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by Charles L. Cotton
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Never Again!!
Topic: FL: Father kills son in law accidentally with one shot from .380
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Re: FL: Father kills son in law accidentally with one shot from .380

flechero wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:20 am
LDP wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:37 pm
K.Mooneyham wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:58 am
However, on the face of the incident, it would seem to violate the 3rd Rule of Firearms Safety: Always Be Sure Of Your Target And What Is Behind It. I'm wondering if the "startle response" got the best of him because the 4th Rule says: Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Until Your Sights Are On The Target.
This gross violation of rules #3 and #4 has me wondering whether the FIL is such a perfect shot or whether he just got un/lucky to hit the bullseye.
I always thought that gun owners were all responsible and smart people. Until I got my CHL and observed some fellow applicants. I am more scared than before now.

R.I.P., SIL.
And I hope the FIL will dig deep now and learn some basic safety rules and train frequently for proficiency.
I'll politely disagree. The guy may have been better trained than any of us and may have followed all the rules. The sil was supposed to be overseas and who knows for how long. (his appearance could have changed, beard, haircut, etc.) The sil tried to scare him to death in a jump out of the bushes, split second, simulated attack, late at night... had he waited to "interview" the attacker, as some seem to think, he should have he would be dead, if it hadn't been his sil.

He hit his target in the midst of an attack. Sad as the outcome turned out to be, he performed as we all train to. Had his "attacker" been ANYONE else, everyone here would be singing his praises about being cool under pressure and hitting com while being attacked.

So yes, it's a horrible accident... and it was 100% preventable and 100% caused by the dead guy. I pray for the FIL and his daughter, as their lives are forever changed, based on the poor choices the sil made.

Perfect circumstances rarely, if ever exist. :tiphat:
I agree. The split-second attack apparently from very close range after knocking on the door and hiding changes the dynamic of "threat target identification." That said, it obviously would have been better, though not legally required, not to open the door if he didn't see or recognize who was knocking.


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