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Letter: Questions remain about the accidental gun discharge in Lodi

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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:00 am

This is in regards to “Lodi SWAT officer accidentally shot” — should state “negligent discharge!”

First, one report stated that the trigger was pulled by the youngster while the weapon was still holstered. I have never seen a modern day tactical holster with the trigger exposed. Triggers are buried deep within the holster body for added protection of the officer.

Second, the Glock may not have an external safety; however, this weapon was surely double-action fire on the first round. This would mean that the youngster would have to pull the trigger as if it were a revolver. That’s a long, hard pull for a 6-year-old.

Something isn’t right here. Negligence on the officer’s part? Luckily it was only a flesh wound to him and not a fatal for someone else.

Randy Braziel


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