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this noob needs a few lesson before someone end up lifeless:

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0607abrk-riflefired0607-ON.html

Rifle goes off accidentally, injuring 2-year-old in adjacent apartment
Becky Bartkowski
The Arizona Republic
Jun. 7, 2007 10:46 AM

A man mishandled a rifle at an apartment complex, injuring a 2-year-old boy on Wednesday night.

Ronald Mackenzie, 20, accidentally discharged the rifle at 14430 N. 19th Ave. at 6 p.m., said Detective Stacie Derge, Phoenix Police public information officer.

Either a bullet fragment or a piece of wall debris scratched the child, Derge said.


Derge said the bullet went through multiple walls before entering the adjacent apartment where the child lives.

Authorities took the 2-year-old to a nearby hospital as a precaution, Derge said.

Phoenix Police arrested Mackenzie citing reckless endangerment and have released him, Derge said.
 

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Accidentally? Its not going to go off if you dont want it to.. The two tings that have to happen to have such an "Accident" are Safey off, finger on trigger You do that and it goes off it is no accident.

Your around guns long enough you are very very likely have at least one AD, lucky for me its only been a .22LR inside my house... Pump .22 that fires if the hammers in the wrong place when you rack it. I sliped up and fired it,

Storys like this only help the anti's gain more ammo against us.
 

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Firearms don't go off accidentally. They were desinged with that in mind. You have to disengage the saftey (on most models) and pull the trigger. If the saftey is ON and you DON'T pull the trigger, it is an accident. If the saftey is OFF and you DO pull the trigger, it is a purposful discharge.


Negligence is no excuse.
 

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Your around guns long enough you are very very likely have at least one AD, lucky for me its only been a .22LR inside my house... Pump .22 that fires if the hammers in the wrong place when you rack it. I sliped up and fired it,.
Mine was a 870, not once but twice back to back. I have a habit of doing the 1handed wrist snap when cycling pumps. For some reason when the shell slammed home it fired, yes the saftey was on, straight up in the air. The recoil open the slide and the unexpected shot caused me to snap my arm up and the same thing happened again.
 

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No outside. We were shooting clays in my buddies field.

I had the gun checked by a 'smith and even tried to repeat it, cuz yeah it is kinda cool, he could find nothing wrong with the gun and it's never happened again..
 
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