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Accidental Discharge at a Shoot This Weekend

A gentleman was accidentally shot by an unchecked full auto 1919. Hit in both legs severing his main arteries. Life flighted out. If a lead EMT hadnt been at the range, the guy probably would have bled to death.

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About :45 - 1 min in I was leaning so far to the right I almost fell outta my chair.
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About :45 - 1 min in I was leaning so far to the right I almost fell outta my chair.
Yeah no kidding. That camera guy is nuts for being on that end of the gun!

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A gentleman was accidentally shot by an unchecked full auto 1919. Hit in both legs severing his main arteries. Life flighted out. If a lead EMT hadnt been at the range, the guy probably would have bled to death.

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ADs are very rare, u sure it wasn't a Negligent Discharge?

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ADs are very rare, u sure it wasn't a Negligent Discharge?

Sorry to hear that. A .308 makes meat into hamburger.
Accidental, negligent, whatever term. Guy got shot.
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About :45 - 1 min in I was leaning so far to the right I almost fell outta my chair.
Gawt damned!
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Accidental, negligent, whatever term. Guy got shot.
Where at? Local?


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Wow, hope he makes it ok. What happened exactly? Was he handling the gun personally or was it someone else and shot him? Was he around the gun as well or just a bystander?

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WTF what is the number one safety rule of guns? Treat it as if it were loaded.

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Wow, hope he makes it ok. What happened exactly? Was he handling the gun personally or was it someone else and shot him? Was he around the gun as well or just a bystander?
He had a table set up next to the 1919 owners table. The 1919 owner had the gun wrapped in a blanket. Sat it down on the table. Moments later there was a bang and a guy screaming. How it went off I dont know.

My buddy said the sheriffs, dps all arrived. No one would fess up. Authorities threatened to just seize all guns at the range and finally someone came forward. I dont know the guys name, but he was at the shoot I was at Friday.

Victim has been threw 9 units of blood, they're asking for donations of more blood and he may lose a leg or both.
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^ damn that is fucked up. No wonder my mom fears for my life.

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My buddy said the sheriffs, dps all arrived. No one would fess up. Authorities threatened to just seize all guns at the range and finally someone came forward. I dont know the guys name, but he was at the shoot I was at Friday.

Seriously? I'd like to see them try that.

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Seriously? I'd like to see them try that.
We all know that people are scared of the police and if they want to make an open threat to get the job done we all know they will.
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We all know that people are scared of the police and if they want to make an open threat to get the job done we all know they will.
I know, but it doesn't make it right.

I'd love to see someone call them on it.

How the fcku are you gonna take my gun when it was the gun on that table over there???? Officer, please GTFO!

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I don't think they knew which gun or who was involved, so the whole area was considered the scene.

I'm sure they probably meant they were going to detain everyone rather then take everything and wave as they were leaving.
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I know, but it doesn't make it right.

I'd love to see someone call them on it.

How the fcku are you gonna take my gun when it was the gun on that table over there???? Officer, please GTFO!
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I don't think they knew which gun or who was involved, so the whole area was considered the scene.

I'm sure they probably meant they were going to detain everyone rather then take everything and wave as they were leaving.
Which brings up a thought I've pondered...

The guy who taught the CHL class we took last week is a cop, and he told a story about getting pulled over. The duty cop refused to accept the CHL ID card when presented and asked just for the DL. When he (duty cop) noticed a shotgun in the back, he asked why he had it. Driver cop said he was hunting and duty cop said it's not hunting season, blah blah...and asked for the CC gun, took it, cleared the ammo and complained about not getting a CHL license handed to him. He then "tossed" it on the hood of the truck, then took the shotgun and disarmed it too. Story went on from there, but the driver was not charged with anything and was given his guns back on the scene...

FYI, driver cop was hog hunting.

My question may not relate [completely] to this story but.. Lets say a cop was threatening to seize your gun. If you know he is wrong in his actions, he can still jail you for non compliance (if thats the correct term) right?

FWIW, I've never had any issue with a cop, thinking that he was in the wrong about anything he was doing pertaining to me. I have just had this question on my mind for a long time and thought someone may have an answer.


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My question may not relate [completely] to this story but.. Lets say a cop was threatening to seize your gun. If you know he is wrong in his actions, he can still jail you for non compliance (if thats the correct term) right?
I would tell him to take it and I will have my attorney come and get it at a later date. It's against the law for them to keep your CC gun in Texas. They can keep it until the traffic stop is over but by law they have to give it back when finished. So, i would love for a cop to keep mine. I could probably get a nice little settlement from the department that way...

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I would tell him to take it and I will have my attorney come and get it at a later date. It's against the law for them to keep your CC gun in Texas. They can keep it until the traffic stop is over but by law they have to give it back when finished. So, i would love for a cop to keep mine. I could probably get a nice little settlement from the department that way...
If you tell him to take it, then you have just given your consent. How are you going to have a leg to stand on when you are on video/audo telling him to take it?

How about you just play out the stop and if he keeps it, then make a complaint, but be sure to ask him his justification for his actions.

And as far as a settlement goes, don't hold your breath. If a govt agency is only limited to $250k for a death, how much do you really think you're gonna get for the inconvenience of having your gun temporarily confiscated? It's not like you just hit the lottery.

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