As another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter.
I came across this story of a Special Officer of the Secret Service shooting themselves accidentally, and am moved to point out a few things about Negligent Discharge.
"Today at approximately 4:00 pm, a Secret Service Special Officer assigned to the Washington Field Office, was involved in an accidental discharge of a weapon while on duty. The officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Someone I listen to a great deal is Tom Gresham on Gun Talk as I dearly liked his father. Mr. Gresham carries all the time in all situations, and he always has a round the chamber, as do all law enforcement, and depending on the hand gun, there are various half cocks, safety and block, to the trigger being the safety in the newer models, but that trigger is only as safe as your finger not on the trigger.
Mr. Gresham like all who have a round in the chamber note that a gun not carried that way, is a piece of metal and one can get killed in the time it takes to jack a round into a semi automatic. I on the other hand never carry a round in the chamber, unless it is a situation where I will be pulling the trigger, and in that, I NEVER HAVE MY FINGER ON THAT TRIGGER as that is how discharges take place.
Guns find ways of going off in being dropped, being jarred, and sears for some reason that day being light. That is why I never carry a round in the chamber as the police do, as the police have a great record of shooting themselves.
There are rules, but the police break the rules all the time. They break the rules in high stress as the Muslim officer in Minneapolis shooting a White woman, and they break the rules in pulling their gun out after duty and putting a finger on the trigger and shooting themselves.
- All guns are always loaded. (Even if they are not, treat them as if they are.)
- Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy. (For those who insist “this particular gun is unloaded,” see Rule 1.)
- Keep your finger off the trigger till your sights are on the target. (This is the Golden Rule. Its violation is directly responsible for about 60 percent of inadvertent discharges.)
- Identify your target, and what is behind it. (Never shoot at anything that you have not positively identified.) What I mean by the term negligent discharge (ND) is, a round fired from an officer’s weapon that they didn’t intend to fire. Several factors can enter into the causation of a ND, but they almost invariably involve mishandling on the officer’s part.
What took place with this Aux Secret Service agent, gender no identified, as they had their gun loaded as they always do, and they reached back, for some reason either missed the draw, the weapon got caught, and they shoved it back into the holster which depressed the trigger, or more probable, they put their finger on the trigger while drawing the weapon and shot themselves with a nice bullet brand down their ass. Yes asses stick out and hot bullets with powder will smoke your pants and scorch your ass cheek every time to remind you that the excuses coming out of your mouth are bullshit.
The aftermath of this is, dumbfounded looks, statements of them not doing it, scowls from colleagues who do not like having bullets blasting holes in floors to ricochet and department heads having to explain why the new affirmative action hire to please some politician has to have this story swept away, so the big shots do not get into trouble.
I will state again, because Mr. Trump is not moving on this reform, in the Lame Cherry advocates only the FBI, Federal Marshals and Secret Service be trained and armed.
Everyone else can use a cell phone and dial 911 or file a report.
I do not believe any law enforcement officer should have a round in the chamber. If police realize they are not ready to fire, they will not press situations to combat mode, and even the Secret Service has no use for loaded guns in protecting anyone, as like Bobby Kennedy, they end up putting a round into RFK's skull.
While a firearm is always loaded and treated that way, I always carry the rounds in the magazine, with safety on, and it does not require more than 2 seconds to jack a round in. I make a point of being aware as all law enforcement should be, and if the danger signals go off, then it is time to stop, take cover and rack a round.
Few have been the times that I had problems with safeties on. My problems have been in the safety was off as I did it automatically in drawing my firearm. I make a policy of this in checking safety and chamber, as once a gun goes off, there is never taking any bullet back.
I also do not want my ass branded by a hot bullet as I can not afford medical bills and I have better things to do than have a hot ass burn for three days.
None of this will change in the experts or law enforcement, but it is the mode of carry which is what I have practiced at, as the times are rare when I am upset that a gun has gone off, and I have never had one go off by accident in my possession.....but I have had others with guns go off and it displeased me to a decade later in those asstards.
America needs a unified concealed carry, but it also needs a unified code of weapon carry, in not a regulation, but an accepted practice of not carrying a firearm with a round in the chamber, as we are not like firearm's industry experts or law enforcement, getting free ammo, so we can practice with a couple hundred rounds a month.
Nothing will change though, but that is why people are shooting themselves in their asses.