Your Friend The Handgun

Number 225 of a Series

It’s so nice to have a gun around the house. Keep singing that song.

WARRANT: Teen hid gun used in accidental shooting of girl

Published: Jul. 7, 2020 at 8:21 AM CDT | Updated: Jul. 7, 2020 at 1:17 PM CDT

DUPLIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Court documents are shedding more light on the charge against a teen surrounding a shooting that involved two girls.

The warrant charging 18-year-old Elija Robinson with obstruction of justice says that the teenager removed a .32 caliber gun from the scene of an accidental shooting involving the children.

Deputies say that a 6-year-old girl found the handgun and shot a 12-year-old girl. Chris Farrior was on his way to work when he heard what happened and went to help the two sisters.

Y’all keep it handy out there.

Your Friend The Handgun

Number 224 of a Series

The Second Amendment guarantees our right to keep a gun at home for our family’s protection. That’s working out just fine.

Six-year-old boy accidentally shoots himself in chest

By: Mario Sevilla Posted at 11:02 PM, Jun 30, 2020  and last updated 9:40 AM, Jul 01, 2020

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A six-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after accidentally shooting himself Tuesday night, according to the San Diego Police Department.

The incident happened around 8 p.m. in the 4300 block of 52nd St. in the Colina Del Sol neighborhood near City Heights, a few blocks north of Fay Elementary School.

San Diego police say the child was playing with the gun when he shot himself in the chest.

Probably not the way this was supposed to go.

Your Friend The Handgun

Number 223 of a Series

The National Rifle Association campaigns relentlessly to protect your right to self defense. Hopefully everybody is happy with that.

Texas Infant Accidentally Shoots 4-Year-Old Boy, Himself After Getting Hold Of Gun At Motel

By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 04/07/20 AT 7:04 AM

An infant accidentally shot himself and a four-year-old boy at a motel in Fort Worth, Texas, on Monday night.

Police responded to Dalworth Inn in south Fort Worth Monday night after receiving a shooting report.

Fort Worth Police Department Spokesperson Buddy Calzada said the one-year-old child got hold of a gun which accidentally went off, resulting in both the children getting hurt. The four-year-old boy was hit in the lower part of his body by a fragmented bullet. Both the children were rushed to a local hospital for treatment and were listed in a stable condition.

Local reports stated that the parking lot of the motel was protected with a crime scene tape following the incident. Detectives with the Crimes Against Children Unit were investigating the incident. Additional information regarding the relationship between the boys and how the infant managed to get hold of the weapon were not known.

This is the third shooting incident in the motel in less than seven months. The first incident took place in October where a man, identified as 40-year-old Randel Demon Johnson, was killed. Police responded to the motel room and found Johnson lying unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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And that will be it for today with the gun safety lesson.

Your Friend The Handgun

Number 222 of a Series

I’m looking at some statistics. In this country in 2013 there were “505 deaths due to accidental or negligent discharge of a firearm.” So I wonder which it is. When a child kills his father, how do we know whether it was an accident or the punk wanted his inheritance right now? Take this case:

2-year-old accidentally shoots, kills Jones County father

Deputy coroner Stacy Gardner says the toddler got a hold of a gun and accidentally shot the 28-year-old father in the back.

Author: 13WMAZ Staff
Published: 10:21 AM EDT April 24, 2020 
Updated: 12:10 PM EDT April 24, 2020

JONES COUNTY, Ga. — A Jones County father is dead after his 2-year-old accidentally shot and killed him on Thursday.

Deputy coroner Stacy Gardner says it happened at 289 Highway 49.

She says 28-year-old Jason Fowler died after the toddler got a hold of a gun in the house and shot him in the back.

Jones County Sheriff Butch Reese says that’s what they suspect happen, but they’re still investigating to confirm that.

So the Fowler heir is going to grow up, and he’s going to meet a nice girl, and she’s going to ask, “When will I get to meet your family?” And young Fowler is going to have to say, “There’s an interesting story behind that.”

Let’s hope all this is worth it.

Y’all stay safe out there., and may Jesus have mercy on our souls.

Your Friend The Handgun

Number 221 of a Series

I parsed through a list of the leading causes of death in the United States. Accidental death by gunshot was way down on the list but in the order of more than two a day. What was not elaborated was the meaning of an “accident.” If a child obtains a handgun and shoots somebody, is this an accident. I mean, the child deliberately pointed the gun and pulled the trigger.

