How NOT To Handle A Firearm!

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  1. Henry Carmona

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  2. Jason Pancake

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    What in the hell was her finger doing on the trigger!?!? Don't remove your trigger finger from the side of your firearm unless you have decided that you MUST fire your weapon!!

    I bet she caught hell from her boss especially with the media right on top of it!!

    On a related note, it's always a good time to talk about safety...

    For those not familiar with the big three firearm rules:

    1. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
    2. Always keep your finger off the trigger until you have decided to fire.
    3. Always keep the firearm unloaded until ready to use.
     
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    Were was that thread asking for the definition of a 'Slam Dunk' ? [​IMG]
     
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    "I said turn your head to the right!"

    There was another incident that involved a shotgun. A police officer was trying to get it from the top of an apartment entrance so he put his finger in the barrel and tried to lift it up with his other hand. I guess his thinking was to avoid putting his finger prints on the incriminating evidence. Not smart. The gun went off. Don't try to carry a gun by putting your finger in the barrel.
     
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    I smell a lawsuit. That guy is now going to get a nice bundle of money because he was stupid enough to break the law and get busted.

    How long ago did this happen? Anybody know the outcome of this?
     
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    It didn't appear that anyone was hurt, and if nobody was hurt, there shouldn't be a lawsuit (that doesn't meant there won't be an attempt, though).

    That officer should never touch a firearm again.
     
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    What are you lot on about? Looks to me like she missed!
     
  8. Hunter P

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    Just because she missed doesn't mean that the city won't have a civil suit on their hands. He COULD have been seriously harmed or killed because of the officer's negligence. I'm no lawyer but hours of watching Law and Order and similar shows have shown me that he has a good case. Even Jackie Chiles could get a six figure or more settlement.
     
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    Having been in a similar situation before, (not as the suspect) I can tell you the officer that fired that shot had her weapon taken from her and she went before a shooting board to determine the reasons behind it. Some of those reasons may be adrenaline, poor training, muscle spasm or a combination of one or all three. If the training she received was appropriate and documented, her department would probably be spared a legal judgment, but the officer could still be open to a civil suit. Obviously, a municipality is going to have much deeper pockets than one civil servant (on a cop's pay, no less), so any lawyer worth their salt would try to prove the training was negligent, thereby opening up the purse-strings of the department and county/city.
     
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    That suspect probably needs a new pair of jeans.
     
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    Yes it is in their training session, but also real.

    Most dpts use real world events as training material.
     
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    Actually, Jason, you missed the number 1 rule of firearm safety. ALWAYS treat any and every firewarm as if it's loaded, and only slightly less important never point it at something you don't intend to shoot.
     
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    WOW!!!!!!!

    She seemed to handle it pretty clumsily afterward too...
     
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    David,
    I'll have to pass on your 'tip'. I've already violated it, many many times, in fact [​IMG]

    Another important thing to remember is

    Be aware of your target and what's behind it.
     
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