In Nebraska, a man is facing 3rd degree assault charges for a negligent discharge at the shooting range. The person in question was taking about his Glock, and apparently failed to do a chamber check before beginning the takedown process, and then inadvertently shot a fellow range patron in the shoulder.
Two things of note, I am beginning to dislike how the media represents negligent discharges; they’re almost always referred to as “accidental”, and usually accompanyed by a statement like “the gun went off”, or “then the gun fired” as if by some magic the gun just went off. The second thing I want to point out is safety – all firearms are always loaded, and if you’re taking a firearm down, especially a Glock you need to be double sure that the firearm is unloaded.
Safety is key, in this case the person was negligent in his safety procedures and ended up injuring someone. Remember the Four Rules.