this story is now thinking that his risk/ reward assessment of gun ownership didn't work out quite like he planned it.
You load up with your guns to protect your family from the Barbarians at your gate--- and the government coming to get you in their black helicopters--- and you end up splitting your own ten year old son's wig.
'He was careful with it,' Robert Simmons, the boy's uncle, told Carolinalive.com. 'I don't think he meant to hold it in that direction. There must have been a bullet lodged in the chamber and it fired and hit him.'
The father dropped his gun and rushed his eight-year-old daughter to another room.
His wife, who had been making dinner when the tragedy happened, called 911. Paramedics arrived at the home and pronounced the child dead on scene.
No charges have been filed in the case."
This is happening way too often. Why aren't these gun owners taking gun safety classes?
this, story, this story, and this story. The NRA is clearly not doing enough to teach their members about proper gun safety.
Speaking of the NRA, those wonderful people are now making robo-calls to the residents of Newtown, Connecticut, and they are urging them to oppose any gun control laws being proposed in Washington.
"'The National Rifle Association has also been sending out postcards — and in some cases actually calling Newtown residents — and telling them to urge their local legislators to vote no on “dangerous anti-gun legislation.'
But the gun group may have shot themselves in the foot.
Local politicians targeted by the NRA say most the calls they’ve gotten are from people angered by the NRA’s heartless tactics."
"Shot themselves in the foot"? I don't think so. Unlike their members the NRA never misses their target.