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(Omaha World Herald)   You'd think a firearms instructor and former police officer would know better than to accidentally shoot himself in the leg while parked outside of a school, waiting for his son   (omaha.com) divider line 136
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2014-01-25 05:16:15 PM
Good notified 911 of the shooting.

Imagine making that call.

/While I originally filed this under "Never gonna gonna live this down" I think now I'll also cross index it with the "Funny cause it didn't happen to me" and "awkward" files.
 
2014-01-25 05:16:28 PM

UndeadPoetsSociety: BumpInTheNight: At this point its no more shocking that this happens then meetings doctors who smoke, IT professionals who choose weak passwords or bartenders who drink.  People sometimes do things that they should ironically know better then anyone is harmful to them self, meh.

But you see, none of those things have nearly as much potential for collateral damage as these nitwits do, which why there should be a whole lot fewer people wandering around with loaded guns to make this shiat possible.


Now, where did I hear that before??
Oh yea, up on Mt Hyperbole.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-25 05:19:18 PM

No Soap Radio: [a2.img.talkingpointsmemo.com image 652x365]


When one uses GIS to find Barney Fife images different frames from that video now show up...
 
2014-01-25 05:19:41 PM
it is amazing what some will do to entertain themselves !
 
2014-01-25 05:20:39 PM
It's a common injury.  Heck, I've shot myself in the leg twice in the last year.  Most gun owners shoot themselves in the leg once a year or so.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-25 05:20:44 PM
www.freewebs.com
 
2014-01-25 05:25:16 PM
Amusing and interesting fact......


Back in the late 1800s during the so called "wild west" era:


....more people were killed or maimed by accidental discharges than actual "gun fights" or encounters with hostile Indians/bandits etc.

Rifles, handguns and shotguns had exposed hammers and many times it would snag when pulled out from a saddle bag or whatever and BOOM!!!
 
2014-01-25 05:26:17 PM

Molavian: It's a common injury.  Heck, I've shot myself in the leg twice in the last year.  Most gun owners shoot themselves in the leg once a year or so.


Walk it off.
If severe, run it off, Pussy.
 
2014-01-25 05:29:44 PM

snocone: Molavian: It's a common injury.  Heck, I've shot myself in the leg twice in the last year.  Most gun owners shoot themselves in the leg once a year or so.

Walk it off.
If severe, run it off, Pussy.


Rub some dirt in it and put on a farking jersey.
 
2014-01-25 05:30:16 PM
Was that leg a "thug" leg?
 
2014-01-25 05:32:20 PM
Only use bullets that are not leg magnets. They are a little more expensive but so much better when you want to stay out of Fark.
 
2014-01-25 05:35:39 PM

Doom MD: Dnrtfa. Was it glock leg? I bet it was glock leg. Not a huge fan of the "safety features" on that gun.


TFA didn't specify.

I'd almost guarantee it was a Glock, though.

You want a common-sense gun law?  Ban the sale of handguns without safeties.  And no, that trigger thing on a Glock is NOT a safety.
 
2014-01-25 05:36:12 PM
"Former Police Officer"

Next question.
 
2014-01-25 05:36:39 PM

craigdamage: Amusing and interesting fact......


Back in the late 1800s during the so called "wild west" era:


....more people were killed or maimed by accidental discharges than actual "gun fights" or encounters with hostile Indians/bandits etc.

Rifles, handguns and shotguns had exposed hammers and many times it would snag when pulled out from a saddle bag or whatever and BOOM!!!


Still a good number of revolvers and pistols with exposed hammers, and several million Marlin and Winchester lever action rifles, all with exposed hammers. Doesn't seem to be a problem.
 
2014-01-25 05:36:39 PM

OnlyM3: Remember kids.
Police officers are hired if they meet the requirement of FAILING an I.Q. test.

Keep that in mind and you'll never be surprised at their stupidity again.


FAKE
 
2014-01-25 05:44:51 PM

DarkVader: Doom MD: Dnrtfa. Was it glock leg? I bet it was glock leg. Not a huge fan of the "safety features" on that gun.

TFA didn't specify.

I'd almost guarantee it was a Glock, though.

You want a common-sense gun law?  Ban the sale of handguns without safeties.  And no, that trigger thing on a Glock is NOT a safety.


But then what else are the common rabble going to fellate as the BESTEST HANDGUN EVAR?

/hate glocks.
 
2014-01-25 05:49:21 PM

Doom MD: Dnrtfa. Was it glock leg? I bet it was glock leg. Not a huge fan of the "safety features" on that gun.


