Man Negligently Discharges Firearm, Injuring Himself And Four Others

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA — An Ormond Beach man reached into his pocket to grab something, and somehow pulled the trigger of his Glock. The bullet struck his leg and wound up in the floor, but not after sending fragments from the tile towards four other people in the area.

The man and another injured person were taken to the hospital with injuries. The three other people injured, a man and his two children aged 2 and 5, were treated at a local emergency care facility.

I’m going out on a limb here to conclude one of the following: Either the man’s Glock was not inside of a pocket holster, or the man’s Glock was inside a crappy pocket holster that did not provide sufficient protection of the trigger.

Either way, negligence was had, and injuries were a result. Luckily everyone is able to walk away from this, but this firearms owner is damn lucky that no one was seriously injured.

One of the top priorities of carrying a firearm is making sure that you are using a proper holster for that firearm –and using your brain.

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 2.0 holster.
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