Skip to comments.State forest ranger shot himself in the leg during training at a firing range
Posted on 11/03/2011 8:14:39 PM PDT by GJ15
The state forest ranger who shot himself in the leg during training at a firing range in Lake George last week is out of the hospital, officials said.
Ranger Jim Giglinto was at the state Department of Environmental Conservation's regional headquarters in Ray Brook earlier this week, officials said.
DEC spokesman Michael Bopp said it was unclear when Giglinto would return to work, and a DEC investigation into the incident was ongoing.
Giglinto suffered a wound to a leg when a bullet grazed him late Friday afternoon.
The gun was triggered by a cord that was on a windbreaker jacket he was wearing that apparently dropped into his holster before he put the weapon in it, authorities said.
As he slid the gun into the holster, the cord or a plastic piece on it caught the trigger, officials said.
"This was winter gear training, and he was wearing a coat that was not his normal gear. And it was a cord on that jacked that got in the way," Bopp said.
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Full Metal Windbreaker
The bulb burns dimly
So why will nothing happen to him for this incident, while Plaxico Burress spent over a year in prison? Because New York City laws violated Burress’ 2nd Amendment rights - with impunity. Why didn’t the NRA offer to pay for his defense and attempt to overturn the Sullivan Laws?
Is Plaxico Burress taking on a second job?
any relation to this guy??? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am-Qdx6vky0
Was this an assault weapon? Was it registered?
He almost developed a serious case of “Glock C%ck”.
Well that’s probably a 6 figure worker’s comp settlement and a lifetime of disability pension payments for this government union “worker”.
I call “horsepuckey” on the possum-sheriff’s explanation of the incident.
Ranger Barney had his finger inside the trigger guard while reholstering the weapon!
Of course if the “idjits” in charge would let them use 1911 style pistols and Barney thought to re-engage the thumb safety, Barney would still have his jump shot! But as it stands, they just made more Glock-a-molie!
I hate all that friggin’ striker-fired trash!
“So why will nothing happen to him for this incident...”
Silly!!Now you KNOW there are rules for them...and rules for us peons and peasants....even if some of ‘em can run pretty quick and catch a pigskin...
I’m a big Glock fan, but that does sound like a Glockish incident.
Idiocies like this are why they are called “the armed & rangerous”.
I hear a song coming on. “The Ballad of Ranger Jim”.
Another Glockligent discharge!
Self defense does not seem to be his strong point.
Take away his gun and give him pepper spray and bells.
Just a BIT stiffer?
THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID! (snicker)
What you have there is my cure for whiney rifle shooters (who read too many gun magazines) complaining about their rifle triggers.
Keep up the good work.