I saw an article on Fox News about a rather unusual unintentional discharge of a firearm.
“MIDDLEBURG, Fla. – Authorities say the 2-year-old son of a north Florida sheriff’s deputy accidentally fired his father’s personal handgun inside a fast food restaurant.
The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/Zfw4nr ) reports the boy was standing in line for food at a Wendy’s in Middleburg on Sept. 4 when he put his hand in his father’s front right pocket and accidentally fired the .380-caliber Kel-Tec semi-automatic pistol. Bullet fragments hit the boy’s foot, the child’s grandfather and two female customers.According to a Clay County Sheriff’s Office incident report released Monday, neither the boy nor the adults required medical treatment.
Spokeswoman Mary Justino says Sgt. Matthew Magish has been with the agency since 2001. She says Magish remains on duty as the investigation continues.”
Most experienced shooters, especially those that are anal about safe gun handling and shooting, are usually able to analyze a situation and say what could have been done to prevent a U/D. So, readers, I’d like to hear your slant on this situation.
What could have been done to prevent this unusual U/D?