Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Safety of Modern Firearms


  1. So what exactly are you referring to in regards to lying? My first guess is that it has to be our contention that modern firearms don't go off when dropped and therefor when someone claims such a thing happens, it is usually a case of finger on the trigger syndrome.
    If you'll notice, the lawsuit I listed below includes the model pistol mentioned in the video and even mentions such problems occurring in Brazil where this video is purported to be from.
    Also please notice how this lawsuit wasn't thrown out of court due to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. That's because there was a genuine material defect which isn't protected.

    "A federal judge gave preliminary approval to a settlement negotiated in a class action lawsuit brought against Taurus International that alleged faulty design in a number of pistols that make them likely to discharge when dropped, even with the manual safety engaged, and allow them to be fired with the safety in the on position. "

    "Background: The suit alleges two defects: When the pistol is subject to impact, the trigger moves backward, which can lead to the gun firing, even with the safety engaged; and the safety latch may appear to be in the safe position when the gun is capable of being fired by a trigger pull.

    Taurus pistols subject to these defects include the PT-111 Millennium; PT-132 Millennium; PT-138 Millennium; PT-140 Millennium; PT-145 Millennium; PT-745 Millennium; PT-609; PT-640; and PT-24/7.

    While Chris Carter, the named plaintiff and a Scott County sheriff’s deputy, was attempting to apprehend a suspect in July 2013, his holstered pistol dropped to the ground and discharged. The manual safety was in the “on” position and the spent round had not ejected from the chamber. Luckily, no one was injured.

    Several owners of Taurus firearms have suffered grievous injuries following discharges after accidental drops, leading to months of surgeries and medical complications. The Sao Paulo Military Police in Brazil recalled all 98,000 Taurus 24/7 pistols issued to their personnel after discovering the pistols could be discharged without the trigger being pulled."

  2. That's why there is a recall an lawsuit:

    Notice how they are not protected by the PLCAA? Who are the filthy liars again?

  3. Taurus is a cheap gun, but it certainly flies in the face of gun loon claims that guns don't just go off if dropped, or mishandled.