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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by fyrediver, Aug 12, 2013.
Man dies from accidental self-inflicted gunshot in Clark County | KREM.com Spokane
Wow, I cannot for the life of me can even try to figure this out. Condolences to the family.
The only thing that comes to mind is a scene from the movie World War Z.
When you slip and fall forward, your natural reaction is to put your hands up near your head/chest to protect your vital areas from an impact. If you happen to be holding a handgun in one of those hands, a split second flinch as you're falling is all it takes for it to go off.
I'm only speculating. If the firearm was holstered during the fall, it would have been pointing at his legs and not his head. Also, most modern handguns have safeties in place to prevent discharge if it's dropped.
Sounds like there is more to the story that hasn't been told by the paper or the gf
The same scene from WWZ came immediately to my mind too when I read the story yesterday.
I didn't see any mention of what the gun was. It could have been a rifle.
My thought was long gun as well, keep your finger off the trigger. I've taken a few falls and slips when hunting and this always freaks me out, so I am extra careful about where why fingers are. I don't even have a round chambered until I am ready to shoot, doesn't take too much time to work the bolt.
Same article on KPTV but they show a picture of what appears to be the canyon he fell into. Ouch!
Man slips, fatally shoots himself near Yacolt Falls - KPTV - FOX 12
This one does state he had a pistol.
Have not seen WWZ so no correlation there, just thought if looking for a dog the gun would be holstered.
Remember guys, modern firearms have drop safeties. If you have a firearm in your hand and you start to fall, drop it.
Or holster/ shoulder it on rough terrain.
Someone did something stupid to make that happen.
but you might scratch it and we have seen all the people complain about someone teaching you to drop your pistol.
I've got a sweet old upside-down spring retained J-frame shoulder rig that might allow the muzzle to sweep my head given some odd contortions. The hammerless gun would never go off though, even if naked and thrown bouncing down the Grand Canyon.
World War Z, eh? I was thinking about the scene near the end of "Out of Sight."
out of sight man shoots himself - YouTube
Depends on the dog.
Considering 80% of the people shot with handguns survive. This guy had some rotten luck. :shy:
No. I suspect there is something more here the news isn't telling us. I mean really? Do they care if they get a story about a gun death right? Those people believe guns run around killing on there own!
Yea.. kinda odd. I wonder if they even did a gun residue skin test on the GF or what. And "in the face?".. did they do powder burn analysis and trajectory recreation etc? "In the face" sounds quite specific to me.
Hind Sight is always 20/20. The dog wasn't worth it.
It does make one wonder how he was carrying the weapon.