Jesus. Even when they’re trying to be safe and responsible, they’re not:
Elyria Police Lt. William Pelko said Nicole Gillette, of the 500 block of Baldwin Street, was putting a 9 mm handgun back into a safe when she dropped it. Gillette tried grabbing the gun before it hit the ground and it fired and a bullet grazed her calf, Pelko said.
Gillette’s toddler daughter was at home when the accident occurred, Pelko said, but she wasn’t harmed.
Gillette, who was fully alert and conscious following the accident, was transported by LifeCare to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. Pelko said Gillette wasn’t seriously injured and she and her daughter are lucky something worse didn’t happen.
“She was out running some errands and came home,” Pelko said. “She has a CCW permit and was putting the gun in the safe because she has kids there. Somehow it fell out of her hand and fired. Thank goodness that’s all that happened.”
“Somehow” it fell out of her hand. Yeah, that’ll happen. “Somehow” she got the dropsies, which we all get, but we’re not all holding loaded firearms when that happens.
No charges will be fired because, stuff happens. And, you know, give Gillette credit for at least trying to be safe. But Jesus, shit happens. Guns get dropped, they fire accidentally, and she’s lucky the bullet didn’t hit her kid. There’s just no way for them to be safe, ever. Shit happens.
So here’s the cautionary tale for you gun-humpers: here’s how gun loons see themselves:
And here’s the reality: