Gun accidentally fired in Tarleton dorm room

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Gun accidentally fired in Tarleton dorm room

Postby Vol Texan » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:12 am

I'll wait to see what the full story is before I start speculating:


http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/gun-accidentally-fired-in-tarleton-dorm-room/article_72347d9e-c67e-52a7-9b7e-f46b3b44faae.html

I'm glad nobody was hurt, but other than that, there is very little data in the article. Was is a prohibited area? Was it not?

Edited to add: Here is a second article with a bit more info.
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/headlines/20160915-tarleton-state-student-accidentally-fires-gun-in-campus-dorm.ece
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Re: Gun accidentally fired in Tarleton dorm room

Postby mojo84 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:22 am

Very unfortunate incident.


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Re: Gun accidentally fired in Tarleton dorm room

Postby rexmitchell » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:23 am

Glad no one was hurt and a reminder to everyone to be careful with your firearms.


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Re: Gun accidentally fired in Tarleton dorm room

Postby KD5NRH » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:04 am

Seems awfully convenient that so quickly after the laws changed somebody went full retard in the dorms.

Local news is pretty much the same: http://theflashtoday.com/2016/09/15/fir ... mu-system/

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Re: Gun accidentally fired in Tarleton dorm room

Postby parabelum » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:12 am

:banghead:

That's my alma mater. Glad nobody was hurt, but this will likely be used by some anti-2A fools as poster case to argue their "cause".
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Re: Gun accidentally fired in Tarleton dorm room

Postby Mike S » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:16 am

The last link posted cites that the actual report will be released in a couple days. The same article states that as of Dec 2015 UT- Austin could only find four instances of a negligent discharge occurring in the history of campus carry, among the states that allow campus carry.

Must be pretty humbling to be #5 nationwide...

It's a blessing no injuries occurred; hopefully this will cement into everyone's mind proper handling techniques.
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Re: Gun accidentally fired in Tarleton dorm room

Postby KD5NRH » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:24 am

parabelum wrote:That's my alma mater. Glad nobody was hurt, but this will likely be used by some anti-2A fools as poster case to argue their "cause".
Dadgummit.


And/or add expense and hassle by also requiring the students to provide some sort of safe clearing device, like one of the armored pads or a sand bucket, even though I seriously doubt that would have been relevant to any of the incidents so far.


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Re: Gun accidentally fired in Tarleton dorm room

Postby jb2012 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:30 am

this is why we can't have nice things...

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Re: Gun accidentally fired in Tarleton dorm room

Postby AndyC » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:36 am

Ruined my brand-new meme, the moron

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Re: Gun accidentally fired in Tarleton dorm room

Postby mojo84 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:00 am

AndyC wrote:Ruined my brand-new meme, the moron



I thought of you and your meme as soon as I saw the title of the thread. You jinxed us. :lol:

Oh well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Just glad no one was injured. Maybe it will make everyone else be a little more careful.

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Re: Gun accidentally fired in Tarleton dorm room

Postby AndyC » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:43 pm

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Re: Gun accidentally fired in Tarleton dorm room

Postby allisji » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:23 pm

Treat every gun as if it is a loaded gun. Keep finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.

Whatever the mistake was, I bet that he will never make it again!
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Re: Gun accidentally fired in Tarleton dorm room

Postby ScottDLS » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:29 pm

Remember their are no accidents, only "negligents". Thought you had a car accident...WRONG it was your negligence that caused it so it was a negligent crash not a car accident. Gun discharge, unintentionally...BY DEFINITION negligence. It doesn't matter how it happened, it's always negligence. Don't you DARE abbreviate it AD (accidental discharge), you must call it ND. It's, like, a law or something..... :bigmouth
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Re: Gun accidentally fired in Tarleton dorm room

Postby J.R.@A&M » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:15 pm

Vol Texan wrote: Was is a prohibited area?


I don't think any of the dorms in the A&M System schools are prohibited with the exception of some privately owned facilities at A&M Corpus Christi.
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Re: Gun accidentally fired in Tarleton dorm room

Postby casp625 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:26 pm

The article states the person self-reported the incident :thumbs2:


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