Monday, September 28, 2009

A Little Irony For Your Day

September, 2009 - Crime: Reckless use of a firearm
Kalamazoo, Michigan - Jonathan Wayne Sager was attending a picnic hosted by Michigan Open Carry, a gun rights group at South Haven's South Beach. While attempting to unload the semi-automatic after the festivities, the gun accidentally discharged. Luckily, no one was injured. Police were called to the scene after reports of shots fired and found Sager in the back of his friend's pickup truck on the 800 block of LaGrange, some 10 blocks away. Sager stated that they went in search of a police station. His gun was checked and given back to him and when the warrent was issued for the misdemeanor, he turned himself in.

Now, I have to say that this appears to be a case of someone trying to be responsible. Not very bright to attempt attempt to unload a gun in an open area, but, points for being responsible. Also, not very bright to leave the scene of an incident "in search of a police station". (Better to put the firearm down, call the police and let them come to you. Just saying.)

It just goes to prove that even if your heart is in the right place, it's where your trigger finger is that counts when dealing with loaded handguns. One can only wonder if those there to promote the carrying of firearms in public places with their wives and their children recognized that they had just given incontrovertible proof of why it's not the good idea they think it is better than any counter protest might have. We are exceedingly grateful that this lesson wasn't learned through blood. We just hope the lesson such in and sticks.

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