This was clearly an accident:

5-Year-Old Illinois Boy Accidentally Shoots Himself After Taking Out Gun From Father’s Pocket

By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 04/27/20 AT 3:14 AM

A man in Chicago, Illinois, was arrested Friday (April 24) after his five-year-old son shot himself in the hand with his father’s gun.

According to local reports, the father was identified as 36-year-old Bernard Shields. The younger son, aged five, saw his father in possession of a handgun. While his parents were sleeping, the unidentified boy found the weapon in his father’s pocket and took it to the bathroom. The weapon accidentally got discharged, striking the boy in his hand.

The father drove away from the home with his elder son, aged 10. He then dumped the gun in a field. Shields was, however, arrested in the 6100 block of South State Street a while later. The man told the officers that he panicked as he was afraid that he would have to give up his sons to state child welfare officials. He was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, possession of ammunition without a FOID card and causing a child to be endangered.

Anyhow, this was not one of those cases of using a handgun to defend one’s life and property. It’s more of a lesson in life.

Your Friend The Handgun

Number 220 of a Series

People, you never know when you will find yourself in danger. That is why you need to take your piece with you wherever you go.

Two McDonald’s workers shot by customer irate dining room closed over coronavirus

BY JOHN BOWDEN – 05/07/20 09:55 AM EDT

Two McDonald’s employees in Oklahoma City were injured in a shooting Wednesday after police say a woman became irate after they were told that the store’s lobby was closed for dine-in customers.

Local ABC affiliate KOCO reported that the unidentified woman, who police said was in custody, drew a firearm at some point during a confrontation with employees in the store, firing upon them and injuring two 16-year-old male workers. Police initially thought two suspects were involved but later revised that number to one.

Yes, you never know when one of those burger flippers is going to turn on you.

Your Friend The Handgun

Number 219 of a Series

I put one of these out every Thursday, and I am never short of material. So I get to pick and choose. This week I could write about the two McDonald’s workers shot by a customer who was irate over the dining room being closed due to the COVID-19 virus. Or I could write about the 5-year-old child who shot himself or the 2-year-old child who killed his father.

But, no. I’m going to lighten up and tell about the robber who shot himself in the penis.

World’s Dumbest Criminals – Gun used to rob far South Side hot dog stand misfires, hitting robber in penis

A robber was in the process of robbing a hot dog stand in the Far South Side, Chicago, when he discharged his weapon on himself, The Chicago Tribune reports. The infamous incident was reported in November of 2017. To add a flare of poetic justice to the yarn, the hot dog stand robber shot himself in the penis, citing The Sacramento Bee.

I need to insert a technical correction here. A misfire is an instance when the gun does not fire. When a gun fires when it is not supposed to, then that’s another matter.

But finally, we have to wonder what the robber was thinking when he purchased (stole?) the handgun. Was he thinking, “Now that I have this nifty equalizer I won’t be needing that dangly thing between my legs. Smart guy!

Y’all stay safe out there.

Your Friend The Handgun

Number 217 of a Series

Some people should never be allowed to handle firearms. The problem is it often takes a fatal incident to determine which.

Teen killed in accidental shooting at Smyrna gun range, police say

COBB April 24, 2020
By Chelsea Prince, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

An 18-year-old boy died Thursday afternoon after he accidentally shot himself in the head at a Smyrna gun range, police said.

The teenager was with his family at Adventure Outdoors on South Cobb Drive when the gun went off about 2 p.m., according to Smyrna police spokesman Sgt. Louis Defense. He was rushed to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

It is unfortunate the winnowing process tends to be this painful.

Your Friend The Handgun

Number 217 of a Series

I have been told, and others have told you, that a gun is necessary for you to defend your home. Here’s the idea. It’s night. Everybody is sleeping. You hear a noise. Somebody is breaking into your house. You could call the police, but they would take too long to get there. You need to take action now. Your handgun is in the stand beside the bed, so you arm yourself and engage the intruder.

Congratulations. You are now in a gunfight. And you know how a gunfight ends.

  • One party gets killed.
  • Both parties get killed.
  • Nobody gets killed.
  • One or both parties suffer non-fatal gunshot wounds.
  • The bad guy is defeated, gets killed, gets wounded, or runs away.

Surprise, surprise! Most of these outcomes are not what you expected when you purchased the handgun. You want an example? Here is one.

