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80 year old man at church

Postby qmti » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:14 am

This was on the Fox news site this morning. I bet his wife won't let him carry anymore.

TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. – Police in Tennessee say a man accidentally shot himself and his wife while showing off his gun in church.

Tellico Plains Police Chief Russ Parks told The Knoxville News Sentinel that members of the First United Methodist Church were talking about guns in churches.

Parks said the man pulled out .380 caliber Ruger handgun, removed the magazine, cleared the chamber, and showed the gun. He put the magazine back in and returned the gun to its holster.

When someone asked if they could see the gun, he pulled it out saying the gun was not loaded and pulled the trigger.

Parks said the bullet sliced the man's palm, then entered the left side of his wife's abdomen and exited the right side.

The couple, in their 80s, were flown to a hospital with injuries that didn't appear to be life-threatening.
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Re: 80 year old man at church

Postby dl1911 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:53 am

qmti wrote:This was on the Fox news site this morning. I bet his wife won't let him carry anymore.

TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. – Police in Tennessee say a man accidentally shot himself and his wife while showing off his gun in church.

Tellico Plains Police Chief Russ Parks told The Knoxville News Sentinel that members of the First United Methodist Church were talking about guns in churches.

Parks said the man pulled out .380 caliber Ruger handgun, removed the magazine, cleared the chamber, and showed the gun. He put the magazine back in and returned the gun to its holster.

When someone asked if they could see the gun, he pulled it out saying the gun was not loaded and pulled the trigger.

Parks said the bullet sliced the man's palm, then entered the left side of his wife's abdomen and exited the right side.

The couple, in their 80s, were flown to a hospital with injuries that didn't appear to be life-threatening.


Rule #1 - A gun is always loaded - FAIL (treated the gun as if it was unloaded)
Rule #2 - Don't point the muzzle at anything you don't want to destroy - FAIL (was pointing at his palm)
Rule #3 - Finger off the trigger until aimed at target and ready to shoot - FAIL (pulled the trigger when not ready)
Rule #4 - Be aware of your target and what's behind it - FAIL (not only did he shoot himself but also his wife)

Rules. Not good ideas. Not suggestions. Rules that you follow all the time.

Also, bad idea to be showing someone your gun like that. Keep in in the holster unless at home in a safe spot or at the range. Someone wants to see it, show them a picture on your phone even if just from the manufacturer's website or invite them to the range.
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Re: 80 year old man at church

Postby Brian D. » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:04 am

This happened several weeks ago, we hashed it out then. But it's a pretty good example of stringing together links into a FAIL chain.
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