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Accidental Discharge (AD) or Negligent Discharge (ND)

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USA –-(Ammoland.com)- An accidental discharge (AD) or negligent discharge (ND)? In a recent column I did a story about an accidental discharge of a pistol at a gun show.

A number of commenters took me to task for calling an accident, what they see as a negligent act.

In that case it was an accident, there was no intention on the part of the seller of the pistol or the interested customer to fire a round in the gun show venue.

See my discussion on my YouTube show, with lawyer Clark Patrick,  where we weighed in on this (at the end of the video below). For witnesses or investigators to term such an act “negligent” implies a legal conclusion of fault.

They all agree that until all the facts about the incident are investigated and witnesses statements collected, no “legal’ conclusions should be drawn.

That could have far reaching consequences in criminal charges and/or civil lawsuits for monetary damages.


Read more: http://www.ammoland.com/2016/10/accidental-discharge-ad-or-negligent-discharge-nd/#ixzz4O94QqFll
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