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Flippin mayor shoots out window at City Hall

By The Associated Press

This article was published September 19, 2013 at 7:01 a.m.

FLIPPIN — Authorities say no one was injured after the mayor of Flippin accidentally shot out a window in the police chief's office at City Hall.

A police report obtained by The Baxter Bulletin says the rifle had been seized by Flippin police. In the report, Police Chief Dusty Smith says he was on the telephone in his City Hall office when Mayor J.J. Hudson came in and picked up the gun.

The chief says he heard a loud shot and saw a large hole in his window. No one was injured.

Hudson told police that he was trying to unload the firearm and that the ammunition had jammed. He told the newspaper that "it's all been taken care of" and declined further comment.

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Molly44 says... September 19, 2013 at 9:06 a.m.

That FLIPPIN mayor!

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djigoo says... September 19, 2013 at 9:26 a.m.

Gun nut.

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HarleyOwner says... September 19, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.

As Sheriff Andy Taylor would say; Barney!!! I wonder if they will give the mayor another bullet?

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NoCrossNoCrown says... September 19, 2013 at 10:10 a.m.

Nuts with guns......

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Packman says... September 19, 2013 at 10:38 a.m.

C'mon, goo goo, you're still just mad the Navy Yard shooter wasn't a white southern redneck. I'll bet you also can't get over how the shooter first used a common shotgun much like the one the guys in Duck Dynasty use for duck hunting. Having a bad week, goo goo? Anti-gun nut.

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outinthesticks says... September 19, 2013 at 1:38 p.m.

Thankfully, it was pointed toward the window; but what seems to have escaped the anti-gunners here is that these were the AUTHORITIES who are supposed to be the only ones in possession of guns in their utopia, and that the gun had been confiscated from a criminal (at least I assume a criminal). It wasn't like the mayor came strolling in with his personal .45 strapped to his belt and accidentally discharged it, so I don't really think the "gun nut" label applies even if you happen to lean left. It wasn't his gun. Who knows, maybe the mayor could benefit from a NRA firearms course, or would proper training in how to handle weapons be, shall we say, too "nutty"?

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miniahha says... September 19, 2013 at 6:10 p.m.

Seems to me that I remember my parents scolding me when I was growing up not to touch things that wasn't mine. Why was the mayor handling the gun in the first place? He wouldn't have known before hand that it needed to be unloaded... boils down to playing with something that wasn't his.

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Foghorn says... September 19, 2013 at 8:36 p.m.

That's one way to unload it, and fix that window!

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