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It's too bad these dumb football players are giving responsible gun owners a bad name. Contrary to what this writer says we all have a right to have a firearm for self defense and it had nothing to do with being macho. Idiots are always going to break the law and do stupid things but the far majority of gun owners know to handle a gun safely and not break the law.
 

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Fact is that this guy is someone who is paid to write his opinion. He says "What should stand out to athletes is that you never read about a jock whose life or property are saved because he had a gun. I’m sure it’s happened, but I can’t find a reference or remember an incident."

So is he only searching for where a multi-million dollar athlete has saved themselves by having a firearm for self defense? Or is he trying to say that it never happens for anyone? Obviously the latter is not true, as we have posted many incidents to the contrary, but then again, typically the million dollar athletes live in those flashy neighborhoods with around the clock surveillance, they aren't in regular areas where the crimes are more likely.
 

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I'm a Sig guy, I don't have a Glock. Is it possible to unintentionally fire a Glock based on the facts as have been reported?
 

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I'm a Sig guy, I don't have a Glock. Is it possible to unintentionally fire a Glock based on the facts as have been reported?
You just have to guard that trigger at all cost. I have stuck that Glock in my pants while at home many a times (like when my lady reminds me it's garbage day tomorrow :D) without a holster and because I know my gun I just make sure I cover that trigger. So not knowing the the ins and outs of the gun you have is negligent to begin with. It's not the gun, It's the user.
 

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Thanks for the reply. Sounds like operator error. One of the news shows yesterday evening made it sound the NYPD wasn't exactly buying his story. I wondered if their suspicion was raised due to the firing characteristics of the Glock. I'm guessing many on the NYPD carry Glocks.
 

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I can say from my experience that many people who have no training whatsoever with guns tend to put their finger on the trigger as soon as they hold that gun. I've seen it many times as I introduce people to an unloaded firearm. It makes me cringe. I promptly tell them the golden rule "keep your booger hook off the bang switch" unless your sure you want to destroy something. So I can imagine this guy just having his finger on the trigger and trying to put it in his waist at the same time. BANG. That's all it takes.
 

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"keep your booger hook off the bang switch"

Awesome.
 

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