If I carry a concealed weapon, I will not be a dumbass and will use a holster unlike this individual.
Young man, tell me you aren’t a sports fan because you should have learned from Plaxico’s mistake. This is not how responsible people carry firearms. We use a good sturdy holster. Not that cheap nylon crap from Uncle Mike either. It should be in a real freaking holster.
You were aware of the mass shooting and you did not want people freaking out about your gun, yet you couldn’t be bothered with using a real holster? Tell me, how did that negligent discharge work for keeping it all on the down low?
I would like to point out however this is yet another example of the hole in “training requirements” assuming boy wonder here had a CCW, which he probably is, obviously satisfied the training requirement but evidently he skipped class on buy a holster day.* The bottom line is there are many people that live in states that have no training requirement and they don’t do this type of crap. Then within states with the training requirement you still have people who do. Maybe it isn’t as much the training but the attitude of the person carrying the gun. You can lead a horse to water but you can not make him drink.
My guess on what happened given the description is that clothing got within the trigger guard and when he leaned back it applied pressure and went bang. The other option is he violated rule 5 but I don’t think he would have put a hole through his jeans without also penetrating himself.
*Though it seems that military service satisfies the requirement, maybe they never told him to use a holster for sidearms. About the best alternative option is participation in organized shooting sports. I do not know specifically what sports they consider acceptable, however if it’s IDPA or USPSA they don’t let you do Mexican carry. They tell you to use a freaking holster and what happened is exactly why. Small-bore rifle and bullseye on the other hand, that just means you can hit the broad side of a barn, not that you know how to carry.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.