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Three year old shooter or negligent owner?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by pyrdek, Jul 25, 2012.

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  1. pyrdek

    pyrdek Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    NW PA
    Seems to me that there are a number of problems with this "victim". First off, how did the three year old get the gun? Second the Glocks I have seen all had a fairly substantial trigger pull. I believe that was in response to police who shot themselves while reholstering with their finger on the trigger. Third, using his criteria, any double action revolver would be unsafe. What did police almost universally use before they adopted semi-autos?

    Somehow I smell a guy that shot himself while reholstering in a shoulder or waistband holster as at least equally possible as a three year old shooting him with his own gun!

    California court reinstates lawsuit against Glock

    The Associated Press

    A California appeals court has reinstated a now-retired paralyzed Los Angeles police officer's product liability lawsuit against gun manufacturer Glock.

    Enrique Chavez was paralyzed from the waist down when his 3-year-old son accidentally shot him with his service pistol.

    The lawsuit claims the .45-caliber Glock 21 pistol lacks adequate safeguards against accidental discharge.

    The Glock has no grip safety, a device attached to the pistol grip that the shooter must deactivate before firing.

    A Los Angeles judge dismissed the suit two years ago, saying a Police Department review of the gun's design found the Glock's advantages outweighed any inherent risks.

    The San Francisco Chronicle reports ( http://bit.ly/NRKilg) the 2nd District Court of Appeals on Tuesday reinstated the suit, saying a jury could conclude that a grip safety strong enough to withstand a child's grasp would minimize the risk of accidental discharge.
  2. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2007
    Ever try to wrestle a favorite toy or treat out of a 3 year old's grasp? They are plenty strong to crank off a Glock.

    Dumb ass deserves to get shot for letting the kid have access to his gun. (if that's what really happened)
  3. 391 shooter

    391 shooter Well-Known Member

    Jun 3, 2008
    Enrique Chavez, nuff said.
  4. RemingtonReloader

    RemingtonReloader TS Member

    May 11, 2012
    Ditto, wolfram, been there, tried that... -Aaron Schneider
  5. EuroJoe

    EuroJoe Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2008
    Remember Plexico Buress? He shot himself, and ended up in prison!!!
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