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Shooting victim bids on firm that made flawed gun
AP ^ | July 25, 2004 | AP

Posted on 08/12/2004 6:37:27 AM PDT by Former Military Chick

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To: FateAmenableToChange
TCR got snotty with me. I should have known from my time on rec.guns that Glockaphiles have no sense of humour that they're aware of, and will rant endlessly at any perceived slight to the object of their affections. I shouldn't have responded at all.

The points remain.

1) You can't disengage the safety on a Glock. Nor can you engage it. It simply is. I don't consider the trigger thingy a safety.

2) You can engage or disengage the safety on a Beretta, and apparently you can clear the weapon with the safety engaged. That, and not the pointless nattering about Glocks, answered my question.

3) Spare me the "safety is between your ears" lecture ... I do a better job of giving it.

51 posted on 08/12/2004 12:14:15 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Former Military Chick
Because of the gun's design, its safety mechanism had to be released to unload the round in the semiautomatic's chamber.

If that is true... can't argue with a Jury ruling that the manufacturers had a faulty product and liable for this persons injury.

52 posted on 08/12/2004 12:17:01 PM PDT by HamiltonJay ("You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.")
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Is the M1911 a defective design?


53 posted on 08/12/2004 12:30:13 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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3) Spare me the "safety is between your ears" lecture ... I do a better job of giving it.

As far as I can see, your screen name is accurate, your claim to expertise is irrelevant, and I can totally understand another poster, such as TC Rider - and now myself -, "getting snotty" with you. Save the internet commando stuff for your trainees.

54 posted on 08/12/2004 12:37:04 PM PDT by FateAmenableToChange
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