Gun that flight attendant brought to airport goes off

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  1. ACMM
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    :rolleyes: and they are there for 'our' safety! :rolleyes:

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    Sept. 24--A flight attendant with a permit to carry a handgun forgot to leave her weapon at home Sunday morning, leading to the accidental discharge of the gun by a police officer at Philadelphia International Airport.

    The flight attendant, who is an employee of Republic Airlines, which operates US Airways Express flights out of Philadelphia, put her handbag on the X-ray machine conveyor belt as she went through the routine security check about 6:30 a.m. at Terminal C, said Jim Fotenos, spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration.

    TSA officers noticed the gun and alerted Philadelphia police officers, who responded quickly, police spokesman Lt. Ray Evers said.

    A female police officer, whom the department declined to name, tried to make the weapon safe by removing the bullets but instead accidentally fired it, Evers said. The bullet that was discharged hit the ground and did not injure anyone.

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    As a former law enforcement officer, let me tell you - if you "accidentally fire" the gun while making it "safe", you are a shitty police officer.
     
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    As a former military officer, let me state that one would be heading for a court martial.....
     
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    Despite the variety, guns don't go "bang" unless you pull the trigger.
     
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    Also discussed Here
     
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    I have a handgun that if you reassemble incorrectly (and it is quite easy to do) will fire when you release the slide. That is why the rule is "always keep it pointing in a safe direction".
     
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    I think the rule should be: always point it at your own foot. That way you're going to be extra careful :)
     
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