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Cop shoots off own finger while shopping for gun

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Blackcobra, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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  2. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    When sharing a gun, do you press-check?
    Or, if one of those old-y fashioned, goes round and round guns, open the port, and check all the cylinders?

    That the customer is suing the business is not unexpected.
     
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  3. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You're right, both were very negligent in this incident. Neither one checked to see if the gun was loaded, and looking at the number of times that cop swept the 4 people at the end of the counter was shocking. What happened to treating every gun as if it were loaded? The story says the cop is suing the gun store. Why? He was the idiot that didn't practice proper gun safety. I hate seeing stuff like this because it just gets used as yet more ammo to attack gun rights.
     
  4. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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  5. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I can't figure out how a right-hander's loss of a left index finger tip would get him fired, or require so many surgeries. I think the real reason he was fired has more to do with his lack of brains than the lack of a finger tip.

    Maybe if he shot off his entire middle finger ... and was rendered unable to drive??
     
  6. Monica Cowles

    Monica Cowles Grays Harbor, Washington Member, NRA (Life) USCCA, ACLDN, SAF (Life) Staff Member Silver Supporter

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    Why on earth was a display gun loaded???!!!!
    Although the officer definitely should have cleared it, I personally wouldn't expect a display gun to be loaded. :eek::eek:
     
  7. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Gross negligence on all parties involved.

    All at fault. Officer or knot, he should know the rules of gun safety that EVERYONE should abide by.
     
  8. DeanfromOregon

    DeanfromOregon Wilsonville Amateur Ascended Master Platinum Supporter

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    1. The gun is always loaded.
     
  9. Monica Cowles

    Monica Cowles Grays Harbor, Washington Member, NRA (Life) USCCA, ACLDN, SAF (Life) Staff Member Silver Supporter

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    HA! Of course...:rolleyes:

    but still....why would a gun in a display case, which will obviously be examined and handled prior to purchasing be loaded?o_Oo_O

    3. Keep all guns unloaded until ready to use. (NRA version ;))
     
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  10. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    When the sales person at Fred Meyer handed me a gun that was on display to look at, she did it without safety checking it and handed it muzzle first pointing right at my junk.

    I did a little hula like dance move to take my pelvis out of the line of fire and she gave me the weirdest look.

    Yeah, I'd much rather look like an idiot than get shot in the bladder because of the incompetence of a store clerk.
     
  11. bakersman345

    bakersman345 Camas wa Well-Known Member

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    This reminds me of a story where a guy met up with someone and after they got home the room the gun apart and found a bullet shoved backwards down the barrel.

    I smell sabotage by a ANTI.
     
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  12. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Or just a crazed wack-job in general who gets off on hoping to hear about what he did in the news. A pawn shop in Bend experienced an ND last year with no injuries fortunately.
     
  13. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I could not find a link, but Im pretty sure I read a story once where someone brought ammo into a gun show and loaded a rifle to fire it off just to show the dangers of guns.

    Im glad the shows I go to have the actions zip tied open.
     
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  14. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What amazes me is the number of times salespeople in a gun store will walk right in front of the muzzle of the gun just as I'm looking down the sights. I always work to keep the barrel pointed in a safe direction - away from other people, and preferably into something that could somewhat safely take a shot if the worst happened. I never, ever, ever assume a gun I'm handed is unloaded. Heck, when the gun store folks check it, I check it again. This story serves as a good reminder to not become complacent with a gun.
     
  15. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    If you noticed, the LEO racked the slide once, so there was a round in the mag, but not the chamber when he took it from the clerk. And it looks like maybe he took it out of the clerk's hand before the clerk was ready to hand it over. Not sure on that part. I have always been paranoid about anti-gun folks slipping a live round into a supposedly unloaded or display piece. It would be an easy thing to do at a gun shop or a show. That said, there's no excuse for not checking on the part of either. In some states the cop's contributory negligence would preclude any damages being recovered. In others he's at least 50% liable.
     
  16. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Hahahahahaha!!

    ..And yet in the public eye only they (leos) are trained "enough" to handle and carry firearms in and around the public.

    Classic!
     
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  17. Blackcobra

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    That's the kicker - the idiot chambered the round himself. No muzzle or trigger discipline from an 'experienced' LEO. Pathetic.
     
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  18. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    And who leaves a mag IN a semi-auto when handed an UNCLEARED gun and then racks the slide?
     
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  19. Blackcobra

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    Totally inexcusable; these are such basic handling skills. He could have easily shot the clerk or another customer - fortunately it was only himself.
     
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  20. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Now that the gun is used, I wonder how much of a discount the store will take off the retail price?
     
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