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Old 02-18-2014, 08:34 PM   #1
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FORT LAUDERDALE — Prior to reopening the remodeled Shooters Waterfront six days ago, new owner Meghan Leckey explained the decision to retain the name of the landmark restaurant this way: "Everyone has a Shooters story."

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An off-duty Miami-Dade corrections officer reaching into his pocket for a valet ticket Saturday evening accidentally triggered his concealed handgun, firing a round that sent ricocheting shrapnel into six or more patrons people, according to police.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:38 PM   #2
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This story is a followup, and this is where the firearm was identified as a Glock 19.

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FORT LAUDERDALE — The bullet from a gun that accidentally discharged at Shooters Waterfront Cafe hit the metal base of a table, causing it to fragment and ricochet, resulting in minor injuries to at least nine people, police said.

The investigation is ongoing into the Saturday night incident, which involved off-duty Miami-Dade Corrections Officer Marcus Leon Thompson. He told police his Glock 19 9mm firearm went off as he was reaching for money and a valet ticket in his right pants pocket, where he also had his unholstered gun.
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". . . . He told police his Glock 19 9mm firearm went off as he was reaching for money and a valet ticket in his right pants pocket, where he also had his unholstered gun."

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". . . . He told police his Glock 19 9mm firearm went off as he was reaching for money and a valet ticket in his right pants pocket, where he also had his unholstered gun."

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Absolutely. That's why I called it an ND. I don't believe in accidents in the first place, but this is so incredibly stupid it wouldn't qualify if I did.
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Thanks Doc.

The police ruled it accidental, but I have to agree it was negligent.

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Thanks Doc.

The police ruled it accidental, but I have to agree it was negligent.
I know I'm going to catch flack on this one, but I don't care. It is my opinion that if you carry a Glock, or anything that depends on some sort of trigger mounted safety, you need to put it in a holster that covers the darn trigger. Anything else is stupid.

As far as the accidental ruling from the police I sure as heck hope they mean unintentional. Based on their training and experience I hope they recognize stupid when they see it.
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Yeah, because manual saafeties never get flicked off in a pocket when they aren't holstered. I'd say pocket carry in general should require a pocket holster. Sig 238, 938, a Colt Mustang, or other single actions, with a single manual safety could be just a prone to discharge in a pocket. if the saftey ends up disengaged, then that short trigger pull is real trouble.

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Yeah, because manual saafeties never get flicked off in a pocket when they aren't holstered. I'd say pocket carry in general should require a pocket holster. Sig 238, 938, a Colt Mustang, or other single actions, with a single manual safety could be just a prone to discharge in a pocket. if the saftey ends up disengaged, then that short trigger pull is real trouble.
Very good point. The problem isn't the gun, it's the unprotected trigger... well, that and stupid people.
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Of course they ruled it accidental, he was a corrections officer. If he had been an ordinary citizen it would have been negligent discharge. In any case the lawyers will have a field day in court.

I did not know they had valet parking at donut shops.

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I know I'm going to catch flack on this one, but I don't care. It is my opinion that if you carry a Glock, or anything that depends on some sort of trigger mounted safety, you need to put it in a holster that covers the darn trigger. Anything else is stupid.

As far as the accidental ruling from the police I sure as heck hope they mean unintentional. Based on their training and experience I hope they recognize stupid when they see it.
any gun needs a holster that covers the trigger guard. folkst aht carry guns on that ridiculous "clip" device are just one foreign object away from a ND.
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