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Negligent discharge kills little girl

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by SynapticSilence, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry, but I find no way to excuse this kind of negligence. The guy will live for the rest of his life with the guilt of what he did, but that doesn't make up for the loss of the little girl. All it would have taken is checking to make sure the gun was cleared. I suppose the saving grace, if there is any in all of this, is that he won't get that armored car security guard job after this. Oregon City police identify 9-year-old girl, shooter in Sunday's accidental shooting death | OregonLive.com
     
  2. CryWolf

    CryWolf PDX Member

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    What in the %^&*( made him think to practice holstering and unholstering with a LOADED firearm in his house WTF?
     
  3. Stepside2000

    Stepside2000 Vancouver Member

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    I'm still fairly new to gun ownership and I even know you don't practice unholstering and holstering a handgun while its loaded unless your pointing it somewhere safe. I'll be keeping that family in my prayers. It's a horrible, preventable accident.
     
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  4. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That totally sucks.
     
  5. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    So sorry for the family.
     
  6. misplacedtexan

    misplacedtexan Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    I practice holstered draw, trigger pulls, reloading while watching tv sometimes. My M&P REQUIRES a magazine in to fire.

    Whenever I train, practice, drill, exercise, rehearse, prepare, or any other synonym "training" might fall under with it in the house I run all the ammo out the mag and put it somewhere away, along with the other loaded mags.

    Another sad story unfortunately.
     
  7. pioneer461

    pioneer461 Columbia County, Oregon Active Member

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    You "play" with a firearm? It is a deadly weapon, not a toy.
     
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  8. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Military trained combat veteran. He should have known better.
     
  9. cueball1214

    cueball1214 Beaverton Active Member

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    So so sad. Thoughts out to the mom. I check my pistol all the time when its out.... You can never be to safe.
     
  10. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    Snap Caps are pretty cheap, compared to a funeral.
     
  11. misplacedtexan

    misplacedtexan Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    Thanks for sharp shooting me.

    Sorry I used practice in the sentence before it, and play in the second sentence. I'll edit my post to be more in keeping with the vocabulary others would have people use.
     
  12. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Why mall ninjas shouldn't carry firearms!

    There's never an excuse for this ever. Same thing happened to a brand new tualatin cop a few years ago killed his wife.

    I'm sorry if your going to practice that it better be unloaded. But then again a gun is always loaded.
    Even though he has suffered so much loss I hope he is charged
     
  13. 4Freedom

    4Freedom Boise, Idaho Well-Known Member

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    How many more people were reaching for a pack of cigarettes or fiddling with their cell phone while driving the car before they plowed into a little girl walking across the street or perhaps killing children in their or someone else's vehicle?

    This is a dangerous world and bad things happen. Sadly, the media will always criminalize gun owners as a whole for the actions of a few careless people.

    The bizarre thing about these incidents is how often they seem to happen with professional, well-trained people. These are the people who we are suppose to trust with guns more than the common citizen? The moment you get complacent with a firearm is the moment you shouldn't carry one, regardless of years of experience, qualifications, etc.