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May 22, 2008

WHOOPS, II

A firearms instructor in southern Massachusetts has been assigned to other duties after his gun accidentally went off while he was teaching a class on weapons safety.

(Thanks to Siouxie)

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That brings a new meaning to ripping one in your pants....

Again? Didn't we just read this?

Oh, yeah. "Whoops, II".

Seems like the safest place to be is anywhere other than a firearm safety class.

"Hold mah gun and watch this"

"Er, I mean watch this while I hold mah gun"

*KABLAM!*

Class, don't do it this way.

You got it, Annie. Handguns for everyone, and let Darwin sort it out! We'll evolve into a species with no brains but great aim.

Did you ever see "Armed and Dangerous" with Meg Ryan and John Candy?

This was her VERY basic lesson on handling guns:

"Just remember, when you pull the trigger, the bullets come out going very, very fast. So make sure to keep the weapon pointing away from you. Now that's about it. You are now armed... guards. God help us all."

Doesn't this happen, on average, about once a month?

Course Feedback Evaluation Form (please circle most appropriate answer):

1. I found this course to be ________ useful:
 a. very
 b. moderately
 c. dramatically
 d. ROFL

2. My instructor was __________ the course material.

 a. very familiar with
 b. oblivious to
 c. a perfect example of
 d. bleeding all over

3. I would recommend this instructor and course to _________

 a. law enforcement officers
 b. You Tube

LMAO Meanie.

My Dad was a range instructor in the Army. He trusted no one else in anything involving firearms.

He also carried two white hankies. One was for blowing, one was for identifying "hang fire" situations.

Yes, Josh. It happens at least once a month. I'd bet that the trainer blows his nose on his shirtsleeve.

"Awwwright class, ya'll ready to shoot somethin'???"

About 20 years ago, my sister's father-in-law was telling us how his stupid brother had shot his toe off while crawling through a barbed wire fence. He then demonstrated, and, right there in front of us, blew off his own toe.

Ya gotta ask why he was demonstrating anything but actual firing with a loaded weapon. That's usually the first lesson.

bali, that was BRILLIANT!

Snork! at Meanie.

Ok, blogits, keep your firearms holstered, your cars off the tarmac, your foxes outside the kitchen, your underwear on at the ATM, your gourds guarded, your eyes on the road, your moose parts fresh, your bra size private, your donkeys running free, your deer well coiffed and your gas contained (at least until the blinking camera light stops).

Carry on!

Slinks out®

Excellent, Meanie. And *snork* at bali. That's too perfect.

Siouxie, I did post a response of sorts to your query back under the fox thread...

It could have been worse. Just ask DEA agent Lee Paige.

Anybody else remember this YouTube video from a couple of years ago?

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0411061foot1.html

While giving a lecture to a class of high school kids, Paige - in a sudden attack of dumb@$$ery, drew his sidearm, proclaimed to the assembled students that "I'm the only one in this room professional enough to carry this Glock forty"...and then proceeded to shoot himself in the leg while trying to reholster it.

Paige later sued his employer, saying that by somebody leaking the video to the Internet, DEA had caused him embarassment and emotional distress.

Eddie Izzard: "Guns don't kill people, people kill people, and monkeys do too (if they have a gun).”

Others might want to check out my post at the end of the fox thread too. It turns out Hillary is way behind in the feline vote...

I saw that, Steve. My cat doesn't have that problem ;-P

It sounds like this instructor may end up being discharged.

Guns do not kill people. Bullets kill people. If you are killing a person with a gun, you are using the wrong tool. Right tool for the right job, people!

Here is the secret, guns NEVER accidentally go off.

*WAVES weapon of choice @ Hammie!!!*

*Waves carefully @ Siouxie!!!*

I knew it; they're trained for "friendly-fire".

the safety on a glock handgun is on the trigger

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