Pilot's gun fires on US Airways Jet

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When priming the flintlock you put the **** to the half **** notch because you can't close the pan with the hammer down. It was considered more safe than fully cocking it. There was no safety on the flintlock. If you happened to bump the trigger the spring could still have enough power from the half **** notch to cause the flint to spark and ignite the priming powder. Thus the gun would go off when half cocked.

Why the padlock? Because that is the one TSA says they have to use.

Here is a demo of what may have happened: http://www.crimefilenews.com/2008/03/video-of-dangerous-firearm-policy-of.html
 
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