Couple Accidentally Shot at Gun Safety Class

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  1. Zeroskillet

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    Look whom gets front and center picture............................
    Mr. Glock!:wavey:

    http://www.inquisitr.com/224740/virginia-gun-safety-class-shooting-2012-michael-deel/

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    Roanoke, Va. — A gun safety class went horribly wrong in Virginia this weekend when a man accidentally shot himself in the hand with a .45-caliber handgun and the bullet passed through his hand and struck his wife in the leg.

    The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia said Michael Deel of Roanoke, Va. and his wife Michelle were taken to the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries following the shooting accident, which happened Saturday at the home of firearms safety instructor Thomas Starke.

    Starke told deputies that he had left the room, heard a shot and returned to find the Deels had been shot. There were about five people in the room at the time of the accidental shooting, according to police reports.

    The Deels’ current condition was not immediately available.

    The Associated Press quotes Michael Deel as calling the gun safety class shooting a “stupid accident.”

    While the Deels’ gun safety incident may be embarrassing, it’s certainly not the first of its kind. In April 2004, the most infamous accidental shooting during a firearms course took place when a unidentified DEA agent’s .40-caliber weapon discharged into his thigh as he delivered a presentation on gun safety to about 50 adults and students.

    According to press reports at the time, the agent did not sustain serious injury, and he returned to work after being treated at a nearby hospital. He was reportedly suspended once a video of the gun safety accident was leaked to the internet.

    Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/224740/vir...ooting-2012-michael-deel/#T2fr4UCOTxaISAU8.99
     
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  2. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    Just incredible. I wonder how many injury accidents happen at the thousands of driver training road classes around the nation? This latest shooting accident happenned because the giun owner managed to pull the trigger on his own pistol while it was aiimed in an unsafe direction. Countless safety rules were badly broken here. How negligent. :steamed:
     

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    Training fail.

    He can has dunce cap? :)
     
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    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    The firearm shown in the lead story is not a .45-caliber Glock. The shell casing shown being ejected is a nine millimeter or a .40 S&W, which means that the full-sized Glock shown is either a G17 or a G22.
     
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    "the most infamous accidental shooting during a firearms course took place when a unidentified DEA agent’s .40-caliber weapon discharged into his thigh as he delivered a presentation on gun safety to about 50 adults and students."

    Was there a video of the DEA shooting :whistling:
     
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    Dude Ill bet $1000 right now that the firearm in question wasn't even a Glock

    :honkie:
     
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    I seem to recall that there might have been... :rofl:
     
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    True. I didn't even think of that possibility . . . . . .
     
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    It could not have been a 45 or they would both have been dead right there.

    :supergrin:
     
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    when i was in driver's ed, i accidentally elbowed the teacher in the face, smashing her glasses and giving her a black eye.

    we were parked though, so i don't know if you want to count that. :upeyes:
     
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    Video of accident...note what he says just before the gun fires...
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7ufT_6Kgy0"]DEA Agent Shoots Himself in the Foot - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    What a total a**hole. If he is the only one qualified to handle a G23 or G22, we are all in a lot of trouble. He definitely pulled the trigger on that pistol.
     
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    Welcome to GT and GTCI....while we appreciate your helpfulness, local rules now require you to strip naked, bathe in honey and roll in an anthill for having posted that video.

    Just one of our quaint customs, I'm sure you understand. :cool:
     
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    a loaded gun in class?:wow:
     
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    loaded gun in class that was in a home:shocked:
     
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    Well... yeah. But he was the only one in that room that was qualified to shoot it. As he so aptly demonstrated.
    :rofl:
     
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    Absolutely no reason there should be a loaded weapon in the classroom. Instructor fails also.