By John Farnam
“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