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madoka 02-19-2014 11:47 PM

Officer hits nine people with one shot!
 
I am the only one in this restaurant professional enough that I can carry this *BANG*!

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-pol...-shooters-cafe

An off duty corrections officer in Florida is the latest person to have a gun accidentally go off and injure people. According to the Florida-based Sun Sentinel, a gun went off inside a cafe, injuring nine people.

The bullet hit the metal base of a table, and then ricocheted off into customers. The Miami-Dade Corrections officer, named Marcus Leon Thompson, told law enforcement that his gun went off when he reached for money and a valet ticket into his pocket, which also contained his gun.

The Sun-Sentinel reports that “the police reports list nine people who either felt a burning sensation or received small cuts from bullet fragments after Thompson's gun went off, including two staffers. A 79-year-old woman visiting from New Jersey was taken to Broward Health Medical Center with a small fragment in her buttocks.”

After the incident, Thompson handed his server money for the bill and went outside with his wife. His server, after he figured out what happened in the cafe, told Thompson to wait for the police.

The name of the bar where the indicent happened is "Shooters Waterfront" and the irony isn't lost on the owner, who bought the business last week. But she says "this was an accident that could have happened anywhere."

Calgunner739 02-20-2014 12:14 AM

Negligent idiot

opie4386 02-20-2014 1:41 AM

Glock 42 already!!!:43::hide:

SonofWWIIDI 02-20-2014 2:25 AM

Dumba**! That's even worse than that guy who shot himself in the foot. Except its not on video.


(Yes I know it's really old.)

SoCal Bob 02-20-2014 7:06 AM

Thought so - Marcus Leon Thompson "reached into his right pocked where is unholstered firearm was located, to retrieve money and a valet ticket, when he accidentally discharged his firearm as he reached in." http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/cl...cident_inv.php

By the way, article says it was a Glock 19.

shda5582 02-20-2014 7:22 AM

This is why I hate Glock-style handguns that lack an external safety. I'd be paranoid all the time something like this would happen.

barrage 02-20-2014 7:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shda5582 (Post 13482407)
This is why I hate Glock-style handguns that lack an external safety. I'd be paranoid all the time something like this would happen.

That's why we keep Glocks in holsters (preferably the locking kind) when we store them in places like pockets and backpacks.

Question though... How big were his pockets to be able to hold an entire Glock 19?

Last thing. Guns don't ever accidentally go off. Sometimes dumb asses accidentally pull the trigger on guns, bit they never do it on their own.

5thgen4runner 02-20-2014 7:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shda5582 (Post 13482407)
This is why I hate Glock-style handguns that lack an external safety. I'd be paranoid all the time something like this would happen.

I've been carrying a glock for 6 years. It has never "accidently" gone off. Carry in a holster end of story.

blkside 02-20-2014 7:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shda5582 (Post 13482407)
This is why I hate Glock-style handguns that lack an external safety. I'd be paranoid all the time something like this would happen.

Well if you are paranoid something like this would happen then you and obviously him are lacking in gun handling knowledge.

I carry 2 different Glocks, a Kahr with no external safety, my revolver has no external safety and yet I havent shot up a restaurant yet.

Its called common sense, practice and being aware of your condition.

I can guarantee that I am not alone in pratctice, that when there is a gun in a pocket holster in my pocket, I dont put anything else in that pocket...

My .38 and nemesis is all that is in my pocket.

Please stop giving the politicians more reason to ban unsafe guns...

"If the gun crowd is paranoid about them then they must be bad"

HPBrowningMK3 02-20-2014 7:54 AM

I guess he forgot all about the "Guns are always loaded" rule. A simple MIC holster would have allowed him to safely pocket or Mexican carry.

Snoopy47 02-20-2014 7:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shda5582 (Post 13482407)
This is why I hate Glock-style handguns that lack an external safety. I'd be paranoid all the time something like this would happen.

That doesn't solve it. My 1911 safety will disengage all the time were it not for the holster that locks it in the up position while holstered.

Artema 02-20-2014 8:06 AM

Yeah, if I were to pocket a gun it would have a thin sheath to cover the trigger. If it were a J frame, no exposed hammer.

ChuckDizzle 02-20-2014 8:40 AM

Rule #1 of pocket carry.

You have a gun pocket, it is not a gun and some change or keys pocket. It is not a gun and some loose ammo/magazine/speed loader/speed strip pocket.

When you are pocket carrying, the pocket is part of the holster, and you wouldn't put your valet ticket in your holster.

scguy 02-20-2014 8:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by madoka (Post 13481477)
After the incident, Thompson handed his server money for the bill and went outside with his wife. His server, after he figured out what happened in the cafe, told Thompson to wait for the police.

"


He just left!? Im sure he heard the BANG. This guy should not have access to a firearm.

howbobert 02-20-2014 10:29 AM

So let me get this straight. He had his hand in his pocket fondling his piece and it when off? That must have been some kind of load if it hit 9 people. Remind me not to sit in that booth or anywhere near him. :rolleyes:

SactoDoug 02-20-2014 10:43 AM

Trigger "safety" FTW!

john67elco 02-20-2014 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChuckDizzle (Post 13482940)
Rule #1 of pocket carry.

You have a gun pocket, it is not a gun and some change or keys pocket. It is not a gun and some loose ammo/magazine/speed loader/speed strip pocket.

When you are pocket carrying, the pocket is part of the holster, and you wouldn't put your valet ticket in your holster.

I always follow this rule on my desantis pocket carry kahr p380. Gun/holster right front and that's it

Josh3239 02-20-2014 10:45 AM

Magic bullet. Was the CO named Oswald? :D

SacTown 02-20-2014 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shda5582 (Post 13482407)
This is why I hate Glock-style handguns that lack an external safety. I'd be paranoid all the time something like this would happen.

