Skip to comments.Hartford (CT) Officer Shot In Arm By Accidental Discharge Of Gun
Posted on 09/29/2013 5:06:42 AM PDT by raybbr
HARTFORD A police officer's gun accidentally discharged during a response to an armed robbery on Franklin Avenue on Saturday, and an officer was shot in the arm, police said.
It was not clear whether the officer whose gun discharged was shot, or another officer. The injury to the officer's forearm is non-life threatening, police said.
The officers were responding at about 9:30 p.m. to a report of an armed robbery at the Subway restaurant at 465 Franklin Ave.
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just assume Glock every time one of these accidents happen.
Should have left his bullet in his pocket.
“The officers arrived shortly thereafter, and while clearing the building, one of their guns discharged, police said.”
Make him a bodyguard for Malloy.
“one of their guns discharged, police said.
Humans, the biggest problem is humans.
The police acted stoop idly.
I'm not changing my policy:
Just assume an automatic assault rifle.
AR-15 Shotgun perhaps...
That must be a special gun only issued to LEO's...that can discharge all by themselves...
After all LEO's are the pros when handling guns ...right ?
In all the years have I have owned guns, never once did I come home and found one of them had discharged accidentally...
But the gun said “Oops!”
I'm sure it actually said "My Bad" / S
I hate that phase...
A professional mishandled a firearm? I'm surprised.
Thats really pathetic... Great catch.
This from "Guns America" website:
"If there is a must have product at SHOT 2012, it is the Akdal MKA 1919 semi-auto shotgun, exclusively imported in the US by RAAC. It looks like an AR-15, but it is a super-sized version made for 12 gauge shotgun shells in both the 2 3/4″ and 3″ size."
If you search by "AR shotgun", you'll find a LOT of info.
Now, was that what was used in many, if any of the articles written by ignorant reporters? Doubtful.
There aren't that many of them out there yet.
you see... fits my understanding of ATF
I always thought with the name Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, it should be a convenience store...
OMG! That’s unreal.
I don’t assume Glock. I assume not too bright, undertrained, donut-eating twit-wearing-blue forgetting what minimal training the department gave him squeezing the trigger in an adrenalin-induced moment.
By the way, the Subway is about twenty yards from the Dunkin’ Donuts on Franklin Street.
with a few 'minor' adjustments, you can turn one gun into 5 guns
That was funny!!!! Glock????,,,, A Glock????,,,, Gimme a break. I KNOW your being arrogant and I love it. Glocks suck.... Give me a 1911 Colt, Springfield Armory, etc,,,, anytime. I AM a pro shooter and nobody in my sport uses a "spastic plastic".... Just wanted to weigh in bro. Wife ready to go to church, have three guns to repair in my shop before tomorro, grand daughters wanna go out and shoot beer cans and eggs.... Think I'll just stay home an have a good breakfast. Have a good day bro!!!!
Impossible. Some action was taken by someone, not the gun.
Have you heard of someone shooting themselves in the head by discharging a 1911 45ACP after recoil?
The officers arrived shortly thereafter, and while clearing the building, one of their guns discharged, police said.
The gun didnt just discharge.
Some dumb ass fired it.”
Said ‘dumbass’ had its finger inside the trigger guard before target acquisition had been accomplished.
Revision of training protocols is needed, apparently.
Hartford is such a smelly armpit of a city, especially it's north end, that it is common practice at night for the cops to drive around in their cruisers while holding their weapons in hand pointed at the floorboards between their legs.
I am completely serious. about this. It's just a place where you do your time until you can transfer out to the 'burbs.
Anyway, this topic must include references to the accidental discharge greats of all time:
“Hartford is such a smelly armpit of a city, especially it’s north end, that it is common practice at night for the cops to drive around in their cruisers while holding their weapons in hand pointed at the floorboards between their legs.”
That may be an indicator of increased frequency of cases of “Trauma induced ‘Toe-leo Syndrome’ from LEO induced Accidental Discharge”.
And, do the LEO’s ride around with hearing protection? If not, discharge of a firearm within a vehicle may induce Traumatic Aural Discharge - and the Guru wonders if IQ points might leak out along with some blood.
That community may need to consider implementation of an Urban Feral Reduction program.
Have a great Sunday my friend....
There are no accidental discharges, only negligent ones
I often wear my bone stock Remington rand 1911 while hunting. nice parkerized clean... bone stock....made in 1943.
I also break all the rules by carrying condition 2. as I shoot cowboy action, I am use to cocking the hammer as I push the pistol toward the target, not before.......
more often I carry my little, early 90s, Colt Mustang .380acp. fits right in my pocket.
Well.......don't do that!
if, when my boys were like 10 years old and had no problem with recoil like that, I must assume that this was like a 6 year old little girl or equivalent
if you follow the rules of firearm handling. this cannot happen.
here are Jeff Cooper's rules(and the best rules)....
1.All guns are always loaded. Even if they are not, treat them as if they are.
2.Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy. (For those who insist that this particular gun is unloaded, see Rule 1.)
3.Keep your finger off the trigger till your sights are on the target. This is the Golden Rule. Its violation is directly responsible for about 60 percent of inadvertent discharges.
4.Identify your target, and what is behind it. Never shoot at anything that you have not positively identified.
I would have included Remington instead of "etc" but the other half really wanted to go to church but reneged when she realized that she had a hangover. (she's a good woman though). ANYTHING BUT GLOCKS!!!!
Yep - at the range, the rule is to go hands-off when someone is down range - never saw a gun fire without someone handling it or dropping it (older weapons). Most modern weapons are really tough to drop and cause a discharge.
“just assume Glock every time one of these accidents happen”
Yep. Cop + weapon with no safety = accidental discharge. Happens at our range pretty frequently always a cop. They all carry Glocks in our county now.
“...officer’s gun accidentally discharged...”
Take it back to the manufacturer because it is defective...or perhaps correctly report that a police officer accidentally discharged his gun.
Is it too much to ask that journalists report the news instead of editorializing it?
And what does this say to the gun grabbers that want only police and military to possess firearms? I suppose the response will sound something like chirping crickets.
The problem with the ‘it was a Glock’ assertion is this: The NYPD used to have just as many accidental/negligent discharges... back in the 1970s. When all they had were revolvers with heavy DA pulls.
The problem isn’t the weapon.
For generations cops carried double action revolvers with no safety and apparently not as many accidents.
Model 19 with pachmayrs. Looks identical to mine. Errr my sons. I give it to him a few years back. No need for updating. Nuff said.
NYPD stats say otherwise.
But I thought guns were responsible for 'gun violence'??
Possibly. What do they say about putting 60 rounds into a guy who was just taking out his wallet.
They were doing that before the Glock, too. The Rolling Stones made a song about it back in the Stoned Age - Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo aka Heartbreaker.
Remember, many New York City cops interpretation of the New York Reload was to fire both of their revolvers at once.
Dad was NYPD. he retired in ‘68. He joined up in 46 right after the Marines and WW II. Because of the Marines he knew how to shoot and taught me how to shoot. You cannot say that the bulk of NYPD knows how to shoot. It seems pray and spray is de rigueur with the department.
LOLMAO! Never saw that part of the YT vid before. Un-fricking-believeable!!