Just no excuse for this nonsense.
Wouldn't be shocked if this was intentional
I wonder what would have happened if the shooter was black and not a police officer.
I was raised around a lot of guns, my father being a collector as well as a New York state trooper and later on the local police force. I was not even allowed to point a toy gun in anyone's direction. Yes, I had toy guns. I'm astounded by the lack of respect for firearms and what they're capable of. And for a supposedly "trained" officer?Wayne Ivey should be ashamed (among other reasons).
It’s Florida, they’ll probably name a street after the shooter
Hey now, you don't know that training with firearms isn't part of Deputy School. Maybe they just hand out the guns a couple of weeks before teaching about them. Sort of like The Think System invented by Prof. Harold Hill. Of course, that was with musical instruments, not deadly firearms, but the principles are the same.
What game were they playing? "Hit me with the sidewalk"?
“Are you faster than a 9mm slug”
“He believed the gun was unloaded. He was wrong, and the 23-year-old Walsh is now dead.”
I’m not a cop and I’ve only shot a gun half a dozen times in my life and even I know the first rule of handling a gun is ALWAYS treat the gun as if it’s loaded.
1. Treat every weapon as if it were loaded.2. Never point your weapon at something you don't intend to shoot.
He murdered his friend. Zero sympathy for him.
Nothing more needs to be said. This is gun safety 101.
3. Remove all toy guns from your life once you own real guns. (old family tradition, as kids got older).
Not sure how this applies to video games. Maybe the lines are getting too blurred between reality and video gaming. I never went for the shoot 'em up too much, but after a half day racing on Forza, if I immediately hop in a car, I get a weird sense of unreality, like I'm still in a game.
That's the 'good guy with a gun' we kept being told about. Amazing how a gun kills, no matter who's operating it.
There seems to be a sort of contempt for the rules with people who are around guns all the time.
I know those two basic rules, and I've never touched a real gun in my life. He has no excuse.
In the Army, this is literally the first thing they teach you. Don't point the business end of a weapon at anything you don't plan on shooting. Even then, don't even put your finger on the trigger until you're ready to shoot. Open and look in the chamber for a round before you hand a weapon to someone, or when one is handed to you. If you flag anyone with the business end of any weapon at any time, whomever is closest is within rights to hit you. These are the rules, for a reason, it seems.
Gee! Why would a cop, of all people, have an unloaded gun around in the first place? Sounds totally BS to me.
Andrew is completely devestated over what happened what he did.
Fixed if for ya, Sherrif.