Posted May 12, 2016 9:16 pm by Comments

By John Farnam

Accidental Discharge

By John Farnam
In my recent post I talked about Negligent Discharge vs Unintentional Discharge, now Larry Mudgett: gives us his take on Accidental Discharge .

Accidental Discharge
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Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- More refinement of terms, from my friend and colleague, and a giant in our Art, Larry Mudgett:

“When none of our ‘Four Universal Safety Rules’ were involved in the errant discharge in question, it is correctly described as an ‘accident,‘ or ‘ accidental discharge.’” It is not the result of negligence on the part of the shooter.

On the contrary, when the errant discharge in question was preceded by a clear violation of one of our Four Universal Safety Rules, it was ‘negligent

Since both of these events are sometimes described as ‘accidents,’ we must carefully distinguish between the two.

Both are correctly referred to as ‘unintentional discharges,’ or ‘UDs

Thus, there are then two kinds of UDs:

1) ‘Accidental Discharge,’ or ADs and

2) ‘Negligent Discharge,’ or NDs

These are the terms I came up with for LAPD, and they worked out fairly. When you violated one of our Four Rules, and that violation …Read the Rest

Source:: AmmoLand

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