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    A bit of an eye opener?

    Those who are protecting us?
    Police marksmen have fired their guns more times by mistake than when responding to threats in the last three years, an investigation has found. Also wondered how the other two remaining forces avoided the freedom of information requests?

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz16pzvKtPB
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    Quote Originally Posted by finnbear270 View Post
    Those who are protecting us?
    Police marksmen have fired their guns more times by mistake than when responding to threats in the last three years, an investigation has found. Also wondered how the other two remaining forces avoided the freedom of information requests?

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz16pzvKtPB
    Don't know whether to laugh or sigh... Can this really be true???

    56 A.D.'s to only 29 incident call outs!!!! That's a frightening enough ratio on it's own but 6 dead civilians one dead policeman and two other policmen GSW injured. FFS!

    And that's just the Met...

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    Not AD's. A discharge is NEVER accidental! NEGLIGENT discharge is the correct phrase. If you follow the correct procedures, then it is virtually impossible for a modern weapon to fire "accidentally".

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_hooks View Post
    Not AD's. A discharge is NEVER accidental! NEGLIGENT discharge is the correct phrase. If you follow the correct procedures, then it is virtually impossible for a modern weapon to fire "accidentally".
    Well I'm not going to argue with you since I've never had one, with a gun, during 40 odd years and tens of thousands of rounds of shooting. So, I don't have the terminology... sorry.

    The article actually said the Police "accidentally blasted their weapons" ... I assume that means discharge and not just a surface finishing treatment, but you're right it would almost certainly have to be done with delibrate action.

    I particularly shuddered at this quote:

    A Bedfordshire Police officer fired off a Taser 26 times by mistake into a ballistic bag at an armoury in December last year.

    Still, at least he knows how not to do it.. eh?

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    hi,

    not getting into what to call it, ND or Ad.
    These figures are not that shocking.
    there is many Ad/Nds in our sport.
    I myself had one (Ad) with a shotgun just last year however i was on my own and the gun went straight to the shop to be fixed as it was faulty(wear n tear).
    In the armed forces the quantity of Nds is huge, lot higher than you would imagine.
    likewise these reports of police Nds is nothing new.
    What you may need to be aware of is that 10% of Nds may not get reported so thats another 6/7 on top.

    atb f.

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    cbs, you are full of the joys of spring there!
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    In the armed forces the quantity of Nds is huge, lot higher than you would imagine.
    In comparison the number of NDs by shop workers is incredibly low.....in fact a lot lower than you might imagine....
    "There comes in the dead of night a hand of cold steel that plucks the German sentries from their posts"
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    How do you fire a tazer 26 times accidently, if its the prong firing type you, you set the timer before firing ie 5secs etc which you can divide say into 2 bursts by leaving go of the trigger, you usally have to take a burst youself before being aloud to use one, glad he wasn,t doing the training. Or do they mean he used a bag of balistic material for a target 26 times.

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    sounds like some of them should be issued with paintball guns rather than MP3's, be a bit safer methinks !!!!!!

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    Nobody ever had an accident ? i have

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