MN: 3rd grader fires officers gun while it was in his holster.....

Discussion in 'In the News' started by UtiPossidetis, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American


    A third-grader was able to reach in and shoot off a police officer's gun at a Maplewood school on Monday, according to Maplewood Police Chief Scott Nadeau.

    According to Nadeau, "The holster was a department-approved level 3 security holster, with trigger guard, that typically cannot be touched or fired in the holster, but the child’s small finger was able to reach inside."

    Ok, how does a 3rd grader with their finger contorted into the holster a) get it in there unnoticed and b) have the strength/leverage to pull the trigger? Anyone want to speculate that it has a "light" trigger?
  2. Phil1979

    Phil1979 Member Georgia Carry

    If police were forced to use "smart guns", things like this could not happen.

    A "smart gun" also wouldn't be left behind in restrooms as happens to police far more often than us regular "not professional enough" to carry a gun folks. It would "beep beep" to let the officer know it's away from its holster.

    Will the Bloombergian Momz be on board with this "common sense" regulation?

  3. tmoore912

    tmoore912 Just a Man

    If the holster was made for a gun with a WML, like a Surefire X300U or Streamlight, then the opening in the mouth of the holster can leave enough space for a child to get a finger in there. Safariland makes the most popular LEO holsters for guns with WML and the mouth of the holster is pretty wide.

    This happened a couple years ago too, bunch of kids in a classroom examining all the gear a police office has on his person and then BANG!
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  4. HCountyGuy

    HCountyGuy Well-Known Member


    I’d be willing to bet money on this being the case in this incident.