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Thursday, July 15, 2010

U.K. Constabulary has over 100 negligent discharge incidents in 3 years.

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According to London’s Daily Mail, “Police marksmen have fired their guns more times by mistake than when responding to threats in the last three years, an investigation has found.”

Some incidents had dire consequences. Dean Speir at The Gun Zone Blog has the link and offers his thoughts.

Does gun-handling familiarity foster bad habits? I don’t have an answer. Click here for a PDF file, “Why Are We Killing Ourselves:” A look at accidental shootings of police officers by police officers.

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1 comment:

Steve said...

If you have a concentration of X, then you will have problems associated with X. In this case, X is guns. Thus I am not surprised to see a number of incidents in the police community.