It happened during a shoot house portion, Gene and a student was doing an AAR after a run in the house. XXXXXX enters first room engages targets (no lights). Gene and student did not positively ID their presence in the second room, XXXXXX goes into room two, engages target with failure drill with Gene standing in front of that target and the student nearby. Two to abdomen, one to the arm. XXXXXX shooting under no light at a target he previously set up. But the problem compounded when XXXXXX did not account for all people in the class, the people in the shoot house upon hearing the shots, did not ID their presence, and shooting in low light with out a light to ID target…….
Well well well… looks like someone wasn’t as HSLD (High Speed Low Drag) as he thought he was. Whoever could have imagined such an accident would happen? *eye roll*
I’m not naming names (yet, although if you read the links you can figure it out), because although several of your emailed me various links which I’ll add below, there is very little concrete evidence to support the claims. I emailed the owner of the shooting range where this happened, and even he didn’t want to verify the story and told me to email the person in question. I declined to do that because why would that guy in question cooperate with me in me making fun of his dumb ass?
Here are some relevant links to discussions:
Play stupid games win stupid prizes. I hope the guy he shot (THREE TIMES apparently!#!#!#$!) makes a full recovery.
Amazing how information on this all seems to be “unavailable” or else wiped from the internet. Even this news story on the incident has basically no useful info.
I’m sure XXXXXX feels terrible, but in my opinion you don’t get any 2nd chances with stuff like this. Safety is paramount, and if that’s not your main concern when training people then you’re just putting everyone including yourself in a whole lot of danger, and stuff like this WILL happen. You can beat your chest and bark about “big boy rules” and “real world combat is 360 degress” all you want, but if there are not safety protocols that are being diligently followed (no matter what the class skill level is) then I would consider that gross negligence.
Hat tip: All you guys that sent it in! I don’t want to name names because some told me to keep theirs quiet.
A lesson to all gangsters: If you’re talking shit to the camera with a gun in your hand, make sure it’s pointed in a safe direction and your finger is off the trigger.
He’s gonna be grounded for that.
I like the part about “freedom, liberty, and AR-15s”.
Gotta watch those negligent discharges Mr. Dan.
A wedding photographer in Sicily was accidentally killed when he asked the prospective bride and groom to pose for a picture using hunting rifles as props – and one of them went off
Full story – HERE
Terrible that the photographer lost his life. As usual the news outlets are touting it as an “accident”… it’s not an accident when you treat a gun as a toy (or prop in this case) and don’t do something as basic as checking to see that they are unloaded and rendered safe. If the photographer wasn’t familiar with guns he should have told the couple that he was not comfortable that he would be safe, and then declined to do that part of the shoot.
Thanks to Josh T for the first pic in the post. Hilarious job.
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No I’m not talking about a sale they are having, I’m talking about:
Lynnwood, WA – A man accidentally shot himself in the testicles at Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Lynnwood Sunday afternoon, police said.
The man’s handgun, which was in the waistband of his pants, went off at about 12:30 p.m. — an apparent “accidental discharge,” according to Shannon Sessions, a Lynnwood police spokeswoman.
Full Story – HERE
Embarrassing! That’s what you get for being a dumbass and not buying a cheap holster though ( like NY Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress also should have ).
The only accident discharge here was the one he probably had in his pants.
I’d consider this one also a negligent discharge, and not an accidental one, considering his investment in a holster could have prevented this from happening, and he would still have both of his testicles intact. I’m glad to hear that no one else was hurt.
He said he believed his finger was outside the trigger guard and not resting on the trigger.
Classic line which is said by most negligent discharge bozos. Has the “blame it on the gun” angle ever worked? Looks like he got proven wrong by the pictures they managed to recover anyway.
Full Story – HERE
Oh Jeff Cooper… why can’t you have influenced EVERYONE in your short time on this earth?
What a shame that a young girl is dead all because of poor gun handling. To top it off, her boyfriend who killed her only gets 3 years and 4 months in jail? WTF? I am not entirely familiar with the minimum prison term for manslaughter in the United States, but I hope it is a lot more severe than that.
Thank got at least he got what he did. There is a video on the page I linked where it says that a “range of sentencing options are being considered including a home detention.” Wow…. so this guy kills someone and there was actually consideration in sentencing him to stay in his comfortable home rather than jail?
He put her in his car and took her to a medical centre but refused to give a statement to police for three days.
That’s pretty shady too, but maybe he was advised on that by a lawyer.