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    Mass. officer's gun goes off during safety class - Yahoo! News

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - A firearms instructor in southern Massachusetts has been assigned to other duties after his gun accidentally went off while he was teaching a class on weapons safety. Officials say the Glock handgun discharged while Maj. Donald Lamar was demonstrating to Bristol County deputy sheriffs how to safely holster the weapon.

    The bullet ripped a hole in Lamar's pants but missed his leg and foot.

    Sheriff Thomas Hodgson says the officer made a "gross error in judgment" by not emptying the weapon before the class last week.

    Lamar, a certified firearms instructor since 2005, was transferred to another division and will not carry a firearm while the incident is being investigated.

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    Officials say the Glock handgun discharged while Maj. Donald Lamar was demonstrating to Bristol County deputy sheriffs how to safely holster the weapon.

    If this is a demo of how to safely holster the weapon I would hate to see a demo on the unsafe holstering of a weapon.
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    It was "safe". The guy ripped his pants, but wasn't injured. If it were "unsafe", then he would have had an extra hole or two in him.




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    He must not have had the safety on :D .

    I know accidents happen, but I am at a lose to understand how instructors can be this negligent.
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    the safe part what the fact that the bullet missed his leg and foot.

    I believe the only safety a glock has is on the trigger itself... gee wonder where his finger was?
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    Maybe the guy borrowed the Glock from the DEA agent.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock Fan View Post
    Maybe the guy borrowed the Glock from the DEA agent.





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    :2:Or got his training from the same place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tattedupboy View Post
    Lamar...will not carry a firearm while the incident is being investigated.
    The Bristol County Sheriff's Office has recently released a photo of Maj. Lamar's new sidearm that he will be carrying... :bigsmile:


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    Quote Originally Posted by toreskha View Post
    The Bristol County Sheriff's Office has recently released a photo of Maj. Lamar's new sidearm that he will be carrying... :bigsmile:


    So that's what a "HI-Point" looks like....



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    You know, just last night my chainsaw started up all by itself in the garage.
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