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Investigators say shooting death an accident


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Investigators say the shooting death of a Brunswick County woman Monday appears to have been an accident.

The Sheriff's Office says an autopsy on Tammy Lammonds shows she died from a single gun shot wound to her back. Investigators say as Lammonds and her fiancé Thomas Lovett left their home near Supply, a gun Lovett carries each day fell out of his pocket, hit the floor and went off hitting Lammonds.

Deputies have turned the case over to the District Attorney to decide if any charges should be filed.

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I highly recommend El Paso Saddlery.....

...or Galco, or De Santis. A good holster with positive retention will cost less than $100.


well i hope he stay's away from the funeral home. i would hate for someone's gun to fall from there coveralls!!!! well that would be a good thing we all could just call it a (accident)& @ least fill like she got some kind of can bet it would be face to face not any ops i shot you in the back. Merry Christmas to all of my family & i will c yall soon!!!! lot's of love (lil chris)

something is starting to

something is starting to smell here...

I can only pray that this

I can only pray that this was an accident.I was best friends with this woman.My heart aches for her family.But for the life of me I can't understand why someone would carry a loaded gun in their pocket without the safety on and it ready to fire on top of that.that is the strange part

Not all firearms have safeties you can set "on"

I have no idea what model of firearm this was, but revolvers don't normally have safeties and many firearms can fire when dropped.

You always carry a Colt Single Action Army with an empty chanber under the hammer because the hammer can easily impact the primer of any round in the chamber in front of it.

The revered M1911 can fire when dropped, which is why Colt spent millions to develop the Series 80 pistols, which require a trigger pull to move a firing pin block out of the way.

Of course, the danger increases in inverse proportion to the cost and quality of the firearm. A buddy of mine who worked for Craven County found that out the hard way when he dropped a Rossi revolver in a restaurant almost forty years ago.

The best plan is to carry ANY sidearm in a holster that provides some level of positive retention. I'm partial to thumbreaks. There's nothing wrong with carrying the weapon locked, loaded, and ready for action as long as you know what you're doing.