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State forest ranger shot himself in the leg during training at a firing range
The Post Star ^ | November 2, 2011 | Don Lehman

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at poststar.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; banglsit; leg; self; shot

1 posted on 11/03/2011 8:14:51 PM PDT by GJ15
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To: GJ15

Full Metal Windbreaker


2 posted on 11/03/2011 8:17:17 PM PDT by TwoSwords (Has anyone seen my suspension of disbelief pills?)
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To: GJ15

The bulb burns dimly


3 posted on 11/03/2011 8:20:09 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: GJ15

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?


4 posted on 11/03/2011 8:26:55 PM PDT by montag813
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To: GJ15

Wardrobe malfunction?


5 posted on 11/03/2011 8:29:54 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management.)
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To: GJ15

Is Plaxico Burress taking on a second job?


6 posted on 11/03/2011 8:31:01 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: GJ15

any relation to this guy??? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am-Qdx6vky0


7 posted on 11/03/2011 8:32:12 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: GJ15
Hopefully this ranger will encounter in his career nothing more dangerous then an angry raccoon. Self defense does not seem to be his strong point.
8 posted on 11/03/2011 8:32:57 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: GJ15

Was this an assault weapon? Was it registered?


9 posted on 11/03/2011 8:37:27 PM PDT by umgud
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To: dog breath

He almost developed a serious case of “Glock C%ck”.


10 posted on 11/03/2011 8:40:31 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: GJ15

Well that’s probably a 6 figure worker’s comp settlement and a lifetime of disability pension payments for this government union “worker”.


11 posted on 11/03/2011 8:41:44 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: GJ15

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!


12 posted on 11/03/2011 8:42:35 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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13 posted on 11/03/2011 8:43:07 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: montag813

“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...


14 posted on 11/03/2011 8:51:32 PM PDT by mo
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To: GJ15

I’m a big Glock fan, but that does sound like a Glockish incident.


15 posted on 11/03/2011 9:06:05 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: GJ15

Idiocies like this are why they are called “the armed & rangerous”.


16 posted on 11/03/2011 9:16:53 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: GJ15

I hear a song coming on. “The Ballad of Ranger Jim”.


17 posted on 11/03/2011 9:40:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: GJ15

Another Glockligent discharge!


18 posted on 11/03/2011 9:54:04 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: dog breath
Hopefully this ranger will encounter in his career nothing more dangerous then an angry raccoon.

Self defense does not seem to be his strong point.

Take away his gun and give him pepper spray and bells.

19 posted on 11/04/2011 3:30:37 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: GJ15

....dumb-ass.


20 posted on 11/04/2011 7:02:27 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: noprogs
Guess I was brought up that you KNEW what was around the trigger...although the double action trigger pull on my favorite is a bit stiffer than with most Glocks.


21 posted on 11/04/2011 7:36:42 AM PDT by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: GJ15
At least he's not as bad as this guy:


22 posted on 11/05/2011 11:32:05 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Mr Rogers

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.


23 posted on 11/08/2011 2:59:11 AM PST by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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