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Default Man Shot at local grocery After Wife's Purse Falls, Gun Discharges

Another gun Mfg's's day just got darker with an errant discharge:


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Man Shot at Pasco Publix After Wife's Purse Falls, Gun Discharges

LAND O' LAKES, Fla. — A man was shot and injured at a Publix in Land O' Lakes on Sunday after his wife's gun accidentally went off inside her purse, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Woman's gun accidentally goes off in Pasco Publix

Bullet struck woman's husband in right shin

Victim, 69-year-old Vernon Messier, in stable condition

Deputies said the victim, Vernon Messier, 69, and his wife, Lillian, 67, were standing at the cash register, checking out, when Lillian's purse fell to the ground, and the gun discharged.
Lillian is a concealed carry permit-holder and was carrying a Derringer 2-shot gun in her purse, according to the report.

The Sheriff's Office said deputies reviewed surveillance video from Publix that showed Vernon immediately flinch and fall to the ground after Lillian's purse fell off the counter.
Deputies said a bullet struck Vernon's lower right shin, and a hole was found in the side of her purse.

Vernon is currently in stable condition, and no criminal charges are expected, officials said.
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Doesn't derringers have a transfer bar??

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we don't know how old hers was.

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Doesn't derringers have a transfer bar??
Depends on make model and year of MFG.
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67 years old...no doubt her purse was big enough to hold everything including the kitchen sink and there was that derringer rattling around amongst all that stuff in her purse. If she rummages through her purse like my wife then she could have cocked the darned thing while frantically looking for her cell phone. Who knows. My wife's purse cost well over $100 but it has a pouch built right in to hold her purple LC9S and keep it separate from the junk! Loose in a purse is no place for a hammer gun!
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67 years old...no doubt her purse was big enough to hold everything including the kitchen sink and there was that derringer rattling around amongst all that stuff in her purse. If she rummages through her purse like my wife then she could have cocked the darned thing while frantically looking for her cell phone. Who knows. My wife's purse cost well over $100 but it has a pouch built right in to hold her purple LC9S and keep it separate from the junk! Loose in a purse is no place for a hammer gun!
Especially one without a trigger guard like most of those derringers are.
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