“They’re the most goddamn unsafe thing on the planet,” one gun expert told VICE News.
In what should have been just another day in his near 50-year career in law enforcement, Bob Northrop was on patrol at a high school baseball game when he heard the unmistakable sound of a gunshot.
Within seconds, Northrop realized the bullet had come from his own service weapon, a Sig Sauer P320 handgun. And it had hit him in his left ankle.
“I looked around thinking, ‘I might have just been shot,’” Northrop said. “When I went to take a step after hearing that shot, I was unable to do so. Some folks out of the bleachers came over to my assistance and helped me over to a place to sit down.”
“Bottom line, it’s a public safety issue,” Northrop’s attorney Nicholas Gurney told VICE News. “Based on what we’ve learned and uncovered and alleged, this firearm, make and model, by design is capable of firing when the trigger isn’t pulled.”
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