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[–] Saturday405 4 points -4 points (+0|-4) ago 

The author is located in Arizona where carrying one in the chamber of a semi-auto is not the brightest idea. An accidental discharge is a felony in Arizona (Shannon's Law).

[–] Super_Cooper 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

If you are incompetent enough to accidental discharge, you shouldn't be carrying until you have more training. That's not to say that an accidental discharge should be a felony, but if you're afraid of doing so, get more training.

[–] clamhurt_legbeard 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Never carried a gun, eh?

How exactly are you supposed to stop somebody already halfway through killing you if your damn gun isn't even loaded?

Get some training before talking.

[–] Saturday405 4 points -4 points (+0|-4) ago 

Your statement ignores the reality that accidents happen.

[–] shadowwolf225 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I'm more worried about the bullet through the leg than self protection laws. That said carrying with an empty pipe is still just as dumb. Negligence happens. Accidents not so much, even if they swear it was accidental and they couldn't have prevented it. It wasn't an accident and they don't go off by themselves. If you can't be sure of the status of your weapon at any given moment then you shouldn't be taking the risk at all. Just like you shouldn't drive if you aren't 100% certain at all times where the break pedal is and how to use it.

I've only had one AD ever and even it wasn't accidental. The weapon was new to me and in poor repair and so as I was testing it's ability to feed live ammo it slam-fired into the ground where it was pointed, intentionally and safely, since it's obvious malfunctions happen with poorly maintained machines. I wouldn't recommend anyone carry a poorly maintained weapon anymore than I'd recommend driving with faulty break lines. Either could easily kill you or someone else but there's still no accident there, only negligence.

[–] Canuckistani [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Carrying in condition 1 pretty much never leads to accidental discharge unless you disengage the safety AND pull the trigger.