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SeaLawyer
04-22-2019, 11:27 AM
https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/04/20/sailor-suffers-self-inflicted-gunshot-wound/

Intentional... Unintentional???

I'd like a day out of work too!!!

FLAPS
04-22-2019, 11:40 AM
https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/04/20/sailor-suffers-self-inflicted-gunshot-wound/

Intentional... Unintentional???

I'd like a day out of work too!!!

Not enough info to really to form an opinion. However, if it was an accident then it was from not following procedures. If not preparing to shoot someone, your finger should never be on the trigger. Also, if clearing the weapon, it should be pointed into a sand filled barrel that is intended for this procedure, or whatever else the Navy uses.

Mjölnir
04-22-2019, 11:53 AM
Not enough info to really to form an opinion. However, if it was an accident then it was from not following procedures. If not preparing to shoot someone, your finger should never be on the trigger. Also, if clearing the weapon, it should be pointed into a sand filled barrel that is intended for this procedure, or whatever else the Navy uses.

Pretty much ...

Navy pretty much uses the same clearing barrel, even on ships.

SeaLawyer
04-22-2019, 03:40 PM
Yup!!! Concur with both!

garhkal
04-22-2019, 06:48 PM
So either it was a negligent discharge, OR gross negligence in attempting to get out of work, so malingering..

LogDog
04-22-2019, 06:51 PM
https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/04/20/sailor-suffers-self-inflicted-gunshot-wound/

Intentional... Unintentional???

I'd like a day out of work too!!!

As FLAPS said, there's not enough information to form an opinion. Regardless, the sailor will probably receive an Article 15 for this incident.