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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Kosher Larry, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Kosher Larry

    Kosher Larry MWAG

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    Probably jambog at this point, but I just read the article.

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news...r-shoots-student-022020100220,0,7681201.story


    NRA gun instructor shoots student by accident
    Instructor’s gun goes off, striking student in foot

    Eloísa Ruano González Orlando Sentinel

    A gun instructor accidentally shot a student in the foot Saturday during an NRA class to receive certification to carry a concealed weapon, Orlando police said.

    Robert Frauman Jr., 50, was taken to Florida Hospital after instructor Michael Phillips' firearm discharged about 11:45 a.m., police said.

    Phillips, 32, could not be reached for comment. The accident happened at Summit Church, located in a former movie theater near he Fashion Square mall.

    The bullet went through a table before it hit Frauman, said Kristy-Lee Lawley, the church's communications director. She said Frauman, a member of the church, was "recovering well" and the bullet didn't break any bones.

    Frauman was one of three students in the class, which was not a church-sponsored event, Lawley said. She said the church offered an upstairs conference room for free after some church members requested to have the class there. Lawley said the church is empty on Saturdays and this was the first class of its kind there.

    "We won't be having anything like that in our church in the future," Lawley said.

    The church with 2,500 members is headed by Pastor Isaac Hunter, son of the Rev. Joel Hunter, senior pastor of the Longwood-based megachurch Northland, A Church Distributed. The churches are not affiliated.

    The NRA has a rule against bringing ammunition into a class, said Tom Wagner, a NRA instructor in Orlando who was not involved in Saturday's shooting. He said the association has "no problem yanking a certification if the rules are being broken."

    This was not the first time something's gone wrong during a gun demonstration in Orlando. In 2004, a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration shot himself in the thigh with a .40-caliber Glock pistol while talking to schoolchildren about gun safety.

    Eloísa Ruano González can be reached at egonzalez@orlandosentinel.com or 407-650-6673.
     
  2. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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  3. Carry_A_Glock

    Carry_A_Glock G19-23-23C-26

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    Just goes to show that, regardless of the amount of training one receives or the certifications that one has, a discharge can happen to anyone. Safety first!!
     
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    Wow that sounds hilarious, is there a video of that available?? :whistling:
     
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    That would be double trouble in CT.
    No church carry allowed!
     
  6. Kosher Larry

    Kosher Larry MWAG

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    harlenm Millennium Member

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    Umm, wrong.