Gun Show Shootings

I Had To Chuckl

Gun Show Shootings 

I wish no one harm.  I have to admit that I am more of a Pacifist than I have admitted in the past.  I think it comes with age.  However, I once wrote a satirical article about what would happen at an NRA convention if everyone was carrying loaded weapons, and a violent argument occurred.  With tongue and cheek I described what might happen.

Now, this Inaugural weekend, 5 people were shot at gun shows.  As I said, I wish no one harm, and no one was seriously injured, but I did have to chuckle a little.  It’s hard for me to have pity for those obsessed with guns.  There should be more to life than collecting enough firearms to create a small army.  If, as most members of the NRA boast, weapons are necessary to protect their homes and family, why do they need so many, and why do they need types of weapons that can kill dozens of people in minutes?

At a gun show in Raleigh , North Carolina, a man was unfastening the case of a shotgun he wished to sell.  The weapon was loaded, (huh?), and discharged, wounding three people.

In northern Ohio, a man brought a fully loaded Taurus 9mm semi-automatic handgun to a gun show.  The man he sold it to, picked it up and the weapon discharged, resulting in a wound to the arm of his business partner, eventually lodging in his thigh.

In Indianapolis, Indiana, another man who was leaving a gun show shot himself in the hand.  He was loading his .45 caliber semi-automatic weapon when he somehow managed to fire it.

Every year the Darwin awards are given out for the most ignorant acts performed by individuals.  I believe we have three candidates.  Hell, maybe we have thousands.  Everyone who attended the guns shows might at least receive honorable mention.

To think that we allow these morons to own weapons that can easily kill their own families and friends if they are not stored and cared for properly, is pretty darn frightening.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express


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