You cant fix stupid!
This is a discussion on Chamber-check overlooked... again! within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I just found this posted elsewhere and decided to pass it on. N.J. Officer Accidently Shoots, Kills Self (Officer.com)...
I just found this posted elsewhere and decided to pass it on.
N.J. Officer Accidently Shoots, Kills Self (Officer.com)
“Monsters are real and so are ghosts. They live inside of us, and sometimes they win.”
~ Stephen King
You cant fix stupid!
Timid people sleep peacefully at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
At least he took precautions to avoid multiple gun shots to the face.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around laws. Plato
I noticed the paper said killed in the line of duty, I would'nt think that would qualify? Terrible thing to happen.
Poor guy. Maybe a lapse in judgement that will make everyone else in the department double check befor they do maintnence.
When life gives you lemons, Open a lemonaid buisness.
You may not like guns. You may choose not to own one. That is your right.
You might not believe in God. That is your choice.
However, if someone breaks into your home at 3AM the first two things you are going to do are:
1) Call someone with a gun.
2)Pray they get there in time." - A wise man
Somebody correct me if I am wrong here but isn't there something about 4 rules??
interesting that he removed his "clip" of extra "bullets"
Walk softly ...
Carrying my gun locked and loaded in it's holster can get a bit routine. I'm careful with it, but I'm not afraid or particularly concerned. I tell you what though, when I take it out of the holster to unload it or do anything else, that's a whole different ball game. I concentrate on and plan every action. Fear is a good emotion to have every time. I hope that never becomes routine because that's not a routine that's going to last very long.
Sleepy and sloppy and stupid, regardless of hours or time or seniority or experience or certifications or licenses or qualifications; always cocked, locked and loaded when on the job, especially after dark and while on patrol. Lesson learned, my friends, a cautionary one to be remembered by we who handle and own and use guns for work, defense or fun. This one may save some his fellow and female officers and others from making similar mistakes.
A nasty, careless, preventable, 'permanent mistake'.
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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Hmmm, Killed in the line of Duty! Does that mean he died trying to protect the public from stupid people? Sounds like he was successfull.
I have a lot more thoughts on this, but out of respect to those who have chosen to do the job, I'll just cry for his loved ones pain.
Just goes to show, even professionals can get too comfortable. Bad things can happen when you don't respect your firearms.
"Don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep." - Theodore Roosevelt