What a doofus

Jim Nantz jnantz2 at 216-19-216-16.GETNET.NET
Fri Apr 30 13:52:14 MDT 2004

Should this guy be fired?  He could have shot one of the kids instead of


DEA Agent Shoots Self During Gun Safety Class

POSTED: 11:27 am EDT April 30, 2004

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A federal drug agent shot himself in the leg during a gun
safety presentation to children and his bosses are investigating.

The Drug Enforcement Administration agent, whose name was not released,
was giving a gun safety presentation to about 50 adults and students
organized by the Orlando Minority Youth Golf Association, witnesses and
police said.

He drew his .40-caliber duty weapon and removed the magazine, according to
the police report. Then he pulled back the slide and asked someone in the
audience to look inside the gun and confirm it wasn't loaded, the report

Witnesses said the gun was pointed at the floor and when he released the
slide, one shot fired into the top of his left thigh.

"The kids screamed and started to cry," said Vivian Farmer, who attended
the presentation with her 13-year-old nephew.

"Everyone was pretty shaken up," Farmer said. "But the point of gun safety
hit home. Unfortunately, the agent had to get shot. But after seeing that,
my nephew doesn't want to have anything to do with guns."

The agent was treated at Orlando Regional Medical Center after the April 9
shooting and returned to work, DEA special agent Joe Kilmer said.

Police ruled the shooting was an accident, but the DEA headquarters in
Washington was still investigating, Kilmer said.


Del Boy for President

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