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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,459047,00.html

    Police chief accidentally shoots himself...

    He was preparing to clean his Glock but failed to check it beforehand....


    I check my gun every time I get it out--every time, and hopefully I will never forget to. And I always treat it like it is loaded, even if it isn't.

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    Oh, but there is so much more of interest in the cited article; 'while teaching', 'teaching daughter', 'safety', 'gun safety, 'didn't realize', 'gun was still loaded', 'Glock', 'no record of admittance' , 'no record of treatment', 'no phone'.

    How many LEO gun 'accidents' go as unrecorded as this one?

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,459047,00.html
    Ohio Police Chief Shoots Himself While Teaching Daughter Gun Safety

    Saturday , November 29, 2008 AP ADVERTISEMENT

    MONROE, Ohio — Police in southwestern Ohio say a police chief mistakenly shot himself in the thigh after giving his daughter a gun safety lesson.

    A police report says 54-year-old Middletown police Chief Greg Schwarber was preparing to clean his Glock .45-caliber pistol on Friday and didn't realize the gun was still loaded.

    The report written by officers from neighboring Monroe says the bullet entered Schwarber's leg just above the knee.

    When officers arrived, they found the chief lying on the floor with a towel covering his leg.

    Schwarber was taken to a hospital for treatment.

    The hospital had no record of Schwarber being treated or admitted.

    A home phone number for him couldn't be found.

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    Doug Huffman wrote:
    Oh, but there is so much more of interest in the cited article; 'while teaching', 'teaching daughter', 'safety', 'gun safety, 'didn't realize', 'gun was still loaded', 'Glock', 'no record of admittance' , 'no record of treatment', 'no phone'.

    How many LEO gun 'accidents' go as unrecorded as this one?

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,459047,00.html
    Ohio Police Chief Shoots Himself While Teaching Daughter Gun Safety

    Saturday , November 29, 2008 AP ADVERTISEMENT

    MONROE, Ohio — Police in southwestern Ohio say a police chief mistakenly shot himself in the thigh after giving his daughter a gun safety lesson.

    A police report says 54-year-old Middletown police Chief Greg Schwarber was preparing to clean his Glock .45-caliber pistol on Friday and didn't realize the gun was still loaded.

    The report written by officers from neighboring Monroe says the bullet entered Schwarber's leg just above the knee.

    When officers arrived, they found the chief lying on the floor with a towel covering his leg.

    Schwarber was taken to a hospital for treatment.

    The hospital had no record of Schwarber being treated or admitted.

    A home phone number for him couldn't be found.
    I did read that--but why the cover-up?

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    Doug Huffman wrote:
    How many LEO gun 'accidents' go as unrecorded as this one?
    Inquiring minds want to know.

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    I wonder if he is a licensed firearm instructor? Sounds as he should take the concealed firearms training course as a refresher. hahahaha:celebrate

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    Does the TN permit cover consealed wounds, or is that one an leo only? :what:

    Well I bet the daughter won't play with 'unloaded' guns, so he may have
    done a good job.

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    News interview with him. If you don't like Glock bashing, you are not going to like the media commentary.

    http://www.local12.com/mediacenter/l...rticleID=36455

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    There's nothing wrong with the Glock but like any auto-loader you have to clear the chamber before you clean it. I don't know why the anchorwoman called it a controversial pistol. It seems to me that if most police departments in the US and Canada use it then it's pretty successful not controversial. :?

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    Glock...controversial pistol...Aren't they supposed to go off when the trigger is pulled and one is in the chamber. That's what I look for in a good pistol!!!

    Gun safety starts and ends in between the ears.....Nuff said!!!!

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    Glock 45 must be a new model.

    Or

    So much for the big bad .45acp man stopper. I thought for sure his whole leg would of gotten blown off and he would of bled out. At least that is what some guy at the gun shop told me would happen if you got shot with a .45acp in the leg. He swears he knows someone that it happened to.

    OK, OK............ couldn't resist.





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    High Altitude wrote:
    Glock 45 must be a new model.

    Or

    So much for the big bad .45acp man stopper. I thought for sure his whole leg would of gotten blown off and he would of bled out. At least that is what some guy at the gun shop told me would happen if you got shot with a .45acp in the leg. He swears he knows someone that it happened to.

    OK, OK............ couldn't resist.



    I'd take the .45 over the 9mm any day of the week. Not that the 9mm is a bad weapon given the right ammunition, but I prefer something in the .45acp myself.

    And depending on where you shoot yourself--the .45, like all other firearms could cause you to bleed out--assuming you hit something like the Femoral artery.....

    .45 vs. 9mm--45 wins every time--at least in my book.

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    Probably had taget rounds loaded, not the good stuff. After all she was learning
    and he wouldn't want to be shot by accident with the deadly stuff.

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    That's what I think. Someone at work saw my 1911 cocked and locked and said "you carry it cocked like that?" And I said that's how you are supposed to carry it, otherwise it's an expensive paperweight.

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    I hope you didn't go on to explain that the manual safety switch also is redundant
    and therefore not used either.
    That would give them nightmares.:shock: Only 2 safety's away from meeting thier makers.

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