Instructor accidentally shoots student during gun safety class

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    Instructor accidentally shoots student during gun safety class

    "Up until he shot me accidentally, it was very informative, very well laid out,” Piemonte told the Columbus Dispatch. “I learned a lot. Then again, I was accidentally shot.”

    Read more: Instructor who accidentally shot student during gun safety class has history of firearm mishaps - NY Daily News


    That comment reminds me of the joke: "Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, did you enjoy the play?"

    This guys needs to have his instructor's license revoked.
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    When can I sign up for his course?
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    Come on! Not the same thing at all... the 1977 incident wasn't an accident, it was an unfortunate result to a guy firing his gun in the air trying to create a mood! Not the same thing at all. AND he thought it was loaded with blanks! Cut the guy some slack.

    "Cathy Schmelzer had to have one of Dunlap’s bullets removed from her leg following a Halloween hayride at which the former Pickerington police department auxiliary lieutenant fired his .38-caliber handgun into the air.

    When questioned later about why he had shot his pistol into the air, Dunlap replied that he was trying to create a “scary effect,” and thought the gun was loaded with blanks."
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    When I seen "Columbus" my first thought was "don't tell me that instructor shot another student..." - good thing it's just the older article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    Come on! Not the same thing at all... the 1977 incident wasn't an accident, it was an unfortunate result to a guy firing his gun in the air trying to create a mood! Not the same thing at all. AND he thought it was loaded with blanks! Cut the guy some slack.

    "Cathy Schmelzer had to have one of Dunlap’s bullets removed from her leg following a Halloween hayride at which the former Pickerington police department auxiliary lieutenant fired his .38-caliber handgun into the air.

    When questioned later about why he had shot his pistol into the air, Dunlap replied that he was trying to create a “scary effect,” and thought the gun was loaded with blanks."
    You're right, it's not the same thing, but the guy is careless. He thought the pistol was loaded with blanks... HE THOUGHT THE PISTOL WAS LOADED WITH BLANKS!! C'mon, you can't just "think" the gun is loaded with blanks. You have to know!

    In the latest incident, "Seventy-three-year-old Terry Dunlap was allegedly demonstrating how to fire a handgun to his students in the Lancaster, Ohio shooting range, on Saturday when the incident happened. The bullet, a .38-caliber, ricocheted off a desk and somehow hit Michael Piemonte in the arm." Read more: Shooting instructor accidentally fires bullet into student's arm - NY Daily News

    He's at a shooting range and the bullet ricochets off a desk! Where was the desk? Why was it in the line of fire? Where was he aiming? This guy is not acting safely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenGoodLuck View Post
    In the latest incident, "Seventy-three-year-old Terry Dunlap was allegedly demonstrating ...

    He's at a shooting range and the bullet ricochets off a desk! Where was the desk? Why was it in the line of fire? Where was he aiming? This guy is not acting safely.
    I didn't know Lee Paige had changed his name to Terry Dunlap. Hm.

    Whatever else is true, he most certainly wasn't the only one in the room qualified to be safely handling that firearm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenGoodLuck View Post
    You're right, it's not the same thing, but the guy is careless. He thought the pistol was loaded with blanks... HE THOUGHT THE PISTOL WAS LOADED WITH BLANKS!! C'mon, you can't just "think" the gun is loaded with blanks. You have to know!

    In the latest incident, "Seventy-three-year-old Terry Dunlap was allegedly demonstrating how to fire a handgun to his students in the Lancaster, Ohio shooting range, on Saturday when the incident happened. The bullet, a .38-caliber, ricocheted off a desk and somehow hit Michael Piemonte in the arm." Read more: Shooting instructor accidentally fires bullet into student's arm - NY Daily News

    He's at a shooting range and the bullet ricochets off a desk! Where was the desk? Why was it in the line of fire? Where was he aiming? This guy is not acting safely.
    Tongue-in-cheek. I don't think firing your gun in the air to create a scary effect is okay, really...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    Tongue-in-cheek. I don't think firing your gun in the air to create a scary effect is okay, really...
    Admit it, you think it's a good idea...


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    A man with two shootings to his credit should not be teaching firearms safety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exacto View Post
    A man with two shootings to his credit should not be teaching firearms safety.
    Well as an object lesson for what not to do .......
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    This man should not even have a permit to carry a gun, his being an instructor is a travesty. Is he going to kill someone before the state decides to act? This is just ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    Tongue-in-cheek. I don't think firing your gun in the air to create a scary effect is okay, really...
    Sorry...missed the satire!
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    You wouldn't think something like this would happen.Back in Feb 2012 a deputy's wife was accidentally shot by another deputy who was giving the cwp class in Chesnee S.C.Thankfully she was ok.It was a 22 that she got shot with.Don't understand why the instructor didn't make sure the gun was unloaded especially in the class room,but he admitted he didn't check the gun first smh.
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    Why is that instructor not being charge with shooting him?

    We ALL know that you never point a firearm at something unless you intend to shoot it, so by that logic, the instructor intended on shooting the student.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exacto View Post
    A man with two shootings to his credit should not be teaching firearms safety.
    That instructor should retire before he retires one of his students permanently. He is a nincompoop.
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