(NM) Gun Accidentally Discharges, Kills Owner


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Drizzt
July 1, 2003, 12:27 AM
Gun Accidentally Discharges, Kills Owner

POSTED: 12:55 p.m. MDT June 29, 2003
UPDATED: 12:56 p.m. MDT June 29, 2003

ARTESIA, N.M. -- An Artesia man was killed when the gun he was carrying accidentally discharged.

Jesus Levario, 40, and friends were scouting in the Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico Saturday. He was a passenger in a pickup that hit gravel and began to slide. State police say the motion of the pickup apparently caused the .22 handgun on Levario's lap to discharge, striking him in the abdomen.

http://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/news/2300994/detail.html

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J Miller
July 1, 2003, 12:31 AM
Well, at least it was an "accident", and the gun didn't mean it.
:rolleyes:

RustyHammer
July 1, 2003, 12:29 PM
Darwin's theory strikes again.:banghead:

Carlos Cabeza
July 1, 2003, 01:10 PM
Safety is always on until you are ready to pull the trigger provided the conditions of the other rules are met.

Tamara
July 1, 2003, 01:17 PM
Safety Tip: If the gun or knife starts to fall, just let it fall. If you try to catch it, Bad Things may happen.

El Tejon
July 1, 2003, 01:22 PM
Maybe the gun saw a bear and took direct action?:confused:

TheeBadOne
July 1, 2003, 01:24 PM
Safety Tip: If the gun or knife starts to fall, just let it fall. If you try to catch it, Bad Things may happen.
Agreed, but hard to do at times. Reflex/instintive reaction usually has us automatically reach for things we drop. It's good to keep that in mind BEFORE we drop something.

Ed Brunner
July 1, 2003, 01:32 PM
Agreed, but hard to do at times. Reflex/instintive reaction usually has us automatically reach for things we drop. It's good to keep that in mind BEFORE we drop something

Now would be an ideal time to assimilate that pearl.

Standing Wolf
July 1, 2003, 09:01 PM
State police say the motion of the pickup apparently caused the .22 handgun on Levario's lap to discharge...

Couldn't have had anything to do with the safety being off and a finger being in the trigger guard!

4v50 Gary
July 1, 2003, 09:06 PM
I'd like to see tests done on that particular firearm to determine whether the sear/hammer can slip (or if it has a free floating firing pin, whether it has enough inertia to discharge the gun). Otherwise, could it be moider?

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