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.