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    Officer shot by gun kept under pillow {Merged}

    Here's another weird incident. Probably not the whole story.


    Officer shot by gun kept under pillowThe Associated Press
    Article Last Updated: 06/12/2007 02:52:25 PM MDT


    ALBANY, Ga.—A police officer was shot in the wrist when the service weapon that she kept under her pillow went off. Albany police Sgt. Kinshishi Adams, 34, was lying in bed Sunday when a .40 caliber pistol she kept under her pillow discharged and struck her in her left wrist, Dougherty County Police Chief Don Cheek said.
    Adams was listed in good condition Tuesday at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, hospital spokeswoman Valerie Benton said.

    "She sustained an extremely serious wound to the left wrist and underwent surgery (Sunday) night," Cheek said. "Everything indicates it was just a freak accident. She apparently sleeps with a weapon under her pillow, and somehow it discharged.

    "She was by herself at the time. There is no indication that anything other than what she said happened."

    The incident was being investigated by county police since it happened in their jurisdiction but has been forwarded to Albany police, which is conducting an internal investigation. Albany police did not immediately return a phone message for comment Tuesday.

    Both Cheek and Albany police stressed the importance of gun safety in the wake of the accident.

    "We train on gun safety and we stress gun safety, but even the people who handle guns for a living, accidents happen," Cheek said. "We just stress that firearms are not toys, and even people experienced with firearms occasionally have accidents."


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    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    Holsters are the win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    Holsters are the win.
    And your point is.........what?


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    And your point is.........what?
    If you're going to sleep with a weapon like that, under your pillow, do so with it in a holster to greatly reduce chances of unintended discharge.

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    Exactly.

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    I would use a holster just out of the fear that in a dream I might grab the gun and fire it! How much would that suck?!

    (Not that I do the somnambulism thing, though.)

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    I think this is another case of one of those evil hand guns just suddenly going BANG all by itself. They are highly dangerous things and prone to discharging at any time!

    But seriously folks, I've never considered keeping one under a pillow. It just doesn't strike me as very safe especially as I'm a person who, according to my wife, rolls around and moves a lot in my sleep. It is in a special place right next to me where I can easily reach it. But then I'm just a poor civilian, not a trained and experienced professional.
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    Another case of folks watching movies an emulating what they see.


    Quote Originally Posted by peacefuljeffrey View Post
    (Not that I do the somnambulism thing, though.)

    ...

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    I'm somnambulistic every morning till I have my coffee.
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    Officer shot by gun kept under pillow

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    ALBANY, Ga. - A police officer was shot in the wrist when the service weapon that she kept under her pillow went off. Albany police Sgt. Kinshishi Adams, 34, was lying in bed Sunday when a .40 caliber pistol she kept under her pillow discharged and struck her in her left wrist, Dougherty County Police Chief Don Cheek said.

    Adams was listed in good condition Tuesday at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, hospital spokeswoman Valerie Benton said.

    "She sustained an extremely serious wound to the left wrist and underwent surgery (Sunday) night," Cheek said. "Everything indicates it was just a freak accident. She apparently sleeps with a weapon under her pillow, and somehow it discharged.

    "She was by herself at the time. There is no indication that anything other than what she said happened."

    The incident was being investigated by county police since it happened in their jurisdiction but has been forwarded to Albany police, which is conducting an internal investigation. Albany police did not immediately return a phone message for comment Tuesday.

    Both Cheek and Albany police stressed the importance of gun safety in the wake of the accident.

    "We train on gun safety and we stress gun safety, but even the people who handle guns for a living, accidents happen," Cheek said. "We just stress that firearms are not toys, and even people experienced with firearms occasionally have accidents."

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    Again I have to bring this one up.
    I've posted it on Combat/DefensiveCarry before.
    It was a true post on another gun forum.
    A guy dreamed that he heard the phone ringing in his sleep and woke up to discover that he "answered" his Glock.
    AKA his pistol was to his head.
    It was not a joke post and the guy was 100% serious.
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    My Kimber is in the nightstand and is within reach without leaving the bed. That's close enough for me...
    With two dogs at the foot of the bed, we have plenty of warning of someone's attempt to enter the house.
    I would never have a weapon under my pillow...OMO.

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    Handguns simply do not discharge themselves.

    This story is total BS and a serious CYA attempt by the cop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoneypete View Post
    Another case of folks watching movies an emulating what they see.


    I'm somnambulistic every morning till I have my coffee.
    Me, I'm somnambulistic every day until I get home and go back to sleep!!

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    Agreed! CYA is my opinion as well. Hopefully the officer heals up quickly though.

    "freak accident"..."somehow it discharged"
    gimme a break! the trigger was pulled.


    note to self: when sleeping with a pistol under the pillow don't sleep with your hands under the pillow as well

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    Let's also not forget that most service pistol these days are Glocks.

    I sometimes sleep with my gun under my pillow, however, I wouldn't do it if my gun didn't have an external safety, for all of the reasons listed above.

    It's just too easy to grab and pull the trigger on those types of guns.

    This isn't a knock against Glocks or anything. Were I a police officer I would want a high-cap, point and shoot weapon like a Glock or a Sig, or something similar, but if it's going to be around you in your sleep (and no one knows what they do in their sleep until someone tells them or videotapes them doing it) you should either have the gun in a holster or some other safety feature to avoid trigger manipulation and accidental discharges.

    Just my 0.01 cent. (while all the rest of the world is charging more, I'm lowering my prices )

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