Pastor's daughter Hannah Grace Kelley, 20, is in critical condition, after being accidentally shot in the back of the head at her father's St. Petersburg, Florida church.
Tragic. As is this accidents-will-happen attitude:
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office told WTSP that church member Moises Zambrana, who works as a security guard, was in a closet showing two other men the safety features on his 9mm handgun. Although Zambrana had removed the clip, he had failed to remove the round in the chamber. The gun went off and fired through a wall, striking Hannah Kelley in the back of the head.
“There’s a little concerned that, you know, it happened, but it was accidental,” church member Tony Diehl said. “I mean, nobody was intended — nobody came to shoot anybody. It just happened.”
Police say Zambrana had a permit to carry the weapon, and did not apparently break any laws. No charges have been filed.
Again, I'm not disputing that you have a constitutional right to carry a handgun into a church. That's how the current Supreme Court interprets the 2nd Amendment, so that's currently the law of the land. I'm just suggesting that for the safety of yourself and those around you, you might not want to.