Skip to comments.Pastor's daughter dies from injuries suffered in accidental church shooting
Posted on 02/18/2012 1:45:45 PM PST by exhaustguy
A pastor's daughter who was rushed to Bayfront Medical Center after she was accidentally shot in the head at church has passed away, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
Read more: http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_pinellas/pastors-daughter-dies-from-injuries-suffered-in-accidental-church-shooting#ixzz1mlsofSi2
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Just like that.
What a moron.
My wife’s new Ruger LC9 has a magazine safety built in. If the magazine is removed it won’t fire even with a round in the chamber. It’s idiots like this guy that forced them to design this feature.
Sounds like he was clearing the chamber and it fired. What are the odds?
A magazine safety is probably a good idea, but you’d never want to count on it.
Until it’s cleared it would be wise to treat the gun like it’s not cleared — point it in a safe direction like down.
Nope. Rule # 1: Every gun is loaded.
Isn’t it the cardinal rule that when one is clearing a chamber especially when it’s status is unknown that a weapon should ALWAYS be pointed at the ground.
Looking at a firearm in church ? Looks to me like neither the firearm owner or either of the respective young buyers have any business owning a firearm. According to the news article the gun went off. Correction, was it was fired. Thats what happens when you pull the trigger with a round in the chamber.
Concealed carry permit holder surely at least had a firearms safety class right ?
Poor girl and her family.
“My wifes new Ruger LC9 has a magazine safety built in. If the magazine is removed it wont fire even with a round in the chamber. Its idiots like this guy that forced them to design this feature.”
Brilliant feature. I hope it catches on.
Get out of my mind, you answered my question before it was asked.
Second, the rules: Don't point a weapon at anything you don't want destroyed, and don't put your finger in the trigger guard until it's time to shoot.
Parents, teach your children in the way that they should go, and they will not depart from it.
This man will never get over what he did.
Not intentionally, but negligently, killing his own daughter.
His life is in utter ruin.
What about the rest of the family?
She’s dead, he’s her killer and a basket case.
May God have mercy on them...
Of course I’m not sure where in the church this happened, or if there was another occupyable/occupied floor (basement) beneath. Up (not in anybody’s face of course) might be a safer direction than down depending on such parameters.
“Not intentionally, but negligently, killing his own daughter”
The pastor didn’t kill his own daughter. Reread the article
This is almost like getting struck by lightning. There was a little bit that could have been done to head it off, like having lesson 1 be that the gun is to be treated as loaded until proved otherwise, and removing the magazine is not enough to prove that. What’s perhaps almost as unfortunate is that all anti gun nuts will be jumping on this tragic bumble from now till doomsday, and so somebody will end up getting scared out of carrying self defense that he or she will need, and will get accosted and hurt or killed by someone whom the gun would have warded off.
I think better phrasing is, "Treat every gun as if it's loaded".
The statement, "Every gun is loaded" is false. The problem is that one can never be sure and that it is better to be safe than sorry. We don't want people to think that their knowledge of the state of the gun can override the rule.
“What a moron.
My wifes new Ruger LC9 has a magazine safety built in. If the magazine is removed it wont fire even with a round in the chamber. Its idiots like this guy that forced them to design this feature.”
Almost 20 years ago I had an accidental discharge with a S & W 40 that had a lever safety and a magazine safety. The magazine was removed and the lever safety were on as I tried to remove a soft nosed round hung up on the edge of the chamber. It missed my thigh and blew out a glass panel on my sliding glass doors. I sheepishly took it back to the gun shop and suffered the humiliation of relating my story in front of the owner and 4-5 hangers-on. When the laughter died each and every veteran gun owner related a story of their own accidental discharge in a somber tone.
BTW Smith and Wesson contacted me and bought the two year old gun back for exactly what I paid for it.
Not sure what floor, but he was showing it off in a storage closet. And from earlier articles I don’t think it was the pastor that had the gun - but obviously whoever it was will have a hard time dealing with it.
Just last weekend there was a shooting near me. Guy at a party put his gun in the safe ‘cuz he knew he would be drinking. Midway through the party he showed it off to his buddies - keeping the magazine in the safe. After showing it off put it between the bed mattress. And later still showed it off again, and pointed it at a wall and pulled the trigger to show them it was “empty”.
Same thing - hit a 20 year old girl in the head on the other side of the wall. Killed her. All because of an “empty” gun.
He was a legal concealed carry, but still an idiot.
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