First thing I did reading the article was CTRL-F "glock".  They don't mention the type of handgun but I'll bet its a certain piece of combat tupperware.

Call me old fashioned but I like a gun that I can look at and see a nice clumsy external safety.  I treat Glocks like poisonous snakes when I'm around them at the range or a buddies place.  I know they're just waiting for me to do something even a little careless.
 
2014-01-25 05:51:23 PM
Another shooting in a gun free zone. When will the liberal gun grabbers learn?
 
2014-01-25 05:52:44 PM

trackerbri: Doom MD: Dnrtfa. Was it glock leg? I bet it was glock leg. Not a huge fan of the "safety features" on that gun.

First thing I did reading the article was CTRL-F "glock".  They don't mention the type of handgun but I'll bet its a certain piece of combat tupperware.

Call me old fashioned but I like a gun that I can look at and see a nice clumsy external safety.  I treat Glocks like poisonous snakes when I'm around them at the range or a buddies place.  I know they're just waiting for me to do something even a little careless.


This. Give me an HK45, HK USP, P30, 1911, CZ...

And none of that Ruger/Beretta/Smith and Wesson crap with the backwards safety on the slide.
 
2014-01-25 05:53:32 PM
Why does he have a bullet in the chamber with the safety off?
 
2014-01-25 05:54:10 PM

forgotmydamnusername: craigdamage: Amusing and interesting fact......


Back in the late 1800s during the so called "wild west" era:


....more people were killed or maimed by accidental discharges than actual "gun fights" or encounters with hostile Indians/bandits etc.

Rifles, handguns and shotguns had exposed hammers and many times it would snag when pulled out from a saddle bag or whatever and BOOM!!!

Still a good number of revolvers and pistols with exposed hammers, and several million Marlin and Winchester lever action rifles, all with exposed hammers. Doesn't seem to be a problem.


That's because modern revolvers and pistols and rifles, even those made to look like old firearms, have additional safeties built in. Like transfer bar safety, firing pin block safety, etc,

Old revolvers are still recommended to carry with one chamber empty.
 
2014-01-25 05:57:14 PM

BalugaJoe: Why does he have a bullet in the chamber with the safety off?


1. Not all firearms have a manual safety.

2. A bullet in the chamber won't fire just because the safety is off, if there is one.

3. He pulled the trigger, so it fired.

4. If he didn't pull the trigger, he wouldn't have hurt himself.

Some people lack the training, the mental capabilities, the trigger finger control, to not stick their finger in the trigger guard when "stroking" their firearm while waiting for their kid at school. He was one of those guys.
 
2014-01-25 05:57:20 PM

clintster: Mega Steve: clintster: He just farking shot himself?

He had it coming

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paxk_LPmdMI

Been done before


I feel bad for laughing at the slow-mo part

/but only a little
 
2014-01-25 05:59:55 PM

No Soap Radio: [a2.img.talkingpointsmemo.com image 652x365]


img.fark.net

Wait a minute - isn't that Richard Sherman?
 
2014-01-25 06:00:11 PM

Kit Fister: trackerbri: Doom MD: Dnrtfa. Was it glock leg? I bet it was glock leg. Not a huge fan of the "safety features" on that gun.

First thing I did reading the article was CTRL-F "glock".  They don't mention the type of handgun but I'll bet its a certain piece of combat tupperware.

Call me old fashioned but I like a gun that I can look at and see a nice clumsy external safety.  I treat Glocks like poisonous snakes when I'm around them at the range or a buddies place.  I know they're just waiting for me to do something even a little careless.

This. Give me an HK45, HK USP, P30, 1911, CZ...

And none of that Ruger/Beretta/Smith and Wesson crap with the backwards safety on the slide.


The S&W M&P autos can be had with a safety in the correct place. Just not in California, ironically, because of the expensive, unnecessary, PITA state safety testing requirements. S&W doesn't think there's sufficient demand to justify the cost of testing the manual safety versions.
 
2014-01-25 06:02:06 PM

gund: BalugaJoe: Why does he have a bullet in the chamber with the safety off?

1. Not all firearms have a manual safety.

2. A bullet in the chamber won't fire just because the safety is off, if there is one.

3. He pulled the trigger, so it fired.

4. If he didn't pull the trigger, he wouldn't have hurt himself.

Some people lack the training, the mental capabilities, the trigger finger control, to not stick their finger in the trigger guard when "stroking" their firearm while waiting for their kid at school. He was one of those guys.


