CCW Carrier shoots self in leg - Denver [MERGED]

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    CCW Carrier shoots self in leg - Denver [MERGED]

    Kel-Tec .32 in the pocket. I'm guessing no pocket holster. But if you're going to accidently shoot yourself in the leg, you might as well do it in the hospital.

    Hospital Visitor Accidentally Shoots Himself - Denver News Story - KMGH Denver


    Hospital Visitor Accidentally Shoots Himself
    Police: Man Reached In Pocket To Get Money, Grabbed Gun Instead

    POSTED: 12:50 pm MST February 10, 2009
    UPDATED: 4:29 pm MST February 10, 2009


    LAFAYETTE, Colo. -- A visitor at Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette accidentally shot himself with his own weapon when he reached into his pocket for his wallet.

    Police said the incident occurred around noon in the hospital cafeteria.

    Steve Tapp, 59, was paying for his food when he reached into his right pants pocket and accidentally pulled the trigger to his .32-caliber semi-automatic Kel-Tel brand pistol, Lafayette police Cmdr. Mark Battersby said.

    The bullet struck the man in the right thigh.

    Hospital security officers followed Tapp to the men's restroom, where he was disarmed, and quickly taken to the hospital's emergency room for treatment.

    Lafayette police investigators also took Tapp into custody, for unlawful discharge of a firearm.

    "No other guests in the cafeteria were hurt," said hospital spokeswoman Kim Kobel. "Police are on-scene and a full investigation is under way to understand what happened and to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and staff."

    She said she understood the Thornton man had a concealed carry permit.

    Tapp was at the hospital visiting family members.
    The facts are indisputable. There is more data supporting the benefits of Conceal Carry than there is supporting global warming. If you choose ignorance, in light of all the evidence, in order to bolster your irrational fear of guns, you are a greater threat to society than any gun owner.

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    I've heard these two points many times here:

    1) Use a holster.
    2) If carrying in the pocket, carry nothing other than the gun in the same pocket.

    Perhaps doing either one of the above may have prevented this discharge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grady View Post
    I've heard these two points many times here:

    1) Use a holster.
    2) If carrying in the pocket, carry nothing other than the gun in the same pocket.

    Perhaps doing either one of the above may have prevented this discharge.
    +1

    Those two things should become as frequently stated as our other "Four Rules". It should be a sticky like the Colt/Clone Function Check thread only under the holsters section. At least that's my feeling.
    The facts are indisputable. There is more data supporting the benefits of Conceal Carry than there is supporting global warming. If you choose ignorance, in light of all the evidence, in order to bolster your irrational fear of guns, you are a greater threat to society than any gun owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grady View Post
    I've heard these two points many times here:

    1) Use a holster.
    2) If carrying in the pocket, carry nothing other than the gun in the same pocket.

    Perhaps doing either one of the above may have prevented this discharge.

    I pocket carry with empty chamber.

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    According to Hospital Visitor Accidentally Shoots Himself - Denver News Story - KMGH Denver
    he doesn't have a permit:

    >>Lafayette police investigators also took Tapp into custody on a charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon, prohibited use of a weapon and reckless endangerment. The Thornton resident told investigators that he always carries the gun with him but does not have a concealed carry permit, Battersby said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynamite Rabbit View Post
    According to Hospital Visitor Accidentally Shoots Himself - Denver News Story - KMGH Denver
    he doesn't have a permit:

    >>Lafayette police investigators also took Tapp into custody on a charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon, prohibited use of a weapon and reckless endangerment. The Thornton resident told investigators that he always carries the gun with him but does not have a concealed carry permit, Battersby said.
    Figures. Wonder which story is true.

    Anyway, almost all the hospitals around here have the no-guns-sign... I'm just guessing that one did, too.

    They updated the story and added this:

    "According to Tapp, he had filled out the necessary paperwork to apply for the permit, but had not submitted his application," Battersby said.

    When the gun was fired, the cafeteria was busy with the lunchtime crowd.

    "There were many people in the area that heard the gunshot, but most were unaware of what had happened. After the gun discharged, Tapp calmly walked away from the area to the restroom, and the weapon remained in his pocket," Battersby said.
    I'm guessing that his permit will be declined.

    And he calmy walked away from the area to the restroom? That's grace under fire! (sorry... had to be said)
    The facts are indisputable. There is more data supporting the benefits of Conceal Carry than there is supporting global warming. If you choose ignorance, in light of all the evidence, in order to bolster your irrational fear of guns, you are a greater threat to society than any gun owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy-SS View Post
    I pocket carry with empty chamber.
    So, you are into throwing weapons??? Or do you intend to use it as a striking weapon?

    Yes, I'm being facetious; but, literally, that's what you have there in a real SHTF situation.

    If you're going to pocket carry, use a pocket holster. And why carry an unloaded gun??? (Same as empty chamber.)

    Oh--and the guy who shot himself is a dumbazz...

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