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Man shoots himself in head, rubs Neosporin on wound

Man Shoots Himself In Head, Rubs Neosporin On Wound


An Alaska man decided to avoid the hospital for five days after accidentally shooting himself in the head. Instead, he put Neosporin on the wound.

Accidentally shot yourself in the head? Just rub some Neosporin on it! At least, that's what one Alaska man did.

KTUU reports an Anchor Point man accidentally shot himself in the head while handling his gun. Instead of immediately going to the hospital, the man just put Neosporin on the wound for five days.

Yes, Neosporin. According to the ointment's website, it's to be used for, "First aid to help prevent infection in minor: cuts, scrapes, burns," according to Neosporin. Gunshot wounds to the head? Not mentioned.

Alaska's Peninsula Clarion identifies the man as 43-year-old James Doppler and says he was "negligently" handling the gun.

After a few days he did eventually end up going to the hospital, but still...owww. His injury was determined to be serious, but not life-threatening.

The story was posted to KTUU's Facebook page and sarcastic commenters chimed in saying "If he woulda had some duct tape, he'd be golden" and "its okay~ he never used that part of his head anyways."

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pineconeposter4 May 17 2014 at 8:22 AM

After he gets the medical bill, he'll shoot himself in the head again.

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ch3n02junkie May 17 2014 at 1:33 PM

my guess is that obamacare closed the nearest hospital. get used to the fact a lot of people will be taking care of their own wounds thanks to that turkey of a bill and the idiots that support it.

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kvave May 17 2014 at 12:09 PM

Alaskans , some , are a breed apart. Like Outback Aussies . And American woodsmen of old. Unless its may certainly kill you , they dont run to the ER for a papercut or nose cold like many in the Lower 48. They dont go through Bear Country with a bell and a stick , and wonder why they become Lunch. Like the Mountain Folk in the Smokeys they know SELF RELIANCE.

Now as far as the Gun Blamers go .... Ive seen plenty of ignorance handling cars , knives , chainsaws , you name it so dont blame Sam Colt. Idiocy is abundant everywhere. Just wait till Dope is passed out in stores Think Hospitals are full now.

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aaldrew kvave May 17 2014 at 12:51 PM

LOL.. Agreed kvave.

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wlab123 kvave May 17 2014 at 1:00 PM

A breed apart alright, About a half.

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tsonne1726 May 17 2014 at 2:04 PM

Everything has to do with Osamacare-- as you idiots will see-- the plan is a giant hsa with high deductible so unless you are on welfare you should be afraid unless you are ignorant-- you cant go to doctor unless you pay cash up front no more copays -- taxes will go up-- and when fewer people than expected sign up for it and you will be paying 25 to 50 % more for health insurance -- so this man may already be on the plan so he couldnt afford to go to hospital-- and I do know as an MD working for insurance company

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orion15stars tsonne1726 May 17 2014 at 2:19 PM

Lies are all that the GOP knows how to utter. A firearms worshiping fool shoots himself in the head, because he negligently handles his firearm, treats a head wound with Neosporin, and waits 5 days to call for medical help. Behold - the firearms worshippers demanding to freeload off everyone else actually paying for our healthcare coverage, when others don't pay their medical bill when they can afford healthcare insurance. That runs up the cost for everyone else paying for theirs. Instead of blaming the profiteering insurance execs and those treating medicine like a money tree growing only for the greedy them, they blame the people trying to provide healthcare at an affordable price instead. Those not paying for their healthcare insurance, when they can afford it, are directly aiding and abetting the unnecessary high cost of healthcare for everyone while freeloading off everyone else paying their way.

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saltth2o orion15stars May 17 2014 at 2:43 PM

The truth of the matter is the complete OPPOSITE of what you spew. The Dems have become a completely disingenous bunch that is attempting to force there will on the masses. My aha moment was when a woman was on TV stating 'whether you want it or not you're going to get it'. I never cared for politics whatsover before I saw this display and had no idea who she was. Turns out she was Nancy Pelosi and she was talking about The Comprehensive Healtcare Act. I could not believe why I had just heard and have been paying attention ever since. Then I found about statements that it needed to be approved so we could find out what's in it ? As an independent I find the Dems outrageous and obtrusive with no way of financing their pie in the sky ideology. They WILL bankrupt this nation if allowed to continue on the present path.

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BlackDeep orion15stars May 17 2014 at 3:23 PM

There are over 400 million people in the US and they managed to get 7 million to sign up for Obamacare. So lets break this down and get rid of the millions, Out of 400 people 7 signed up for Obama care.

