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Accidental discharge

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Accidental discharge is the event of a firearm discharging at a time not intended by the user. Perhaps most commonly, accidental discharges occur when the trigger of the firearm is deliberately pulled for a purpose other than shooting—dry-fire practice, demonstration, or function testing—but ammunition is negligently left in the chamber. Unintentionally leaving a firearm loaded is more likely to occur when the individual handling the gun is poorly trained, and perhaps also with removable-magazine-fed firearms.

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Google previewPractical Analysis and Reconstruction of Shooting Incidents (2005)

by Edward E. Hueske

This information can be important when attempting to determine whether accidental discharge is a factor in a shooting incident. It can also be of value for evaluating other safety issues. The same areas of interest are covered in the safety ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Police Science (2007)

by Jack R. Greene

Far less common, but still prevalent, are other situations such as training mishaps , accidental discharge of firearms, and mistaken identity. To be sure, these unfortunate instances are significant insofar as they provide a unique learning ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (1999)

by Richard Bowyer

act of firing a weapon; accidental discharge or negligent discharge (ND) = unintentional firing ...

Google previewDictionary of Shooting Sports (2011)

by Baljit Singh Sekhon

Accidental Discharge (AD) / Shooting Technique / This is also known as unintentional discharge and happening by accident. Any firing of. a pistol/rifle that is not intentional or planned. This is mainly due to mechanical mistake and if human ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

Morally speaking, accidental discharge with this gun is completely out of the question, at least the probability is so small, that perhaps philosophy could not calculate when this gun would be discharged in any other way than by design. To fire ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Work-Related Illnesses, Injuries, and Health Issues (2009)

by Ada P. Kahn

Accidental discharge of refrigerants also can produce serious toxic and irritant effects. Today AMMONIA is the most common refrigerant. In the past, chloromethane, bromomethane, and sulfur dioxide were used. 56 bricklayers, cement workers, ...

Google previewDictionary of Practical Surgery, etc (1809)

by Samuel COOPER (Senior Surgeon to University College Hospital.)

whother it is vencrcal or only an accidental discharge, arising from some unknown cause. GONOIIRHG'IA IN WOMEN. The disease is not so easily ascertained in them as in men, because they are subject to a disorder called fiuor allius, ...

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