I saw an article on Fox News about a rather unusual unintentional discharge of a firearm.

Florida deputy’s son accidentally fires his dad’s gun inside restaurant; no serious injuries

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 ( ) 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?


About Jim

Retired from industrial construction and livin' the dream in the mountains of Virginia.
This entry was posted in THE GUN GUY. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to AN UNUSUAL U/D

  1. Creeker says:

    Well Jim, we don’t allow little hands on our firearms at home so why would we allow little hands on our CCW be it in a holster or pocket? Would not any movement around your CCW be cause for alarm & immediate action?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s