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Secret Service Agent Accidentally Shoots Self
KEYT ^ | 2/4/2011 | staff

Posted on 02/04/2011 7:33:34 PM PST by RKV

A Secret Service Agent is recovering after accidentally shooting himself Friday morning.

It happened just before 10 a.m. at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department shooting range on Aviation Drive, in Camarillo.

A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department says the gun went off as the agent was putting it back into his holster

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As sorry as I am about what happened to this gentleman, let NO one tell you that "professionals" are the only ones to trust with guns. I've been shooting since I was 8 and never put a hole into anything I didn't mean to.
1 posted on 02/04/2011 7:33:35 PM PST by RKV
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To: RKV

Booger hook, bang switch.


2 posted on 02/04/2011 7:35:09 PM PST by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: RKV

Dang, I hate when that happens.


3 posted on 02/04/2011 7:35:13 PM PST by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: RKV

Me either except my water heater and fau


4 posted on 02/04/2011 7:35:31 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: RKV

GLOCK misperfection?


5 posted on 02/04/2011 7:37:10 PM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic is now on Kindle.)
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To: RKV

SS is so overrated!


6 posted on 02/04/2011 7:38:51 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Travis McGee

LOL.Yep lets blame it on those nasty Glocks.


7 posted on 02/04/2011 7:39:18 PM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: RKV

let NO one tell you that “professionals” are the only ones to trust with guns. I’ve been shooting since I was 8 and never put a hole into anything I didn’t mean to.


Complacency is a killer!

I always treat my tools like they are loaded, safety off, one in the chamber or in the barrel the hammer is pulled back and it’s got a hair trigger. Even when I know they are empty!


8 posted on 02/04/2011 7:39:30 PM PST by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: Travis McGee

Don’t know what the feds are carrying. My older brother carried 5 days a week for LAPD for 17 years and never put a hole where he didn’t want it to go. Of course that bad guys put 2 into him, but he managed to go home alive at the end of his shift, so that counts as a win. I don’t own glocks, but have plenty of others, and never manage to shoot myself.


9 posted on 02/04/2011 7:39:58 PM PST by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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To: RKV

Is his name, Barney?


10 posted on 02/04/2011 7:40:02 PM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: RKV

I am sorry this happened. I hope he recovers quickly.


11 posted on 02/04/2011 7:41:18 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Obama and the left are making a mockery of our country.)
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To: RKV

If I had to protect he-who-must-not-be-middle-named I’d be tempted to shoot myself as well...


12 posted on 02/04/2011 7:41:24 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 745 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Travis McGee

I used to go to the range with a buddy of mine who worked for Bren as in Bren ten and test fire weapons it was scary funny


13 posted on 02/04/2011 7:41:56 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: al baby

Bitchen, I’m a licensed plumbing contractor and have a couple very good friends that are HVAC contractors. Give me call when you need a professional.

Mind if I’m packing heat?


14 posted on 02/04/2011 7:42:47 PM PST by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: RKV

He was probably informed of his next assignment...barry’s security detail.

Can’t say I’d blame him what so ever.


15 posted on 02/04/2011 7:43:13 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: RKV
A government Secret Service Agent is recovering after accidentally shooting himself Friday morning.

Lemmme guess, he's going to retire on a medical at 38 years old, with $85,000 per year in government pension, for the rest of his life, and all the peasants in the private sector will be forced to pay for it.

This is exactly what will happen...

16 posted on 02/04/2011 7:43:39 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: al baby

Hell yeah. Sonny Crockett rocks!


17 posted on 02/04/2011 7:44:06 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: RKV

Professional, I would call that guilty of ingnorance in the 1st degree.


18 posted on 02/04/2011 7:44:08 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: RKV

“I’ve been shooting since I was 8 and never put a hole into anything I didn’t mean to.”

Understood...

However...

“I still miss my Ex - but my aim is getting better!!” :)


19 posted on 02/04/2011 7:44:27 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: RKV
My guess is, if said Secret Service Agent had been carrying a Colt Detective he would still have a holster without a hole in the bottom along with a hole-less leg
20 posted on 02/04/2011 7:44:30 PM PST by Tupelo
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

ROFLMAO!


21 posted on 02/04/2011 7:45:22 PM PST by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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To: Travis McGee; GSP.FAN

GLOCK envy?


22 posted on 02/04/2011 7:45:41 PM PST by BipolarBob (Even the earth is bipolar.)
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To: Tupelo

I’ve carried Glocks over 20 years and have only shot myself 4 or 5 times./s


23 posted on 02/04/2011 7:46:25 PM PST by umgud
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To: 23 Everest

This was many years ago thanks I carry a b - license


24 posted on 02/04/2011 7:47:08 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: RKV

Finger on the trigger while reholstering is my guess. Poor trigger discipline N.D.

And I bet we never know if I’m right.


25 posted on 02/04/2011 7:47:49 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: 23 Everest

I do the same. I learned that respect for guns from my parents, and I hope that most owners have experienced the same childhood lessons.


26 posted on 02/04/2011 7:48:57 PM PST by digital-olive
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To: Travis McGee

I think Secret Service carries the Sig in .357 Sig.


