Your Friend The Handgun

Nothing new here, folks.

If you don’t have a gun available when danger threatens your children, how are you going to keep them safe? You can never be too vigilant:

n Ohio police department chided gun owners about firearms safety after one local boy shot another while playing unsupervised.

An 8-year-old boy and 6-year-old boy were playing in a basement Thursday at a Columbus home when they found a loaded handgun, police said.

The boys were handling the weapon when it accidentally fired, shooting the older boy in the arm.

He was treated at a nearby hospital for the gunshot wound, but additional details about his condition were not released.

“PLEASE LOCK UP GUNS,” Columbus police said on their verified Twitter account. “We’re posting this incident to raise awareness & educate the public.”

Of course, if you keep your weapon safely locked up, then how are you going to get to it when foreign terrorists come over the back fence to murder your family? The cops didn’t think about that.

Your Friend The Handgun

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Yes, you’re going to need your gun for self protection—especially if somebody thinks you’re too drunk to drive:

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – A Texas woman is recovering after she was reportedly shot in the leg Saturday night.

Shreveport Police say the shooting happened in the 2600 block of Fulton Street just after 11:00 p.m.

Police say the victim, 34-year-old Melissa Moore, was found in a convenience store parking lot in the 3700 block of Hearne Avenue.

According to police, Moore was trying to get the suspect to give her the keys to the car. Police say she thought the suspect was too drunk to drive.

A handgun comes in handy when you are too drunk to protect yourself from meddling family members. You can be too drunk to drive, but you’re never too drunk to shoot. Keep ’em loaded, partner.

Your Friend The Handgun

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Guns make us safer, of this we can be sure. Recent news from  Columbus, Ohio, is reassuring:

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A 15-year-old boy is recovering after being shot in the face by his stepbrother Saturday afternoon.

It happened at the Speedway gas station at 6421 East Broad Street just before 3:15 p.m.

Columbus Police caught up with the victim at Mount Carmel East. He told police his 14-year-old stepbrother was handling a handgun inside the rear of a parked car at Speedway when it accidentally discharged, striking the teen in the face.

The shooter has been charged with improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle—obviously a small price to pay for keeping us all safe.

Your Friend The Handgun

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The Second Amendment guarantees American citizens the right to defend themselves with firearms. We should all be safer, unless we piss somebody off:

Feuding NJ Neighbors Die in Murder-Suicide: Prosecutor

Two men who lived in the same apartment building and had a long-standing feud died Sunday morning in a murder-suicide, officials said.

One of the men, who was 66-years-old, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds in the lobby of their building on Linden Street in Hackensack, said Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal.

Police officers found the shooter, a 63-year-old man, dead of a gunshot wound to the head behind the building, Grewal said.

Somebody getting under your skin? Well, you will know what to do when the time comes.

Your Friend The Handgun

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I keep reminding people they need to arm themselves for such eventualities. Nothing says “safety” like a gun on every hip. Let’s see how that’s working out:

Orlando Shooting: 5 Killed at RV Business by Angry Ex-Employee

A disgruntled former employee at an Orlando, Florida RV accessory business fatally shot five workers Monday morning before turning the gun on himself, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting was first reported around 8 a.m. at the headquarters for Fiamma, Inc. Once deputies arrived on scene, they found three men and one woman already dead, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said during a press conference.

A fifth man was transported to a nearby hospital where he died, according to Demings.

Authorities believe suspect John Robert Neumann Jr., 45, who was fired in April, shot himself just before deputies entered the scene two minutes after they were first called, Demings said at a later press conference.

By my calculation about five additional handguns at the scene would have been just about right.

Your Friend The Handgun

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Only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun. Who’s going to stop the good guy with a gun? The world wonders:

Man shot sister’s kids’ dad, innocent woman in domestic fight: Prosecutors

By William Lee Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune

A Navy veteran seriously wounded the father of his sister’s children and an innocent bystander during a Thursday domestic quarrel that turned into a shooting in the Burnside neighborhood, prosecutors said Saturday.

