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Gun owner has ND w/Glock at show-Houston

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MechAg94, Jun 5, 2007.

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  1. MechAg94

    MechAg94 Member

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    I was sort of surprised this story hasn't shown up. My mother of all people heard it mentioned on the radio and asked me about it.
    Details are sketchy. It sounds like the guy didn't check the chamber before trying to disassemble his Glock. It also sounds like he carried his concealed pistol into the show and past the 30.06 sign and the police officers who are there to check guns and put the tie wraps on them. Not a smart move all around. Thankfully, I didn't hear any mention of anyone talking about banning shows and such.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/metro/4858523.html

     
  2. churched

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    I saw this story over on glock talk. I really hope no one here will connect this guys ND with Glock. I feel he was very irresponsible in his actions. From what I heard he thought the firearm was in fact clear but was incorrect in that assumption. Also are not there law enforcement at the entrance to clear and tag handguns entering the show? That was my understanding any way.
     
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    **** The following is NOT a Glock bash ****

    One thing that always made me nervous about breaking down a Glock (or S&W Sigma) is pulling the trigger to release the slide.

    I check my Kimber 3 or 4 times to make darn sure it is unloaded. With the Glock it's more like 6 or 7 times. That guy picked a really bad time to not triple/quadruple check. Fortunately nobody else was harmed
     
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    "He pulled the trigger barrel over his hand and shot himself "


    ALWAYS keep those trigger barrels pointed in a safe direction!
     
  5. CountGlockula

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    I know this is plain as day.....

    Obviously, genius never checked the chamber to see if it was loaded.
     
  6. MudPuppy

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    There are in Austin, but they don't frisk you and if you're carrying concealed...
     
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    Bad deal. I wonder if he did the classic rack the slide THEN drop the mag?
    You have to violate one of the rules to dissassemble a Glock, but I still like 'em.
     
  8. Linkinlog

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    Yes, there is law enforcement at the gate when you enter the gun show. I happened to miss this gun show but have been to plenty of them at the GRB convention center. They don't frisk you but do tell you to present any weapons for inspection / tie wrap.
     
  9. Boats

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    Why not connect the ND to Glock?

    Chances are, that when a ND story hits the wires, a Glock is involved nine out of ten times. If the header had merely said "Negligent Discharge Livens Up Texas Gunshow," I'd have put money on the weapon involved being a Glock.

    There also seems to be a strong correlation between careless gun owners and a desire to own a Glock product if the pistol's design is blameless for the numerous negligent discharges that seem to "just happen" around them.
     
  10. IllHunter

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    I experienced the cure for this when I first saw a real gun in boot camp. We were in a classroom and the gunner's mate racked the .45 and dropped the magazine. He then asked if the gun as empty and when we said yes he discharged the blank into the air. To say the room jumped would be putting it mildly. Since that day I have never failed to check for a shell in the chamber.
     
  11. Dimensio

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    Gunguys.com had a take on this story, wherein they lay the blame squarely on the gun and suggest that blaming the "victim" for being careless is inappropriate.
     
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    Then it's another controversy of who is to blame: The gun or the person?
     
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    I remember that. I was thinking, "Wasn't a member here at that show right where it happened?"
     
  16. MechAg94

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    They have the officers at the entrance at every Houston gun show I have been to. I think I have been to all of them at one time or another.
     
  17. Frandy

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    • I consider the design of the Glock unfortunate.
    • I consider the owner of the Glock responsible.

    Frankly, I hope so.
     
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    If you like them, then you should stop spreading misinformation about them. You do have to pull the trigger to disassemble a Glock, but you can pull the trigger without violating any safety rules. :cuss:
     
  19. Justin

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    Yeah, they're wacky like that.
     
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    Man I'm glad to have THR back
     
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    Like the proverbial rubbernecker driving past a car wreck, I just had to go and look at how that "gun guys" site spun this.

    So shooting oneself in the hand by mistake is "violence" now? By that "logic," would a paper cut from a newspaper be considered "press violence" which justifies repealing the First Amendment? :scrutiny:
     
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    I can't believe I'm the first to say it...

    ...but does this remind anyone of the infamous, "Dis heah, a Glock fawty..."
     
  23. Kurt S.

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    H___, I was there (sorry, Elmer)

    I must have been way over on the other side of GRB when it happened. Folks were talking about what had happened a couple of minutes ago, "some ol' boy blowed his fingers clean off with a Glock .40". All I recalled hearing was a sound like a large object hitting the ground after dropping about 15-20 feet. I have heard plenty of gunshots in all kinds of situations and environments in my day and I don't remember hearing one on Sunday.

    Not making any judgements, but the show is clearly posted with 30.06 signs and they have real Houston cops who ask everybody if they have a firearm or ammunition on them. They disable firearms with a cable tie. I suppose somebody could forget "dang, what's this G22 doing on my hip in an IWB holster, flat fergot it was there, real sorry about that".

    In case nobody recognized me, I was the fat balding middle aged white guy with spectacles. :D
     
  24. HellsBelle

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    My SO had something similar happen to him at a show not long ago. The shot rang out and whizzed right past his ear. He was madder than hell about it and says he thinks he has some hearing loss due to this nimrod not checking the chamber.
     
  25. El Tejon

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    How do we know this guy is not a fed?:D

    Hey, mon, don't be grabbin' no time from da Rasta Narc, mon!

    Rasta Narc=>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhIJOVD8hwY

    Remember, check the chamber with your eyes and your finger and that way people won't call you "stumpy".:D
     
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