And some people cut the pull down on the trigger, just tthhaat much.
 
2014-01-25 06:03:58 PM
Why all the hate on Glocks? Don't you have trigger control?
 
2014-01-25 06:06:05 PM

DarkVader: Doom MD: Dnrtfa. Was it glock leg? I bet it was glock leg. Not a huge fan of the "safety features" on that gun.

TFA didn't specify.

I'd almost guarantee it was a Glock, though.

You want a common-sense gun law?  Ban the sale of handguns without safeties.  And no, that trigger thing on a Glock is NOT a safety.


revolvers don't have safeties, besides the internal transfer bar safety, which isn't something you can manually turn on or off..

GUND: ....more people were killed or maimed by accidental discharges than actual "gun fights" or encounters with hostile Indians/bandits etc.

Rifles, handguns and shotguns had exposed hammers and many times it would snag when pulled out from a saddle bag or whatever and BOOM!!!

Still a good number of revolvers and pistols with exposed hammers, and several million Marlin and Winchester lever action rifles, all with exposed hammers. Doesn't seem to be a problem.

That's because modern revolvers and pistols and rifles, even those made to look like old firearms, have additional safeties built in. Like transfer bar safety, firing pin block safety, etc,

Old revolvers are still recommended to carry with one chamber empty.

This...
with a modern revolver with a transfer bar safety, the hammer could be on a loaded chamber, and you could literally pound the back of the gun against a brick wall and it wouldn't fire...

firearms of the 1880's not so much...
 
2014-01-25 06:10:04 PM

BalugaJoe: Why does he have a bullet in the chamber with the safety off?


You mean like this?
 
2014-01-25 06:10:05 PM

lunging_man_ass: Why all the hate on Glocks? Don't you have trigger control?


I gave up flintlocks also.
 
2014-01-25 06:10:26 PM

Piizzadude: NO I would not think that, especially with the OVERWHELMING amount of Responsible Gun Owners we have in this county, as evidenced with every shooting.


Considering the millions of people who own/carry, the numbers are pretty small.
 
2014-01-25 06:11:25 PM

AngryDragon: BalugaJoe: Why does he have a bullet in the chamber with the safety off?

You mean like this?


I'll try that again.  Perfect safe:

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-25 06:13:35 PM
The shooting victim, Douglas Trent Good, was wounded in a leg and taken to a hospital, the Mills County Attorney's Office said.

www.deargrumpycat.com
 
2014-01-25 06:13:54 PM
GLOCK! No safeties!
Perfectly safe!

Not.
Nobody is safe from stupid.
 
2014-01-25 06:15:00 PM
FTA: According to Good's LinkedIn profile, he also worked as a police officer in Creston and has a master's degree from Bellevue University.

LinkedIn? Man, if anything ever puts me in the news, I guess the article will end with "he also worked as a test pilot for the experimental aircraft division of a fictional Japanese corporation and chairs the covert activities department of an imaginary university."
 
2014-01-25 06:16:44 PM

BMulligan: Some folks around here think of me as a "gun grabber" because I favor broad local authority to regulate firearms, but I seem to be missing the point of this submission. Accidents happen. People have bad luck. Everyone suffers lapses in judgment from time to time. But no one was killed, and none of the children were hurt, so what's the big deal?


Felony?
 
2014-01-25 06:20:31 PM

trackerbri: Doom MD: Dnrtfa. Was it glock leg? I bet it was glock leg. Not a huge fan of the "safety features" on that gun.

First thing I did reading the article was CTRL-F "glock".  They don't mention the type of handgun but I'll bet its a certain piece of combat tupperware.

Call me old fashioned but I like a gun that I can look at and see a nice clumsy external safety.  I treat Glocks like poisonous snakes when I'm around them at the range or a buddies place.  I know they're just waiting for me to do something even a little careless.


Yes rely on a safety. It will never let you down. In fact its so safe you can hold it to your head.
 
2014-01-25 06:21:09 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: GLOCK! No safeties!
Perfectly safe!

Not.
Nobody is safe from stupid.


Ahh, I remember before Glock went upscale.
Is required reading in Ermey Class.
 
2014-01-25 06:22:34 PM
namatad:I assume that he was arrested and charged, right?
There is no need to read the article.

I KNOW that we have zero tolerance for guns in school zones. RIGHT?


