Is this another MRI caused ND?

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Is this another MRI caused ND?

Postby AlanM » Wed 06 Jan 2016 5:25 am

We'll just have to wait and see.
At least it's a lesson in NOT having a loaded firearm in your pocket (probably without a holster -- just my guess).

Gun discharges in MRI at Indianapolis Veterans Affairs hospital

A veteran was wounded Wednesday at Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center when a handgun he brought into the Indianapolis hospital accidentally discharged in his pocket while he was in a procedure room — possibly an MRI suite.

Hospital officials confirmed the accidental shooting in a statement issued Thursday and reported the victim, whose name was not released, received immediate medical attention. The statement added the man's wound did not threaten his life.

A hospital spokesman initially confirmed in a telephone call from The Indianapolis Star that the incident involved an MRI, but the subsequent statement said only that the incident occurred "in a procedure room." When asked for clarification about the involvement of the MRI, the spokesman said in an email that the statement "is our response at this time."
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Re: Is this another MRI caused ND?

Postby dewittdj » Wed 06 Jan 2016 2:09 pm

Several things at face value do not pass the smell test.

1. A VA facility is a "federal" facility. No firearms allowed.
2. Most VA's have a mental health ward making part or all of the treatment facility off limits to firearms and/or weapons.
3. Many parts of a modern handgun are not ferromagnetic, e.g. plastic frames, triggers, stainless steel (springs, levers, sears, etc.).
4. An MRI magnet is ALWAYS ON. It doesn't just suddenly TURN ON and start sucking things in. What is turned on is the imagining array.

The likelihood of someone just waltzing right into the procedure room and having an MRI in another room suddenly cause his/her gun to go off in their pocket is next to nil. More likely scenario is that the perp was fingering their unholstered pocket gun and the booger picker ended up on the bang switch causing said gun to fire when the bang switch was stroked carelessly.

For the ignorant, the media could play it up as yet another reason not to allow firearms in a hospital or treatment facility. :disgusted:
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Re: Is this another MRI caused ND?

Postby J_dazzle23 » Wed 06 Jan 2016 3:07 pm

dewittdj wrote:Several things at face value do not pass the smell test.

1. A VA facility is a "federal" facility. No firearms allowed.
2. Most VA's have a mental health ward making part or all of the treatment facility off limits to firearms and/or weapons.
3. Many parts of a modern handgun are not ferromagnetic, e.g. plastic frames, triggers, stainless steel (springs, levers, sears, etc.).
4. An MRI magnet is ALWAYS ON. It doesn't just suddenly TURN ON and start sucking things in. What is turned on is the imagining array.

The likelihood of someone just waltzing right into the procedure room and having an MRI in another room suddenly cause his/her gun to go off in their pocket is next to nil. More likely scenario is that the perp was fingering their unholstered pocket gun and the booger picker ended up on the bang switch causing said gun to fire when the bang switch was stroked carelessly.

For the ignorant, the media could play it up as yet another reason not to allow firearms in a hospital or treatment facility. :disgusted:

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Re: Is this another MRI caused ND?

Postby bltdonahue » Fri 08 Jan 2016 12:12 pm

Hospital officials confirmed the accidental shooting in a statement issued Thursday and reported the victim, whose name was not released, received immediate medical attention.


That also smells fishy. Immediate medical attention at the VA?
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Re: Is this another MRI caused ND?

Postby Snurd » Fri 08 Jan 2016 12:20 pm

bltdonahue wrote:
Hospital officials confirmed the accidental shooting in a statement issued Thursday and reported the victim, whose name was not released, received immediate medical attention.


That also smells fishy. Immediate medical attention at the VA?

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Re: Is this another MRI caused ND?

Postby RustyShackleford » Fri 08 Jan 2016 5:53 pm

Snurd wrote:
bltdonahue wrote:
Hospital officials confirmed the accidental shooting in a statement issued Thursday and reported the victim, whose name was not released, received immediate medical attention.


That also smells fishy. Immediate medical attention at the VA?

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