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Title: Can a Gun Shoot Itself?
Source: Liberty News Daily
URL Source: http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3789-can-a-gun-shoot-itself?
Published: Mar 2, 2017
Author: Liberty News Daily
Post Date: 2017-03-02 16:31:11 by Hondo68
Keywords: None
Views: 687
Comments: 3

Mar 2, 2017

Gun control advocates routinely act as if firearms are inherently violent, rather than being inert, morally neutral tools that can be employed for either benign or malevolent purposes. Strangely enough, this fallacy is also commonly found in official reports from law enforcement agencies of incidents involving irresponsible firearms use by officers – and media outlets generally retail those official statements without critical commentary.

The Tulsa World newspaper recently republished a statement from the Wagoner County, Oklahoma Sheriff’s Office describing how two citizens suffered minor injuries at a local restaurant when a reserve deputy’s firearm supposedly discharged itself. Michael Witham, the 25-year-old deputy, was eating dinner at the White River Fish Market in Broken Arrow when his Colt Mustang pistol “went off on its own accord” as he was leaving the restaurant, according to the statement. The round that was fired struck the ground outside the restaurant, throwing up debris that injured two bystanders.

According to the sheriff’s office, Witham, an unpaid reserve deputy, has met his state-mandated firearms qualifications and is current with all required training. He has been placed on administrative leave while the incident is investigated by the department. No mention was made of any potential criminal charges involving the deputy’s irresponsible discharge of a firearm that resulted in injuries to civilians -- which would certainly be in play if the situation were reversed.

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BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma -

The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office has placed a reserve deputy on administrative leave after his firearm discharged while he was at a Broken Arrow restaurant Thursday.

In a news release, the sheriff's office said as Deputy Michael Witham was leaving the White River Fish Market when his .38-caliber pistol discharged while it was in his right pocket, with the bullet striking the floor.

Broken Arrow police were called to the restaurant.

The sheriff's office says a person standing near Deputy Witham suffered a minor leg injury. That person was checked out by paramedics and released.

The news release states the pistol was in what is called a "pocket holster."

The sheriff's office is conducting an internal investigation of the incident.(1 image)

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#1. To: hondo68 (#0)

Can a Gun Shoot Itself?

Yes,and no. Striker-fired guns can and do "shoot themselves" when they are worn,dirty,or maybe assembled wrong.

The Colt Mustang is NOT a striker-fired gun. It has a hammer that has to be cocked before it can be fired. It is a tiny little thing that shoots .380 ACP ammo that is a scaled down copy of the old 1911A1 45 ACP pistol.

The ONLY way that could have been fired in his pocket is if this dweep had a round in the chamber,had the hammer cocked with the gun in his pocket,and either left the thumb safety off,or had something in his pocket that disengaged the safety and then hit the trigger. Which,with him being a cop,is entirely possible.

In full-sized 1911 style handguns it is safe to carry one in good condition "cocked and locked" because that is the way the gun is designed to be carried. it even has a grip safety that has to be depressed by the palm of your hand before the gun will fire,so it doesn't matter if it is cocked and something hits the trigger,it still won't fire.

The Mustang doesn't have a grip safety,and most likely this idiot was carrying it cocked in his pocket.

In other words,"operator error".



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sneakypete  posted on  2017-03-02   16:48:54 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#2. To: hondo68 (#0) (Edited)

Off topic here, but I have been meaning to ask you…

Does Alex Jones have his White House Press Credentials yet?

Why not?

You said that Alex would have no problem getting them.

Gatlin  posted on  2017-03-02   20:45:54 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#3. To: sneakypete (#1)

Pete, I have several 1911's, and one Mustang. I concur with your analysis.

" Operator Error "

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Stoner  posted on  2017-03-02   21:50:15 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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