Woman shot and killed by police who entered wrong home, family says

Minyvonne Burke, NBC News•May 13, 2020A woman was shot and killed in her Louisville, Kentucky, home by police executing a “botched’ search warrant who forced their way in, surprising the woman and her boyfriend who thought the officers were burglars, her family says in a lawsuit.

The lawsuit — filed by the family of the woman, Breonna Taylor, an EMT worker — says she and her boyfriend thought they were being burglarized and he fired in self defense. The lawsuit accuses the three officers of “blindly firing” more than 20 shots into the apartment.

Yes, the police screwed up. Yes, the police are going to lose this lawsuit. On the other hand, who is dead? Do you want to reconsider purchasing a handgun for home defense.

Your Friend The Handgun

Number 216 of a Series

People keep telling me we need to make sure the government doesn’t take our guns, because once we’re disarmed we will have to kowtow to the whim of any stuffed-shirt bureaucrat who feels a need to flex is authority. For instance:

3 charged in killing of store security guard over virus mask

COREY WILLIAMS and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A woman, her adult son and husband have been charged in the fatal shooting of a security guard who refused to let her daughter enter a Family Dollar in Michigan because she wasn’t wearing a face mask to protect against transmission of the coronavirus.

Calvin Munerlyn was shot Friday at the store just north of downtown Flint a short time after telling Sharmel Teague’s daughter she had to leave because she lacked a mask, according to Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton.

Tinfoil hats at the meeting tonight, patriots.

Friday Funny

Number 213 of a series

If you follow this blog you are aware the recent Friday Funny posts have involved Donald Trump. Yes, that’s a load of fun, but after a while we realize not so much is it fun, but it’s like shooting fish in a … Well, you know where.

Today I turn to another American icon, the Trump critter and its habits. Here we see some Trump critters showing up to protest slights on  their sensibilities, and we see them turn out ready to take on the 82nd Airborne. So, that’s funny, and I will take a bit of fun, even though it’s like shooting fish … Well, you know what it’s like.

So take the weekend off. And may Jesus have mercy on our souls.

Your Friend The Handgun

Number 215 of a Series

I tell you, folks. I’m starting to feel safer already.

Gunshot that killed 5-year-old Killeen boy was accidental, self-inflicted, police say

Killeen police confirmed Wednesday the boy got a hold of a loaded gun and accidentally shot himself in the head.

Author: Cole Johnson
Published: 3:01 PM CDT April 21, 2020
Updated: 5:52 PM CDT April 22, 2020

KILLEEN, Texas — Killeen police said the 5-year-old boy shot in the head Tuesday, accidentally did it himself.

Police said the boy somehow got a hold of a loaded gun in the home on Alan Kent Dr. and shot himself.

Police said when they arrived at the home the boy was not responsive and it was too late to save him.

Autopsy results were pending Wednesday. The investigation is on-going.

Remember, it’s not any use to you if you need it, and it’s not loaded.

Your Friend The Handgun

Number 214 of a Series

We are reminded weekly, if not daily, of the need to arm ourselves for the protection of ourselves and our families. For example:

Deputies: Child accidentally shot by man who was looking after him

By: WFTS Digital Staff
Posted at 8:40 PM, Apr 14, 2020
 and last updated 11:08 PM, Apr 14, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A child is fighting for his life at the hospital after being shot on accident by a man who was responsible for looking after him.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, a young boy was taken to the hospital with a single gunshot wound “in the lower torso” on March 13. According to deputies, an adult who was with the boy, 28-year-old Anthony Rodriguez, accidentally shot the boy.

Keep it ready out there, cowpokes. When they come for you, well you know what you need to do.

Your Friend The Handgun

Number 213 of a Series

What I am seeing—and this is amazing—is fewer of these gun incidents cropping up on my Facebook feed. It could be that Steve, who regularly posts them, is lying low during the plague. Anyhow, here is one of interest, selected from several, as usual:

Six people shot at California house party that violated stay-at-home order

The victims, five adults and a juvenile, are hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.April 11, 2020, 4:27 PM CDT By Minyvonne Burk

Six people were shot, including a juvenile, at a large house party in California that violated the state’s stay-at-home order.

The shooting took place just before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday at an apartment complex in Bakersfield, in southern California, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.

Investigators found 94 shell casings and three live rounds at the scene, according to The Associated Press.

