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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:48 pm 
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You read that right. Shot by a dog.

Not as funny as the headline, a freak accident, lost his leg and coded (technically dead).

https://sports.yahoo.com/lsu-tigers-lin ... 31672.html


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:01 am 
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Yes, a tragedy but hardly an “accident”. I had to qualify on and carry sidearms, shotguns, an M-16, and grenade launchers as part of my watchstanding duties as a submarine officer, but c’mon. A fully loaded weapon laying in the back of a pickup truck: gee, what could go wrong? Anytime a round is in the chamber you have to treat the weapon like it’s radioactive. If you are going to operate deadly weapons, you also have to have a modicum of sense.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:23 am 
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TUPF wrote:
Yes, a tragedy but hardly an “accident”. I had to qualify on and carry sidearms, shotguns, an M-16, and grenade launchers as part of my watchstanding duties as a submarine officer, but c’mon. A fully loaded weapon laying in the back of a pickup truck: gee, what could go wrong? Anytime a round is in the chamber you have to treat the weapon like it’s radioactive. If you are going to operate deadly weapons, you also have to have a modicum of sense.


Seems like a case of too much reliance on a safety. It's a mechanical device that should be used, but not trusted. All mechanical devices fail eventually. With that in mind it always makes sense to unload your hunting implement when you are finished hunting and at your vehicle. It's very unfortunate, but entirely avoidable.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:20 pm 
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Presumably, it was a push-button safety, which projects outa one side of the gun or the other. I've always made it a point (as my dad taught me) to lay the gun down so the button would have to be pushed upward to take it off "safe." That way, if something should fall on it (or a dog step on it!) it will remain in the "safe" position.


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