Congratulations, Gerry Good! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

Fanny pack. Grocery store. Gun. Trifecta!

“What had happened, the man shopping in Giant Eagle bent over to pick something up, he was wearing a fanny pack and had a .380 inside his fanny pack, when he bent over that fell on the floor and discharged, striking two other people inside the store with debris,” Chief Robert Amann, of Northern Regional Police, said.

Police seized the gun.

Two people, a man and a woman – suffered minor injuries.

“They’re fine. They were checked out by EMS,” said Chief Amann. “It’s superficial wounds and they were not transported to any hospitals.”

The woman suffered a leg injury and the man had a knee injury. According to the criminal complaint, they were both hit by pieces of ceramic tile from the floor of the store.

The criminal complaint says Good was cooperative and “very upset and apologetic to the victims.”

“Apologetic” seems to be the common thread running through these stories. Of course they’re apologetic. They just never thought this would happen to them. They’re so responsible, you see.

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6 responses to “Congratulations, Gerry Good! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

  1. Shutter

    “Police say they have taken one man into custody in connection with the incident. He is identified as 59-year-old Gerry Good of Gibsonia.
    He is facing charges of two counts of simple assault and two counts of recklessly endangering another person.”

    Added info….

  2. Kathleen

    I wonder how many people who have been “OOOOPS’D” in a gun “accident” sue?

    • tao

      Which brings up the issue of what insurance company is going to write a policy covering all the liability generated by a misused gun going off. Right now I guess it’s like getting hit by an uninsured motorist. The suddenly irresponsible gun owner says they don’t have insurance and don’t care what you do.

      • Well the NRA has already thought of that, of course. When states started discussing mandatory gun liability laws, counter-proposals started moving through wingnut states to fight what they called “discrimination against gun owners by insurance companies.” At least one state (Arizona? Florida?) passed a law saying insurance companies couldn’t “discriminate” against gun owners. This is interesting legal territory — you’d think right-wingers would be against mandating what a private insurance company can and can’t do (Obamacare, anyone?) but of course gun ownership is protected by the Constitution so that adds a different spin on things.

  3. And still the American people think that carrying guns in purses (dead mother in Idaho), pants (guy who shot himself in leg getting out of car in Florida), and even fanny packs is a great idea. You know, freedumb and patriotism and rah rah. The dumbest people on the planet.