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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:23 AM

CU-Denver accidental shooting: Now ex-staffer trying to unjam gun when it fired

Update: A University of Colorado staffer who accidentally fired a shot on campus last week, injuring herself and a colleague, is no longer employed by the university. A police report from the incident reveals that the ex-worker, Mary Beth Loeb, was showing her coworkers her handgun, and trying to unjam it, when she accidentally fired a bullet that ricocheted and hit another woman.

As we noted in our coverage, on view below, the incident is especially noteworthy, because it appears to be the first accidental discharge of a gun on a Colorado campus by someone with the proper permit since the Colorado State Supreme Court ordered CU to allow such individuals to bring guns on campus.

As the police report confirms, Loeb had a Concealed Handgun Permit.

The lengthy report, from the University of Colorado Denver Police Department, says Loeb, a financial business manager for the School of Dental Medicine, had reported to police a suspicious person who appeared to be following her. In that case, no one was located or contacted. And because of recent incidents of theft on campus, as well as violence near her home, she had acquired a handgun, Loeb told police.

http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2012/11/cu_shooting_concealed_carry_anschutz_medical_campus.php

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Reply CU-Denver accidental shooting: Now ex-staffer trying to unjam gun when it fired (Original post)
SecularMotion Nov 2012 OP
ileus Nov 2012 #1
slackmaster Nov 2012 #2
Remmah2 Nov 2012 #3
PavePusher Nov 2012 #4
Trunk Monkey Nov 2012 #5
Spryguy Nov 2012 #6
PavePusher Nov 2012 #7
slackmaster Nov 2012 #8
Spryguy Nov 2012 #9

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:13 AM

1. Safety first my friends....never try and show a loaded firearm.

Work is a place to keep your firearm unknown, wouldn't want to make yourself the first target during a spree shooting.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:37 AM

2. Basic gun safety should be taught in public schools

 

Too many people reach adulthood without being taught how to safely unload the most common types of firearms. Too many adults are unqualified to teach those simple procedures. Let professionals spend an hour or two with every high school student and show them the basics.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:42 AM

3. Gun safety should be a public service message on TV.

 

We see all kinds of health department messages for food safety, weather safety, immunization, smoking, texting, prescription and non-prescription drugs and sexually transmitted diseases. Gun safety should also be included. Not how to use them but common sense safety.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:23 AM

4. Repeat after me, kids:

 

"Clearing Barrel, Clearing Barrel, Clearing Barrel."

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 02:05 PM

5. Recced by Hoyt That's all I needed to know NT

 

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:31 AM

6. Basic gun safety..

 

What should be taught in school is Gun are BAD, used and carried by BAD people, and you should never touch one. Use educators to fight America's gun obsession the same way we fight rascism! And reduce stupid gun deaths/injuries in the long run to boot!

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Response to Spryguy (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:32 AM

7. Did you forget a 'sarcasm' indicator?

 

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Response to Spryguy (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:39 AM

8. Here's someone posting on DU that public employees are "BAD people"

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:09 AM

9. Not a fan...

 

of the donut-eaters in general, given their horrendous record on human rights, racial profiling, etc. Honestly, we'd probably have a more polite police force if we followed the British model and took away the average patrolman's firearm.

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