Originally Posted by ypungunz4life
and getting to your last part...not real sure why this keeps being compared to cars but since you asked....if it is an accident, no I don't expect to be charged unless I was texting, drunk, etc.
Which gets us back to my post.
Unless there was an unknown mechanical defect with the firearm that caused the discharge, this was not an "accidental" discharge, it was a "negligent" discharge. The fact that it undoubtedly wasn't intentional does not make it less negligent. If it were intentional, we wouldn't be debating "accidental" or "negligent," we'd be discussing assault with a deadly weapon, and possibly attempted murder.