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orion15stars tsonne1726 May 17 2014 at 2:54 PM

"saltth2o orion15stars .9 minutes ago
The truth of the matter is the complete OPPOSITE of what you spew. The Dems have become a completely disingenous bunch that is attempting to force there will on the masses. My aha moment was when a woman was on TV stating 'whether you want it or not you're going to get it'. I never cared for politics whatsover before I saw this display and had no idea who she was. Turns out she was Nancy Pelosi and she was talking about The Comprehensive Healtcare Act. I could not believe why I had just heard and have been paying attention ever since. Then I found about statements that it needed to be approved so we could find out what's in it ? As an independent I find the Dems outrageous and obtrusive with no way of financing their pie in the sky ideology. They WILL bankrupt this nation if allowed to continue on the present path."

I'm a retired accountant. Prove me wrong.

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saltth2o orion15stars May 17 2014 at 3:18 PM

Then you would know that actuaries, not accountants make these analyses. Far as your firearms statements you should be aware of the following:

You just gotta love it. Can't argue with statistics. Or Democrats!


In 1863 a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States.


In 1881 a left wing radical Democrat shot James Garfield, President of the United States who later died from the wound.


In 1963 a radical left wing socialist shot and killed John F. Kennedy, President of the United States.


In 1975 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at Gerald Ford, President of the United States.


In 1983 a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan.


In 1984 James Huberty a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 22 people in a McDonalds restaurant.


In 1986 Patrick Sherril a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 15 people in an Oklahoma post office.


In 1990 James Pough a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 10 people at a GMAC office.


In 1991 George Hennard a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 23 people in a Lubys cafeteria.


In 1995 James Daniel Simpson a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 5 coworkers in a Texas laboratory.


In 1999 Larry Asbrook a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 8 people at a church service.


In 2001 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at the White House in a failed attempt to kill George W. Bush, President of the U.S.

In 2003 Douglas Williams a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 7 people at a Lockheed Martin plant.


In 2007 a registered Democrat named Seung - Hui Cho shot and killed 32 people in Virginia Tech .


In 2010 a mentally ill registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed 6 others.


In 2011 a registered Democrat named James Holmes went into a movie theater and shot and killed 12 people.


In 2012 Andrew Engeldinger a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 7 people in Minneapolis.


In 2013 a registered Democrat named Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people in a school.

One could go on, but you get the point, even if the media does not.
Clearly, there is a problem with Democrats and guns. No NRA member, Tea Party member, or Republican conservatives are involved.

SOLUTION: It should be illegal for Democrats to own guns. Best idea I've seen.

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jimormarylosc May 17 2014 at 8:19 AM

should have used wood filler, light sanding, then apply minwax for a professional finish

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wlab123 jimormarylosc May 17 2014 at 9:46 AM

Beauty! made me laugh, thank you.

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poppy May 17 2014 at 1:02 PM

Before handeling any firearm, a person should have some knowledge of firearm safety, don't you think?

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ch3n02junkie poppy May 17 2014 at 1:25 PM

amen!!! education is key. you can never know enough when it comes to firearms and the safe handling of them.

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grlnd126 May 17 2014 at 3:20 PM

Another example of why women out live us men!

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kgc073 May 17 2014 at 10:18 AM

He found out the truth that he was not able to see his own doctor or keep his health insurance, so like the rest of us who work for a living, he could no longer afford medical care.

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wlab123 kgc073 May 17 2014 at 10:27 AM

I doesn't sound like this guy was smart enough to have insurance to begin with. Good thing the baggers didn't get elected because they would have left him to die.

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J.A. Smith wlab123 May 17 2014 at 10:34 AM

On the bright side, he would've won a Darwin Award if they'd left him, which probably would've been the only award he's ever won.

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grndmomppr kgc073 May 17 2014 at 10:37 AM

You obviously haven't called healthcare.gov for affordable health insurance.

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ninacok May 16 2014 at 11:35 PM

This article was legit bullshit. You just repeated yourself three times in the beginning. Literally the first three sentences say the exact same thing, just reworded. It is obvious that you don't even have any information on this story so you just stretched out whatever you found on facebook into a bullshit article. You are really not very good at your job. This was to whoever wrote this article.

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William May 17 2014 at 11:36 AM

Can they put some facts into this article? Where was he, in town or the boonies. Was it a superficial wound that got infected. Where was the wound. The way this idiot wrote it was that he shot himself right thru the middle of his head. What type of firearm. What caliber. Was it a grazing wound. Lots of facts missing. But opinions abound.

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