Wrap your head around this one…
Firearms instructor experiences slam fire malfunction and the firearm runs on him. The second/third shot fired after the firearm hits the ground severs his spine just above the hip–😬 pic.twitter.com/RevM05SnkQ
— ₩₳Ɽ ₱₳₮Ⱨ (@WarPath2pt0) April 5, 2022
I have searched but cannot find more information about this incident (if you have any, post it in the comments and I’ll update this post).
From the short video it appears the instructor was surprised by the first accidental discharge and lost control of the gun.
That was the near-fatal, and permanently disabling, mistake.
One of the cardinal rules of gun safety is:
Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot.
But, one should be in control of the firearm prior to that last part. Things can go wrong in loading, chambering, and manipulation before pulling the trigger.
If the instructor was in better control of the gun, he would not have dropped it when it slam fired.
From this terrible accident we need remember an important lesson:
When you are handling a firearm, always be mindful of its condition and be in control of it.