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TCSO deputies playing with weapons

Posted at 10:07 PM, Mar 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 06:54:19-04

TULSA - The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office says its deputies violated policy when they were caught playing with their weapons.

Laser sights have become common for firearms with prices dropping significantly in recent years. Officials use the laser sights to help in aiming, but the sheriff's office says that was not the reason two deputies were using their sights at the courthouse on March 11. 

An agency spokesman said they had their unloaded weapons out of their holsters, pointing the laser sights at another TCSO employee, basically as a prank. 

"There are different manufacturers out there that make laser devices for firearms. This company, Crimson Trace, has the capability of activating just by simply gripping the gun," Geoff Portman with 2A Shooting Center.

Portman says depending on the model, it's possible to activate the laser without ever putting a finger near the trigger. 

"There usually going to be on the grip for it on the actual laser device itself, which is either located forward of the trigger guard in most instances," says Portman.

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