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    Thumbs down A bum deal....

    Proving safety or lack thereof comes in all shapes and sizes....STORY

    A Mercer Island Police officer assigned to the multi-agency narcotics task force is hospitalized after an accidental shooting involving his own weapon.
    The task force was serving a search warrant in the Shoreline area Thursday morning when the incident occurred in the 19200 block of Stone Way North.
    Police Commander Leslie Burns said the officer was holstering his weapon after the warrant was served, when the gun went off striking him in the butt.
    Burns said the officer was taken to Harborview Medcal Center. His injury is not life threatening. The officer has been with the Mercer Island Police Department for seven years.


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    Glock and stupidity together claim another victim.....the gun did not "go off"....guns don't do that. He, or something in the way, pulled the trigger. "Safe-action" it is not.......watching what the hell you are doing would have prevented this ND.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogodawgs View Post
    Proving safety or lack thereof comes in all shapes and sizes....STORY





    Shot himself in the butt??? Depending on which holster he had, (assuming his holster is like the one used locally) I would SPECULATE that he was not looking at what he was doing and missed the holster, the top edge of the holster caught on the trigger, and...

    IF he had attempted to holster with his finger still on the trigger, I would expect the gunshot injury would be to the leg or foot????

    The "glock" statement I would agree with...I know with my CZ85 or my Colt that would not be possible, even if I missed and caught the trigger on the holster. The Glock "ease of use" safety scheme is good if you drop the weapon, but not if something catches on the trigger.

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    20 yrs on the off-duty payroll for this guy .. he has a brain injury now !

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    I'm very mindful when holstering my pistol. I try not to be complacent whenever handling it. It's a firearm not a cell phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    20 yrs on the off-duty payroll for this guy .. he has a brain injury now !
    I saw what you did there!
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    Related to this guy?



    At least the fool in question was clever enough NOT to get himself caught on camera too (at least that we know about).

    I've heard of tearing yourself a new one, but that is ridiculous!
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    Re: A bum deal....

    Sounds like someone has made an ass of themselves.

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    So much for officer safety.

    It's something to put on the resume under professional experience.

    If an officer can't handle their own weapon how can any of them justify ever disarming anyone not under arrest. I certainly don't want shot in the arse or anyplace else.

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    Sounds to me like he missed the holster and realized just about the time he was starting to let go and reflexively grabbed the pistol to keep it from falling. I am guessing he pulled the trigger all buy his self. Lesson let it fall do not attempt to grab a gun that you have either partially or fully lost control of. Modern firearms will not fire if they are dropped. One class I took we practiced dropping blue guns for an hour each day.

    Re holstering a pistol should be the slowest thing you do with your pistol.
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    .....seven years on the force.....sheesh.
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    No doubt he will claim to his Department that he has been punished enough for his accident. Actually, I would agree. This is going to hurt for a long time.
    "If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying I either won't need anymore or more won't help"

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    Daddy used to tell me that, if I did certain things, I would eat my supper standing up. I don't think this is what Dad meant, though!!

    Wonder how long it'll be before Barney, Jr. can comfortably sit down?
    "Happiness is a warm shotgun!!"
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    Hopefully the surgeon sutured the correct hole shut...

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    And if we hear about this on the news channels it will be listed as " local police officer shot while serving A warant another good reason to ban guns"

    Aparently he dose not know his arse from A hole in the ground. ROFLMAO !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by amlevin View Post
    No doubt he will claim to his Department that he has been punished enough for his accident. Actually, I would agree. This is going to hurt for a long time.
    +1 ... a gun is designed to expel a projectile .... it did just that ... operator error.

    These things will happen from time to time.

    If we were to say that he was careless or negligent in allowing the discharge then he would have been arrested ... this has happened to more than just cops I would imagine over time ...

    No one ever said the 2nd amendment would not cause injury or deaths .... nor that this outcome is not acceptable under the 2nd.

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    Wow

    You know if you take away the stupidity and lack of gun handling you have to say that he is a rarity in the
    he did get a hit with one shot. Most cops cant get a hit in 10 shots.

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    Be careful with guns, these babies can go off...

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    So,

    Is this an "accidental" or "negligent" discharge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911er View Post
    And if we hear about this on the news channels it will be listed as " local police officer shot while serving A warant another good reason to ban guns"

    Aparently he dose not know his arse from A hole in the ground. ROFLMAO !!!
    Don't you mean a hole in the hip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jt59 View Post
    So,

    Is this an "accidental" or "negligent" discharge?
    Assdenthole discharge.
    Last edited by bmg50cal; 11-30-2012 at 09:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGunMan View Post
    You know if you take away the stupidity and lack of gun handling you have to say that he is a rarity in the
    he did get a hit with one shot. Most cops cant get a hit in 10 shots.
    He wasn't aiming for his ass, that's why he hit it. If he'd been aiming for it he might have hit two or three surrounding officers

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    Quote Originally Posted by amlevin View Post
    He wasn't aiming for his ass, that's why he hit it. If he'd been aiming for it he might have hit two or three surrounding officers

    Hahahaha....now that's funny right there.
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    Has anyone ever told you fellows that you ain't right?
    "Happiness is a warm shotgun!!"
    "I am neither a pessimist nor a cynic. I am, rather, a realist."
    "The most dangerous things I've ever encountered were a Second Lieutenant with a map and a compass and a Private who was bored and had time on his hands."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFCRetired View Post
    Has anyone ever told you fellows that you ain't right?


    Yep and I wear that label with pride.....
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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