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Monday, January 14, 2013

Is That a Pistol In Your Pocket...

Posted by on Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 12:06 PM

...or are you just happy to see—OW, FUCK! CHRIST! THAT IS A PISTOL IN YOUR POCKET!

Kansas officials are reviewing the events surrounding a man’s accidental shooting of his wife last week at the Longbranch Steakhouse in Lenexa. Police said the two were sitting across from each other in a booth about 8:15 p.m. Jan. 2 when the man reached into his front pants pocket and accidentally discharged a small pistol, striking his wife in the leg just above the knee. She was treated at a hospital and released.

If only her leg had been armed.

 

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Urgutha Forka 1
This is why we need an assault weapons ban.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on January 14, 2013 at 12:15 PM · Report this
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"Accidentally discharged." Sure, sure. This is how it really went down:

"I was just going to see your boss. Tell Jabba I've got his money...."
Posted by LateBloomer on January 14, 2013 at 12:15 PM · Report this
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Of course this happened in a steakhouse.
Posted by shabadoo on January 14, 2013 at 12:19 PM · Report this
Fried Worms 4
the logic of @1:

dumb people are hurting other people with ALL kinds of guns and doing much more Harm than they could ever do Good with said guns of all kinds...

...therefor we shouldn't ban even a small amount of guns.

/trolling or sarcasm or actually sincere @1?
Posted by Fried Worms on January 14, 2013 at 12:20 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 5
Premature. He needs to learn to hold it longer, maybe take some tantra.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on January 14, 2013 at 12:21 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 6
@4,
it was trolling and sarcasm.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on January 14, 2013 at 12:23 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 7
i find this an acceptable price to pay for freedom.
Posted by Max Solomon on January 14, 2013 at 12:24 PM · Report this
blip 8
I realize this was probably a really dumb accident and the lady is probably going to be okay and she is probably not interested in pressing charges against her husband -BUT- as long as we are going to allow dumb people to carry deadly weapons with them wherever they go, this kind of negligence needs to be treated seriously. He could just as easily have killed someone.
Posted by blip on January 14, 2013 at 12:33 PM · Report this
Fried Worms 9
@6.

ah.

and pretty decent trolling/sarcasm, too, since it's actually a milder version of the sincere attempts at logic from gun nuts, e.g. "A man stabbed 22 children in a school and china (and none died) so how dare you ban assault rifles!" oh and "HAMMERS!"
Posted by Fried Worms on January 14, 2013 at 12:42 PM · Report this
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The fact that there hasn't been a mass shooting at this steakhouse definitvely proves that would-be mass murderers are too scared to go on a killing spree anyplace that isn't a weapons-free environment. Just one of the many ways that random weapons discharges in public places make us all safer.
Posted by Proteus on January 14, 2013 at 12:43 PM · Report this
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So, Dan links to a story on an accidental shooting that did not result in death.
In Kansas.
So where are the links to stories about shootings in Seattle for the past 2 weeks?
No one here can name the first (or latest) brown person wounded or killed in Seattle in 2013. Without looking it up.
Judging by the coverage in The Stranger, there haven't been any.
Yet there will be stories posted about shootings across the nation.

Who is shooting whom with what and why?
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on January 14, 2013 at 12:43 PM · Report this
rob! 12
It'll be interesting to see whether the police there count how many employees and patrons were in the immediate vicinity, and whether that has any bearing on filing a charge of reckless endangerment.

Kitsap County sheriffs seem a bit wishy washy on the matter.
Posted by rob! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBdUceCL5U on January 14, 2013 at 12:44 PM · Report this
Knat 13
@11: Maybe you should take it upon yourself to make such stories more visible, rather than copy + pasting the same tired screed multiple times a day? It would be more productive than what you're doing now, and probably more satisfying too. Paste the links into comment threads, or email them to the guys at the Stranger directly.
Posted by Knat on January 14, 2013 at 12:49 PM · Report this
McGee 14
This is why we need to ban the kinds of dummies who love guns.
Posted by McGee on January 14, 2013 at 12:50 PM · Report this
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Holsters. For the sake of your wife's knee, or your own testicles, for the love of God, holsters. They sell 'em right next to the fucking gun you just bought. Despite what Hollywood has taught you, your pocket (or, God save the stupid, the waistband of your sweatpants) was not designed to safely stow your gat. So if you don't like accidental discharges, and you like your nuts, invest in a goddamn holster.
Posted by Westside forever on January 14, 2013 at 1:10 PM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 16
If cars were like guns, not only would there be no drivers licenses, brakes would be optional. There would be no car insurance, no seat belts. Filling your tank with open buckets of gas with a lit cigarette stuck to your lip would be your right as an American.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn http://youtu.be/zu-akdyxpUc on January 14, 2013 at 1:36 PM · Report this
Fortunate 17
@1 "This is why we need an assault weapons ban. "

No, this is why we need a "fucking idiots carrying guns around with them everywhere they go and don't even know how to properly carry them" ban.

