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?