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Booger-hook, bang-switch problem

Fatal shooting by police officer in Texas blamed on trying to activate weapon mounted light.

8 Responses to “Booger-hook, bang-switch problem”

  1. Gunmart Says:

    Think of the horror that would have occured if he had one of those weapon mounted cameras

  2. John Smith. Says:

    Permanent exile desk job with no firearm. Payout to the scumbags family…

  3. mariner Says:

    And nothing will happen to this doofus.

    What would happen to you or me if we killed someone without justification and offered this lame-ass excuse?

  4. Phelps Says:

    Ditto mariner. If you or I had done this, we would be charged with manslaughter before the victim hit the ground.

  5. workinwifdakids Says:

    I’ll go against the grain here. As apt as I am to criticize law enforcement – and anyone who knows me would testify to that – I would consider this an accidental discharge rather than a negligent one.

    It would be more tragic, but not any more culpable, had the victim been someone of outstanding moral character than the deceased in this case. It’s the cost of doing business that true accidents sometimes happen.

    However, it’s equally true and maddening that you or I would be sitting next to Bubba if we had made the same mistake. That’s not the officer’s fault, though. Hopefully we’ll fight for that to no longer be the case.

  6. trackerk Says:

    An accidental discharge is caused by a mechanical malf of the gun. Pulling the trigger and having the gun go bang is not a malfunction of the gun. Putting other controls near the trigger is dumb, but pulling the trigger is still the operators fault.

  7. Huck Says:

    History in the making! A new excuse by cops for blowing away a unarmed person has been born!

  8. John Smith. Says:

    Accidentally discharge a weapon by pulling the trigger??? Call that negligence plain and simple. Criminally negligent homicide…..