Misfiring Guns Recalled

February 25, 2009


Clearly guns can kill. Frighteningly, some guns can go off accidentally. Associated Press reports:
Smith & Wesson recalls guns that could misfire
02.24.09, 06:37 PM EST

Smith & Wesson Corp. is recalling certain pistols that could fire without
the trigger being pulled.

The gun maker said it was recalling all Walther PPK and PPK/S pistols that
it manufactured from March 21, 2002, until Feb. 3, 2009. Smith & Wesson posted a recall notice Friday on its Web site and offered additional details in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Tuesday.

The filing cited a problem in the affected pistol models that “may permit a
round to be discharged without the trigger being pulled.” The Springfield-based company said it was issuing the recall “because any unintended discharge of a firearm has the potential for causing injury.”

Well, I say get those 7 years worth of faulty guns back and fast. OMG. A gun that fires at will. Maybe don’t fix them, maybe turn the metal into PF Flyer lil red wagons!


Via: Arthur Greenwald