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    Shot in the back with a .45 and got a 150-mile airlift from Silver City to El Paso and got stabilized.
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    when the intervention of society... may be too late to prevent an injury.
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    One reason why I try to keep my eyes on anyone handling anywhere I am. Not 100% possible but I don't trust anyone to not sweep me. I would hope the gun shop employees would be able to handle that but you never know. Fortunately, in the gun shops I've been in here in the Portland area, they seem to be extremely careful. But lapses in judgement can occur, if distracted, tired, etc.
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    Brutal. Hope the gentleman is ok. Guess .45 isn't good enough anymore. Kidding, kidding, no flames!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon10125 View Post
    Kidding, kidding, no flames!
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    Muzzle control.... then your finger off the trigger at all times. If he had been watching where the muzzle was and that it was pointed a safe direction, then the customer would have never been shot even if he did have an ND.

    I hope the employee is on unemployement now. No excuse for it.
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    My question is why the .45 was ever loaded in the first place! There is absolutely no reason to have a loaded firearm in this situation. Was it the customer's gun and the employee was unloading it for safety reasons? If so, the employee should have been trained in how to take a loaded firearm from another person. This is negligence at its highest and this situation should never occur. As stated by others above, muzzle control and familiarity with that firearm are paramount. Also, in response to an earlier post, I'm not into all the litigation that occurs in our society these days, but maybe this time I would support a law suit.
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    You would think that someone who handles guns every day in a gunshop would have some common sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoppo View Post
    That's one 65 year old customer who's about to get some FREE GUNS and AMMO !!
    That's one customer who may very well get a FREE GUN STORE of his very own.

    You'd think a gun store clerk would know to keep his finger off the trigger while unloading a gun!!!???????????

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    If I was him, even if I didn't sue I'd make 'em at least give me the one he shot me with! That would be quite a keepsake!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    Maybe, but not everyone tries to get rich. I knew two people who had ample opportunity to
    sue for megabucks but chose not to.
    I can commend those two people for their self-restraint, but I don't know that I could exercise it. The surgery injury is almost understandable. You're having someone cut into you. There's a potential for problems. The lady who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald's? Stupid. But someone at the store shooting me? We're talking about a serious, life-threatening injury, not invited as an acceptable risk of one's chosen activity.

    I'd get my medical bills and then some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paaiyan View Post
    I can commend those two people for their self-restraint, but I don't know that I could exercise it. The surgery injury is almost understandable. You're having someone cut into you. There's a potential for problems. The lady who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald's? Stupid. But someone at the store shooting me? We're talking about a serious, life-threatening injury, not invited as an acceptable risk of one's chosen activity.

    I'd get my medical bills and then some.

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    Doctor goofs, he @ least pays off my house, and covers something.

    But this, and the ins. co. for the GS has to cover all medical, and pain and suffering($25,000-50,000),& wage loss at least to the tune of$1000-2000 per week until back to work, or if retired, $500-1000 a week until up and around.
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