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  • Officer accidentally fires gun in grocery line, grazes woman

    https://www.hometownstations.com/new...be05ec6d9.html

    MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty Florida police officer accidentally discharged his gun at a grocery store and grazed a nearby woman.

    Miami-Dade police spokesman Chris Thomas says the shooting occurred Wednesday afternoon at a Kendall Publix.

    Police say the city of Miami officer was standing in the checkout line and reaching in his pocket when the gun went off. The bullet ricocheted off the ground and hit a woman who was also standing in line.

    Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded and treated the woman at the scene.

    City of Miami police spokesman Orlando Rodriguez says the department is conducting an internal investigation.

    The officer's name wasn't immediately released.
    Hence it is, that democracies have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. James Madison, Federalist Paper No 10

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    And they're the only ones who can be safely trusted with a weapon....
    <t>Stu<br><br>(Why write a quick note when you can write a novel?)<br><br>ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒE<br><br>יזכר לא עד פעם</t>

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    • #3
      Right...
      Hence it is, that democracies have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. James Madison, Federalist Paper No 10

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      • #4
        Funny, I had student who was a Dade Co Deputy Sheriff, he told me many to most of the cops there hated their guns and never trained with their weapons beyond required training. ???? this makes sense.
        I carry a firearm because a cop is too heavy and takes too many breaks.

        Montani Semper Liberi - (Mountaineers Are Always Free)

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        • #5
          That is prevalent among most departments. It's sad to say, but I only have a handful of officers I ever see at the range shooting in their off time. Same few over and over, and I hear the same thing from them.
          Hence it is, that democracies have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. James Madison, Federalist Paper No 10

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Aaron View Post
            https://www.hometownstations.com/new...be05ec6d9.html

            MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty Florida police officer accidentally discharged his gun at a grocery store and grazed a nearby woman.

            Miami-Dade police spokesman Chris Thomas says the shooting occurred Wednesday afternoon at a Kendall Publix.

            Police say the city of Miami officer was standing in the checkout line and reaching in his pocket when the gun went off. The bullet ricocheted off the ground and hit a woman who was also standing in line.

            Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded and treated the woman at the scene.

            City of Miami police spokesman Orlando Rodriguez says the department is conducting an internal investigation.

            The officer's name wasn't immediately released.
            Guns don’t just “go off.”

            That is not an “accidental” discharge - it is a negligent discharge!

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