They only actually bring you in if a crime's definitely been committed or they're ready to charge you.  This would actually be legal if the gun was just in his car (your car is legally "on your property" where licensed carry is concerned) and hadn't discharged, so they actually have to investigate before they decide whether to bring charges.

If charges are brought (e.g. it's determined that he has sufficient liability that it's more negligence than accidental), though, the school thing is going to be a factor, since it's mentioned directly in what the cops said they were investigating.

The most likely conclusion is going to be him being called a dumbass, his carry licensed revoked if he has one, and told to fark off.  Being stupid isn't actually illegal in the US.
 
2014-01-25 06:24:00 PM

Jim_Callahan: namatad:I assume that he was arrested and charged, right?
There is no need to read the article.

I KNOW that we have zero tolerance for guns in school zones. RIGHT?

They only actually bring you in if a crime's definitely been committed or they're ready to charge you.  This would actually be legal if the gun was just in his car (your car is legally "on your property" where licensed carry is concerned) and hadn't discharged, so they actually have to investigate before they decide whether to bring charges.

If charges are brought (e.g. it's determined that he has sufficient liability that it's more negligence than accidental), though, the school thing is going to be a factor, since it's mentioned directly in what the cops said they were investigating.

The most likely conclusion is going to be him being called a dumbass, his carry licensed revoked if he has one, and told to fark off.  Being stupid isn't actually illegal in the US.


School property. Wtf are you talking about?
 
2014-01-25 06:31:37 PM
First thought- Florida
Second thought- Texas
(read article, overlooked source)
Third thought- Glock

My Smith 9 has an ambidextrous safety, lever faces front.
Usable with either one handed or two handed grip
Also has disconnect/safety block between firing pin and hammer
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-25 06:42:40 PM
I've perfected a method of preventing mis-fire.

I don't buy guns.
 
2014-01-25 06:45:01 PM

d23: I've perfected a method of preventing mis-fire.

I don't buy guns.


Too easy to steal.
 
2014-01-25 06:48:58 PM
Considering that almost every cop I've ever seen shoot couldn't hit the ground with a full magazine if they had all day to try, I would expect the only way they could hit anything was by accident.
 
2014-01-25 06:54:36 PM
It makes me wonder sometimes that those of us with a ccp should carry arms in public to defend ourselves against cops. Seems to me, a lot of cops carry guns just like a wallet. My brother in law is a retired cop, bet he carries one as well. It's like a penis extension for them.
 
2014-01-25 06:56:01 PM

craigdamage: Amusing and interesting fact......


Back in the late 1800s during the so called "wild west" era:


....more people were killed or maimed by accidental discharges than actual "gun fights" or encounters with hostile Indians/bandits etc.

Rifles, handguns and shotguns had exposed hammers and many times it would snag when pulled out from a saddle bag or whatever and BOOM!!!


Citation needed
 
2014-01-25 07:09:22 PM
External safeties are great but they require a fine motor skill to be performed under stress when seconds count.  I train people on many different brands and models of firearms.  All guns have one thing in common, if they are in proper working order, they will not fire unless you put your finger in the trigger guard.  Your finger should NEVER be in the trigger guard or on the trigger until you are ready to shoot.  That is the most reliable safety there is.  Keeping your finger off the trigger will keep any gun from firing.  Also carrying a gun without a round in the chamber is pretty much worthless.
 
2014-01-25 07:13:12 PM

Ex-Texan: It makes me wonder sometimes that those of us with a ccp should carry arms in public to defend ourselves against cops. Seems to me, a lot of cops carry guns just like a wallet. My brother in law is a retired cop, bet he carries one as well. It's like a penis extension for them.


Like the automobile is a penis extension. You know what, you are right. Ban penis extensions. I'm sick and tired of this shiat.
 
2014-01-25 07:22:32 PM
No you wouldn't.
 
2014-01-25 08:02:00 PM

lonerancher: External safeties are great but they require a fine motor skill to be performed under stress when seconds count.  I train people on many different brands and models of firearms.  All guns have one thing in common, if they are in proper working order, they will not fire unless you put your finger in the trigger guard.  Your finger should NEVER be in the trigger guard or on the trigger until you are ready to shoot.  That is the most reliable safety there is.  Keeping your finger off the trigger will keep any gun from firing.


Yep.  Look at how well that's working.  Shut the lights off, Martha, this gun safety thing is foolproof - we're going to rely on gun enthusiasts to be responsible, rational adults who think about things carefully.

Also carrying a gun without a round in the chamber is pretty much worthless.

I don't get it.  Doesn't make your dick feel as big?
 
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