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    Guy with no CWP drops gun, shoots bystander

    This guy is a klutz and probably shouldn't be carrying.

    Flossie Mae Bell, 70, told police she was waiting to cash out Friday afternoon at the Springfield Supperette, 1701 Pearl St., when the man in front of her dropped a leather pouch and she felt a pain in her legs. A store worker said he heard a loud pop like a firecracker.
    Monlyn told police he got the .25 caliber derringer pistol for protection and had never carried it in public before. He said he didn't know he needed a permit, according to a police report.
    He seems to lack a tremendous amount of common sense.

    Many derringer-type guns that I've seen do not have a trigger guard. If the safety is not on, or there isn't a safety at all, then it requires very careful handling. Carrying one of these around hot in anything besides a holster is not very smart. It's a little scary to think there's geniuses out there walking around with this sort of ticking time bomb setup.
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    perhaps just a tad more chlorine in the gene pool........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    perhaps just a tad more chlorine in the gene pool........
    Too bad he didn't shoot himself instead of a bystander.

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    feel bad for the lady.. she is probably a gun hater now if she wasn't before.. all because some idiot had no common sense.
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    One good thing......

    This should go some way in the "minimum effective caliber" discussion. If it doesn't drop a 70 year old woman, it will probably not have much effect on a fully enraged BG.

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    He's lucky that he did not kill her and end up with a manslaughter charge on his hands. If he does not end up losing his 2A rights, he needs to go back for a little training before handling any firearm ever again.
    Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

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    In addition to the criminal charges for carrying a concealed weapon, He now is liable for a civil suit by the lady who was injured. She could own the guy for life. In Indianapolis, we had a special police officer once who was working a pacers game. He was carrying a .388 spl derringer-type handgun in an ammo pouch as "BUG." It fell out of the ammo pouch and discharged when it hit the floor and injured a basketball fan. He and his company were both sued and lost for an unspecified amount in civil court. Specil Policemen and deputies were forbidden from that point of from carrying anything other than the standard sidearm.
    Last edited by wuzfuz; 12-14-2008 at 05:22 AM.
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    ehhh those lil deringers should only be carried at the poker table...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyzoi View Post
    ehhh those lil deringers should only be carried at the poker table...
    As with most other firearms, they're perfectly safe *if* people avoid pulling the trigger if they intend to shoot, and avoid dropping the gun itself, particularly when it doesn't have a trigger guard. A good holster will retain the weapon and facilitate a clean draw.

    No firearm should be carried in anything not meant to carry a firearm. Doing so is asking for trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boyzoi View Post
    ehhh those lil deringers should only be carried at the poker table...
    being sarcastic?.......why yes, yes I was

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