02 February 2010

Negligent Discharge

The only way a Sig Sauer  - the standard side arm for the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary - could discharge a round is if there was one already in the chamber.

So a bullet that skips off the floor and lodges in a wall other than on the range?

Figure it out for yourself.

Incidentally, that’s why some organizations call it what it is - a negligent discharge -not an “accidental” one.



Tom said...

One RNC leaves his sidearm in a car, and it is stolen, another negligently discharges his sidearm IN POLICE HEADQUARTERS, and between the two RNC events, a Mountie fires four or five rounds from his firearm at a pickup truck.
Shouldn't the respective police agency HQs
(a) investigate,
(b) charge (internally, criminally, or both),
(c)immediately implement SERIOUS safe handling of hand gun training?
Any member of the public would have been facing charges of dangerous or negligent use of a firearm by now.
Surely the police are not above the law?

The Rat said...

"is if there was one already in the chamber."

I'm not sure what your point is other than you apparently don't know that police always carry a loaded chamber. You see, when a nasty guy is coming at you the idea of drawing, then racking, then shooting is just one step too many. But that ignorance is par for the course with Liberal gun experts.

Ed Hollett said...

Oh Rat, spare us all the Connie posturing.

Lots of organizations whose people carry fire arms have situations in which rounds are chambered as a matter of course.

The point here is that it was not an accidental discharge. it would also be somewhat unusual for the weapon to have fired due to some sort of mechanical error.

Odds are there was some measure of negligence, i.e. "operator error" involved.

Of course, if you'd actually read that post and thought about it for a second, you might have realised that there was no need here for you to display your connie ignorance again.

Anny-twits are so convincing.