Message received loud and clear. No disrespect was intended. It will not happen again. I respect your position as a Moderator so your word is final on conduct regarding responses between members and will be followed and respected.@KLF: we at GlockForum do not encourage the sort of individually targetted comment as you started your post with.
Please refrain from doing this.
The post you refer to was in no way meant (or interpreted) to be condescending in any way.
While the charitable message of your post is welcome, the first part of it may be interpreted as individually targetting a fellow Member.
I am a certified intructor. I have shot many many thousands of rounds of ammo of different calibers in different firearms. I have been witness to or present for the firing of many more thousands of rounds during our classes. I have personally never had a Negligent Discharge.
I also believe there is no such thing as an accidental discharge other than the cases of a gun going off when nobody was touching it....in my mind, an "accident" is when a meteor falls from the sky and smashes the fender of the car (which is how I explained the smashed fender to the insurance adjuster, heh-heh) but when the boom button is pressed on a gun and the gun goes off, the safeties worked as they were supposed to but did not prevent the firing because the boom button was pressed, in which case they worked as they were supposed to: to prevent a discharge unless and until the trigger is pressed, but when it is pressed, to allow the gun to fire. That is a Negligent Discharge, not an Accident.
Semantics, perhaps, but the message is clear: accidents do happen, and ADs occur only when the gun is not in anyone's hand. Anything else is an ND. To say or admit that one had an ND should not be looked at in a derogatory sense: it is a learning experience. Some people have NDs due to outright stupidity (such as drunks playing with guns, look at Youtube), and others have an ND due to a slight and momentary lapse of attention, but the fact remains that the gun functioned as it was supposed to: it fired when the trigger was pressed...the trigger press may have been unintentional and therefore accidental, but the discharge was not accidental, it was the result of a series of events starting with an intentional rearward pressure on the trigger.
And I did not ride into this Forum on a high horse, either.
Please be guided accordingly.
However your comments that begin with "I am a certified instructor" are where your moderator responsibilities ended and your opinion began. We will simply have to agree to disagree on semantics. The legal definition of the terms will vary from state to state so there may well be 50 different definitions. I'll never forget my A.D.. It was a learning experience for sure. I too was for many years a certified firearms safety instructor. One thing I learned and believe is no matter how safe and well trained we are we are still human and accidents will happen. I hope you never have an A.D. If you do please reread the opinion portion of your post. There but for the grace of God go I. If disagreeing with the opinion portion of your post gets me kicked out of this forum then I will miss it as it is a great place but so be it. Shoot safe.