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

One of our safest, most responsible citizens EVAH has accidentally shot a customer at a Sanford, Florida, Cracker Barrel. Freedom alert:

Man accidentally shot when customer’s gun falls to floor while at Sanford Cracker Barrel

Customer’s gun fell out of holster

SANFORD, Fla. – A customer’s gun fell to the floor, accidentally shooting a man while inside the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Sanford Sunday morning.

The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said after interviewing witnesses at the scene, deputies determined that a customer was on his way to the register to pay for his meal when his legally carried firearm fell from his holster onto the floor, discharging one round, which struck a male patron in the lower leg.

The shooting was determined to be accidental and no charges are expected to be filed.

GOT THAT? No charges will be filed because mistakes are made, accidents happen, yada yada. Sorry innocent person who just wanted to grab some breakfast! I hope they sue the living fuck out of Cracker Barrel.

Why aren’t CCWers required to carry liability insurance? It’s long past time to make this simple requirement.


Filed under gun control, Guns

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

  1. I was all set to send you this story, and POW! It was already there. I’d call you “quick draw” if the situation weren’t so realistically dangerous. Liability insurance requirement for gun owners? Yes, please.

  2. Jim 'Prup' Benton

    Agreed on the liability question, and glad to see a lot of other bloggers using this. But here is where one of the problems with our reflexive anti-business attitude hurts us. We have an incredibly strong case for splitting a lot of retail stores, chains, etc., from the Republicans — a case which works even for non-retail businesses.

    Forget humanity, guns cost them heavily as well, Not just suits like this — which would depend on local laws, since some states don’t allow ‘no carry rules’ for concealed weapons. They have to pay their employees sick leave — not just for in business gun wounds, but if their employee gets shot shopping, watching a movie, or walking through a parking lot, or if the see the bullet come through the wall and just miss their sleeping toddler. They have to replace employees wounded by guns either temporarily or permanently. The employees who are simply in an Aurora audience may escape unwounded physically, but at the least their work will suffer as they get through the trauma, at worst the employee needs treatment for PTSD. And the companies have to pay for additional security, people, reinforced glass and blinds, etc.

    Corporations of any type and size rarely have any excuse for sticking with pro-gun candidates except for log rolling purposes. In fact — except for energy companies and financialists — the source of income for a majority of families that make the largest political donations — there are a lot of arguments that we Progressive Democrats are probably better for most corporations than are Republicans. (Don’t wanna spend on infrastructure like roads? Then play the gamble, but if you lose, that broken axle on the truck you own and the spoiled goods you are shipping will cost you far more than all the ‘annoying regulations’ you oppose, and, by the way, who says your employees are permanently immune to the various illnesses caused by uninspected food. Paying them sick days, dealing with their lessened production, that probably costs more than the amount of your taxes that would go to a strengthened FDA, etc.

    • But here is where one of the problems with our reflexive anti-business attitude hurts us.

      What the fuck are you even talking about? Dems aren’t reflexively anti-business. I think if anything we’re better at supporting business than Republicans are. Here in Tennessee Republicans forced guns in parking lots on business owners, against their wishes, violating their property rights. Businesses like Cracker Barrel would LOVE to have a strick liability law, that lets THEM off the damn hook for damages, and they don’t have to go up against the mouth-breathing gun loons.

  3. Seeker

    Huh. If I were a patron at Cracker Barrel and I was pulling my legally-owned car out of the parking slip, and accidentally hit the gas instead of the brakes, I would be liable for any damage I might do to someone else’s car. Why? Because the car was under my control, and if I failed to control it, I would be charged. If I hit a person, I would be liable for that person’s medical bills and possibly convicted for driving recklessly.

    Interesting that the go-to response for gun violence is “Meh? what are ya gonna do?”