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    http://www.fayobserver.com/article?id=284104

    An employee of Jim’s Gun Jobbery and Indoor Range was shot in the finger Saturday night when a gun accidentally misfired.
    Michael Tate, 55, was handed a gun which had jammed when a customer was using the indoor range, said Fayetteville police Sgt. F.M. Jernigan. When Tate attempted to unjam the weapon, it fired.
    “The employee grabbed the gun and, unfortunately, he grabbed the trigger and it went off in his hand,” Jernigan said.
    The bullet from the 9 millimeter semiautomatic handgun took a chunk out of Tate’s left ring finger near the webbing.
    “It didn’t actually go through his hand,” Jernigan said.
    Tate was aiming the gun down when it discharged, Jernigan said. After striking his finger, the bullet lodged in a cabinet.
    When police arrived at 6:30 p.m. at the Yadkin Road business, the range was briefly cleared. By the time Jernigan left, gun owners were back on the range.
    Tate was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. His injuries were not life-threatening.
    “He felt pretty embarrassed being employed by Jim’s Pawn Shop for the firing range,” Jernigan said.


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    Wynder wrote:
    An employee of Jim’s Gun Jobbery and Indoor Range was shot in the finger Saturday night when a gun accidentally misfired.
    The gun didn't"accidentally misfire",the gun shop employee caused a "negligent discharge" by inserting his finger into the "pull for explosion" area.




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    nakedshoplifter wrote:
    Wynder wrote:
    An employee of Jim’s Gun Jobbery and Indoor Range was shot in the finger Saturday night when a gun accidentally misfired.
    The gun didn't"accidentally misfire",the gun shop employee caused a "negligent discharge" by inserting his finger into the "pull for explosion" area.
    ROFL.

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    Why "unfortunately"? He grabbed the trigger, and the weapon discharged. It's designed to do that.

    Too bad stupidity is not illegal. Lazarus Long for President*





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    nakedshoplifter wrote:
    Wynder wrote:
    An employee of Jim’s Gun Jobbery and Indoor Range was shot in the finger Saturday night when a gun accidentally misfired.
    The gun didn't"accidentally misfire",the gun shop employee caused a "negligent discharge" by inserting his finger into the "pull for explosion" area.


    “The employee grabbed the gun and, unfortunately, he grabbed the trigger and it went off in his hand,” Jernigan said.

    employee grabbed the gun Thats what it says, grabbed.

    I was taught to handle a firearm gently when the firearm jams.



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    Tess wrote:
    Why "unfortunately"? He grabbed the trigger, and the weapon discharged. It's designed to do that.

    Too bad stupidity is not illegal. Lazarus Long for President*





    *Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can't help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.Excerpt from the notebooks of Lazarus Long, from Robert Heinlein's "Time Enough for Love"
    I hope that everyone here on OCDO will read and make an effort to understand all of Heinlein's works, from his beginning to his end. There are a number here that will benefit merely with his early period in developing their reading comprehension and grasp of reality. We all can benefit from his late works.

    The Wikipedia is an OK place to begin, perhaps with RAH's biography.

    Thank you Tess.

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    nakedshoplifter wrote:
    Wynder wrote:
    An employee of Jim’s Gun Jobbery and Indoor Range was shot in the finger Saturday night when a gun accidentally misfired.
    The gun didn't"accidentally misfire",the gun shop employee caused a "negligent discharge" by inserting his finger into the "pull for explosion" area.
    AMEN!
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    nakedshoplifter wrote:
    the "pull for explosion" area.
    I hereby nominate this for "Best Comment of FRICKIN' EVER!
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    I second that nomination

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