Sunday, July 20, 2008

Chinese Police Shoot Reporters - Negligence?


Three Chinese reporters attending a police briefing on the success of an anti-gun campaign were accidentally shot, media reports say. [ed. emphasis added]

An officer picked up one of the weapons on show - a confiscated home-made gun - but it went off in his hand.

A reporter needed surgery for injuries to his ankle, crotch and chest, after being hit by what appeared to be pebbles fired by the gun.

Two others were slightly injured in the incident in Nanchong, southern China.
Well, it's a start.

This is a classic example of "Negligent Discharge", don't be mislead by the "accidentally shot". The only other possibility is that the police deliberately fired on the journalists. What were they doing handling loaded weapons, anyway? Did they not know how to unload it?

The report says it was a "home-made gun" firing "pebbles". Maybe the previous owner couldn't afford Encoded Ammunition or a firearm fitted with Microstamping Ammunition Technology.

Is this the future in America?

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