Originally Posted by c3shooter
Considering that any modern handgun sold in CA must have passed the Dept of Justice drop test...
True, but that doesn't mean no one in CA has ever removed a safety device or owns an illegal CA weapon or even one in need of repair. The report I read said the gun discharged when the backpack was slammed on the students desk and there's no way of knowing what may have been inside the backpack. If the kid had the safety off or it was a model with no external safety it's conceivable, as JonM pointed out, something could have been inside the trigger guard.
The articles I've read didn't mention the make or model of the pistol.
Originally Posted by dog2000tj
If I recall correctly weren't there something like 3 people injured?
I'm guessing a whole load of BS on the press reports for this one. Very unlikely the a pistol in a backpack went off and 3 people get shot.
Last I heard they hadn't caught the person who had the gun the backpack either.
Last thing I read it was just two children shot, a girl was in critical condition with a head wound and a boy shot in the shoulder was in serious condition. The police did escort the "gunman" from the school. These facts may have changed by now, but a web search for "CA school shooting January 18 2011" should find all kinds of articles, blogs and anti-gun morons voicing their biased, uneducated opinions on how more gun control could have blah, blah, blah, etc. etc.. I mean uneducated in regards to firearms, not general stupidity.
Of course if we assume the stories published by the media are BS there's not point in reading them. I doubt we'll ever know enough of the facts to make any real assessment on what happened.
I did read this in one of the articles:
"Gardena High hadn't been performing daily random searches of students with a metal detecting wand, in violation of district policy..."
If the above is true, I figure the school has deeper pockets than the "gunman" and/or his family so the focus of the lawsuits will probably be on the school.