Two tragic and preventable accidents. Both result in death, caused by one person’s irresponsible, negligent behavior. In one, the person responsible is arrested for manslaughter and faces 20 years in prison. In the other, police call it a tragic accident. So sad, so devastating. Lesson learned.
I really don’t get why everyone agrees if a drunk gets behind the wheel of a car and the inevitable tragedy occurs and they kill their friend, there’s a penalty to be paid. They go to prison, sometimes for years. But if a gun loon who’s too fucking irresponsible to remember there’s always a bullet left in the chamber kills his kid in the parking lot of Twigs Reloading Den, that’s just a sad accident.
No. There are no accidents. Just inevitable, predictable tragedies, the likes of which Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and the rest of gun loons here want to inflict on us with Tennessee’s “guns in parking lots” legislation. Because the NRA loons say people can’t commute to work unarmed. Where the hell are they commuting from, Baghdad? Kabul? Seriously?
Y’all need to stop giving these people a pass. You folks who say gun owners are always so responsible need to start laying the hammer down on those among you who are irresponsible. Because until you start doing that, your argument carries zero weight.
So you people who leave a loaded handgun lying around for your kids to find (and the inevitable occurs), or for your three-year-old to mistake for the Wii controller, or you think the church porch is a great place to disassemble your 9mm and shoot your friend in the leg, or you shoot your pastor’s daughter in the head because a church closet is the perfect place to show off your gun, I want to know that your ass is going to jail for a long, long time. If you’re that stupid and irresponsible and negligent, then I don’t want you walking or driving around me, armed and dangerous.
Gov. Ramsey and the rest of the gun loons in this state think we need to have a guns-in-parking lots bill? Let’s first start prosecuting the shit out of the negligent gun owners who kill and wound people because they’re too stupid to remember their firearms are loaded. Instead of just calling it “a tragic accident.” There are no accidents.