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No Mention of the self inflicted gun shot wound at the gun show in Stevenson WA?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Mark W., Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. BEN LILLY

    BEN LILLY Lincoln City, OR NRA LIFE MEMBER Bronze Supporter

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    It would be nice to know what happend here.
     
  3. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    Your right, this is the first time I've heard of this.

    Although I can see why they don't let this particular doofus carry at work how is he supposed to protect himself and citizens while he's watching the work crews. Perhaps they should replace him with someone more capable?
     
  4. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    this is all thats said on KPTV web site.



    Man accidentally shoots self at gun show


    Posted: Jun 02, 2012 12:43 PM PDT Updated: Jun 02, 2012 12:54 PM PDT

    By Jolie Wolfe - email


    STEVENSON, WA (KPTV) -
    A resident of Stevenson, Washington is being treated for a gunshot wound he received at a gun show this morning.

    The Skamania County Sheriff's Office says the shooting was accidental. It happened just before 11 a.m. at the American Legion Hall in Carson.

    The 54-year-old man shot himself with a .45 caliber handgun in the upper thigh. He was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center for treatment.

    He is expected to recover from his wound.
     
  5. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    Portect himself and the public from very low level offenders on a litter picking and brush cutting crew.?

    Give the guy some slack, this is not about his job performance... Could be someone else did something stupid or someone slipped a round in a firearm at the G-show??
     
  6. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    It is standard procedure for deputies who supervise work release inmates to be unarmed.
     
  7. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    Wow. This is the first I've heard of it. You'd think this would give the anti's something else to shout about. If this guy worked at 7-11, would it have been news? Is it because he is a "sworn officer" that it isn't more widely covered?

    By the way, I have to agree with EMP9596. This isn't "Cool Hand Luke". The most safe, rational and responsible people can have a gun error. The best drivers can wreck their car. People make mistakes and unfortunately, sometimes it ends with a .45 caliber hole in someone's leg.

    I do have to believe though, that if I had shot myself at a gun show, I would probably be facing some sort of charges. That, and I would be too embarrassed to show my face at a gun show in the entire region ever again. Kip.
     
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  8. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    Wichaka is up in that area... Maybe after the dust settles he might comment on it??
     
  9. Stopbeingignorant

    Stopbeingignorant Neverland New Member

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    If you don't know the facts and you don't know the whole story don't assume things and dont trash talk. Simple as that. If you would like to know more read my post.
     
  10. Stopbeingignorant

    Stopbeingignorant Neverland New Member

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    That man you are talking about is my father it amazes me how ignorant people in this world are. If you don't know the story and you don't know all the facts why would you try to fill in the blanks yourself? It disgusts me what people are saying. Not that it's anyones business but I feel compelled to set people straight. If you haven't noticed it said accidental gun fire. The gun malfunctioned he was not touching it or the trigger so don't assume he was just waving the gun around like an idiot. It was his own personal gun. He has been a cop for over 20 years and has never once had any incident like this ever. What really makes me mad is that this is such a huge thing for people his job has nothing to do with this incident if he was a janitor do you think anyone would care? It was pure bad luck and something horrible that happened to a good guy who yes in fact knows how to handle weapons. Save your trash talking about someone else it's amazing to me that adults talk like this. I'm not answering any questions that's all I'm saying I didn't even owe you that much info but like I said I'm disgusted with what I have seen people say.
     
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  11. bikejunkie

    bikejunkie Salem Well-Known Member

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    I'd sure be interested in what "malfunctioned" to cause it to fire- as someone who carries a locked and cocked pistol every single minute I'm awake and not in the shower...Hope your dad recovers fully
     
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  12. d2the3

    d2the3 Eugene, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I can't speak for everone on here, but most of these people are not trying to be disrespectful. But that^^^ is what humans do.......and since the news doesn't tell us what we wanna know, we're gonna try to figure it out! I'm sorry that your father had an accident...nobody here wants bad things to happen but they do, and I think you're gonna have a lot more people to get mad at!
     
  13. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    Wow, the gun just spontaneously shot the poor guy, I hope it doesn't shoot any one else. Of course I shouldn't assume anything, I suppose his holster could of had issues and shot him in the leg.

    At any rate I am glad no one was killed and the victim should recover nicely.
     
  14. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    Sure would be good to find out more information about what happened and whether there was a defect that could affect others. I can't imagine how a gun can simply go off without the trigger being pulled, unless there is something defective in place.
     
  15. JackFrost

    JackFrost Central Oregon Active Member

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    WOW dude! Can you make yourself look like a bigger cry baby? People have opinions, deal with it!:huh: Its called the internet son, everybody's opinion has as much credit as you give them!
     
  16. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    Stopbeingignorant I too hope your father recovers fully. I'm glad that a relative joined in to give us more facts however your post raises even more concerns. You say the pistol fired without him touching it? Was someone else holding it? If so that's an entirely different matter.

    If nobody was touching it when it fired please at least tell us the make and model so we can investigate similar incidents. If it was holstered what make/model of holster?

    BTW filling in the blanks in the absence of information is pretty common.
     
  17. nubus

    nubus Guest

    Wow. +1 for getting "stopbeingignorant" as a user name.
    Neverland must be awful lonely without MJ around.
     
  18. cyclesurvival

    cyclesurvival Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Accidents happen thats why they are called accidents, some time bad things happen to good people. Hope he has a speedy recovery and continues his job of protecting and serving.
     
  19. nwdrifter

    nwdrifter troutdale oregon Active Member

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    well when you collect 5 million from the gun maker for this "gun malfunction" i will believe it was a gun malfunction. It would be much easier to believe a bad holster pulled the trigger. Something else in the gun fanny pack pulled the trigger, something. Guns just dont go off. Someone or something has to pull the trigger and that's negligence any way you slice it. Sure accidents happen, never will with mine but for some sure, but all gun accidents in my opinion can be traced back to bad judgment on the owners part with gun safety when handling or the bad storage of it in a holster or pack.


    Sorry if this sounds bad i am just tierd of hearing how these mean old guns just keep going off or "malfunction" on people for no reason. Sorry guns dont just go off.
     
  20. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    If this turns into a court case you haven't done your father any favors posting this.