GUN Security Guard shoots self in hand

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Looks like he needs to start sending out his resumes he's got a bright future in Law Enforcment :mamoru:


    FORT MYERS: A security guard shot himself in the hand Wednesday after a deputy inquired about why the guard's gun was in its holster with the hammer cocked.

    Paul Melendez was on the job at the La Mexicana supermarket on Ortiz Avenue when Deputy David Scozzafava stopped in.

    The deputy asked why the gun was cocked and Melendez reportedly told him it was OK, because the safety was on.

    Melendez, 36, then began to pull the gun from the holster, as Scozzafava repeatedly yelled "No!", trying to get the man to leave the weapon where it was.

    As he removed the gun, it went off, hitting Melendez in the hand just below the little finger on his left hand.

    Deputies say Melendez suffered a cut and burns to his hand and drove himself to the hospital for treatment.
     
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    /picard
     
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    puppeteer107 Be mine, sister salvation

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    Carrying a loaded gun with the hammer cocked is complete negligence.
     
  4. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    Why would you holster a gun with the safety on?

    I've seen some of these security guards with there leather holsters with no retention and fucking western guns. I always pictured them shooting themselves.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I feel 100% safe handling a 1911 (or any other SA for that matter) with one in the chamber and the hammer back, but I also triple check things and as long as the thumb safety is on, but then again I don't just put my finger inside the trigger frame when handling it either. Its the same as a carrying an XD with one in the chamber, you just can't see the hammer.
     
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    This is a completely uneducated statement. I carry condition 1 all the time, as do most people with a 1911-style handgun.
     
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    I'd like to know how you feel about Glocks...
     
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    Since he injured only himself, I see no problem with the outcome.
     
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    but the hammer is only 3/4's of the way back
     

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