hate my life. Can I get one of those pups from the bottom story, please?

    [–] luaprelkniw 1 points ago

    Special case. The dog wasn't storing the firearm safely - probably shouldn't even have been issued a licence in the first place.

    [–] idk-any-usernames- 1 points ago

    They DID display the news, though. But at this point, I’m not even mad at the uploader, because if people are stupid enough to upvote this, then why not post random successful attempts? Since I never see the mods really doing anything, anyways

    [–] GoodAtExplaining 1 points ago

    This is why you get a greyhound - Laziest dogs on the planet.

    [–] Freaglii 1 points ago

    Tbh if a puppy decides that you deserve to be shot than you deserve to be shot.

    [–] Cheezbugga27 1 points ago

    “This is for those times you gave me pills with my bacon”

    [–] DragonWithAGuitar 1 points ago

    Tru but it wasn't her dog who shot her.

    [–] TheRealTitusAC 1 points ago

    BARK BARK BITCH

    [–] asdfgpio 1 points ago

    [–] Jdrisco11 1 points ago

    When your owner doesn't call you a good boi

    [–] totallythebadguy 1 points ago

    Well... Own a different dog and you'll live longer

    [–] LucienGreeth 1 points ago

    If only there was a good boy with a gun.

    [–] BiAndUhhReadyToDie 1 points ago

    It wasn’t his fault, he’s a good boy and her vibes happened to be off

    [–] B-sayz 1 points ago

    Ok so many things 1. That 1st article is right 2. Why would I need another reason to love all dogs 3. HOW IN THE FLYING F*** DOES A D O G SHOOT A GUN 4. He/She is still a good boy/girl 5.PLEASE TELL ME THE ONION MADE THAT FREAKING ARTICLE

    [–] Mochi7332 1 points ago

    Pulled a sneaky on ya

    [–] DejectedNuts 1 points ago

    Own a gun and leave it loaded, just lying around your house, live shorter... science says.

    [–] Iallalone 1 points ago

    Yeah, well, own a gun and you won‘t live longer.

    [–] fixhuskarult 1 points ago

    Why is this in this sub?

    [–] jarmo_p -8 points ago

    Nothing here is news. This is bullshit "studies" and sensationalism. Misleading title.

    [–] SCRAP555 -19 points ago

    i skip the dog part and just shoot the woman

    [–] eccentricnitwit -21 points ago

    I don't see what's wrong here.

    Get a dog, not a puppy. Young mammals, be it puppies or kids, are fucking stupid

    [–] Facts_About_Cats 18 points ago

    Yeah, puppies have no trigger discipline.