Congratulations, Rodney Cummings! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

Been a while since I’ve done one of these, and there’s certainly been no shortage of candidates! The thing I loved about this Indiana prosecutor who accidentally fired his gun into a wall while eating dinner at a Texas Roadhouse is this bit:

Cummings said he plans to have the gun examined to ensure there are no mechanical problems.

Yeah, must’ve been the gun. Couldn’t possibly have been the gun owner. Which sorta goes against the NRA’s whole “guns are safe, it’s people who aren’t” slogan. And furthermore. which begs the question: if a faulty gun is just going to fire off at will on its own, isn’t that a good reason to not have it in a public place like a restaurant?

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8 responses to “Congratulations, Rodney Cummings! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

  1. Wait! Guns don’t kill people; people kill people. It’s criminals, or the mentally ill. In which category are you, Rodney Cummings?

  2. Larry

    Aaaaand, yet again…no charges will be filed. Especially when the diner is a prosecutor and ex-cop. I know I’m preaching to the choir, here, but this really frosts me. He could have killed an innocent person. “Oops, sorry!”

  3. I’m thinking that open carry is safer. At least if the gun is in a proper holster instead of in your pants or your jacket or something like that, accidental discharge is unlikely. Guns have safety catches?

    From personal experience, I can tell you that out of the thousands of times that I have seen a uniformed police officer with a holstered weapon, not once did said weapon go off or fire itself. I have never seen a police officer curse and go off to the nearest bathroom yelling, “Oh shit!” after accidentally discharging a gun.

    The worst thing about hiding a weapon in your clothing is, of course, that it usually shoots the idiot who is carrying it.

    It’s not surprising that the clown would do something lawyerly like test the gun.

    • Except there are so many stories of people with holstered guns shooting themselves by accident. Here’s one from this weekend: man accidentally shot himself in the leg with a holstered gun. Claims the seatbelt hit the trigger.

      Here’s one from a few years ago where a woman hugged an off-duty police officer at a fish fry, causing his holstered gun to fire. She died. I mean, there are just hundreds of these stories.

      You know what’s safe? Not keeping your goddamn gun loaded all the time.

    • Kosh III

      “The worst thing about hiding a weapon in your clothing is, of course, that it usually shoots the idiot who is carrying it.”

      No, that’s culling the herd to eliminate stupidity. Too bad it didn’t work this time.