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Old 08-13-2013, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default A trainer forgets the basics

This guy might re-think his role as a person that provides firearms safety training.

http://www.kmov.com/news/just-posted/Police-Gun-safety-219327371.html

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Old 08-13-2013, 06:15 PM   #2
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One moments lapse. That's all it takes. I mean heck, he's done it thousands of times. What could possibly go wrong?

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Didn't know the gun was loaded? And what was his finger doing on the trigger, anyway? And certainly not pointed in a safe direction. Sheesh!!

In the future the victim will say, "I got this scar by being shot in a gun safety class."

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This guy might re-think his role as a person that provides firearms safety training.

http://www.kmov.com/news/just-posted/Police-Gun-safety-219327371.html
I kinda think whoever issued him his instructing certs should revoke them.

As Winds said, a lot of rules would have had to have been broken for this to happen.
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Over at Truth About Guns they pointed out, fairly, that there is a reason they make those blue safety guns. Hell, you could probably buy a fairly cheap Airsoft Gun with all the same controls to demonstrate with.

There are a plethora of ways this could have been avoided.

Not to mention CNN was all over this despite hundreds of classes being taught every day without incident.

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Over at Truth About Guns they pointed out, fairly, that there is a reason they make those blue safety guns. Hell, you could probably buy a fairly cheap Airsoft Gun with all the same controls to demonstrate with.

There are a plethora of ways this could have been avoided.

Not to mention CNN was all over this despite hundreds of classes being taught every day without incident.
I would expect no less from CNN (an "Agenda" leader).
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"Police are investigating this shooting as accidental".

This was not an accidental discharge.

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"Police are investigating this shooting as accidental".

This was not an accidental discharge.
Semantics. The shooting was an 'unintentional' discharge. It did cause an injury so it was a 'negligent' act. In the context of the 'law' it was 'accidental' as opposed to 'intentional'.
Don't be to quick to condemn. If you make a living with 'guns' it is not a matter of 'if' you will have an 'unintentional' discharge, but when!
"Familiarity breeds complacency" Another of my favorite quotes.
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There's an old say "Amateurs practice to get it right, professionals practice so they can't get it wrong". I'm glad no one was hurt too bad.

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While there is a strong possibility that there will not be a criminal action prosecution, there is still the possibility of civil court action by the person shot.

I agree that there is not an "if" it happens, but "when" it happens. And hope that everyone understands that this incident was not an accident, but negligence.

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