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    Deputy's gun goes off in judge's chambers at St. Louis courthouse

    ST. LOUIS ē A St. Louis sheriff's deputy has been suspended without pay as the office investigates why his gun went off in a judge's chambers Monday.

    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/c...7650eb013.html
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    A mental evaluation is in order. No guns in the court house, then there should be no guns in the court house. There are dangerous people out there with guns. Some of those dangerous people also wear a badge.

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    The bullet reportedly went through a wall and become lodged in a circuit court judge's desk in the back offices of one of the downtown courthouses.

    ROFL ... now if it was discharged in yours or my house all would be well for this deputy....but it happened before some gov't official its a big deal.

    I can tell them how it happened: he put his finger on the trigger of a loaded gun with one in the chamber and pulled it. Onto next mystery.

    Maybe the judge was hearing his divorce case. ..he's a terrible shot...should be fired just for that.
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    Barney Fife?

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    Quote Originally Posted by regatta52 View Post
    Barney Fife?


    No, Barney carried a revolver. Revolvers ain't got locks. Just that one made in Britain years ago that functioned semi-automatically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by regatta52 View Post
    Barney Fife?
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    No, Barney carried a revolver. Revolvers ain't got locks. Just that one made in Britain years ago that functioned semi-automatically.
    And Barney only had one bullet but it was in his shirt pocket
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeSparky View Post
    And Barney only had one bullet but it was in his shirt pocket
    Give yourself a ticket Barn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gutshot View Post
    "Guzy said the gun, if holstered, would have been on lock, so one of the things they will be investigating is why it was drawn. "


    What? Guns have a "lock" and "unlock", now? Lock? Like with a key? That must be really convenient for St. Louis deputy sheriff's. Please Mr. Criminal, wait a minute while I unlock my gun? This statement was from a sheriff's dept. spokesman? WTF
    Pretty sure you're being tongue in cheek a little there, gutshot. But let's not confuse anybody here that may not be familiar with firearms gear: I kind of think the sheriff's spokesman meant that the gun was holstered in a retention rig of some level, hence "locked" in. Poorly worded but good enough for the unwashed masses.

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    Cop teaching judge proper gun control.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gutshot View Post
    "Guzy said the gun, if holstered, would have been on lock, so one of the things they will be investigating is why it was drawn. "

    What? Guns have a "lock" and "unlock", now? Lock? Like with a key? That must be really convenient for St. Louis deputy sheriff's. Please Mr. Criminal, wait a minute while I unlock my gun? This statement was from a sheriff's dept. spokesman? WTF
    Note the term Autolock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    I can tell them how it happened: he put his finger on the trigger of a loaded gun with one in the chamber and pulled it. Onto next mystery.
    That's exactly the kind of logic we need in our government right now..... Its called common sense without political correctness.
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