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Old 01-14-2015, 12:05 PM
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You all know I stand up for all of our Police officers. This is not a bash, but another warning that, in the blink of an eye, what can go wrong will.


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Published on Jan 13, 2015


cop shoots off finger Officer Darrell Smith asked to see a .380 caliber handgun when he visited the Barren Outdoors in March, according to a lawsuit filed Friday.
The clerk retrieved a weapon from beneath the glass display counter and hands the gun to Smith, who was wearing his Glasgow police uniform at the time.

Security camera video shows Smith examining the weapon, which the officer does not realize is loaded.

He cocked the weapon, which then fired and blows off a portion of the officer’s left index finger.

“He’s permanently disfigured, he went through a lot of pain and suffering,” said his attorney, Alan Simpson. “He’s gone through several surgeries. He’s got a lot of medical bills that have to be paid. It ended his career and he’s going to have a lot of lost income.”

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Why in the hell was that gun loaded in the first place?
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Old 01-14-2015, 12:18 PM
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Damn lucky nobody was killed.
He never should have been handed a loaded gun,
He also should never have pulled the trigger.
Imagine if it was pointed at that clerk, or another customer.
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How does losing part of an index finger end his career??
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Why in the hell did he pull the trigger is the question.
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I saw this yesterday. I'm dumbfounded on both parties behalf. On one side, why would the store hand ANYONE a loaded weapon like that? And second, why would the officer not check to see if its loaded? I always check if the guns I handle are loaded, no reason this officer shouldn't have..
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Being an officer I thought he would have cleared the gun first?
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Hmmm, the idiot is also a duchebag!

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Why in the hell was that gun loaded in the first place?
Exactly, WTF. At any gun shop when you go in and you ask to see a handgun, before giving it you they always check to see if its loaded or not.
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So the clerk did not do a chamber check before handing over the weapon, bad form.

So the cop did not do a chamber check and drops the hammer on a live round and it's Not His fault.....BS.
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Originally Posted by THE BARRACUDA View Post
Exactly, WTF. At any gun shop when you go in and you ask to see a handgun, before giving it you they always check to see if its loaded or not.
This.

Even after they check to make sure it is unloaded I always do a double check.
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Originally Posted by USSLIVEACTION View Post
Why in the hell did he pull the trigger is the question.
When handling a gun I may purchase I always squeeze the trigger to see how it feels/responds/creeps/etc. as do 99% of the people who buy guns. Having said that, prior to even thinking about squeezing a trigger I make damn sure the gun is unloaded.
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I've been a in a few stores where they don't check it first. I always do anyway. But it's amazing that that thing was sitting in there with at least one round in the magazine. Right before he pulls the trigger, the cop racked the slide. Did he not feel the bullet? Every gun I've every racked has a distinctly different feel when a bullet slides home vs. being empty. I assess liability at 50-50 and order that all damages go to a charity. Cop doesn't deserve to get shit. He and the store should pay for that crap.
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Originally Posted by Striper In View Post
Being an officer I thought he would have cleared the gun first?
Being a responsible gun owner he should have cleared the gun.


Gun Rule #1

ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED.

Treat them as such.
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Originally Posted by gtpvettte View Post
How does losing part of an index finger end his career??
Ask this guy.
Cop's staple gun accident among many N.J. disability pensions that could cost taxpayers more than $100M
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Only in America.
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Originally Posted by arbogb06 View Post
This.

Even after they check to make sure it is unloaded I always do a double check.
Of the discount variety?


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Originally Posted by arbogb06 View Post
This.

Even after they check to make sure it is unloaded I always do a double check.
That's wonderful but they are 100% responsible. You have to treat the customer as a complete idiot, regardless. A lot of guys that go into a gun shop don't have a clue. Just because he is a police officer does not change a thing. The shop is responsible.
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he was forced to shoot. as you can see in the video, his hand was going for the gun.
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both the store and the officer broke the major rules of safe firearm handling.
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