Oooh got another one, it’s a Florida two-fer:
A concealed weapon permit holder showing off his pistol late Sunday inside Miller’s Orlando Airport Ale House and accidentally shot one victim, according to Orlando police.
John A. Smith drew the .45-caliber Kimber pistol show its safety features to a friend when he fired it into the floor, a report stated.
A piece of the bullet struck Leanabel Torres-Rodriguez, 22, leaving a small wound above her right ankle.
Erm, maybe he should have been a tad more familiar with the gun’s safety features, ya think? Now, remind me why we don’t want these loons carrying liability insurance?
Corrections officer accidentally fires gun at Shooters, police say
An off-duty Miami-Dade corrections officer reaching into his pocket for a valet ticket Saturday evening accidentally triggered his concealed handgun, firing a round that sent ricocheting shrapnel into six or more patrons people, according to police.
One of those injured was treated at Broward Health Medical Center and others were treated on the scene, according to Fort Lauderdale Det. DeAnna Greenlaw.
The shooting happened about 7:30 p.m. and drew a large emergency response that included at least six police cars, a fire truck and two ambulances.
The corrections officer had been dining in the bar area near the waterfront, police said, when his gun went off. He immediately called his supervisor and remained at the restaurant where he was interviewed by Miami-Dade internal affairs officers, according to Capt. Frank Sousa. The officer’s name was not released Sunday by authorities.
“He did everything he was supposed to do,” said Sousa.
Umm, no. If he “did everything he was supposed to do” this wouldn’t have happened in the first place.
So glad our Tennessee State Legislators want to make sure more incidents like this happen.