Don’t let experience breed disregard

The following story details a professional required to use firearms in their daily job, having failed to heed the rules of safety.

1. Failed to treat all firearms as loaded

2. Failed to keep muzzle pointed in a safe direction.

3. Failed to keep finger off of trigger until ready to use the firearm. (I will make the presumption that the officer’s carry weapon was a Glock. Glock touts perfection, but I believe the requirement to pull the trigger in order to disassemble the firearm is far from perfection. Forcing a user to break a rule is to me a clear imperfection.)

Published in: on January 19, 2010 at 9:20 pm  Comments (4)  
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  1. It strikes me as odd that anyone is defending a negligent discharge as anything other than an the mistake that it is. I don’t care if you’re in you’re on a SWAT team or just a mall security guard… If you fire your gun accidentally or negligently then I hope the embarrassment stays with you for the rest of your life so that you will be more cautious.

  2. Oh please don’t get me wrong. I am not defending his negligent discharge.

    But I think it’s fair to state that having a firearm that requires you to touch the trigger for a reason other than emitting a bullet is not a design I’d call ‘Perfect’

  3. Damn shame. I hope she makes a good recovery.

    Many striker-fired guns require pulling the trigger for field stripping. But she had to break 2 other rules to make this happen. There’s a reason why there’s 4 of them.

  4. Absolutely agreed. The final blame lays with the shooter and not the gun.

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