Most Responsible, Safest, Etc. Etc.

This week’s Second Amendment hero is Christopher William Strube of Centerville, Iowa, a concealed-carry permit holder who accidentally discharged his .45 while in Walmart, kept shopping, paid for his items, and left, as if nothing had happened. Take it away, Chris:

Strube was shopping Sunday afternoon with his .45-caliber gun in his pocket, when a bottle he was carrying bumped into the gun and caused it to fire one round, police said. Strube told police that after the gun went off, he paid for his items and left the store.

Employees and customers said they heard a gunshot and smelled gun powder. Police later found a .45-caliber bullet inside a can of beans.

No one was injured, and Strube does have a valid concealed weapon permit, police said.

Is that what they teach you in concealed-carry class? When you accidentally fire your gun in a store you skedaddle without checking to make sure no one was injured? Guess he didn’t want to pay for the cans of beans he destroyed.

He’s lucky he didn’t hit a person. Remind me again why we don’t need these folks carrying extra liability insurance?

By the way, I’m not sure what the socio-demographic implications of this are, but there are an inordinate number of shootings, accidental and otherwise, in Walmart stores and parking lots. Yet another reason to stay away.


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7 responses to “Most Responsible, Safest, Etc. Etc.

  1. Joseph Stans

    The beans threatened him and he stood his ground.

  2. yutsano

    I think at this point the insurance plan is moot because the actuaries won’t touch them. The question is popping up on homeowner insurance questionnaires now and the actuaries are saying gun owners are a higher risk.

    • OzarkHillbilly

      As a long time gun owner, let me state the obvious and say that we are a higher risk. I am far more likely to shoot somebody either accidentally or on purpose than someone who doesn’t own a gun. So why don’t we pay more? The day is coming when we will and with the state of gun laws in this country probably sooner rather than later. The risks are growing daily. Where lawmakers fear to tread, the bean counters are not. Of course, I am of the rare breed who thinks this is a good thing. I can’t wait for the day when people will realize the obvious stupidity and end concealed carry.

  3. One of Southern Beale’s former commentrolls (long gone and unlamented) often bragged about carrying his gun to places like Fenway Park and Gillette Stadium. He claimed it was LEGAL and nobody could do anything about it. I talked to the chief of security at Gillette and he said anyone carrying a weapon of any type into Gillette was violating the terms of their contract (ticket) and was subject to ejection and arrest.

    The same moron told me that he had to carry his .45 semi-automatic handgun when he walked his German Sheperd at night in one of Boston’s less than safe neighborhoods. Me? I’d move.

    I call them “gunzloonz” for a reason.

  4. Roadmaster1968

    Proudly Boycotting Wal-Mart Since ’05. Nothing I’ve heard has changed my opinion of the place.