27 posted on 02/04/2011 7:49:34 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: BipolarBob

Great guns point shoot.


28 posted on 02/04/2011 7:50:32 PM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Sounds about right. ND. No excuse.


29 posted on 02/04/2011 7:51:26 PM PST by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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To: al baby

Your “B” beats my C-36, General.


30 posted on 02/04/2011 7:53:16 PM PST by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: FreedomPoster
Possibly getting the thumb break of a pancake holster into the trigger and giving it a good push. I don't know which trigger they have. I know ICE has the same gun in .40 cal with the DAK trigger, but I've never shot one.

The only Sig I ever carried was the compact in 9mm in the Navy, but it had the conventional DA/SA trigger with a de-cocker.

31 posted on 02/04/2011 7:53:44 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: RKV

GLOCK!


32 posted on 02/04/2011 7:58:48 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: RKV

Someone probably told him he had to be willing to take a bullet for the president. So he thinks, “MAN this is probably gonna really hurt,,, but ok, its my job i guess, ,,,here goes,,,, BANG!”

OUCH!! F&%K!!!


33 posted on 02/04/2011 8:00:32 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: RKV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLsg0EvZozI


34 posted on 02/04/2011 8:01:12 PM PST by JNRoberts
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To: umgud
"I’ve carried Glocks over 20 years and have only shot myself 4 or 5 times./s" I think you understand what I mean.
By the way, I too like Glocks.
35 posted on 02/04/2011 8:01:23 PM PST by Tupelo
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

A retired Marine told me this one:
“What do you do when you start to miss your ex?”
His self answer:
“I recommend 2 clicks right windage!”
LOL


36 posted on 02/04/2011 8:02:35 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: umgud

I spoke recently to an in-law who owns a Glock. He isn’t as knowledgeable as he should be. I pointed out the notion that as far as a Glock is concerned - the holster is the safety. He was somewhat puzzled. I suggested that he buy a thousand rounds and sign up for an NRA sanctioned pistol training course and practice till the 1k ammo runs out.

I know one person who sold his Glock and replaced it with a Springfield XD Tactical - the one with the thumb safety as well as the grip safety and mis-named ‘trigger safety’.


37 posted on 02/04/2011 8:04:22 PM PST by PeteCat
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To: RKV

Oh, right, blame the victim.


38 posted on 02/04/2011 8:04:32 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: RKV

Has this article passed the smell test?


39 posted on 02/04/2011 8:05:13 PM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I have been shooting since I was old enough to remember and was taught safe gun handling from the same time, but I have had an accidental discharge. OK it was a negligent one but it was easy to have happen.

I was 18 and had bought a new Colt 1911 from Gibson’s in Ft. Walton Bch. Fl.

As I lowered the hammer on a live round, the hammer slipped off my thumb and it fired. Fortunately I did have it pointed safely at the ground.

Either the slide or hammer cut the end of my thumb. I still have a tiny scar to remind me.

I am actually glad it happened as I have never done anything like that since. I have to remind myself sometimes to never get complacent tho.


40 posted on 02/04/2011 8:05:13 PM PST by yarddog
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To: RKV

“A Secret Service Agent is recovering after accidentally shooting himself Friday morning.”

I’m just surprised that all secret service morons haven’t shot and killed themselves.

I dealt with these dolts in the Marine Corps.They tried to kill LBJ with typical SS stupidity but missed.

Here’s the SS scorecard in the last 50 years - one president dead, two nearly killed.

The idiot secret service couldn’t stop a dog rolling in his shit.

I could pick any 10 privates from the army or the Marine Corps to give a president better protection than the clown SS.


41 posted on 02/04/2011 8:05:28 PM PST by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: Tupelo

I treat my Glocks like a d/a revolver with a 5.5lb trigger pull. Keep yer finger off the trigger and protect the trigger guard.


42 posted on 02/04/2011 8:06:09 PM PST by umgud
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To: RKV

BFL


43 posted on 02/04/2011 8:07:06 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: RKV

Golleeee, yet another one of thum thar guns that just “go off” all by themselves...ya ever notice that no one ever pulls the trigger on these things? Nope, they just spontaneously fire themselves...it’s a miracle!


44 posted on 02/04/2011 8:11:11 PM PST by j-damn
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To: RKV

Yes,

But you’re dangerous. Only a “professional” agent with a badge and title should have a gun./sarc


45 posted on 02/04/2011 8:11:16 PM PST by Red6
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To: GSP.FAN
I agree.

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46 posted on 02/04/2011 8:12:04 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Bare facts yes. But an ND, well, there’s lots more too it than will make the news.


47 posted on 02/04/2011 8:14:13 PM PST by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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To: PeteCat

I bought a new Ruger SR 9 last month. It has a safety but I figure if I shoot myself I can just shake it off.


48 posted on 02/04/2011 8:16:04 PM PST by tumblindice ('Bi-partisanship': we all pretend the Democrats are still in charge)
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To: j-damn

Laws of physics be damned.


49 posted on 02/04/2011 8:16:48 PM PST by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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To: RKV

You never be “professional” like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uADb3NyYlSA

Or did he say “pofesional?”


50 posted on 02/04/2011 8:20:51 PM PST by Red6
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