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    Pueblo officer shoots wife; apparently an accident

    PUEBLO (AP) - A Pueblo police officer remains on leave following the apparent accidental shooting of his wife.
    Steven Vaughn told investigators he had just finished cleaning his revolver Sunday when it accidentally fired. The bullet passed through a wall and into a bathroom, hitting his wife, Robin, in the lower torso.
    Pueblo County sheriff's spokeswoman Laurie Kilpatrick said Robin Vaughn was treated at Parkview Medical Center and is expected to recover.
    Kilpatrick says sheriff's deputies who investigated say the shooting appears to be accidental. Pueblo police Capt. Troy Davenport said Wednesday that the 35-year-old Vaughn remained on leave pending an internal investigation.

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    Geeze . . . . that's terrible. I can't imagine. Glad she lived and hope she recovers well.

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    He'll spend the rest of that marriage hearing about what a pain in the ass he is.
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    Provided he remains married. Wives leave for far less . . .

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    Accidental eh?

    The term is negligent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Accidental eh?

    The term is negligent.
    Agreed.
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    I've never cleaned a loaded weapon, it must be something new that " they're " teaching .

    All joking aside I emphatically agree it's negligence.

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    We were taught in the Academy...many years ago... to clean the weapon in a room with the ammo in another room. Way too many people want to dry fire after they clean a weapon, then load it, then "dry fire" one more time.

    Keep the ammo separate from the weapon when cleaning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Accidental eh?

    The term is negligent.
    I can't count how many times the "cleaning excuse" gets used. And I never believe it.
    The world would be much cleaner if blind people carried brooms instead of sticks.

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    My question is how can you properly clean a REVOLVER and then have a negligent discharge?? I don't understand how it happens with a semi-auto, but a revolver has to be basically impossible unless he didnt open it to clean it, or didnt clean the cylinder at all.
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    Normally, "cleaning" discharges occur after re-loading the weapon intentionally.

    Hence, negligent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDawg View Post
    My question is how can you properly clean a REVOLVER and then have a negligent discharge?? I don't understand how it happens with a semi-auto, but a revolver has to be basically impossible unless he didnt open it to clean it, or didnt clean the cylinder at all.

    I was going to go that route, but I've also seen the media call any issued handgun a "service revolver" even if its a self stuffer. However, if the story is right and it was a revolver, even more BS that he was "cleaning it" when it went off for the reason you stated.
    The world would be much cleaner if blind people carried brooms instead of sticks.

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