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Loaded gun "accidentally" discharged at Atlanta Airport causing mass panic (Original Post) FelineOverlord Nov 2021 OP
The new Multigrain Law. multigraincracker Nov 2021 #1
Reckless discharge Devil Child Nov 2021 #2
+1. Beat me to it. Dial H For Hero Nov 2021 #3
Only one scenario I can envision an accidental discharge Devil Child Nov 2021 #4
What are the four rules? leftieNanner Nov 2021 #5
Four rules mikeysnot Nov 2021 #7
Here they are: Dial H For Hero Nov 2021 #10
here you go melm00se Nov 2021 #11
Rule number 1 is there because unintentional discharges do happen Klaralven Nov 2021 #17
It can happen in semi-auto pistols being carried. NutmegYankee Nov 2021 #27
There's always a precision meteor strike. nt eppur_se_muova Nov 2021 #28
The 4 rules get violated thousands of times a day. "Responsible gun toters" BS. Hoyt Nov 2021 #9
Maybe prosecutors could make good effort to prosecute egrigious negligent discharges n/t Devil Child Nov 2021 #12
For the MSM, accidental discharge is when it happens to white Republican TheRealNorth Nov 2021 #13
Not to mention all the suicides that have been explained away as "accidents." hunter Nov 2021 #15
"Negligent" turned out to be generous. "Reckless" is more accurate. muriel_volestrangler Nov 2021 #31
Thank you and agreed, edited to add. Devil Child Nov 2021 #32
The panic was reportedly not limited to the passengers Yonnie3 Nov 2021 #6
I tell ya onethatcares Nov 2021 #8
This is America day after a vigilante goes free. Baitball Blogger Nov 2021 #14
This is also America with an embedded gun culture. AngryOldDem Nov 2021 #19
Because things are sliding in the wrong direction in the courtroom. Baitball Blogger Nov 2021 #24
What? And nobody returned fire? Ohio Joe Nov 2021 #16
There is no good reason for multigraincracker Nov 2021 #18
Updates FelineOverlord Nov 2021 #20
"A weapon accidentally discharged." BlackSkimmer Nov 2021 #26
So guns are shooting themselves now? yellowcanine Nov 2021 #21
Maybe it was using "self defense". Maybe another gun looked at it funny maxrandb Nov 2021 #22
I wish they would. Disaffected Nov 2021 #23
In some cases, they can. NutmegYankee Nov 2021 #25
But a person loaded it and held it. yellowcanine Nov 2021 #29
But if they drop it... NutmegYankee Nov 2021 #30

multigraincracker

(32,327 posts)
1. The new Multigrain Law.
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 03:01 PM
Nov 2021

One and done. One mistake with a firearm and a life time ban on owning or handling a firearm.

 

Devil Child

(2,728 posts)
2. Reckless discharge
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 03:01 PM
Nov 2021

Last edited Mon Nov 22, 2021, 03:10 PM - Edit history (1)

No such thing as an "accidental discharge." Someone violated the 4-rules and thankfully no-one was physically injured in addition to mass emotional-distress for the travelers.

 

Devil Child

(2,728 posts)
4. Only one scenario I can envision an accidental discharge
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 03:08 PM
Nov 2021

Something involving a strong earthquake shaking a loaded and very old revolver off the range bench. Even then I'd ask "Hey Devil Child why was the revolver left loaded on the table if not in active use."

So I just talked myself out of the only fantastical accidental discharge I could envision.

Obey the 4-rules at all times.

 

Dial H For Hero

(2,971 posts)
10. Here they are:
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 03:25 PM
Nov 2021

1. Treat all guns as if they are loaded.

2. Never point the gun at anything you are not willing to destroy.

3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire.

4. Be sure of your target and what is behind it.

melm00se

(4,951 posts)
11. here you go
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 03:26 PM
Nov 2021

1. Always keep your firearm pointed in a safe direction.

2. Treat all firearms as if they were loaded.

3. Keep you trigger finger outside the the guard and off the trigger until you are ready to fire.

4. Be certain of your target and your life of fire and what lies beyond your target.

NutmegYankee

(16,154 posts)
27. It can happen in semi-auto pistols being carried.
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 04:58 PM
Nov 2021

If a 1911 or similar external hammer pistol is loaded in what the US Military calls condition 2 (round in chamber, but hammer not cocked), and that pistol is dropped and strikes the ground hammer first, it can fire.

TheRealNorth

(9,384 posts)
13. For the MSM, accidental discharge is when it happens to white Republican
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 03:28 PM
Nov 2021

Negligent discharge is when it happens to a minority or Democrat.

hunter

(38,208 posts)
15. Not to mention all the suicides that have been explained away as "accidents."
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 04:01 PM
Nov 2021

"He was cleaning his gun..."

No, he fucking shot himself.

I'm such a cynical son of a bitch these days (it's okay, my mom laughs when I say that) that I'm likely to say something inappropriate even in the face of tragedy.

Nine times out of ten the stupid gun was in the hand of someone who shouldn't have had a gun in the first place.

muriel_volestrangler

(100,987 posts)
31. "Negligent" turned out to be generous. "Reckless" is more accurate.
Mon Nov 22, 2021, 03:03 PM
Nov 2021
The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. ET when a "prohibited item" was detected in a passenger's property while going through the X-ray screening at the security checkpoint, Robert Spinden, the Transportation Security Administration's federal security director for Georgia, said in a news conference. The property was flagged for a "secondary search," he said.

"During that secondary search, the passenger lunged into his property, grabbing a firearm that was located inside, which ultimately discharged," Spinden said. "The passenger then fled the security checkpoint through an adjacent exit lane with his firearm."

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/11/20/us/atlanta-airport-scare/index.html

Yonnie3

(17,262 posts)
6. The panic was reportedly not limited to the passengers
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 03:14 PM
Nov 2021

I've seen reports on social media that the TSA were yelling "get down" and herding people in a panic.

onethatcares

(16,085 posts)
8. I tell ya
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 03:23 PM
Nov 2021

these guns have a mind of their own........ You can dress em up but you can't take em anywhere without their showing off.

You can't imagine how many heart to heart conversations I've had with my guns about not discharging in public, but they just don't seem to listen.

I'd add the thingie but this shit is out of hand.

AngryOldDem

(14,060 posts)
19. This is also America with an embedded gun culture.
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 04:17 PM
Nov 2021

Why do we act so shocked and surprised when things like this happen?

multigraincracker

(32,327 posts)
18. There is no good reason for
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 04:11 PM
Nov 2021

having a round in the chamber in a semi auto when carrying or storing. Hammer should never rest on a live round in a revolver. This rule could eliminate most accidents.

maxrandb

(15,033 posts)
22. Maybe it was using "self defense". Maybe another gun looked at it funny
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 04:40 PM
Nov 2021

or was jogging down the road.

From what I understand, the gun was just there to guard the metal detector and offer first aid

NutmegYankee

(16,154 posts)
25. In some cases, they can.
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 04:50 PM
Nov 2021

If an external hammer pistol falls and hits hammer first onto a hard surface, it can fire without any person holding it.

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