Congratulations, Unidentified Texas Man! You Are Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

Two Texas men went to a gun show. Only one came home:

CEDAR PARK, Texas (AP) – Police say a man fatally shot his father-in-law in an accident while both were in a vehicle outside a Central Texas gun show.

Cedar Park police are investigating the weekend death of 59-year-old John Glover Warden of Jarrell (JEHR’-uhl) but say they do not suspect foul play.

Warden was shot on Saturday and died later at an Austin-area hospital.

Police say the son-in-law had reloaded a gun and was handling the weapon when it fired.

No charges filed because these things are always tragic accidents, not accidents waiting to happen. Also, note the clever use of the passive voice gun dodge here: the son-in-law reloaded the gun, but “it fired.” All by its ownself, I guess.

By the way, this wasn’t the only gun show accident this weekend: a Pennsylvania woman was shot in the leg by a vendor demonstrating a concealed carry holster. Again, just another “horrible accident.”

I’m just curious: when “horrible accidents” result in death and injury, wouldn’t the logical thing be to try to reduce the number of said “horrible accidents”? No?

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4 responses to “Congratulations, Unidentified Texas Man! You Are Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

  1. I wonder…in such stupidents* as a family member or in-law getting shot like that, do the cops ask a few questions or delve into court/arrest records to see if the PWWHTGWIWOABI** had any, y’know, “issues” with the decedent? I only ask because when a young mother’s baby dies (at least if she’s oneathem ghettozfolk) then there is always some background about how she was a horble mom! Hey, I’m just ASKING questions, here.

    * unforeseen tragic incidents.

    ** Person Who Was Holding The Gun When It Went Off All By Itself.

  2. I meant to add; the guy who runs the range is full of shit. I know a guy who fires a working model Hotchkiss gun that fires a two pound lead slug and he has “skipped” rounds in exactly the same way. In order to NOT do that you need to have a sheer wall behind the target, something like a quarry with an exposed seam of gravel. That, of course, costs money–money that is better spent on ammo and beerz.

  3. CB

    Angry response: When do we get to announce publicly that there are just too many idiotic nimrods out there? I mean, sitting in the car with his fil, and JUST HAS TO reload the new toy? Child, please.

    Cynical response: Well, at least there’s a lot of potential Darwin awards to go around.