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deg 03-06-2014 01:12 AM

Just what we need....
 
http://m.koco.com/news/police-say-young-boy-accidentially-shoot-father-self-at-bass-pro-shops/24766126


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rjd3282 03-06-2014 03:03 AM

The article didn't say what kind of gun. Does anyone want to bet it was a glock? A 5 year old could not pull the trigger on a DA revolver. If the gun had a grip safety he wouldn't have been able to squeeze it and pull the trigger. If it had a thumb safety and a grip safety I doubt he could have operated all that. That just leaves glock and their no safety, safety. Yes the dad was stupid or had a lapse of attention, but that is why we put safeties on guns.

Tackleberry1 03-06-2014 03:55 AM

...and if the father was not a complete freaking idiot he would not have set down a loaded gun within reach of a 5 year old.

I know... And if frogs had wings, they wouldn't bump their ass when they hop.

Darwin in action... And almost makes you wish for a new law "criminally STUPID".

Tack

deg 03-07-2014 12:32 AM

I heard from a local he was trying a new cc holster...true or not, not sure.


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RichNH 03-07-2014 01:46 AM

This guy carries concealed and he hadn't taught his 5yo basic gun safety for kids?

It is fortunate the injuries weren't life threatening at least.

kfox75 03-07-2014 06:21 AM

Wow. One of those rare times in life where stupid hurts. Glad it didn't kill, and i hope he learned a little something about handgun retention.

I'd bet a month's pay that he won't set a loaded pistol within reach of an untrained child again.

DrFootball 03-07-2014 07:02 AM

He better have said. " Note to self, do not take son back to Bass Pro Shop unless it's for Fishing stuff and not holsters!!!"


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Doc3402 03-07-2014 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjd3282 (Post 1523340)
The article didn't say what kind of gun. Does anyone want to bet it was a glock? A 5 year old could not pull the trigger on a DA revolver. If the gun had a grip safety he wouldn't have been able to squeeze it and pull the trigger. If it had a thumb safety and a grip safety I doubt he could have operated all that. That just leaves glock and their no safety, safety. Yes the dad was stupid or had a lapse of attention, but that is why we put safeties on guns.

No bet here. It could have been an M&P, a KelTech, a Ruger, a Shield, a Sig, or even a 1911 with the safety inadvertently bumped off by Daddy.

I'll give Daddy credit for spending time with his kid, but checking out a new holster with a loaded firearm? If he was in fact there to buy a new holster for that particular firearm it should have been cleared before he entered the store.

Vincine 03-07-2014 01:24 PM

Trying on different holsters with a loaded firearm? Another imbecile.

widowmaker 03-09-2014 08:26 PM

At Sportsmans Warehouse there is a sign just as you go inside to check your guns at the counter. Absolutely NO loaded firearms allowed.
I agree trying out holsters in a store with a loaded firearm isn't very bright.
But like Ron White said " you cain't fix stoopid".


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