Even with proper training, accidents do happen.We just had one of these the other days. If this keeps up I'm gonna start believing the gun-rights fanatics that civilians are safer than police.
At 10:44 Tuesday morning, emergency units responded to the Hatfield Township Police Department shooting range on the 300 block of County Line Road for an injury caused by the accidental discharge of a firearm.
According to Hatfield police, Sgt. Stephen Gillen of the Upper Gwynedd Township Police Department was conducting annual firearms training at the range when a round fired into his left foot while he was removing the weapon from his holster.
There were also three officers present for the firearms training, Duffy said.
Describing police work as a “dangerous” job, Duffy said that although it’s rare, accidents can occur even in a controlled environment such as a police range.
I love the opening line of the article. "Even with proper training, accidents do happen (when irresponsible and clumsy gun owners are involved).
The gun rights folks have a lot invested in downplaying accidents, as if they're a part of the deal. The truth is, no accidental shooting is possible unless the gun owner breaks two or more of the Four Rules of Gun Safety.
Why are they so reluctant to take responsibility?
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