A really bad negligent discharge at courthouse

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    A really bad negligent discharge at courthouse

    KFYRTV.com is reporting:

    Police reports show that a Cass County deputy who accidentally fired his handgun in a courthouse restroom had hung the weapon on a coat hook inside a bathroom stall. The reports say Sheriff`s Detective Dean Wawers hung the gun by its trigger guard, and the gun caught on the hook and discharged into the ceiling when he went to retrieve it. No one was hurt in the January 10th incident. Authorities determined it was an accident and filed no charges against the Wawers, 57, who is a 35-year veteran of the sheriff`s department. Sheriff Paul Laney has said an internal investigation is being done.
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    Now there is a guy who should not carry one in the pipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ropinghorns View Post
    Now there is a guy who should not carry one in the pipe.
    Now there is a guy who should not carry one period! He is an idiot.

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    ... hung the gun by its trigger guard ...
    Hm. Now, what were all those ideas about how to safely and securely keep the firearm within reach but well-secured during a visit to the WC? Anything other than hangin' it by the trigger guard, I'll warrant.
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    Can we say STUPID??!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluelineman View Post
    Now there is a guy who should not carry one period! He is an idiot.
    After thirty five years on the force...time for a new desk job.

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    ceiling ? sounds like buffaloed up his own suicide !
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    had it been a cocked and locked 1911 it never would have fired. Still it would have been stupid.

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    Didn't some idiot at a Wal-Mart do the same thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Didn't some idiot at a Wal-Mart do the same thing?
    Yes... it happens fairly often. This wasnt the first time, and Im sure it wount be the last.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    I just don't get it....

    How can someone look at the following:

    Trigger/Trigger guard + Coat hook = good idea.

    When in reality:

    Trigger/Trigger guard + Coat hook =

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    Quote Originally Posted by ropinghorns View Post
    Now there is a guy who should not carry one in the pipe.
    Yeah, 'cause if he didn't have 'one in the pipe', he wouldn't have needed to stop in the rest room!

    Oh...wait...you mean in the gun...


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    I dont know why you would even unholster... just take the entire rig off leaving it safely holstered.
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    Based on the Deputy's age, I'll bet that his firearms training was lacking at best. Do you think that he has ever received training on what to do with his weapon while sitting on the throne. As silly as it sounds, it you don't think the problem through in training, you are far less likely to find an acceptable answer to the problem in the real world. Yes, leaving all of the gear in the duty rig is the answer if that is what you wear. What about the trouser belt mounted holster? What about UC or others that have to carry in non-permissive environs? As silly as it may sound, we address the question in training for all modes of carry. No we don't move training to the thunderboxes, but we do address it in the lecture portion of the class.
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