Tragic and sad.
Some Remington rifles have been notorious for this. There have been deaths attributed to this. There was a PBS story about the trigger mechanism of certain Remington rifles being unreliable and firing when you try to put the safety on. The maker of the trigger mechanism established a fix for it but the Remington manufacturer did not care to incorporate it due to overall cost, as I understand it. Most Remington rifle owners have taken it upon themselves to fix the mechanism and have made the weapon as safe as any. The cost is to fix it is very small. Most who are aware of it fix it. Some ignore it. Not sure about why this isnt more of an outrage. I think it negligent on the owner as well as the manufacturer. Any gun owner should know to handle all weapons as if loaded and NEVER EVER point it in the direction of any person or dwelling. Remington rifle or not, treat all firearms as though they will fire with deadly force.
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