People get tired of me harpin’ about idiots shooting themselves or others because they don’t know one end of a firearm from the other. I post stories about this because I HOPE that, just maybe, it will make an impression on ONE PERSON and save somebody’s life.
I was perusing the articles on Fox News this morning and found another one.
“Authorities say the daughter of a pastor was accidentally shot in the head at a church in St. Petersburg.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Grace Connection Church Sunday at about 12:24 p.m.
Investigators say Moises Zambrana was showing his gun to another church member interested in buying a firearm.”
In church? Oh, yeah, that’s a perfect scenario for displaying a handgun with the intent to sell. Everybody does that, right? Why, I sold three just last week in the middle of the sermon. Dude! Man, what were you thinkin’? At the least, take it outside, OK?
“Zambrana has a concealed weapons permit…” You’re kiddin’ me, right? This guy’s been background checked (I hope!) and been issued a permit to carry and he doesn’t have enough sense to know when and when not to display a firearm? I wonder if Florida DMV allows the sales of drivers’ licenses at Wal-Mart.
”…and reportedly took out the gun’s magazine but did not know there was a bullet in the chamber.” YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO CLEAR THE FIREARM, MORON! I don’t suppose it occurred to you to open the action and check the chamber, huh? Apparently not. And, on top of that, obviously the safety was disengaged and he pulled the trigger. Classic ‘It ain’t loaded’ mentality.
“The gun went off and fired through a wall, striking 20-year-old Hannah Kelley. She was critically injured and transported to Bayfront Medical Center.” So now, for this guy’s stupidity, ignorance and complacency, this young lady is laying in an ICU bed fighting for her life. This guy needs to be charged with something that will STICK and make an impression on him. Furthermore, he needs to be relieved of his firearms and be prohibited from owning anymore.
Hey, I don’t wanna hear any bleeding heart excuses on how it was an accident. Accident my butt. Guns don’t go off by themselves. They go off because some human causes them to function. If he hadn’t had the gun out in church, which is no place to have one out to start with, this wouldn’t have happened. This guy is just plain too stupid to be allowed to own a gun.