Woman accidentally discharged gun at YMCA swim lesson
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A woman accidentally discharged her gun on Thursday while she was watching her children’s swim lesson at the YMCA.
Buda police arrived at the YMCA at about 8:30 p.m. and found the woman, Kamila Brudi, waiting for them outside. According to the police report, Brudi said she was rummaging through her purse when she accidentally set off the .38 caliber Derringer pistol. She said she usually keeps the pistol in her car for self defense but forgot to take it out of her purse before going into the YMCA.
The police report says she immediately reported the shot to the manager when she saw people around her were curious as to what caused the loud noise. Police said Brudi did not have the weapon in a holster.
Officers saw no intent to discharge the weapon, so they issued her a citation for Discharge of Firearm where Prohibited – a city ordinance violation.
So because she accidentally discharged her gun, police basically gave her a parking ticket. Because accidentally discharging your gun is something that I guess “just happens” and nothing to see here, move along. Not negligent, irresponsible behavior with a deadly weapon or anything. Just, woopsies.
By the way, the same thing happened at a Utah Chipotle restaurant this week. One of our most responsible citizens ever dropped his backpack while paying for his damn burrito and the gun he kept inside went off. No charges because, negligence isn’t an offense, woopsies, etc. The best part about that story is this quote from local law enforcement:
While it was an accident the mother we spoke with says the man was negligent and should face some kind of consequence, but police say despite the fact the man was carrying a loaded gun with a bullet in the chamber and likely the safety off it’s not against the law.
“He legally has a right to carry his gun that way,” said Sgt. Arnold.
Got that? He legally has a right to be a dumbass.
So, remind me why we don’t want these people carrying liability insurance? Can you imagine having to pay medical bills for your brain-damaged kid or repair your property because some idiot “forgot” they had a gun in their purse?