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A Sobering Reminder

Friday, March 25, 2016 10:41
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Aaron Spuler is a firearms enthusiast and recreational shooter. Follow more or his work at The Weapon Blog

Safety, safety, safety!

32-year-old David Pressley lost his leg to shrapnel after he and his friends loaded an old lawnmower with 3-pounds of Tannerite and got too close.

In the graphic video above, courtesy of WXIA Atlanta, Pressley can be seen shooting the lawnmower from a distance reported to be 43 feet away.

When the target indicator goes off, the lawnmower is flipped and shrapnel flies out, severing the man’s left leg below the knee.

According to reports, Pressely’s two friends were able to apply a tourniquet and he was rushed to a nearby hospital by helicopter, saving his life.

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