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    Talking Now this is embareASSing!

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    Bizarre Shooting: Cop Drops Pants, Gun Falls Out

    LAST UPDATE: 4/20/2005 3:54:30 PM
    Posted By: Andrea Rigsby

    A bizarre shooting involving an off-duty San Antonio police officer Wednesday.

    Police say the officer was using the restroom at an auto auction on Ackerman, when he pulled down his pants his gun fell out. The gun hit the ground and went off.

    A fragment of the bullet hit another man in the leg. He was taken to Southeast Baptist Hospital in Good condition.

    Police say it was just an accident and the officer won't be charged.

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    Another one somebody isn't going to live down anytime soon.

    Glad to hear it was minor.
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    You would have thought that a cop would have a quality weapon that would not discharged under such circumstances. But this makes me worry more now about a civilian with a concealed carry permit who bought an inexpensive gun for self protection with no regard for the quality of the gun. Now we have to worry about the guy in the next stall being a "CCW" permit holder... we aren't safe even on the throne!!
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    I bet he had no problems with his bowl movment - even if he didnt have to go
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    Oh my Your right, he's NEVER going live that down
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    And I always thought the nightstick would be more dangerous in a restroom....
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    Isn't this the funniest story you have ever read?

    1. A man receives a GSW
    2. A weapons malfunction occurred
    3. A holster malfunction occurred (if he was wearing one)
    4. An officer will have to undergo an intensive IAD investigation. He may not be charged criminally, but he will undergo an unnecessary and stressful IAD review.

    The only possible way this could have been funnier was if one of them were killed!

    You people are the same sorry excuses for public servants who scream when somebody writes a friggin' cartoon making fun of FF. You pathetic hypocrites.
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    Originally posted by Dave404
    I bet he had no problems with his bowl movment - even if he didnt have to go
    ROF-LMAO!! And yes, I am sure that said officer will not live it down for a long time. Kinda like the H.M.C. who keeps popping up every so often. Eh Tanker?
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    Originally posted by GeorgeWendtCFI

    You people are the same sorry excuses for public servants who scream when somebody writes a friggin' cartoon making fun of FF. You pathetic hypocrites.
    Whatever George. I'm sure you're going to label me as "anti-cop" too now right?

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    Actually, no. All you did was post the article. Why?

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    Oh no......... You guys woke the angry bear........
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    Originally posted by firenresq77
    Oh no......... You guys woke the angry bear........
    Just think of him like your grumpy Grandpa. He's gruff and complains about everything, but you still need to see him because every now and again he brings you a little gift.
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    You people are the same sorry excuses for public servants who scream when somebody writes a friggin' cartoon making fun of FF. You pathetic hypocrites.
    no actualy the story is funnier then hell!
    do i hate cops no !
    am i glad no one was hurt YES!

    this is just a story where the guy is gonna have his balls busted for a long time and eventualy gonna look back and probably chuckle at it himself.

    cops have personalitys like the rest of us and are sure gonna rag this guy to death !

    now if someone was seriously hurt then things would be different .

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    Very curious about the firearm.

    Very curious about a holster, and if one was used, the manufacturer and retention level.

    Unfortunate event... luckily he's alive.
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    got a big ol can of LIGHTEN UP! for ya george, but you probably dont drink.
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    Originally posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    3. A holster malfunction occurred (if he was wearing one)
    At least it won't be defined as a "wardrobe malfuntion". The pants apparently down on purpose.

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    Aren't there "safeties" on guns? Wouldn't/Shouldn't that be in use while doing a bathroom break? I can understand it not normally being in use, but not at that time. Would that have stopped an accidental discharge?


    By the way George, I know a fire arms instructor for the State police who years ago, while cleaning his weapon, "fatally" shot an IBM typewriter while in the office. He went through the whole investigation/questioning process too. He still laughs, embarrassingly, about it today. It has not ruined his life or career, he just gets his balls continuously busted.
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    Originally posted by Bones42
    Aren't there "safeties" on guns? Wouldn't/Shouldn't that be in use while doing a bathroom break? I can understand it not normally being in use, but not at that time. Would that have stopped an accidental discharge?

    Almost all have some type of safety. Glocks, which are far and away the most common LE sidearm, don't have a traditional safety. They've got an inner trigger and an outer trigger that must be pulled at the same time. If you hang the bottom of the trigger on something, no matter how hard you pull it won't fire. However, if you somehow manage to get both hung at the same time, 5 or 6 pounds of pressure later GLOCK GO BOOM.

    I've been around and owned guns all my life but Glock handguns scare the crap out of me.

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    Originally posted by mcaldwell
    Just think of him like your grumpy Grandpa. He's gruff and complains about everything, but you still need to see him because every now and again he brings you a little gift.
    ROTF!!!! that's great, I never even thought of him that way. but it's a very apt description.

    as for the story, one of the reasons it's so funny is that is happened, and everyone lived to talk about it. and just think, what are the odds that the holster malfunctioned, and the firearm malfunctioned, and the officer's wardrobe probably malfunctioned too (because his civilian clothes permitted the holster to malfunction), and resulted in this story making the news?

    Bones, in relation to your story, that was why my dad always taught me to make sure any gun was unloaded before you started cleaning it. otherwise firearm malfunctions can occur
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    Originally posted by Bones42
    Aren't there "safeties" on guns? Wouldn't/Shouldn't that be in use while doing a bathroom break? I can understand it not normally being in use, but not at that time. Would that have stopped an accidental discharge?


    By the way George, I know a fire arms instructor for the State police who years ago, while cleaning his weapon, "fatally" shot an IBM typewriter while in the office. He went through the whole investigation/questioning process too. He still laughs, embarrassingly, about it today. It has not ruined his life or career, he just gets his balls continuously busted.
    Nobody was injured in his incident, were they? Apples and oranges.

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