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Gun club open day leaves two injured

The Local · 9 Jul 2012, 10:13

Published: 09 Jul 2012 10:13 GMT+02:00

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The embarrassing - and painful - accident happened at the open day at a shooting club in the small town of Sallgast in the state of Brandenburg, eastern Germany, the Express newspaper reported.

The club took the ill-fated decision to allow visitors without firearms licenses to try out guns under professional supervision.

One female visitor was handling a gun when it went off in her hand and grazed the toe of a man standing nearby, the Frankfurt (Oder) police said in a statement.

The woman - who did not have a license - also suffered slight burns.

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10:54 July 9, 2012 by lucksi
If only the toe had also been armed, then all could have been averted.
15:15 July 9, 2012 by Herr Rentz
"when it 'went off' in her hand" ???

Handguns don't just 'go off'. She pulled the trigger. Someone wasn't paying attention to the second rule of gun handling.
15:35 July 9, 2012 by beeker
This doesn't sound like the usual "hold my beer and watch this" kind of incident. It's more like a lack of trained supervision incident. Maybe the so called professional supervisor should have his training background and license looked at.
23:45 July 10, 2012 by zeddriver
Stupid on so many levels. She had a loaded gun with the hammer cocked, finger on the trigger and didn't keep it pointed downrange. yikes!

Or maybe the guy with nine toes was standing by the target.
09:27 July 11, 2012 by wenddiver
Sounds like they need to have a whole lot more open house and traing days. Only the untrained or stupid shoot people by accident. First rule of firearms, never point it at anything you do not wish to destroy.

This is a firearm! It was not designed for crazies, stupid people, communists, careless, ignorant, untrainable, or retarded people or animals. If you fit any of those catagories please leve the room immediatly without touching the firearm and go to a class more suitable for your limitations like cup cake decorating.
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