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Only if simple negligence qualifies as a freak accident."The man apparently removed the magazine “but didn’t clear the round out from the chamber,” Woody said. A bullet passed through his thumb and struck the woman, he said. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.The man, whose relationship to the victim was unclear, remained hospitalized Thursday night in stable condition, Woody said.Details of an investigation are expected to be forwarded to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for review and determination of possible charges."From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140522/METRO01/305220137#ixzz32jcYDjzA
Accept unnecessary death as simple negligence and you will have more unnecessary death.
Yes, indeed. The over-use of the word "accident" is a gun-rights conspiracy to minimize the responsibility of negligent gun owners.
"Accept unnecessary death as simple negligence and you will have more unnecessary death. " Referring to it as a freak accident does even less to address the issue of not taking responsibility for their actions Anon. People can bandy about the term freak accident and others will think it doesn't happen often, or its something unavoidable, when in actuality its people not taking their behavior when holding a gun with the seriousness it requires. In a large majority of these events, the word "accident" should be replaced with "negligence". I understand you seem to feel some need to contradict everything I say in some way, but in this case it doesn't do you credit.
I for one cannot disagree with that. I suppose we're pretty much on the same page when it comes to gun misuse. Maybe where we diverge is in estimating the frequency of these incidents and the percentage of unfit gun owners among the supposedly law-abiding.
You are the one making a big deal out of the difference and usually side with the term accident when it is negligence. My experience with you is you lie (I have proven that more than once) about what I say, so you will have to live with my doubt about the truth of anything you say.