WHEN IS TRIGGERSAFE™ USED ?| REAL LIFE EXAMPLES...
When you do not have control of your rifle or shotgun when hunting, why wouldn't you use a Triggeresafe™ ?
BEFORE OR AFTER OPERATIONS
This officer has the rifle flipped to avoid swiping the safety off after a job. This is a fine technique, but Triggersafe™ would do the same thing & protect the trigger.
These officers are working on movements with what appear to be empty weapons. They may have a chamber flag, but you can't see from both sides. As a trainer, why wouldn't you use a Triggeresafe™?
why was triggersafe™ created?
Triggersafe™ was designed to fix a weapon problem that officers and citizens knew occurred, but no one wanted to discuss, Negligent Discharges. When a person with a rifle does not have "positive control" of the weapon, the chances of a negligent discharge increase. Positive control is when we have our hands on the weapon and control the safety and trigger. The chance that a piece of gear or other object can push the trigger is greatly reduced with a Triggersafe™ in place. Triggersafe™ was intended for environments and times when we don't have full control of the weapon.
Triggersafe™ is manufactured in LaPorte, Indiana. This advanced safety feature is being used by citizens around the country, officers and SWAT Teams.
What is an Unintentional Discharge?
An unintentional discharge is when a firearm is "fired" unintentionally without someone trying to fire the gun. For example, the trigger could get caught on a piece of fabric. Certain guns could discharge when dropped a certain way. Or it could malfunction.
What is an Accidental Discharge?
In the case of a accidental discharge, someone pulled the trigger not expecting the gun to fire. This could happen, for example, if someone were cleaning the gun and thought it was empty. A child might pull the trigger, thinking it is a toy gun. It may also be considered an accidental discharge if firing results from placing the finger on the trigger when the finger should not be on the trigger, such as prior to assessing the danger of the situation or when holstering the gun. But read on...
What is a Negligent Discharge?
A negligent discharge takes place when someone has been careless to the point of being "at fault". Many militaries, including the US Army, consider an "accidental" discharge to always be negligent because of the extensive training. Legally speaking, negligence is an act or omission (failing to do something) that you should reasonably foresee could harm another. Because of this, an accidental or unintentional discharge could be categorized as negligent if the gun owner is not abiding by basic safety rules like assuming the gun is always loaded or transporting and storing the gun inappropriately. This could result in criminal charges, jail time, probation and fines, not to mention the potential of serious injury and death.
How many deaths are reported annually involving an unintentional discharge?
According to the CDC, unintentional discharges account for over 500 deaths annualy. However, many less serious injuries may go unreported each year. They do not distinguish between unintentional and accidental for reporting purposes.
What is the average age of a person injured or killed in an accidental discharge?
More than 1/3 of those killed or injured in an accidental discharge are under 25 years. In 8% of cases, the gun was fired by a person under the age of 6. While these stats are startling, we should note that this means that 2/3 of these "accidents" involve 25+ year old adults, demonstrating that "accidents" can happen anywhere, even among those who are more experienced. This speaks to the need to take every precaution to secure the gun when it is not in the owners immediate possession or control as a basic safety measure.