Accidental shot fired in local movie theater

This is a discussion on Accidental shot fired in local movie theater within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Local Corrections Officer blew it. The Old Boy Network tells me he had an XD-40. This theater has a "no guns" sign, but that has ...

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    Accidental shot fired in local movie theater

    Local Corrections Officer blew it. The Old Boy Network tells me he had an XD-40. This theater has a "no guns" sign, but that has no legal force here. The comments are pretty dumb on this story, plenty of armchair quarterbacks with no knowledge and a desire to prove it. Gunshot In Sonora Movie Theater - myMotherLode.com
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    Glad nobody was badly injured. It's gonna be tough for this guy to live it down if he keeps his job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by From the article
    had adjusted his concealed gun holster while walking up an aisle. Somehow he managed to disengage the back safety strap and depress the trigger, causing the gun to shoot.


    While it's certainly possible for a holstered weapon to become disengaged sufficiently to hang up enough to fire, either (a) it would have to be one crappy holster to do that or (b) there's more to the story.

    Bummer that someone was struck by fragments. Could have been much worse.
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    Well, that puts to rest the debate about the odds of an AD/ND in a movie theater and the odds of a mass killer in a theater. This year we have had one mass shooting in a theater and at least 2 ND's/AD's. So guess this give more amm for the owners of theaters to say it is safer to not allow CCP'ers in a theater.
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    People, this was not an AD/ND, he was simply doing a desk pop. We all do it to relieve the pressure of work.

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    "Desk Pop"??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksgunner View Post
    "Desk Pop"??
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    I am continually amused but the (eventually) reported causes & events of AD/ND episodes. "Adjusting his holster..." released the strap AND pulled the trigger? Well, I've had an ND. And I've adjusted my holster. But certainly not at the same time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkh View Post
    Is there some rule somewhere that says morons must post comments on any gun story found in the news?
    So now we are all morons???

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkh View Post
    Is there some rule somewhere that says morons must post comments on any gun story found in the news?
    Not sure. But I AM sure that there are some rules about name calling 'round these parts.
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    Perhaps they were referring to the comments on the news website.. and if so, there sure were a quite a bit of them posting there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pilgrimshooter View Post
    The other officers in the movie theater with him were just so convincing in their argument.
    Or, guess it's always possible he told the kid in front of him to quit talking on the cell phone one too many times.

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    It's a good thing this gentleman is a law enforcement officer, because we all know they are the only people trained well enough to carry firearms. (Darn-it, where IS that sarcasm font?)

    As said earlier, I think this gentleman will be lucky to still have a job when this investigation is completed.
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    Somehow he managed to disengage the back safety strap and depress the trigger, causing the gun to shoot. A bullet went through the armrest of a nearby chair, and the bullet then ended up on the floor of the theater.
    Ummmm... they left out a couple of things between "disengage safety strap" and "depress trigger", perhaps "withdraw gun from holster far enough to expose the trigger", "insert finger into trigger guard", and "apply five or more pounds force to trigger."

    Initially, no one was thought to be injured. However, someone contacted the theater several hours later claiming to be struck by bullet fragments. That particular person has not yet contacted the Sonora PD.
    ...and their lawyer will be in touch shortly, soon as they find one on Craig's List.

    Also curious is the time delay between the incident itself (Friday, Nov 16) and when the story hit the news services (Monday, 11/19). This flies in the face of today's instant communication via Twitter, et al.
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