Negligent Discharge: Miami-Dade Police Officer’s Failure to Follow Safe Gun Handling Rules

I’m sure it’s every cop’s worst nightmare. Handling a firearm and it “just goes off”. Except that’s not what happens. A firearm doesn’t “just go off”. Someone puts their finger on the trigger and pulls it. Then the gun “just

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With Concealed Carry Comes Personal Responsibility

A frightening story from Belize reinforces the responsibility we gun owners have when carrying our firearms legally, no matter where we are. A man was in Brown Sugar Mall, a crowded area called “Tourism Village”, when felt the need to

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Gun Safety Rules must be followed if you don’t want to shoot your penis off

While some people insist on calling this sort of thing an “accidental discharge” I prefer the vastly more accurate term “negligent discharge”. It was no accident that an unnamed man in Birmingham, Alabama, shot himself in the penis on June

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DEA Agent Lee Paige loses case centering around his shooting himself during a gun safety demonstration

Lee Paige, the DEA’s poster-boy for how NOT to handle a firearm, is apparently still a Drug Enfrocement Agency (DEA) special agent stationed in Orlando, Florida, according to a report found online. You may recall the 2004 video of DEA

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Firearm Safety Advisory: You’re NOT one of the Sons of Anarchy…

Chandler, Arizona: On August 2nd, Joshua Seto failed the Stupid Test. Many people who fail the Stupid Test never get a second chance to get it right.  Seto is a very lucky man and he is lucky to be alive.

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Cops shooting cops… just NOT a good idea

News coming out of Columbus, Ohio is not very good.  Sgt. Michael Mourne was shot by fellow officer Stephen Lazar as the team was exiting their vehicle to serve a search warrant. The admonition “Keep your finger OFF the trigger

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Just tell the truth, painful as it might be, okay?

Telling the truth isn’t always easy.  Sometimes it’s downright hard, actually.  Especially when you’ve screwed up, and screwed up really bad. You know, like shooting yourself in your bullet-proof vest because you were stupid enough to point your loaded firearm

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A Hartford Police Officer’s Negligent Discharge

Last Saturday morning a Hartford police officer managed to shoot himself in the hand.  He was inside the police station attempting to remove his gun belt when his sidearm “accidentally discharged” according to Hartford Police spokeswoman Christene Mertes. Dear Christene,

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Firearm Safety Rule #1 — Assume the Firearm is LOADED!

There’s a reason we assume a firearm is loaded… until we prove otherwise. It’s the only safe approach to dealing with firearms. Ignoring this Prime Directive of firearms safety can have some pretty drastic consequences, as one Quebec man learned

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Negligent Discharge near President Obama?

Obama’s on a tour around the world again, promoting whatever it is he stands for.  Lord knows I can’t figure that out. It changes too often. But I digress…  outside the hotel where he was staying, an assistant police inspector

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What’s the first rule of gun handling again?

Gun Safety Rule #1 ALWAYS keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction. Seriously. It’s not that difficult. And it saves having to explain how you managed to shoot both your 4-year-old son and your own mother while you’re “cleaning

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How to Ruin Your Wedding Day

You wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life.  I know mine was.  But then I wasn’t stupid enough to bring an automatic firearm to my wedding reception either.  Seriously.  A news report out of Ankara

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