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Killed by hugging ccw

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by vafish, Jul 9, 2012.


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  1. vafish

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    I just can't see how a holstered weapon could go off in this scenario.
     

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    Only thing I can think is a shoulder holster that faces the gun directly backwards instead of down, but even then the trigger should have been well-covered. So you're right, not sure how it could've happened.
     
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    Mexican carry?
     
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    could open carry have prevented this?
     
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    Somebody pulled the trigger. It didn't go off by accident. Either the girl or the cop. I guess you can place your bets on which one it was.
     
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    Something wrong with that story, for sure. People posting about mexican carry and cheap holster seem to be ignoring that the bullet went through her heart and lung.

    Do you think he was Mexican carrying it muzzle up?

    I'm guessing the real story is not that she hugged him and the gun went off.
     
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    Cheap soft holster like an uncle mikes, she tugs at his waist, gun starts to come out of holster, someone's finger hits the trigger as they try to catch it?
    Possible, but just as possible we don't have the whole story.

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    Just to heat things up......

    Israeli Carry anyone?
     
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    S&W auto in .40. Could it be a DA/SA metal frame auto carried hammer down and off safe but the hammer got snagged and cocked? Press release says it was carried IWB in a soft holster. I can remember coming in to the office on a cold night and seeing an officer carrying a revolver where his revolver had gotten against something, the safety strap was off and the gun was cocked in the holster. He was wearing an MA1 jacket which was kind of bulky at the waist and he hadn't seen the condition of the weapon. Wouldn't take much to discharge in that case.

    Somehow it will be the fault of the gun maker, not the victim and not the officer.
     
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    just doesn't sound right!:dunno:
     
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    It sounds very weird. First thing I thought when I read it was horizontal shoulder holster mishap and that everyone who ever posted on here about the dangers of such rigs were going to come in here going "SEE!!!! SEE!!! WE TOLD YOU GUYS!" :rofl:

    But with the info here it seems even weirder but weird things can happen.
     
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    Something smells with this story. Shoulder holster or any type of belt holster would have orientated the muzzle in such a way that a lung/heart shot would have been almost impossible. Unless the officer was wearing a horizontal shoulder rig and the girl hugs him from behind (her front to his back) it seems difficult.
     
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    "why would anyone carry a gun with a round in the chamber?" i cant get over that one
     
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