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Common causes of the accidental discharge of a firearm

Owning a gun comes with a lot of responsibility. It's best to receive the proper training before using a firearm or carrying it with you. There are times when a firearm accidentally discharges. If you have never experienced an accidental discharge, it can be frightening the first time it happens. Let's take a look at the most common causes of accidental firearm discharge.

Spotting defects in firearms that could cause injury

Owning a firearm is a right afforded by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. Firearms come in all shapes, sizes and calibers. Even the safest of gun owners could wind up getting injured in a firearm accident in Belgrade, Montana. A common reason for injuries to gun owners is defects in the manufacturing of the firearm. Here's how to spot defects before they cause you injury.

Why is the Remington Model 700 still on the market?

The Remington Model 700 rifle has a known defect related to its trigger. The defect causes the rifle to spontaneously fire. This defect has resulted in numerous deaths over the years -- and one might think that Remington would take notice and try to correct the issue by issuing a free recall and repair.

The 3 types of a defective firearms case

A firearm can be an extremely dangerous weapon when it gets into the wrong hands. However, it can be even more dangerous if it's defective. Indeed, defective guns have been known to go off without even pulling the trigger, explode into the user and malfunction in a host of other dangerous and potentially fatal ways.

Montana dad wants Remington to fix its fatal trigger flaw

A father from Gallatin Valley wants Remington to correct a trigger flaw that led to the death of his son 17 years ago. The man warned viewers in a recent television interview that more people will die this year, as they do every year, because of the defective trigger device built into the Remington Model 700.

What's wrong with the Remington Model 700 Series?

If you were a gun manufacturer, and you were building and selling a rifle since 1948 that had a reputation for firing without pulling the trigger, wouldn't you take it off the market and fix the design? This is the story behind the Remington Model 700 series bolt action rifle, which has caused numerous injuries and deaths since its manufacture.

Even toy guns are dangerous: Doctors reveal Nerf gun risks

A report published by the BMJ medical journal reveals the risks associated with toy guns, especially Nerf guns. These popular toys shoot soft projectiles. Upon examining the projectiles, one might assume that they're safe because of how soft they are. However, when a child's eye is hit the wrong way, such projectile can pose serious health risks for the eyes.

Will the hospital report my gunshot wound to the police?

If you or a loved one suffered a gunshot wound, you should report the incident to the police as soon as possible. However, your priority should be to get medical care. By calling 911, both emergency medical responders and law enforcement will likely be dispatched to the scene of the accident.

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