Congratulations, Unidentified IN Person! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

A meeting of “gun enthusiasts” at the Vigo County Public Library in Indiana predictably went off with a bang:

The library offers meeting rooms, which provide an extra sense of comfort and security for community organizations or groups. On Tuesday afternoon “gun hobbyists” reserved a room, and it was during their discussion when a person in attendance had a gun accidentally discharge.

“Throughout the course of their meeting they were handling firearms that were intended to be unloaded, and in fact one of them did still have a live round in the chamber,” said Howe.

That’s brilliant. Nobody was injured, thankfully. I’m sure this person was super responsible, though. Don’t you feel safer?

I love that the state of Indiana, like Tennessee and so many other states, has made it almost impossible to not interact with firearms on a daily basis. By using state statute to allow the carrying of firearms on public property, you will find it really difficult to avoid being around guns these days. Or as the library’s spokesman put it,

There’s always the possibility that guns are in the building and we’re not even aware of it. The library board does not really have the ability to implement additional regulation beyond Indiana code, we just comply with what the code states for us,” said Howe.

But think of all the times someone carrying a gun protected the library from tyranny!

The library is working with the group to make sure a similar incident does not happen again in the future. “We’re not interested in the gun control debate, our first priority is safety.”

Can’t see the forest for those pesky trees.

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

  1. Shutter

    “The library board does not really have the ability to implement additional regulation beyond Indiana code, we just comply with what the code states for us,” said Howe.”

    Spineless weasel. Put in a metal detector at the door with a big LOUD buzzer and every time it goes off when some neanderthal packin’ his ROD shows up everybody else can duck and cover. Or leave.

    The sad truth is these fools get away with open carry purely because the rational humans among us are scared shitless of ’em — and they know it. Open carry isn’t about self-protection, its about self-projection, psychobullying everyone else.

  2. Larry Lewis

    The library’s director notes in the linked article’s video, “…but sometimes, accidents do just happen.” Well, okay, then…nothing to see here, people! She also refers to the incident as an “accidental discharge.” That is what happens to me, if I don’t use the bathroom just before retiring. Clearly, this incident was not an accident, but rather negligence of the most stupid kind. And in a library, no less, where per one comment, the meeting rooms are “very close” to the children’s room. Well, of course!

    • All true. And of course, I love that this group of “gun enthusiasts” had a meeting where everyone was passing around guns like they were donuts or something. WHO DOES THIS? Who thinks it’s a good idea? In Nashville if community groups want to use the public library we have to get our councilman to reserve the room. It’s not any ol’ group that wants to.