Background

On the evening of Safety and warrant at Kr area.

, 1995, thefllHI Department of Public Sheriffs Department executed a state search st. ^■■■■¡■■■^^^■B®. the res. dence of s a suspect in a series of armed robberies in the

Upon entering Mr .■■Ml room ■■■■■§< Laboratory Technician observed a MAK-90 assault rifle in the closet. This firearm was upside down on a shelf with the magazine side up. ■■^^^^Hl carefully removed the firearm by placing one hand on the stock and the other on the barrel. ■■■■■■ had to remove the firearm from the closet sideways, he then had the firearm with the magazine away from him, stock up and barrel pointing toward the floor. Once the firearm was in this position, it began to discharge rounds. The first round struck the floor, the second round hit Detective ^■■■■■P MHBHHB County Sheriff's Department, in the leg.^l^^^^MBI was able to hold onto the firearm and point it back into the closet, where two more rounds were discharged. DetectiveMUvas transported tol^^^HB Hospital were his lower leg was later amputated.

BE SAFE!

Display/Investigative Prop Weapons

The following remarks include both field division and FTB props. Props fall into two categories, weapons that are within factory specifications and can be fired, and weapons that are not within factory specifications and should not be fired* Just because a prop is "certified" does not always mean it is approved for firing use. A number of weapons in prop inventories are certified for non-firing display or prop use only. These weapons may be suitable for class use or undercover props as they may meet the definition of machinegun, any other weapon, etc but are not safe for firing use due to improper construction, poor quality work, or age. Always check the certification form before firing any prop weapon to be certain it is a firing prop. Safety problems with non-fire props are not always visually apparent. Below is a copy of the certification form that should be on file for field division props.

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