Being negligent does not preclude it from being accidental.
If you are robbing my store at gunpoint, and i intend to shoot you to stop the threat, so i aim my gun at you and pull the trigger, that is an intentional shooting.
If you are robbing my store with a bat, and while i cover you at gunpoint you grab my gun and try to pull it away from me, causing it to discharge, isnt that an accidental discharge?
I believe that this whole recent move towards calling accidental discharges negligent hurts our 2A rights cause. It probably has the liberal media behind it with the goal of trying to portray us as a bunch of negligent, irresponsible people who cant be trusted to own guns.
I dont buy into their whole negative "changing perception by changing the language" thing. Sometimes their side uses very subliminal methods to accomplish their agenda by changing the language. They do it all the time.
Negŗo → Colored → Black → African American,
Ghetto → underserved community,
Bushwick → East Williamsburg,
South Bronx → Port Morris,
Hells Kitchen → Chelsea,
Cripple → Handicapped → Disabled → Special needs,
Hispanic → Latino,
Oriental → Asian,
Welfare → Public assistance,
psycho → emotionally disturbed,
transvestite → transgender,
Hiring quotas → Affirmative action,
and dont forget their latest attempt at changing perception by changing the language:
sporting rifle → assault weapon.