Hug Turns Fatal When Boyfriend's Gun Goes Off
He was moving it when it discharged, say police
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2013 6:15 PM CDT
Updated Oct 2, 2013 8:18 PM CDT
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(Newser) – It's still under investigation, but Phoenix police think a bizarre accident is responsible for the death of a 24-year-old woman. Amanda Mosley was giving her 18-year-old boyfriend a hug, but the gun in his waistband got in the way, reports ABC15. The boyfriend then tried to remove the gun, but it went off in the process and killed Mosley, say police. That makes the 11th accidental shooting fatality in Arizona this year, reports the Phoenix New Times.

Mosley's sister tells KTVK she's not "100% certain" it was an accident, "but that's all the evidence we have so we don't really want to speculate too much or make people think that we're trying to go after someone." She adds that her family, who owned the home where the shooting took place, didn't know the boyfriend: "They were dating for a short amount of time." (Earlier this month, an 18-year-old woman was shot and killed when she tried to surprise her friend.)

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winterfairy
Oct 4, 2013 7:21 AM CDT
more than one hood rat has blown their cock off with waist band carry.
Problem_Solver
Oct 3, 2013 8:45 PM CDT
I carry a gun. I'm 21 years old. I have a girlfriend and we have two great children together. I don't need to carry a gun to make me feel safe, or to compensate for the size of my penis, but I carry it to protect my loved ones. I am a responsible gun owner who carries my firearm in a Level 3 serpa holster, full magazine and one in the chamber. I understand the laws of carrying it and when to and not to use it in self defense. I am currently enrolling in my states ACT 235 class to become involved even more with firearms. This person acted with negligence with a loaded firearm, he ignored the simple to follow rules with firearms. He had his finger on the trigger while handling said firearm. Even with the safety on, a firearm is a tool meant to kill. Safeties fail, which is why you should only keep your finger on the trigger if you intend to use the gun.
woodyTX
Oct 3, 2013 1:02 PM CDT
Concealed carry laws in TX don't require proper holstering. They are silent on that, which is crazy. A guy here in Houston had a derringer in his sport jacket pocket in a restaurant. It fell out of the jacket, hit the floor, discharged. The bullet hit a 72 year old lady at the next table. The bullet entered her buttock, traveled up through her spleen, grazing her liver and lodged near her spine. After several surgeries she is still in pain and can't walk properly. Her life has been changed forever and probably shortened to some degree. The man was not charged. Oh well what can we do about it ? Just another day in gun country right ? Those who say that the gun laws in this country don't need some changes are in denial. Wake up. It could be your loved one next. Let's do it right.