As if there were any doubt that God has a sense of humor, I bring you an actual headline out of Arkansas:
Flippin mayor shoots out window
Apparently there’s a town in Arkansas called Flippin, and the flippin’ mayor of Flippin accidentally shot out a window in the Flippin police chief’s office which is located on the second floor of the Flippin City Hall.
From the police chief’s report of the incident:
On 09/09/13 at approximately 9:28 a.m. I was in my office located at 239 East Main St in Flippin speaking with someone on the phone. Mayor Hudson came to my office and picked up a firearm that was in my office.
I heard a loud shot and looked up and observed the southeast corner window of my office broken. Mayor Hudson stated that the firearm had went off. Mayor Hudson advised me that he was attempting to unload the firearm and that the ammunition in it had jammed.
Small towns being what they are, I can totally see the mayor walking into the police chief’s office and carelessly picking up a rifle and accidentally discharging it. Because these things happen all the dang time, flippin’ accidental shootings are ubiquitous and it’s yet another part of our flippin’ gun discussion that never gets discussed, that you can just pick up a flippin’ rifle and the flippin’ thing fires and someone could get their flippin’ head blown off.
The fact that this happened in a town actually called Flippin is just extra hilarious.