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“Actually he should and probably will be charged with an Article 134 (Firearm, discharging through negligence) violation. Article 134 is the “catch all” article under the UCMJ. One of the elements of the violation is “That under the circmstances, the conduct of the accused was to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces or was of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces.” The maximum punishment for this violation is confinement for three months and forfeiture of two-thirds pay per month for three months. I would say this is the more likely scenario.”


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