Photo above is my Great Great Grandfather, Civil War Veteran, Company C, First Kentucky Cavalry, U.S.

Mom and Dad had antecedents on both sides of that bloody conflict. Counties were split, towns were split, and families were split. It was never as simple as being the north versus the south.

The Preacherman says, "My advice to you is to get yourself a gun and learn how to shoot." The Gunman says, "My advice to you is to get yourself a Bible and learn how to pray."

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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.