Yes, you read it correctly. Ninety-four shell casings. When was the last time somebody wrote a definition for excessive fire power? We may want to re-evaluate the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, which tops this in casualties. Three unspent rounds. This fight ended when they ran out of ammo.

People, tone it down in this time of stress. And get in some target practice. If you need more than two bullets, then you don’t need to be in a gunfight.

Your Friend The Handgun

Number 212 of a Series

For your safety and for the safety of your family, your weapon needs to be available when you need it. For example:

Toddler Accidentally Shoots Himself With Parents’ Handgun At Arizona Home

A three-year-old boy accidentally shot himself with a handgun that was unsecured at his home in Glendale, Arizona, on Tuesday.

Remember, if you have to wait for the police, then you can be dead by the time they arrive. And thanks, Wayne.

Your Friend The Handgun

Number 211 of a Series

These are dangerous times, people, and it is times like these we need the Second Amendment. For example:

Man points gun at 2 women he thought could give him coronavirus, police say

By: WSBTV.com News Staff
Updated: March 23, 2020 – 11:20 PM
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ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Alpharetta Police said a man pulled a gun on a woman and her granddaughter at a post office because he thought they were going to give him coronavirus.

Police said the incident happened Monday afternoon at the post office on Webb Bridge Road. The victims told police they were both wearing medical masks and gloves when they walked in to the building.

Police said Harvey Taratoot, 75, pointed a gun at them and yelled at them to get back. Taratoot then left the building and drove away.

I am telling you, nothing says “Keep your distance” like a gun pointed in your face. Remember, just because you are a bit loopy, that does not mean you have to give up your Second Amendment rights. And thanks, Wayne.

Your Friend The Handgun

Number 210 of a Series

Four years of these. Who would imagine? The value of a handgun to the protection of your family is without dispute:

Man shot wife three times as she was heading to work, police say

SAN ANTONIO – A gunman who shot at his wife three times Thursday morning remains on the run. San Antonio police chief William McManus said the woman was on her way to work when the man, identified as 52-year-old Javier De Hoyos, drove up beside her and fired shots in 3500 block of S. Gen. McMullen Drive.

Thanks, Wayne, for helping us keep our families safe. And may Jesus have mercy on your soul.

Your Friend The Handgun

Number 209 of a Series

0Observing the series number posted above, it appears I have been doing this column for four years. Here is a recent story, one with a religious theme:

Alabama pastor shot wife at church, killed himself after she preached powerful message, friends say

The Mobile Police Department said in a statement that at approximately 11:23 p.m. on Friday, they responded to the church on Halls Mill Road after receiving a report about a person being shot. When they got there, they saw a woman on the ground who had been shot.

The suspect involved reportedly fled the scene as police arrived. He was pursued by authorities and subsequently returned to the church. As officers approached his vehicle, however, the suspect shot himself. His car then crashed into the church. He was pronounced dead at the scene while his wife was taken to a local hospital where she is recovering.

The Lord works in mysterious ways, often requiring some help from the Second Amendment. If you ever wondered what gun Jesus would use, you missed your chance to ask.

Your Friend The Handgun

Number 208 of a Series

It’s so nice to have a gun around the house. Don’t believe me? Read on.

Indiana Man Allegedly Altered Crime Scene After Accidentally Shooting Son

An Indiana man was arrested after police say surveillance video showed him “alter the scene” instead of helping his son after he accidentally shot the child.

Just before midnight on March 4, 40-year-old Avis Wingler Jr. and his 5-year-old son showed up at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, Indiana, at which point an investigation into the situation began.

 Keep it handy, patriots. You never know when you’re going to need it.

Your Friend The Handgun

Number 207 of a Series

From Joe For America

This is what the framers of the Bill of Rights had in mind when they crafted the Second Amenment:

Man shot and killed over parking space at Atlanta shopping mall

The people who debated and forged the first ten amendments to the Constitution in n 1791 had in mind there would come a day when matters concerning a last remaining  parking space could not be resolved by the courts, and individual citizens would need  to take action as appropriate. Keep in mind this: in 1791 the matter of parking spaces pertained to horse drawn carriages, and the concept of a shopping mall was relatively new. The foresight to ensure all Americans the right to self-arm  with deadly weapons goes to illustrate the the mental  depth of those who founded this great nation. Don’t insult their wisdom by making the mistake of leaving the house without your trusty firearm. Parking space is where you find it.