One of our safest, most responsible citizens EVAH really needed his .40 caliber at a children’s swimming practice because Constitution and reasons and shut up, that’s why and so of course the predictable happened:
Jackie Kay, of Charleston, said her 17-year-old daughter teaches swim lessons through the HYCAT program, which meets at the Gorman PE Building on the University of Charleston’s campus. Kay’s daughter was in the pool with several students while the children’s parents sat around the pool, watching the lesson.
“This man was sitting not 2 feet away, and his gun went off,” Kay said, recalling what her daughter told her. “She said he had a huge hole in his pocket.
“Everyone was upset. It could have been a terrible tragedy for many people.”
Randy Ross, UC’s director of public safety, said the man, whose name has not been released, was carrying a Springfield Arms XDM .40-caliber handgun in his back pants pocket. The man has a concealed carry permit, Ross said. Weapons are not allowed on UC’s campus.
The weapon was accidentally discharged, Ross said, adding that it was a “strange” occurrence for that type of weapon, which has what he called a “double-action” safety.
“It’s very hard to do that with that weapon,” Ross said. “Weapons don’t just go off like that. It’s almost something like you have to consciously do and I know that that wasn’t the case.”
Ross said the discharge likely wouldn’t have happened had the man been carrying the weapon in a proper holster. The round was fired through the man’s back pocket, ricocheted off the tile floor and struck a bench, he said.
Wait, guns are not allowed on campus? And one of our safest, most responsible citizens EVAH broke the law? But I thought all CCW holders were law-abiding citizens! How is this possible?!
Meanwhile, our unidentified 2nd Amendment Hero suffered a bruised ego and will “probably” face charges. I’ll close with these words of wisdom from the university’s public safety director:
“I question his judgment in carrying the weapon that way, but he seemed like a responsible man,” Ross said. “He didn’t have the weapon out. He seemed embarrassed and traumatized by the whole thing.”
Yes, he “seemed” like a responsible man. They always do. Until something like this happens. Fortunately, this time no one was hurt.