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Posted: 9/8/2004 8:07:45 AM EDT
guy in Jesup last weekend was riding around his yard in the golfcart with his son. he saw a snake and rushed into the house, got his .45, rushed back out to shoot the snake. somehow he shot himself in the midsection and died before the rescue squad could get to him. man that works with me was his neighbor and said he had been around guns all of his life. don't know the exact details of the discharge, but he is gone.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 8:55:46 AM EDT
Wow, foolishness.

My mama always told me not to run with scissors, I took that to mean scissors and everything more potentially dangerous.

Terrible shame, just think of his son. That was a tough day for him I'm sure.

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:25:31 AM EDT
I've been around guns since I was a kid as well. I've seen AD's and most are negligence. I have had a NG myself after being "certain" my gun was unloaded, "knowing" I'd shot all the ammo I had, and finding out otherwise while testing my trigger and loosing a .270 round out my bedroom window in to the woods across the street. The noise and blast was enough to remove any comfort or complacency I'd developed. It blew out one of the panes in the window and deafened me for a short time.

Now I check and double check. I've since stressed very strongly to anyone I teach about firearms, and anyone shooting with me to make sure it is unloaded before putting it up. even at the range I empty the chamber before putting the gun aside to shoot a different one.

It's certainly easy to get cocky when you've shot all your life and feel very comfotable around them.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:05:41 PM EDT
I think most ND's are a result of "knowing" the gun was empty and pulling the trigger.
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