Comments about ‘Man hurt when gun blasts toilet’

Return to article »

Published: Thursday, Jan. 15 2009 12:00 a.m. MST

  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
The Magic Bullet

To missing facts 7:47 - Ease up on the Mt. Dew, you've been watching too much CSI. This is the story of a demolished toilet not the investigation of the Kennedy assassination.

"The shot came from over there" pointing to the grassy knoll.

To Josh--point proven

You have proven a point with your post listing all the shootings on Fox news today......namely, that owning a gun places you and your family at MUCH more risk of being injured or killed than not owning one.

Research has shown that a gun kept in the home is 43 TIMES MORE LIKELY to kill a member of the household, or friend, than an intruder.(Arthur Kellermann and Donald Reay. "Protection or Peril? An Analysis of Firearm Related Deaths in the Home." The New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 314, no. 24, June 1986, pp. 1557-60.) The use of a firearm to resist a violent assault actually increases the victim's risk of injury and death(FE Zimring, Firearms, violence, and public policy, Scientific American, vol. 265, 1991, p. 48).

This incident proves that people walking around with guns are a hazard and protect NO ONE!!!

Show me some articles about a violent crime being prevented by some random dude on the streets.

43 times more likely!!!!

43 times!!


To point proven 10:12 "Show me some articles about a violent crime being prevented by some random dude on the streets."

You ever heard of Batman? Superman?



The Truth

To Josh..., Do more homework on that statistic. Mr. Kellermann retracted that bogus stat. What makes a bunch of doctors the experts in gun statistics? Because they have seen a gunshot wound? You are just scared of guns because see too many movies where guns are used by bad guys. My research shows that you are 247 times more likely to die from a cell phone in a car then not having a cell phone in a car.

247 times !!!

(I'm just as qualified as a bunch of doctors because I drive the freeway 50 miles a day)


I thought reporters all learned the Who, what, why, where, and when? We got everything but the WHO?

Rest of the Story??

No one has explained the toilet's role in all of this. Was the man shooting in self-defense? Did the toilet provoke him in some way? What was his relationship with the toilet? Were there other toilets involved? So many unanswered questions...


This is just plain stupid!!!


Yes, Rick, that is an absurd point of view. Absurd on so many levels. Maybe it is you that needs to do a little more studying of history. You also need practice with critical thinking.


May your family go hundreds of more years without an accidental shooting. (of course I would like to know how you know what has happened in your family in "hundreds of years" as well as how you know your family has owned guns for "hundreds of years.")
My family has not been so lucky. I have lost two family members to gun accidents. One killed on a hunting trip, another (child) killed by a stranger on a hunting trip. Both accidents.
I have also lost two friends to suicide using handguns.
I have also had guns pulled and aimed at me twice.


People like this give the rest of the concealed carry world a bad name. I wish these idiot's would be honest and just admit they were mishandling their firearm. The "woops I dropped it" is a bunch of garbage and I am amazed that the police who are assumed by the masses of ignorant non gun owners to be "experts" in firearms would support such a claim.

I believe every law abiding citizen has the right to carry a firearm if they desire but please if you don't know how to handle it then DON'T CARRY IT!

On The Tonight Show

This one is definitely gonna end up on Jay Leno or nominated for a darwin award....lol


I don't believe the gun went off because of hitting the floor. I'm guessing he may have been playing with his gun when it went off.

SJ Bobkins

Now this is funny. What an idiot, he needs a gun to protect himself from that flushing thing. I have a theory that gun freaks are compensating for an inadequate certain part of a man's body. Stats prove that the more guns the public has the more people are killed and maimed. That includes the "brave" concealed gun owners who only "have" to prove that they aren't insane or a felon in order to carry loaded firearms capable of destroying human life. That makes real sense doesn't it?


It's not guns that hurt people; it's toilets.

Special mention

I have taken the time to read most of these comments (except for the really serious ones...you guys are boring).

I would like to offer two awards:

First, Parry Stallsis | 7:30 p.m.: "Dude, if you don't have one locked and loaded, what are you doing in the restroom?"

Insightful...gets right to the bottom of this story.

Second, Anonymous | 10:25 p.m.: "You ever heard of Batman? Superman? Checkmate!"

Outstanding rebuttal!

Thanks for the excuse to waste my time.

Fodder for late night

I had many big laughs this morning reading the comments to this article. I would like to ask PM9 owner what does "antecedently" mean ? Also, to His own falt: What does "falt" spell? I do like your use (or misuse) when you said , "That is not the "hole" story . It was a great pun even if you don't know the difference between "hole" and "whole".
Hopefully some of you will spent more time using the correct (or correctly spelled ) word. Maybe Utah needs to spend more money on "spelling" education !


Guns don't kill people, swimming pools do!


He shot the toilet and the toilet shot back. I think we will see a lot more of this - and it won't just be toilets.

A question

Would he have to pay "restitution" for the damage in the rest room ? Plumbing repair is expensive. What a bummer for Carl's Jr.


Sounds like a crap shoot to me...

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments