Skip to comments.Could Gun Used in Deadly Shooting be Safer?
Posted on 05/07/2014 8:09:15 PM PDT by smokingfrog
Ever since a 10-year-old boy was shot and killed in Pike County over the weekend when his uncle was showing off weapons he thought were unloaded, There has been attention and scrutiny on the safety of the gun that went off.
Northeast Firearms in Honesdale sells the Glock 27, the weapon used in the shooting death of Hunter Pedersen.
State police said his uncle was showing off the weapon and pulled the trigger not realizing there was a bullet in the chamber.
The question now is: Could the gun be made safer?
Mike Jones took apart a Glock 27 for us at his gun shop. He said the Glock 27 is a popular model, one that comes without a so-called external safety.
It was the same gun, equipped with a laser sight, that wound up killing a 5th grader from Wayne County over the weekend.
Hunter Pedersen was killed when his uncle showed off the weapon Saturday and pulled the trigger.
People came out to support the boys family during a candlelight vigil near Honesdale Tuesday.
I dont want to ever see another family go through something like this. We are all heartbroken, said Linda Honickel, the boys grandmother.
Chad Olm, the boys uncle, is charged with homicide. Investigators said he never checked to see if there was a bullet in the chamber.
All guns are dangerous and sometimes people disrespect them. And thats where the problems begin, said Jones.
Jones said the first rule of gun safety is not to point the gun at anything or anyone unless you intend to shoot. Jones doesnt believe the gun is to blame for Hunters death. The Glock, he said, does not go off unless you pull the trigger.
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Glocks creep me out. And I know im a minority in that. BUT, this guy pulled the trigger. Had that been a 1911, he would have flicked off the safety, and squeezed the trigger.
This isn’t the guns fault.
Anytime you THINK a gun is unloaded, IT’S NOT.
I just don’t see how ANYONE could be stupid enough to point a gun at a kid like that. Even a dog would be smarter than that.
“I didn’t know the gun was loaded.” Good grief.
You got that right!
There’s no Vaccine to prevent Stupidity.
Except for the Chicago Community Organized by Obama, most gun shots fired at children are from UNLOADED guns.
Idiot-proffing guns is simple: always assume that all guns are loaded. DUH!
Change that to “his uncle was showing off the automobile and hit the accelerator” and the results would be just as deadly . . . because it’s the uncle.
I am not a Glock fan either, but I agree. This guy is an idiot and would have probably had the same result no matter what gun he bought.
I’m not sure why anyone would purposefully point a real gun at a boy and pull the trigger, even if it were unloaded.
If I saw a man do that, I’d take it out of his hand and pistol whip the SOB to the point of death or toothlessness, whichever came first.
Treat every weapon as if it is loaded until you have personally checked. Don't think you know it is or isn't, check it.
Never point a weapon at anything or anyone you are not willing to shoot and kill/destroy.
Keep your finger off the trigger unless and until you are ready to fire.
Finally, when you shoot be sure of your target, what is behind it, what is to the sides that might enter the path of the bullet/shot.
Follow these simple, overlapping rules and you too can enjoy a lifetime of accident free firearms ownership and handling with nothing worse than slide bite to show for it.
Yes. Don't sell them to idiots!
They are perfectly safe. They will not go off, even if dropped. They will not go off on their own. They will only fire a bullet when the trigger is pulled with sufficient force.
That being said, there's nothing that can be done to stop us all from being fallible humans:
I only own a Glock 36, is it ok for me to post on a story about a Glock 27?
I was taught the same things. Those years in the Army helped a lot too. I just leave my firearms put away. I really see no purpose in showing anyone what I have for a number of reasons.
Grandpa said “all guns in this house are loaded them unloaded guns keep killing people by accident”.