And while I'm talking of the lack of common sense, let me highlight a few more stories on this post concerning those law abiding gun owners/permit holders. They are at it again.
- An Oregon man got upset over vodka and shot off a bullet at one woman and threatened another. Oops. Nice guy. Guns and alcohol just don't mix.
- This 16 year old boy shot and killed another boy over an argument about a bicycle. Senseless. Where did the gun come from? Home, of course, where his parents must have left it in a place where there was easy access.
- This 19 year old "man" shot himself in the head and died of his gunshot injuries when he shot off his gun at a party, thinking the chamber was empty. Senseless and careless not to mention stupid and dangerous.
- A jury found this man guilty of murder in his trial over the shooting of his wife. The permit holder should have known better. He tried to say the shooting was accidental. Not so much. He murdered his wife in an argument, plain and simple. This happens far too often in America. Guns make these killings so much easier. From the article:
"He used the word “irrefutable fact” repeatedly, pointing to evidence that indicated Buoy had held the gun fully-loaded within four inches of his wife's head and had pulled the trigger. Such action, he said, was in total disregard for basic firearm safety — something in which Buoy had been trained as he held a concealed carry permit — and was in total disregard for human life.""I thought these kind of things weren't supposed to happen amongst law abiding and permit holding gun owners. It's inconvenient for the cause that in actuality, law abiding people are shooting people every day. Gun owners are not as careful as they would have us believe. Guns are designed to kill people. They are dangerous weapons and not to be taken lightly. But too many times, the ease of which they are accessed and used by their owners or someone else results in tragedy. And why do we let these continue to happen? That is the question and the answer comes with all kinds of excuses and denials from the pro gun extremists. There are no excuses. We can't keep denying what is actually happening. It's time to speak the truth.