Originally Posted by ryguy00
Sorry about your loss but if he had let it fall, he would still be here. The gun cant be blamed for that. Its no different than trying to catch a falling knife.
The gun and its mechanism can be blamed for that! The guy was just reacting. You can't plan to not react in a sudden unexpected accidental situation. That is unreasonable thinking. People react - all the time - everyday - everyone does.
Example: I am a boxer. I have very fast reflexes. If something falls in my life - whether it is a glass in the kitchen, a tube of toothpaste in the bathroom, my razor at the gym, ... since I began boxing, I notice that my hands instantly grab it before it falls even 6 inches. It's a reflex. My hands would have gone for that falling object, too. It's a reflex.
His friend did the same - so would you.
If you are driving a car - and something suddenly, unexpectedly happens - you react. You cannot teach yourself not to react. People react. --- And most importantly, in this thread discussion, accidents happen - to EVERYONE. There are no super-humans with super powers and super infallible control - no matter who you think you are - you are a human being and have human failings - and make mistakes all the time - everyday, in fact.
The gun had a major flaw - if you touched the trigger, it fires. There isn't anything you can do about that. That is the way that gun works
You take your chances with that type gun. And it is your life to decide to take chances with - that is all fine. But YOU are taking the chances - and if you chose to pretend that you are infallible or can be trained in a super-human fashion - like a machine that will never EVER break or malfunction - that is fine - it is your life and your risk. But be realistic - about the gun and a being a human being and infallibility. There is no infallibility. People make mistakes everyday of their lives - everyone. I'm guessing - even you.
This poster's approach is entirely reasonable. Don't be around a Glock.
I might even expand on it a little. Especially don't be around anyone that has a Glock that has an attitude where he or she feels that he or she is infallible and perfect and never ever can make a mistake. That attitude can get someone killed.
But I subscribe to the poster's original approach. Don't be around a Glock.
But that's just me. You may be perfect.