Hopefully a civil suit can be brought and this irresponsible ass put into the poor house...or onto the street.
We had an old guy near here do pretty much the same thing at a restaurant.
Old ex deputy...old revolver.....shoved down in his belt or pants....I think he got to fooling with it and managed to draw the hammer back enough to fire it.
Bullet injured a couple of folks.
Buy a damn holster.....keep the chamber clear.....if you cant handle a gun...at least take some sort of safety precautions.
Oh..and I dont know if this is the case here.....but if you are going to carry a firearm....carry something reasonably modern.
I keep a hi power jammed into my wasteband on occasion....but it doesnt have a round chambered.....and even if I was in a situation where I felt I would need to go with a round chambered.....I believe I got enough sense to not manage to pull the hammer back accidentaly.
Yes..I feel that in an emergency I can chamber a round quickly enough....but hopefully Ill never find out.
Kinda hard to chamber a round with one hand while the other is busy trying to keep the bg at bay or defending yourself someway. I carry w/ one in the pipe.
Twilli can cock a 45 1911 with one hand as fast as most can do it with two coming out of the holster.
BTW my 45 is carried cocked and in a holster with a thumbreak that goes under the hammer, it doesn't need to be locked, if it comes out of the holster it is "Go" time.
Modern guns have to have the trigger pulled to fire, I am wondering if the guy may have been fooling with the gun and may have tried to decock the gun and that is when it went off, guns don't just go off when you drop them.
I carry my 45 1911 hammer down on an empty cylinder.
Guess I'm not as proficient as all you John Waynes
Granted, this ain't a pistol/revolver but, it can, and does happen.
The time it takes to chamber a round, could be the difference between life and death though.
To me, it would be like carrying an empty tool bag up on the roof, only to climb back down to get the tools to go in it. But, that's just me.
Hope the day never comes that you "need" to use your weapon. You're not going to be happy with the results.
This has slowed Twilli's typing down considerably