Sometimes the stupid comes screaming.
The Kentucky policeman that managed to shoot his finger off in a gun store is suing the store.
Let's go over this again.
1. Every gun is always loaded.
2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you don't intend to destroy.
We can skip the other two this time. He broke these two. He did it. No one else. He lost a finger. I have zero sympathy for his lawsuit and hope a collection of gun owners familiar with Col. Cooper are on the jury.
Should the clerk have checked the gun and magazine? Yes, of course, because every gun is always loaded. But when the clerk finished checking it and handed to the officer, what is the first thing the officer should have done? Correctamundo. He should have checked it himself.
And after he had checked it, checked the magazine, and was sure the weapon had no rounds in it? He should have pointed it at something he didn't love, like the wall or a corner of the room where no one was standing, before he tried the trigger.
Instead he did not check the gun, and he then put one boogerhook in front of the muzzle and the other boogerhook on the trigger. And now he wants it to be someone else's fault?
Whose fault would it be if he had shot another customer in the spine? Once you stop handling guns with the care and respect they warrant, the outcome is truly up to chance.