Saturday, May 28, 2011

Errant Weapon Injures 4 Inside Restaurant

Update: Received email from Orlando Sentinel reporter, David Breen, who identified the weapon in question as Springfield XD-9 9mm pistol. Although description found at this link describes a 40 caliber rather than a 9 millimeter, seems like a process requiring pulling the trigger to field strip a pistol amounts to a design flaw rather than feature.

"I don’t think so. I can still envision a scenario in which while holstering an XD, the grip safety could be depressed, the trigger could catch on the holster in some way, and an accidental discharge could occur. The XD is simple, like a Glock or a revolver. All you have to do to fire it is to pick it up and pull the trigger."

Yes, xd in Springfield XD 90 stands for extreme duty, and guess the guarding of an Orlando Smokey Bones Restaurants counts as "Extreme Duty," only a couple steps removed from Seal Team 6.

Fellow Voters, have you failed to notice the spate of accidental firearms discharges around the county coincides with easier concealed weapons license and open carry laws around the country?

You stand a better chance of getting shot by a fellow citizen than having an armed person ride to your rescue like the Lone damn Ranger.

Don't own a Glock!

Don't keep a round in the chamber!

[By David Breen, Orlando Sentinel
9:17 p.m. EDT, May 24, 2011

Thinking of bringing your gun out to dinner with the family? A man who did just that this evening ended up injuring four people, himself included, at a Smokey Bones restaurant on East Colonial Drive in Orlando.

The victims, including a 4-year-old boy, were slightly injured when the gun went off accidentally in the restaurant's foyer, Orlando police said.

The owner of the gun, a 35-year-old man who was not identified, suffered powder burns and abrasions to his leg. He declined medical treatment.],0,2515633.story

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