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05. Jerry Decided To Buy a Gun
Jerry Baldwin was 30 years old. He was
manager of a pizza restaurant. He lived in
apartment about one mile north of the restaurant.
walked to and from work. When it was
, he took the bus.
Jerry loved gangster movies.
a new one came out, he would go
the theater and watch the new movie three
four times. Then, when it went to video,
would buy the video at Barney’s Video Store.
had a home collection of over 1,000 gangster
. Old ones, new ones, color, black and white,
, Spanish, Japanese--he loved them all. He could tell
the name of the movie, the director, the
, and the plot. Did you say you liked “
Fiction”? Well, Jerry would rattle off all the
of that movie. And then he would invite
to his place to watch it some time.
was a nice guy.
Jerry finally decided that
would like to own a gun, just like
gangsters. So he saved his money for a
of years. Then he went to a gun
and bought a used .38 caliber revolver for
. While there, he also bought a couple of
of ammunition. The following Saturday morning, he went
the gun club to practice with his new
. He was in the club for only 10
when he accidentally dropped his pistol. The gun
off, and the bullet went into Jerry’s right
Jerry now walks with a limp and a
, just like some gangsters.