Off-Duty Deputy Accidentally Shoots Himself

Jan 6, 2013 Full story: NBC San Diego 105

An off-duty sheriff's deputy wound up in the hospital after accidentally shooting himself with his service weapon outside of a grocery store in Carlsbad.

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#22 Jan 7, 2013
And so it has come to pass...

"We advocate putting armed law enforcement in each and every school in the United States."

"Hey Barney, over here!!!"

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#23 Jan 7, 2013
Not that uncommon after goggling it.
? Seems all-of'm were off-duty?

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#24 Jan 7, 2013
Democrats are idiots wrote:
A gun never "accidentally" goes off. He had a brainfart and fingered the trigger somehow.
The old Colts could go off if dropped on the hammer. That is why you loaded 5 not 6 rounds
Why can cops break laws

Rochester, NY

#25 Jan 7, 2013
Maybe it was one of them "Magic Bullets" like the one that shot both Kennedy and Connolly on the same shot.

Back, and to the left... back, and to the left... back, and to the left.

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#26 Jan 7, 2013
This is what happens when you just can't keep your hands off your weapon; and it shows that cops are far from experts with firearms. If you want to avoid 'negligent discharges' keep your farkin' hands off the weapon unless you have a reason to use it or put it away.

Firearms are exceedingly well-behaved when holstered; and they will stay that way for hours or days on-end. It's only when some ham-handed jackass touches it inappropriately it will react badly. It's all up-to the head at the other end of the hand.

I'll betcha dollars to doughnuts this guy was jockeying it around b/c it was a little uncomfortable in his waistband while driving. So he took it out of where it was supposed to be to shove it somewhere-else. Kinda dumb even if he was alone. REALLY dumb w/others with you.

Firearms don't ask much of us except a little care in handling and then to be pretty-much left-alone. IMO, this guy deserves a week off w/o pay so he has something to remember. We mortals would-have probably gotten more than the slap on the wrist he'll get.

Sorry he was injured. But that's what rules are for. And he obviously didn't follow the CLEARLY defined rules that have been set in stone for decades...as well as those of his department.
abe

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#27 Jan 7, 2013
disarm them. give them sticks like the english. they are dangerous. must be in washinton dc.

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#28 Jan 7, 2013
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>You should pick your nose.
Wow...just what I need..another...nevermind...

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#29 Jan 7, 2013
A few people abuse welfare and conservatives demand it be eliminated!

Well, more than a few have abused guns so we should definitely eliminate them.

This conservative 'logic' is FUN!

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#30 Jan 7, 2013
More then a few abuse the welfare system .... and your right to own a guy doesn't come out of my pocket.

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#31 Jan 7, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
And so it has come to pass...
"We advocate putting armed law enforcement in each and every school in the United States."
"Hey Barney, over here!!!"
When seconds count, the cops are mere minutes away.
Still a no-brainer to have the good-guys where you need them most. NOW is the time for paradigm shift: Instead of cops working for business interests like insurance companies (and themselves) as revenue collectors, and keeping insurance claims lower by keeping accidents fewer, it's time for them to start protecting and serving US, the citizens. And what citizens need protecting most, our kids.

Think about just WHAT most cops do on a regular shift: They cruise like sharks looking for anybody they can hit for a fine, or arrest for any reason. Are they standing watch anywhere? Are they in most schools in any significant numbers? NO. They are told to ticket and arrest. Time for that 'normal' to change.

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#32 Jan 7, 2013
Bar Fly_ok wrote:
More then a few abuse the welfare system .... and your right to own a guy doesn't come out of my pocket.
How many "guys" do you own, Sammy?

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#33 Jan 7, 2013
Bubbletoes wrote:
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When seconds count, the cops are mere minutes away.
Still a no-brainer to have the good-guys where you need them most. NOW is the time for paradigm shift: Instead of cops working for business interests like insurance companies (and themselves) as revenue collectors, and keeping insurance claims lower by keeping accidents fewer, it's time for them to start protecting and serving US, the citizens. And what citizens need protecting most, our kids.
Think about just WHAT most cops do on a regular shift: They cruise like sharks looking for anybody they can hit for a fine, or arrest for any reason. Are they standing watch anywhere? Are they in most schools in any significant numbers? NO. They are told to ticket and arrest. Time for that 'normal' to change.
Unless you live in Flint, Chicago, East LA, Miami, etc.

Ever been pulled over in Atlanta, Georgia?

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#34 Jan 7, 2013
Bar Fly_ok wrote:
and your right to own a guy doesn't come out of my pocket.
No thanks, I don't wanna own no guy - I'm not that way.

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#35 Jan 7, 2013
Ferrerman wrote:
A few people abuse welfare and conservatives demand it be eliminated!
Well, more than a few have abused guns so we should definitely eliminate them.
This conservative 'logic' is FUN!
Do you have a constitutional right to welfare?

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#36 Jan 7, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Do you have a constitutional right to welfare?
As a matter of fact, it's in the preamble:

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

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#37 Jan 7, 2013
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>As a matter of fact, it's in the preamble:
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Welfare, in this instance, doesn't mean handouts. Doofus.

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#38 Jan 7, 2013
65007noogard wrote:
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Welfare, in this instance, doesn't mean handouts. Doofus.
Prove it, Spammy.

If you c-essers can get sedition against the government out of the 2A I will take "welfare" at it's literal meaning being as how it's actually written IN the Constitution.

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#39 Jan 7, 2013
65007noogard wrote:
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Welfare, in this instance, doesn't mean handouts. Doofus.
I don't mean to butt in, but what exactly is your definition of welfare if it's not welfare?

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#40 Jan 7, 2013
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>As a matter of fact, it's in the preamble:
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Liberals always misread that. It doesn't say provide the general welfare it says promote the general welfare. That is the difference between the Socialism you desire and the capitalist system :)
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#41 Jan 7, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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No thanks, I don't wanna own no guy - I'm not that way.
Thats not what i have been told

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