Remember the DEA agent who shot himself in the leg?

Frost

Active Member
Judge Bounces Lawsuit Filed By DEA Agent Who Shot Self In Leg During Gun Demo


A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the DEA agent who shot himself in the leg during a gun safety demonstration and later became a punch line when video of the incident surfaced online and was widely broadcast on TV.

Agent Lee Paige, 50, contended that the leak of the video--for which he blamed DEA officials--amounted to a violation of his privacy rights. However, in a December 29 order, Judge Jack Shanstrom rejected that claim and dismissed Paige?s U.S. District Court complaint in its entirety. Paige, who worked undercover, claimed that the video?s distribution resulted in him becoming the ?target of jokes, derision, ridicule, and disparaging comments? everywhere he went.

Paige, who sued the DEA nearly five years ago, shot himself during an April 2004 presentation to parents and their children at the Orlando Youth Minority Golf Association in Orlando, Florida. As seen in the above video, which was shot by an audience member who later turned his Mini-DV tape over to DEA agents, Paige displayed a handgun to the crowd and remarked, ?I am the only one in the room professional enough, that I know of, to carry this Glock 40.?

It was at that point, of course, that Paige shot himself in the leg.

He appeared ready to continue the demonstration--and even had an assistant hand him another weapon to display--but the murmuring crowd?s unease (one audience member shouted, ?Put it down?) brought that plan to an end.


Hit the link to see the video.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/dea ... g-gun-demo
 

jmt2566

New Member
That video makes leaves me so conflicted - I am scared that it could happen in that room full of people & sobered by the realization that A.D.s can happen when you least expect it, but at the same time I have to giggle that he was being such a douche bag the way he was bragging right before shooting himself! That is KARMA!
 

Midnight Raver

Active Member
No excuse for what happened- all of those firearms should have been 100% guaranteed safe beforehand. He was solely responsible for his obvious incompetence, especially finger discipline with the trigger.
 

Frost

Active Member
I have to agree.
The weapons should have been cleared before he started the presentation.
He should have gone through the clearing drill on stage but with an empty gun.
What he did was clear the chamber and drop the slide on a live magazine.
 

Midnight Raver

Active Member
"See, this is an unloaded gun."

As he then clears the pistol and unloads one into his leg. :roll:

He has only himself to blame. :|
 

mcdaniel

Member
That reminds me of the time in college, I was working at a sporting goods store demonstrating a treadmill for a nice couple and showing them the safety key that'll "make sure if you fall the treadmill shuts off." At that point i bumped it onto one of the highest settings and it threw my feet out from under me and i was "arm running" so my face didn't get eaten up by the belt.

Needless to say I did not sell that couple a treadmill.
 
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