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Another "accidental" shooting...

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by arayme, Feb 12, 2012.


  1. arayme

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    ... at church!


    http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/article1215174.ece


    Zambrana took the precaution of removing the gun's magazine, the Sheriff's Office said — but did not realize a round was still in the chamber.

    "As he was showing him the safety features of the gun, it went off and went through the wall and shot the victim," Barreda said.


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  2. TBO

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    Prayers for the injured and her family.
     

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    Tragic, but....

    This guy had a CCW permit and was a security officer? Yet this was an accident? That's not what I'd call it.
     
  4. xmanhockey7

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    Always chamber check. Always. Even after I've chamber checked, I chamber check.
     
  5. cowboy1964

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    If you call pulling the trigger an "accident".

    This is also why one of the safety rules is "knowing your backstop and what's beyond".
     
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    Who goes in a closet at ttheir church to show someone there gun? Wouldn't it have been better to tell the young man to join him at the range sometime? It's ashame these things happen.
     
  7. Dragoon44

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    Someone showing someone else their unloaded gun and fires off a round, gee what a surprise.
     
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    I agree. Prayers for the girl and her family. That is a tragedy.
     
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    While the shooting was undoubtedly unintentional it was hardly an accident. It was the result of an immature individual with a gun who was not grown up enough to understand a gun is not a conversation piece or for show and tell.

    It is a deadly weapon and careless (and unnecessary) handling of it has resulted in tragedy.
     
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    :agree:
     
  11. JuneyBooney

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    Absolutely correct.
     
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    Events like this never sets a good impression.

    Prayers for a speedy and full recovery to the little girl.
     
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    Makes me wonder if this fits the bill. Although very sad
    1) cash in hand
    2) buys gun
    3) removes from carry case
    4) immediatly holsters gun
    5) throws carrying case out with with operating instructions which contain warnings that imply that improper handling or operation of the firearm can an will cause serious injury or death.
     
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    Always chamber check. Always. Even after I've chamber checked, I chamber check and then dry fire to a safe place.
     
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    At a gun shop, even if the clerk JUST checked the chamber in front of me, once it's in my hand, I check the chamber. I trust only me. I do this whenever handling any firearm. It's an easy habit to ingrain. Touch weapon, check chamber.

    No excuse for improper gun handling.
     
  16. redbaron007

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  17. Yang332

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    I'm wondering what Ruger 9mm model this was. I'm thinking a P- Series. The SR9 and the LC9 both have a "loaded chamber" indicator. This is a really noobie mistake he made of not double checking the chamber.

    Prayers to the gal.
     
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    I wonder if there are as many traffic accidents as there are gun "accidents?"

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    There should be. No excuse. I had some church members I know want to "see" my gun. I tell them no. Come the range with me. Only time my gun is seen is for practice, cleaning or SD use.
     
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    Right on. If you have a firearm you are responsible if a bullet is fired. No excuses.
     
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