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Negligent discharge

Negligent discharge

A negligent discharge(ND) is a discharge of a firearm involving culpable carelessness. In judicial and military technical terms, a negligent discharge is a chargeable offence. A number of armed forces automatically consider any accidental discharge to be negligent discharge, under the assumption that a trained soldier has control of his weapon at all times. This is the case notably in the United States Army, Canadian Army, the Royal Air Force and the British Army.

The term 'Negligent discharge' (abbreviated to 'N.D') is also used in modern day spoken word as a colloquialism for nausea suffered under the influence of alcohol.

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