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I hope this blog will provoke some thoughtful reflection about the issue of guns and gun violence. I am passionate about the issue and would love to change some misperceptions and the culture of gun violence in America by sharing with readers words, photos, videos and clips from articles to promote common sense about gun issues. Many of you will agree with me- some will not. I am only one person but one among many who think it's time to do something about this national problem. The views expressed by me in this blog do not represent any group with which I am associated but are rather my own personal opinions and thoughts.

Friday, October 8, 2010

"Dumb and dumber"

Well, I don't know if I can say anything better than this writer did about the incident of 2 men in a car in a Walmart parking lot with a loaded gun.  Here's yet another accidental shooting happening in a car where guys were "playing" with guns. It would seem pretty irresponsible to take a gun apart in a car with a friend sitting next to you. It also makes a lot of sense to learn how to use a new gun before taking it apart in close quarters. The most interesting part of this article is the fact that these two friends plan to now get rid of their guns. I guess they've had enough. Can you blame them? And as a testament to their friendship, they are still talking to each other and hanging out. I hope they both learned from this and that common sense will prevail now that no one was killed. They are both very lucky that this ended with a surgery and a short hospital stay.


  1. Damn fool. Let's count the fail.
    1. A loaded gun in the possession of a person who was not capable of properly manipulating it.
    2. Pointing the gun at another person
    3. Finger on the trigger.

    I can only hope that the embarrassment and shame of almost killing his friend has taught him a valuable lesson.

  2. I should also point out that it was not an "accidental shooting," it was a negligent discharge. Accidental implies that it was not forseable and happened by chance. This happened due to the negligence of the person handling the gun. If his friend had died he would have been charged with negligent homicide and gone to jail. He is more lucky than he could possibly deserve.

  3. Negligent Discharge.

    Violation of all 4 basic gun safety rules.

    1. All guns are always loaded!
    2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy!
    3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target!1
    4. Always be sure of your target!

    Kudos to them for trying to remove themselves from the gene pool. Darwin award runner ups.