You should never carry any firearm without some mechanism designed to guard the trigger (holster, vanguard, etc.). Relying on an external safety to safeguard against a ND on a pistol being carried without a holster is NOT safe. Same goes for a Glock or any other type pistol. Glocks and similar pistols are safe to carry when they are holstered as designed. Don't blame the gun, but the user.

spetsnaz 02-20-2014 12:56 PM

I carry a few glocks myself, haven't had any issues. Use a quality holster idiots.

tbc 02-20-2014 1:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shda5582 (Post 13482407)
This is why I hate Glock-style handguns that lack an external safety. I'd be paranoid all the time something like this would happen.


The safety is in the software NOT the hardware.

The root cause of this incident is the idiot that negligently discharged his firearm while reaching for his money. Not the firearm.




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ElDub1950 02-20-2014 1:53 PM

Give that guy a medal!! Most guys like that can't hit 1 person with 9 shots .. he gets 9 with 1!

:)

tamalpias 02-20-2014 2:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SonofWWIIDI (Post 13481681)
Dumba**! That's even worse than that guy who shot himself in the foot. Except its not on video.


(Yes I know it's really old.)

that is just to funny beyond words! :laugh:

Some professional :laugh:

Never Convicted 02-20-2014 3:23 PM

"have a gun accidentally go off..."

They don't accidentally go off. Someone has to do something specific for this to happen.

DuknBucks 02-20-2014 6:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tamalpias (Post 13485554)
that is just to funny beyond words! :laugh:

Some professional :laugh:

this video hurts to watch it...Affimative action at its finest! lets let the dum as**** in it will be ok!

ElvenSoul 02-20-2014 6:13 PM

Please people get a damn holster!

DannyInSoCal 02-20-2014 6:22 PM

1) He's an idiot.

2) He's a huge fat idiot if his pockets are big enough to conceal a G19.

3) He's a huge fat idiot if his pockets are big enough to conceal a G19 loaded with snake shot...

tamalpias 02-20-2014 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DuknBucks (Post 13487225)
this video hurts to watch it...Affimative action at its finest! lets let the dum as**** in it will be ok!

The fact be tried to keep it cool and walk it off was just over the top. :laugh:

Untamed1972 02-21-2014 7:14 AM

Funny how when a LEO does it it's reported as "the gun accidentally went off".

No...it's called an ND! The gun went off because you pulled the trigger jacka*s!

RobGR 02-21-2014 9:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by barrage (Post 13482468)
That's why we keep Glocks in holsters (preferably the locking kind) when we store them in places like pockets and backpacks.

Question though... How big were his pockets to be able to hold an entire Glock 19?

Last thing. Guns don't ever accidentally go off. Sometimes dumb asses accidentally pull the trigger on guns, bit they never do it on their own.

Exactly.

At least no one died, but just idiotic. Anyone remember that terrible story of the father with his four kids in Utah, shot himself while undoing the seatbelt, bullet hits his Femoral artery, bleeds out and dies in 15 minutes. As I recall, it was an upholstered Glock that he kept in his pant line..... sad, but for &#@% sakes, he should have known better. And on TTAG, they had the outcome of this negligent cop/father who left his service firearm in a cup holder with his two kids in the car, one child accidentally kills the other... terribly sad, but it all amounts to negligence, all easily avoidable scenarios.

Gio 02-21-2014 9:23 AM

Mmmhhhmmm :rolleyes:

SanPedroShooter 02-21-2014 9:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RobGR (Post 13491399)
Exactly.

At least no one died, but just idiotic. Anyone remember that terrible story of the father with his four kids in Utah, shot himself while undoing the seatbelt, bullet hits his Femoral artery, bleeds out and dies in 15 minutes. As I recall, it was an upholstered Glock that he kept in his pant line..... sad, but for &#@% sakes, he should have known better. And on TTAG, they had the outcome of this negligent cop/father who left his service firearm in a cup holder with his two kids in the car, one child accidentally kills the other... terribly sad, but it all amounts to negligence, all easily avoidable scenarios.

The cup holder guy got his job as a cop back too.

He's on the street right now, enforcing the law.

Ronin2 02-21-2014 9:32 AM

Unfortunately I suspect the Glock safe design gives many Glock owners a false sense of security that can lead to a relaxing of safety discipline.

zonzin 02-21-2014 9:48 AM

Keep the booger hook off the boom switch comes to mind.


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Rozay619 02-21-2014 12:44 PM

I'm still amazed the bullet managed to hit 9 people?!?!? What the hell kind of round was it?

Junkie 02-21-2014 12:57 PM

I imagine they must have counted minor hearing damage as an injury or something.

Merc1138 02-21-2014 1:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Junkie (Post 13493097)
I imagine they must have counted minor hearing damage as an injury or something.

Nahh, he's just making up for the LAPD not being able to hit anything.

TRICKSTER 02-21-2014 1:46 PM

9 people. Sounds like some are looking for a payout.
Reminds me of the transit bus that got in an accident in Oakland. There were about 30 people on the bus at the time but about 100 people filed claims stating that they were on the bus and suffered injuries.

CrippledPidgeon 02-21-2014 2:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rozay619 (Post 13493020)
I'm still amazed the bullet managed to hit 9 people?!?!? What the hell kind of round was it?

If it's got a jacket, and hits the ground with a bit of an angle, lead and copper will go flying everywhere.

klewan 02-21-2014 2:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TRICKSTER (Post 13493452)
9 people. Sounds like some are looking for a payout.
Reminds me of the transit bus that got in an accident in Oakland. There were about 30 people on the bus at the time but about 100 people filed claims stating that they were on the bus and suffered injuries.

They were public employee union members; like you.


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