Flippin Accidental Shootings

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.


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11 responses to “Flippin Accidental Shootings

  1. democommie


    Guns don’t kill people, people with guns kill people.

    Except sometimes teh gunz shoot themselves stupidentally.

    • Guns don’t kill people, except when they do.

      Ohio man killed by stray bullet fired through apartment wall

      COLUMBUS —Police say a man has died after being struck by a bullet that passed through the wall of a neighbor’s apartment in Columbus.

      Officers responding to a reported shooting found Jonathan Gardner, 28, suffering from a single gunshot wound around 12:50 p.m. Sunday. He was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injury.

      Police say a person in a nearby apartment accidentally fired a round from a handgun which went through a wall, striking Gardner.

      The person who fired the gun has been identified but has not been charged by police.

      Just one of those completely unavoidable incidents! Nothing to be done about it, not a darned thing! Oh well, carry on!

  2. GregH

    Guns don’t kill people, crazy/drunk/stupid/incompetent people with guns kill people. As soon as we admit that crazy/drunk/stupid/incompetent people should not have guns, things will get safer. Of course, this means we’ll have to stop letting those same people watch FauxNooz and vote and forward stupid e-mail petitions.

  3. democommie

    OT, but not completely.

    Colorado’s Congressional delegation is screeching about hazzing teh disaster Benjamins. I think that ALL of them voted against the relief bill for Sandy. I’d say that they were hypocrites except that all of the hypocrites I know are, by comparison, decent, caring people.

    I would bet my $16/month EBT card that every one of those douchenozzles voted for taking $4B out of the SNAP program for FY 2014.

  4. democommie

    In other news, this “firing” wasn’t accidental:


    I see Kessler’s being fired as a license for him to print money, but at least the next time he decides to use an automatic weapon in a video he won’t be wearing a REAL cop uniform or badge. I wonder how long it will take him to hook up with Joe Arpaihole.

  5. democommie

    “Someone for the love of Christ needs to do a little digging…”

    I read that and my heart leapt. Then you finished the sentence without making reference to a shallow grave and my ennui resumed its regular program.

    • GregH

      Sheriff Joe is not a small man, so there would have to be construction equipment involved, even for a shallow grave, given his girth and the hard dry earth of the Desert Southwest. Just sayin’.