There are other reasons why we need an assault weapons ban.

Posted by Fortunate on January 14, 2013 at 1:37 PM · Report this
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@13
"It would be more productive than what you're doing now, and probably more satisfying too."

Does it bother you that you can't even identify the first brown person shot in Seattle in 2013 without looking it up?
How does that fit with your "liberal" beliefs?
But you shouldn't feel too bad, should you?
Judging by the coverage in The Stranger, there haven't been any.
Yet there will be stories posted about shootings across the nation.

Who is shooting whom with what and why?
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on January 14, 2013 at 1:38 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 19
@17,
So, ban stupid people?

I could get behind that.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on January 14, 2013 at 1:57 PM · Report this
Knat 20
@18: Well, you gave me an answer, at least. Of a sort. I'll leave you to it, then.
Posted by Knat on January 14, 2013 at 2:03 PM · Report this
keshmeshi 21
@19,

No. Throw them in jail when they recklessly endanger other people's lives.
Posted by keshmeshi on January 14, 2013 at 2:06 PM · Report this
Bonefish 22
Yep; clearly our qualification standards for gun ownership are waaay too high.

Although I guess we could all ask fifty-two-eighty whether the dipshit from this story will be useful in this upcoming race war he seems to think is going to happen.
Posted by Bonefish http://5bmisc.blogspot.com/ on January 14, 2013 at 2:13 PM · Report this
Fnarf 23
I can't stop thinking about how ridiculous the "Open Carry" twats at the Ceasefire march yesterday looked, with their knee holsters wobbling as they walked. And not the only thing wobbling on some of them; gun nuts are by and large not attractive people, in so many ways. And such snappy dressers; I especially like the black shirt/purple tie/suedehead look on the roly-poliest one. He looked like he was trying out for the role of Hermann Goering Wanna-Be #2 in a play about concentration camps.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on January 14, 2013 at 2:53 PM · Report this
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@18, can you identify the first white person shot in Seattle in 2013 without looking it up?

I can't tell you the names of any person shot in Seattle in 2013 without looking it up, regardless of the race. I'm sure most people who are not related to the victims are in the same boat.
Posted by SherBee on January 14, 2013 at 5:00 PM · Report this
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FairlyUnbalanced makes a halfway decent point that we aren't galvanized for action when kids are killed by ones and twos across the country over many days. Most of kids killed in such circumstances are brown. A bunch of cute white kids are killed and the nation sits up, pays attention and starts yapping about the need for change.

However, that doesn't mean that the need for change isn't real. Does it suck that this is what we needed to get our sustained attention? Sure. It's still a good thing that we're now doing something about it.

Also: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_p…
Posted by clashfan on January 14, 2013 at 6:09 PM · Report this
Free Lunch 27
@21 Exactly. Start by requiring proof of a working knowledge of how to properly store and operate a gun before letting anyone buy one. Sort of like we do with cars.

And sure, @19, just because people know what the safety on a gun is (and how important it is) doesn't mean they'll engage it before plopping it on the front seat with their kid in the car. But at least then it's documentable recklessness.

Try killing your kid/passenger in a car while driving recklessly or without ever possessing a license. You are fucked. But reckless gun owners have a valid excuse: ignorance.

It's basically like a driver saying, "It's not my fault! No one told me what the BRAKE PEDAL was for!"
Posted by Free Lunch on January 14, 2013 at 9:45 PM · Report this
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@25
I think you missed the point that the outrage is rather specifically focused on situations where children or white people are the victims.
When the victims are not-children and not-white then the outrage does not exist.
At least until those not-children and not-white victims have had the brown washed out of them and turned into sanitized statistics.
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on January 15, 2013 at 10:31 AM · Report this

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