Sunday, February 10, 2013

Dropped Gun in Colorado Springs Responisble for Wounding

Local news reports 
A woman, who was accidentally shot early Saturday morning in downtown Colorado Springs, is expected to recover. 

Police say the victim checked into Memorial Hospital shortly after 2 a.m. with a gunshot wound to both of her legs. She initially told police she was shot by someone in the parking lot behind businesses on Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon Street. 

When police interviewed witnesses in the area, they uncovered a different story. Police say the woman knocked a loaded handgun off the passenger seat of her boyfriend’s vehicle when she got into that vehicle. When the gun hit the floorboard, it discharged. 

The bullet passed through both of her calves. Police have not yet charged anyone in the shooting, but the boyfriend, who has not been identified, was taken to the county jail on an unrelated warrant.
What's wrong with those police investigators? Don't they know that modern handguns never discharge when dropped? At least that's what the gun fetishists keep telling us.

The ironic humor in it is that they accuse us of fearing inanimate objects, yet they go to elaborate means to defend the honor of those same inanimate objects. How dare we say the can discharge when dropped!

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. I have only seen a few firearms dropped (3 that I recall in 50 years) as I tend to not spend time around those who are careless with them. Still, of those I have seen dropped only one discharged and that was due to the shooter's attempt to catch the weapon. I've known law enforcement officers who were involved in motor vehicle none of those cases did their weapons discharge. While I can't prove it and will probably never know for sure, my experience suggests there's more to this story than we've heard.

  2. Where did you read that the handgun was modern?