Congratulations, Unidentified KY Man! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

From the annals of “safest, most responsible evah:

Police concluded the man accidentally discharged his gun inside his car when the gun shifted between the driver’s seat and the console. The man reached for the gun and unintentionally fired it while reaching, Grimsley said.

His name was not released.

The man was not cited. He was was treated at Greenview and released.

Of course the man wasn’t cited. That would be wrong. And it might undermine the myth of the safe, responsible gun owner. And we certainly can’t have that.

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4 responses to “Congratulations, Unidentified KY Man! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

  1. Moira MacGaothin

    Too bad it didn’t take him out. Could only have improved the human genome.

  2. One of Ms. Beale’s former trolls was insistent on the subject of states like TX having fewer gun “crimes” per capita than states with restricted rights to be a moron wit teh handcanonnz. He coventiently ignored the fact hat incidents like the one Beale reports here are not counted as crimes and often not even remarkable enough to make the news in the nearest major city.

    Show me a guy who insists that he makes my community safer by parading around with his penisubstitute exposed and I’ll show you a lying sack of shit.

    • Ahem:

      JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri’s lax gun laws have led to an increase in gun violence throughout the state, according to a new study by a Johns Hopkins University professor.

      The issue of gun violence has been a major theme in the state Legislature and on the national stage since last year’s deadly mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut. Missouri Democrats who, like President Barack Obama, want stricter gun control measures are fighting an uphill battle given the state’s and Missouri Republicans’ gun-friendly tilt.

      The study’s author, Johns Hopkins University professor and researcher Daniel Webster said this week that while gun violence has declined across the country, Missouri’s has increased. The study shows that between 2008 and 2010, homicides involving firearms in Missouri have increased 25 percent, while the national rate declined by 10 percent.

      “No other state is changing in that way or in that direction,” he said.

      Missouri’s 2007 repeal of its “permit to acquire” law as part of an omnibus crime bill is at least partially responsible for the increase in violence, he said. The study was not focused on the repeal, but Webster used it as an example of how loosening gun control can increase violence.

      AND:

      A report released by the Violence Policy Center shows that states with weaker gun laws and higher rate of gun ownership have more deaths from gun violence than other states.

      The study defined states with weak gun laws as those states that don’t “add extra provisions to federal gun laws, such as banning assault weapons or requiring a permit to buy a gun. In addition, states with open or concealed carry laws were considered to have weak gun restrictions.”

      The Violence Policy Center reached its conclusions by analyzing data gathered from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. In addition to showing that those states with weaker gun laws and high rates of gun ownership result in greater gun deaths, the data collected also showed that the opposite is true — those “states with the lowest overall gun death rates have lower rates of gun ownership and some of the strongest gun violence prevention laws in the nation.”

      The report adds, “However, even in these states the human toll of gun violence is far above the gun death rate in other industrialized nations.”