Irresponsible Gun Owner Link Round Up

::Sigh::

I’m not a gun owner, and even I know that you should make sure your gun is unloaded before cleaning it. I guess former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco never got that memo.

Former major league slugger Jose Canseco is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.

Metro police Lt. Mark Reddon says officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting Tuesday afternoon.

Reddon says Canseco told police he was cleaning his gun in the kitchen when it fired, shooting a finger on his left hand. He was taken to University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.

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Another thing I know is that unless you’re planning on using a gun, you don’t point it at someone.

 

Police: Shotgun blast kills man during shooting lesson

Authorities received a call around 5 a.m. for a shooting in the 4800 block of Julie Drive.

When they arrived, they found the man, 37, who had been shot while inside the home. Authorities have not yet released the man’s identity.

Kirby Police Chief Kevin Bois said the man had come to the home with a shotgun and was giving his girlfriend, who lived there, a lesson in how to use it. At some point, not realizing the gun was loaded, the woman pointed it at the man and pulled the trigger, she told authorities.

The man was rushed to the San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment but died on the way, Bois said.

The woman was taken into custody, but it was not initially clear if she will face any charges, authorities said. Police are currently waiting on a search warrant to investigate the property.

I’m hesitant to assign blame here. The woman clearly didn’t know much about guns, as she was being given a lesson.  Should she have known to check the weapon to make sure it was unloaded?  Should that have been the job of the man giving the lesson? I’m inclined to say yes, but feels like victim blaming. Perhaps they both share culpability.

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As a non-gun owner, I can only hazard a guess, but aren’t there rules for the proper way to clean your gun? If so, why don’t some gun owners know this?  Oh, right, bc gun safety courses and training are not required before buying a killing machine.  Case in point: man shoots himself in the hand and kills the family dog in the process.

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Man charged with a felony after threatening caseworker 

A Johnsburg man was charged with felony menacing Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly displayed a rifle to a Warren County Department of Social Services caseworker during a home visit, police said.

Kyle W. McComsey, 25, was charged after the 3:30 p.m. incident at a home on Moffitt Drive, according to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

Police said a Child Protective Services caseworker had gone to the house “to retrieve a child that was voluntarily being turned over.” As caseworkers attempted to talk to a resident of the home, McComsey told them he had a gun and was seen with a rifle slung over his shoulder, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Menacing is alleged when a person “attempts to place another person in reasonable fear of physical injury, serious physical injury or death by displaying a deadly weapon, dangerous instrument or what appears to be a pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun or other firearm,” according to state Penal Law.

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Facebook fight turns deadly

Michael Stubbs was shot and killed in northwest Omaha on Wednesday morning. Stubb’s uncle, Charles Shrum, told KETV7 that “He’s got five kids that are going to grow up without a father over what sounds like a misunderstanding.”

According to the police, Stubbs was shot once in the abdomen by someone he knew, while outside of his home. Another uncle, Andrew Bachmann, said that he heard “a pop” but by the time he “got to the end of the fire place, there Michael was stumbling through the door.” Stubbs would later die at the hospital.

Kenneth R. Armour., Jr. 31, was arrested during a traffic stop hours after the killing and now faces the charge of first-degree murder.

The family believes that the misunderstanding started on Facebook, where all bad things happen, although they’re unsure what the misunderstanding was about or why it led to the shooting.

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