(AK) Police officer has ND


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spacemanspiff
May 16, 2003, 05:10 PM
http://www.adn.com/alaska/story/3128302p-3152728c.html

the article above says incorrectly 'the shotgun went off', but last nights newscast correctly described it as 'the officer accidentally discharged his shotgun, striking himself in the foot'.

glad the guy is okay.

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PATH
May 16, 2003, 05:13 PM
No such thing as Accidental! It is negligence pure and simple.

QuarterBoreGunner
May 16, 2003, 05:16 PM
Pain is a great teacher. Really glad he kept the foot; 12 ga (assuming #00) at close range... ouch.

spacemanspiff
May 16, 2003, 05:17 PM
but....thats not possible! the police spokesperson went to great lengths last night to show that this officer had xx years of experience on the police force, was working with xxxx task force and knew what he was doing.


seriously though, it would be great to hear them describe every ND as a ND, but since we have to settle for only two options: 1. the gun went off magically of its own accord; or 2. the gun was accidentally discharged, i'll be satisfied to have it described as #2.

PATH
May 16, 2003, 05:20 PM
It had to go off magically! He had so many years experience. Carelessness is negligence when ut comes to firearms. Just glad he did not shoot his foot clean off!

Dave Williams
May 16, 2003, 05:24 PM
has a great firearms training program.

I had a chance to meet a former instructor for them. In 1987 they went to a Gunsite/Modern Technique-based firearms training program. They do "amazing"(necessary) things, like pattern their shotguns and carry the manufacturer's load who patterns best, and putting a card on the stock with a picture of the pattern, so anyone who picks it up will know how it shoots. I understand they are now hiring for those who want to move to America's frontier.

I guess this is why there is an old saying, "There are two kinds of shooters, those who've had ADs, and those who will."

I hope the officer makes a full recovery.

Dave

P95Carry
May 16, 2003, 05:32 PM
I certainly wish the guy well with recovery but as I have said many times ........ ''accidental?'' .... NOPE. ''Negligent''? Almost certainly - Yes.!

simon
May 16, 2003, 05:55 PM
Another...:eek:

http://www.ops-se.com/Videos/Negligence.mpg

Pilgrim
May 16, 2003, 06:11 PM
http://www.ops-se.com/Videos/Negligence.mpg

What happened to the shooter and shootee?

QuarterBoreGunner
May 16, 2003, 06:18 PM
I've seen that video before- still can't believe my eyes.

I'm gonna guess that the guy in custody probably had a change of heart after that incident.

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