Thursday, January 15, 2015

Doubling Down on teh Stupid

Sometimes the stupid comes screaming.

The Kentucky policeman that managed to shoot his finger off in a gun store is suing the store.

Let's go over this again.

1. Every gun is always loaded.
2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you don't intend to destroy.

We can skip the other two this time. He broke these two. He did it. No one else. He lost a finger. I have zero sympathy for his lawsuit and hope a collection of gun owners familiar with Col. Cooper are on the jury.

Should the clerk have checked the gun and magazine? Yes, of course, because every gun is always loaded. But when the clerk finished checking it and handed to the officer, what is the first thing the officer should have done? Correctamundo. He should have checked it himself.

And after he had checked it, checked the magazine, and was sure the weapon had no rounds in it? He should have pointed it at something he didn't love, like the wall or a corner of the room where no one was standing, before he tried the trigger.

Instead he did not check the gun, and he then put one boogerhook in front of the muzzle and the other boogerhook on the trigger. And now he wants it to be someone else's fault?

Whose fault would it be if he had shot another customer in the spine? Once you stop handling guns with the care and respect they warrant, the outcome is truly up to chance.


Old NFO said...

Teh Stoopid... IT SHOULD BURN! Gah...

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

I really wish I was the gun store's lawyer. The fact that he was a cop should make it a slam dunk case. Subpoena his academy record and the academy's firearms training curriculum. Ask him on the stand "Is this what you were taught?" "Why didn't you follow your training?"

Closing statement to the jury : "We've shown he knew not to do that, whether the gun should have been loaded or not. He did it anyway. Why should he profit from ignoring his training, and being incredibly stupid?"

Weetabix said...

Why would you ever put your finger over the muzzle when you pull the trigger? Why?!?

James said...

Once again the case for Darwinism.