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Idiots Again.
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walt    Posted 05-02-2004 at 06:36:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gun safety presenter shoots self.

LH    Posted 05-02-2004 at 10:12:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Accidents happen and people do some stupid things. I was a cop for 18 years and saw a lot of accidents over the years including a couple of stupid ones I made myself. Seems like in any other business people become complacent and more prone to doing stupid things with firearms because they carry them everyday. just like a carpenter bustin his thumb with a hammer but a gun is a more dangerous tool. Over the years I saw and investigated a lot of accidental discharges of firearms by officers, luckily most ended without injury and the few that didnt are very embarassing. Anyway I hope people learn to always be aware and be safe whether their tool is a firearm, a hammer, or a tractor, since all it takes is a brief second of complacency / stupidity to change (or end) lives forever

Ret    Posted 05-02-2004 at 12:04:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was always under the impression that a revolver would not fire if dropped on the hammer as long as it was not cocked. Being an authority in the field, how can this happen

LH    Posted 05-02-2004 at 23:21:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Depends on the revolver to be honest most accidents occur with semi autos, but AD's are possible with a revolver as well. Normally the trigger would hafta be pulled to disenage the safety tranfer bar allowing the firing pin to contact the primer and ignite. But that being said hypothetically it would be possible for a revolver to discharge if the hammer was pulled part way back and not engage the sear (cocking) and the hammer being released falling forward onto the primer,

deadcarp    Posted 05-02-2004 at 07:38:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Years ago, my LAPD buddy was entering a cafe with hs family but didn't want his concealed 38 bulging in front so he quietly tucked it under his belt behind him. Sliding into a booth, the thing musta snagged something, went off and shot him in the butt cheek. Needless to say, it made the papers & took him awhile to live down the nicknames at work. As with any tool, carry a gun - something WILL happen. :)

~Lenore    Posted 05-02-2004 at 08:35:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes, just recently an incident like that happened here, try living that down!!

~Lenore    Posted 05-02-2004 at 08:53:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well shucks I put a link but it evaporated! Here is the article from our local news source.

Man Shoots Himself in Wal-Mart Restroom

LIBERTY, April 7, 2004 According to City of Liberty Police Officer Mat Custer, at 11:25 AM, James Smallwood age 45 of Dayton, went to the restroom in the Liberty Wal-Mart store.

In the process of standing up to secure his clothing, a handgun fell out of the holster he was wearing, landed on the hammer on the floor and discharged striking him in the leg.

Mr. Smallwood holds a Concealed Handgun License and was carrying another handgun in one of his pockets.

He was transported to the hospital by ambulance and his condition at press time is not known.

City of Liberty Police took both handguns to the police department for safekeeping.

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Cindi    Posted 05-02-2004 at 07:34:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's not out of the realm of possibility that someone could be that stupid. Chalk another one up for gun control advocates. We'll never live this one down.

sharon griffing    Posted 05-02-2004 at 06:46:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]

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