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Old December 30th, 2016, 03:24 PM   #1
 
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Carelessness or Negligence

I had just gotten home from the range yesterday after breaking in my new LCR and I was going to remove the added grip I had on to clean underneath and then I caught myself, the gun was loaded. I told myself "back up dude" and lets not get careless here.


Later on I went on my States leading newspaper site to catch up on current doings if any and d amn near fell out of my chair. The leading Conservative voice in our State who worked for a Liberal rag even and was never censored in his views was showing a friends 16 year son at his house his gun and it went off and shot him in the neck, dead.

I was stunned, this is a guy who knows all about guns and safety and he handed that kid a loaded firearm. It reaffirms my held belief that there is no such thing as an accident with a firearm, it all falls under two headings 'Carelessness or Negligence'

Needless to say his tragedy really sends the message home as they say.



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Old December 30th, 2016, 03:26 PM   #2
 
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Can't be too careful..... What a shame
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Old December 30th, 2016, 05:45 PM   #3
 
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And sometimes "Stupidity" reeks it's way in there too
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A fatal and tragic way to learn a lesson.

I've made it a Mantra:

"The gun is always loaded.

Always unload it."
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Careless and familiarity breeding contempt.
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I totally agree with the OP.
Having had an ND, it was carelessness and negligence combined.
Fortunately nobody was hurt.
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that is a shame, always check your weapon.
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that is a shame, always check your weapon.
Not a weapon till you use it that way, just a firearm, little ole' thing. I always make sure my revolvers have cylinders flipped open and unloaded, my 1911's have the mag released and the slide locked open and chamber empty before anybody touches my firearms. Then only people I know I can trust with them ever touch them besides. Long guns the same, mags out, action open before I ever hand them to anybody.
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To the OP, glad you caught your mistake before it turned ugly.
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glad you caught your mistake

hlg, thanks for that but the truth is it was no mistake. Carelessness and after I saw your reply it dawn on me why I got careless there for a second.

It's because I allowed myself to become complacent in that perception that revolvers are safer than semi-automatics which to a degree they are but that doesn't excuse unsafe gun handling. And that's what I was doing.

What put me there was I was caring a Glock for awhile and I didn't even look at that thing the wrong way for fear of shooting me gonads as I carried it the same way in my front pants pocket. So I always kept my safety radar tuned when I handled it and when I went back to a revolver I simply let my guard down and got careless.
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Gun safety isn't something you can skimp on no matter how familiar you are with handling a gun and that's the way it should be. There are no do overs.
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Everybody in their lives has a brain fart. Maybe picking up a hot pan on the stove, or stepping into a scalding tub. Brain farts with guns have terrible consequences though. It helps avoid those consequences if one is anal about safety. The old saying measure twice, cut once for firearms is safety check three times or more, and don't do things that can easily turn into a brain fart. Like fast draw with a loaded gun.
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Just glad you caught it. Im sure the sick feeling in your gut will keep you on your toes a long way down the road.

Consider it a blessing in disguise & a good lesson.
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There are rare instances of true Accidental Discharges.

I had one when the sear on my MKIII broke and the gun went full auto for about 4-6 rounds.

But, no one was hurt because I was following the 4 rules and had the muzzle pointed safely down range.

Still upped my pucker factor for the day.
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