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Opening Arguments

Life saver

Sure, it's nice to be able to download those movies and TV shows right to your computer, but is that gonna save your life?

Barry McRoy is one lucky guy. The fire chief says a DVD in his jacket pocket stopped a bullet from entering his stomach during a shooting Saturday at a restaurant in Walterboro, S.C.

McRoy, director of Colleton County's fire department, says two men were fighting when the gun went off in the foyer of the local Waffle House.

It would have been cool if the DVD were a Rambo movie or something, but it contained a TV show on -- drum roll, please -- fire extinguishers. Exciting guy, that fire chief.