Friday, December 16, 2011

Albuquerque woman warns of defect with Taurus gun after unintentional shooting

Judy Price, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, bought a Taurus PT Millenium handgun for protection. One day, while taking off her sweatshirt her concealed weapons waistband holster fell. When the gun hit the floor it discharged. The bullet went into her thigh, through her colon and intestines and lodged in her liver. Judy suffered months of complications and surgeries.
She is now on a crusade to warn people about this defect with the Taurus handgun. She says she knows of at least five other cases where a similar thing happened. Judy has made fliers that she distributes at concealed weapon carry classes and plans to pass them out a gun shows.
Because guns are not regulated for safety by the Consumer Product Safety Commission there is no mechanism in place to force gun manufacturers to recall defective guns or to demand that safety features be incorporated into the design of new guns. A gun that fires when it is dropped would clearly not meet product safety standards.
Ohh shoot.


Greg Laden said...

If there was no Second Amendment, this would not be a problem. There would be reasonable regulation of firearms, as products that can be dangerous.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing in the 2nd Amendment that would prohibit safety testing for guns. Still, you're probably correct, Greg. It is some people's fear of ANY gun-related regulation that might eventually lead to an erosion of an individual right that is probably the reason behind no testing.