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(Bangor Daily News)   Maine State Trooper has an accidental discharge. Fark--while 'shifting' in his seat during a staff meeting   (bangordailynews.com) divider line 71
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2013-02-28 12:12:50 PM

Flakeloaf: There is no such thing as an AD. NDs, on the other hand, occur with startling frequency.


This.  The cop was dicking around with it, and *bang*.  Oops.
 
2013-02-28 12:14:30 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: What an HK model acting on its own may have looked like

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There.. had to find an image that would link


one of the best parts of kotor
/meatbag
 
2013-02-28 12:17:48 PM

MBooda: Maine State trooper?
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I'm calling shenanigans.
 
2013-02-28 12:21:33 PM
This could have been avoided if everybody had loaded guns with the safeties off.
 
2013-02-28 12:34:02 PM

No Time To Explain: FTFA: " When asked if the safety was on, he said he didn't have any further details about specifics other than the holster was securely attached to the lieutenant's lap."

/well, there seems to be your problem officer
//derp


one in pipe safety off is the standard method of carry for law enforcement as well as military.  You know... the people "smart" enough to do this for a living.
 
2013-02-28 12:36:09 PM

Farce-Side: I'm no cop apologist, and it does sound like the game wardens could have been in the wrong here, but if he was shooting in a field, then the game wardens did indeed have a reason to respond to the call.  That "less oversight and extra powers" thing I mentioned earlier includes the ability to enter onto and search someone else's ...


Not "a field"; "his property".  And they weren't reporting to a call out to game wardens; they were reporting to a police/sheriff call, presumably by having radios that accessed the same channels.  And let's further state that I've never seen anything stating that game wardens are trained or authorized to shoot a human being dead; around those necks of the woods (pun!) it's more to put down a moose hit by a car.  It's about as absurd as then trying to issue a traffic ticket.
 
2013-02-28 12:51:46 PM
"Accidental discharge". Is that what they're calling a shart nowadays?
 
2013-02-28 01:00:13 PM

offmymeds: "Accidental discharge". Is that what they're calling a shart nowadays?


That's what I thought the headline was about too.
 
2013-02-28 01:12:30 PM
I interpreted the headline as meaning "He shifted in his seat to fart, but crapped his pants instead"
 
2013-02-28 02:05:00 PM

farkingismybusiness: Oh come on. Who hasn't had that happen to them?

/dnrtfa
//I assume it has nothing to do with firearms


I was all geared up to read about how this guy creamed all in his pants, trying to keep my mirth in at the embarrassment he had about strokin' it in the meeting and I get a stupid article about an accidental cop gun firing in the office. I was seriously going to laugh out loud so my office mates could wonder about the maniacal noise coming from my cubicle.

/I am disappoint
 
2013-02-28 03:34:18 PM

OniExpress: Not "a field"; "his property".  And they weren't reporting to a call out to game wardens; they were reporting to a police/sheriff call, presumably by having radios that accessed the same channels.  And let's further state that I've never seen anything stating that game wardens are trained or authorized to shoot a human being dead; around those necks of the woods (pun!) it's more to put down a moose hit by a car.  It's about as absurd as then trying to issue a traffic ticket.


Reading comprehension, how does it work?  Doesn't matter who's field it was, they can come on to it if they are responding to a "shots fired in a field/yard/outdoor area" call on a law enforcement radio channel, which *shock and suprise* they have access to because they are law enforcement officers.  Just because you didn't read the game warden handbook doesn't mean they aren't authorized to use deadly force in response to a perceived threat.  That's why they carry sidearms just like other cops.  The rifles and/or shotguns are a more humane way to put down a moose hit by a car.

And for the record, most state DNR officers do have the power to issue traffic tickets.
 
2013-02-28 05:01:32 PM

Yogimus: No Time To Explain: FTFA: " When asked if the safety was on, he said he didn't have any further details about specifics other than the holster was securely attached to the lieutenant's lap."

/well, there seems to be your problem officer
//derp

one in pipe safety off is the standard method of carry for law enforcement as well as military.  You know... the people "smart" enough to do this for a living.


Yeah, no. Not even in Afghanistan on patrol. One in chamber, safety on in that case and that case only.
 
2013-02-28 05:40:16 PM
What an accidental discharge might look like. (Probably NSFW unless you work for Kraft.)
 
2013-02-28 06:02:22 PM

opaqueluminosity: Yogimus: No Time To Explain: FTFA: " When asked if the safety was on, he said he didn't have any further details about specifics other than the holster was securely attached to the lieutenant's lap."

/well, there seems to be your problem officer
//derp

one in pipe safety off is the standard method of carry for law enforcement as well as military.  You know... the people "smart" enough to do this for a living.

Yeah, no. Not even in Afghanistan on patrol. One in chamber, safety on in that case and that case only.


Army... right?
 
2013-02-28 06:08:23 PM
I used to have that problem...now, I just think about baseball

/the first?
//sheesh!!
 
2013-02-28 06:10:05 PM

Yogimus: opaqueluminosity: Yogimus: No Time To Explain: FTFA: " When asked if the safety was on, he said he didn't have any further details about specifics other than the holster was securely attached to the lieutenant's lap."

/well, there seems to be your problem officer
//derp

one in pipe safety off is the standard method of carry for law enforcement as well as military.  You know... the people "smart" enough to do this for a living.

Yeah, no. Not even in Afghanistan on patrol. One in chamber, safety on in that case and that case only.

Army... right?


Yogimus: opaqueluminosity: Yogimus: No Time To Explain: FTFA: " When asked if the safety was on, he said he didn't have any further details about specifics other than the holster was securely attached to the lieutenant's lap."

/well, there seems to be your problem officer
//derp

one in pipe safety off is the standard method of carry for law enforcement as well as military.  You know... the people "smart" enough to do this for a living.

Yeah, no. Not even in Afghanistan on patrol. One in chamber, safety on in that case and that case only.

Army... right?


Marine Corps, though I'm sure the Army has similar SOP. Weapon goes off safe only when you intend to fire.
 
2013-02-28 07:33:07 PM
Army is nothing in the pipe, air force is chambered/safety off
 
2013-02-28 09:35:25 PM

Yogimus: one in pipe safety off is the standard method of carry for law enforcement as well as military. You know... the people "smart" enough to do this for a living.


That is not my recollection. Safety on unless you are actively shooting, in a firefight, etc... Always safety on though. One in the chamber is correct. It has been a lot of years so some of that may have changed but it seems unlikely.

/USMC
//dumb enough to do it twice
/it paid for college
 
2013-03-01 08:11:45 AM

Yogimus: Army is nothing in the pipe, air force is chambered/safety off


WRONG! Army is call the marine core cause there's bad scary guys out there, Air Force is phone in a drone strike and go back to their lattes.
 
2013-03-01 09:18:54 AM

kendelrio: Yogimus: Army is nothing in the pipe, air force is chambered/safety off

WRONG! Army is call the marine core cause there's bad scary guys out there, Air Force is phone in a drone strike and go back to their lattes.


Ok, that got a chuckle outta me.
 
2013-03-02 03:58:25 AM
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