Timothy McGhee, 26, is charged with attempted murder in the Thursday morning shooting in the 700 block of East 92nd Place. On Saturday, Judge Laura Sullivan ordered McGhee held without bond.

In court, prosecutors said the 26-year-old man was dropping off his children with McGhee’s sister when they began arguing. As the argument intensified, McGhee came out of the home and got involved in the quarrel, prosecutor Joseph Carlson told the judge.

As the man walked back to his car, where his girlfriend and his 7-month-old child were waiting, McGhee pulled out a handgun and opened fire on the man, Carlson said. The man ran back to his vehicle to retrieve his own handgun, but did not fire it during the fight, Carlson said.

I’m feeling safer already.

Your Friend The Handgun

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It’s a known fact that more guns in the hands of more people make for a safer society. Especially if your daily routine involves dangerous places such as pizza restaurants:

Woman reportedly threatens mom with gun at Chuck E. Cheese’s

PUBLISHED: 05/04/17 05:56 PM EDT. UPDATED: 05/09/17 08:01 AM EDT.

She says the two women who also had kids started walking aggressively toward her and her family, including her father, a former law enforcement officer.

Paula says she told the woman to go away.

“She got almost in my face,” Paula said. “And she had a baseball cap on so it was like the bill of it was the distance between us.”

She says one of the woman reached into a small pocketbook at her side.

“She pulled out a black gun about the size of my hand. I would say .22 or .25, I don’t know guns that well. She got this and then clicked. I believe her shell casing fell on the floor and she put her finger on the trigger and put it in my face,” Paula said.

That’s a time when everybody needs to go for his piece and open up. Situations like this need to be settled quickly before they escalate.

Your Friend The Handgun

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The world outside is a dangerous place. You can never have too much protection. So, how is this working out?

Police report: 10-year-old in Bradley Co. accidentally shot himself with his parents’ gun

by Hannah Lawrence Tuesday, May 9th 2017

A ten year old boy accidentally shoots himself in Bradley County, and according to an incident report he used his parent’s gun.

Family says the boy is ok and now out of the hospital.

Tuesday, NewsChannel 9 pieced together what happened through a police report and emergency radio traffic.

I’m guessing the parents are still waiting for the bad guys with guns to show up and try to break into  their house.

Your Friend The Handgun

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Sometimes you cannot have too much protection. What is needed is more guns in the hands of more people. At other times:

Innocent bystander shot outside popular downtown Minneapolis

Steve Ericson, KARE 10:26 PM. CDT May 14, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS An innocent bystander was caught in gunfire during a fight and subsequent shooting outside a popular downtown Minneapolis bar on Saturday night.

The shooting happened around 8 p.m. outside Lyon’s Pub at 16 South 6th Street. Authorities say there was some sort of argument between two groups of younger people when several shots were fired.

Obviously, too slow on the draw. Needs more practice.

Your Friend The Handgun

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I’m not vouching for this Benjamin Franklin quote, but  it stands to reason if you don’t have a handgun, then how are you going to keep somebody from shooting you in the back? For example:

Teen nicknamed ‘Shoota’ accused of shooting girl in the back, say investigators

by SBG San Antonio Thursday, May 18th 2017

SAN ANTONIO – Less than two days after a teenage girl was critically wounded in a late night shooting, police arrested a suspect in the case.

Ezequiel Vela, 17, is accused of shooting the 16-year-old victim in the back late Monday night. The bullet then came out through her chest.

Investigators say Vela, who also goes by the nickname, ‘Shoota,’ and the victim were with a group of people behind Burke Elementary School on the Northwest Side when Vela reportedly pulled out a gun and shot the girl. The arrest affidavit states Vela also tried to shoot another girl, but the gun failed to fire.

You get ’em , Ben.