More ground gained for the Anti crowd...
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More ground gained for the Anti crowd...
"Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty"
“Men trained in arms from their infancy, and animated by the love of liberty, will afford neither a cheap nor easy conquest.”
-The Declaration of the Continental Congress, July 1775
Ugh. The lack of detail in reporting is aggravating. I doubt that the gun went off by itself when it hit the floor. More likely, the gun owner grabbed for it as it was falling and found the trigger. Quite likely, there was no holster to begin with. Granted, I'm left to speculate here, however stories like this will lead yet more people to believe that guns are ticking time bombs, waiting to go off.
I suppose the bottom line is that there is most often negative news on gun ownership. The positive stories often get buried, ignored or not published at all. We see the good headlines posted here, but don't think that the anti's pay those any attention.
'Clinging to my guns and religion
When you treat your EDC the same as your cell phone or your wallet, bad things happen. Use a proper holster with enough retention, and don't play with it.
I wonder what model gun it was to have fired when it hit the deck. I also wonder if the person tried to catch it and hit the trigger.
Bad news all around. I hope the person injured recovers soon.
If you have never broken your gun or bled on your gun in training, you're doing it wrong!
Train hard, live easy.
He might not face charges, but you can bet he'll face a Civil Law Suit.
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
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Alabama Constitution of 1901 - That every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.
He might not face charges but will probably have his permit revoked.
AlabamaConstitution of 1819: That every citizen has a right to bear arms in defence of himself and the state.
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"Life's tough. It's tougher if you're stupid."-John Wayne
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Woman was shot accidentally in my hometown lastnight by a guy carrying a derringer. It apparently fell out, hitting the floor and discharging, hitting an elderly woman in the hip. Thank God she was ok, what do you guys think, should he lose his license to carry? I think so.....
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Yes I agree law abiding and responsible gun owners and CCW (s) always answer for these idiots and get lumped in with them......
No argument from me. A criminal prosecution would be nice, and a very large civil settlement too. I wonder how he feels now about all that money he saved on his carry piece.
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Yes...he is a slacker. make'em keep his gunz at home...even then i dunno.
A Derringer? Really? cool guns but.....
"I do what I do." Cpl 'coach' Bowden, "Southern Comfort".
He definately is open to the civil suit. If the prosecutor wanted to he could find some charge like discharge inside city limits to file against the doofus with the slippery pocket pistol, but it might not be worth the time and effort for the sentence.
The guy will likely pay a higher price to the elderly woman with the sore buttocks.
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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Maybe not, but you can bet your sweet bippy that he's gonna pay through the nose in a whopping civil suit.The weapon owner will likely not face charges.
Article sucked, no details. But then again, you can't expect an anti-gun media to write their articles full of explicit detail for our benefit.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."