Thursday, February 25, 2016

Today's Good Guy With a Gun Report: Two Idiots, One State Trying to Make a Difference

1 - A woman was rushed to the hospital early (Monday) morning after police say she accidentally shot herself at a Birmingham motel...

...The woman's toddler son was in the room at the time of the shooting but was not injured.

Birmingham police Sgt. Rebecca Herrera said the woman was in the motel room when she thought she heard a noise.  She grabbed her gun that was under her pillow, and somehow shot herself in the chest...

...Her injuries could be life-threatening, but Herrera said the woman was in stable condition as of 3:15 a.m.

eye'm thynkin':  A gun safety course may have helped her tell one end of the gun from the other.

Read more at ALdotcom

Justin Ryan Jones
via Bell County Sheriff's Dept.
2 - Police in Bell County, Texas arrested Justin Ryan Jones, a 34-year-old man (on Tuesday) who shot his 9-year-old daughter in the chest in what police said was reckless behavior...

...Jones reportedly told a Bell County Sheriff's Department deputy he was showing his children gun safety when the gun he was holding fired and shot his 9-year-old daughter. (Oh, please! I'd be surprised if he could even spell the word.)

But Jones' son said his father was pretending to shoot them.

The 7-year-old said he liked the clicking sound the gun made. He said his father pulled the trigger and "his sister was shot," the affidavit said,

Jones' other son, age 6, said his father was pointing the gun at his sister and held it in both hands while pretending to shoot them.

Nothing like a little Texas-style family fun time with a firearm.

The little girl is currently in Intensive Care after several surgeries.

Read more at Daily Kos

                  photo: Michael Saechang
3- Gun buyers in Oregon could have to wait longer to get a weapon if there's a delay in processing their criminal background check.  The Oregon House narrowly approved the measure Monday.

Most background checks are cleared right away.  But about three percent of the time, there's some sort of delay.  Right now, if that delay lasts three days, the dealer is free to complete the sale.  The new bill would extend that waiting period to 10 days.

Democratic Rep. Lew Frederick said allowing sales to go through by default is a loophole, no matter what time frame.  He said while the new bill wouldn't close that loophole..."it makes it tight enough to catch a few more people who might exploit it."

I'd rather they had closed the loophole completely--no completed background check, no gun. A little inconvenience is worth the chance of saving a life, but I'll take what I can get.

Read more at OPBdotOrg

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