On the Brevard county deputy ND homicide. He pointed the gun at the other deputy and pulled the trigger. When it didn’t go bang, he racked the slide and did it again. The second time he pulled the trigger, the pistol functioned as designed.

One thing that makes it worse is what the Sheriff got from the entire event:

he still believed the firearm was unloaded but should have known the magazine containing ammunition was possibly in the firearm by the weight of the gun,

Just like the Baldwin shooting, the shooter in this case deserves to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I would also suggest that the entire Sheriff’s department be forced to undergo a 4 hour firearm safety refresher course. This incident is a sure sign that training is lacking and attention to firearm safety is not being taken seriously.

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Russell G. · December 5, 2022 at 4:53 pm

You should see them at the range…
In addition to the feds that show up occasionally at a FDLE range.

(Hint: they are lowering the admission requirements)

Southernborne · December 5, 2022 at 6:18 pm

Maybe it says even more about the type of officers left in these police departments?

Wayne Johnson · December 5, 2022 at 11:04 pm

Let me get this straight.

He pointed a gun at his roommate and pulled the trigger.

Nothing happened, so he racked the slide AND IT WENT BACK INTO BATTERY. If you rack most semi-autos with an empty magazine, the slide locks back. Going back into battery means either no magazine or one with rounds in it…

He then pointed the gun at his roommate again and pulled the trigger AGAIN.

I am thinking that manslaughter may be undercharging a bit…

greg · December 6, 2022 at 12:20 pm

If you dry fire practice with a glock, you can rack slide only far enough to reset trigger but NOT chamber a loaded mag. Problem is it’s hard to tell if you rack the slide only a fraction of inch further you may pick up a round. Surly we are not being told the whole story about someone pointing the gun at someone else and pulling trigger.

    Divemedic · December 6, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    Are you suggesting that it is acceptable practice to ‘dry fire’ a functional handgun while pointing it at someone, as long as you think it is unloaded?

      Russell G. · December 6, 2022 at 3:31 pm

      You don’t dry-fire anything.

      Except maybe airsoft or something retarded like that, and then only at a target or downrange, not a human.

      BTW: Why was a guy racking a slide after the FTF trigger pull on a supposedly empty mag? Isn’t that when you put the pistol down in your horseplay? Me thinks some dudes got pissed off at each other and lost it.

        Divemedic · December 6, 2022 at 6:24 pm

        Dry fire is an important part of many shooters’ training regimen. I use the dry fire mag and a MantisX system to do mine.

        Vlad · December 6, 2022 at 11:10 pm

        β€œYou don’t dry-fire anything.”
        Good luck finding an airsoft model 700 REM with a McMillan stock and NF scope as a replacement for my dry fire practice. πŸ™„πŸ™„

      greg · December 6, 2022 at 8:28 pm

      No of course not. Just like you said you only point at stuff you want to destroy. What I don’t understand is why would a guy point AND pull trigger on his friend? Goofing around? Super crazy. I would not be happy if I saw someone pointing a gun at me. You are absolutely right about the cops being careless.

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