GUN Gun shop employee accidentally shot in finger

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Published on Sunday, January 27, 2008

    Gun shop employee accidentally shot in finger

    A staff report
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    An employee of Jim’s Gun Jobbery and Indoor Range was shot in the finger Saturday night when a gun accidentally misfired.

    Michael Tate, 55, was handed a gun which had jammed when a customer was using the indoor range, said Fayetteville police Sgt. F.M. Jernigan. When Tate attempted to unjam the weapon, it fired.

    “The employee grabbed the gun and, unfortunately, he grabbed the trigger and it went off in his hand,” Jernigan said.

    The bullet from the 9 millimeter semiautomatic handgun took a chunk out of Tate’s left ring finger near the webbing.

    “It didn’t actually go through his hand,” Jernigan said.

    Tate was aiming the gun down when it discharged, Jernigan said. After striking his finger, the bullet lodged in a cabinet.

    When police arrived at 6:30 p.m. at the Yadkin Road business, the range was briefly cleared. By the time Jernigan left, gun owners were back on the range.

    Tate was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. His injuries were not life-threatening.

    “He felt pretty embarrassed being employed by Jim’s Pawn Shop for the firing range,” Jernigan said.
     
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    .45 would have taken his arm off at the shoulder.
     
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    why does everyone think a .45 is a howitzer?
     
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    My grand pappy said it was.

    Seriously though you need a RMA for your sarcasm detector. Chop chop or I'll post Handgun Wounding and Effectiveness again.
     
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    Only if it's a FMJ, if it's a JHP he would have exploded into a grind meat.
     
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    jesus fuck. I've seen the pictures of when people ND into their leg with JHPs, but god damn that is fucking HUGE.


    (note to self, don't shoot self).
     
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    Those guns are always going off by themselves, some dangerous hunks of metal if you ask me :hsugh:
     
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    ban guns and people won't accidentally shoot themselves :hsugh:
     
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    Yeah that looked bad.
     
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    I bet it wasn't a Glock.
     
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    Jammed probably a m&p :mamoru:
     
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