One man was killed and another injured as the two struggled over a loaded gun in the 800 block of 20th Street Ensley this evening, according to police.
The man with the gun got into an argument about 5:30 p.m. with another man at Life Styles Detail Shop, a car wash less than a block from Avenue I.
The two struggled over the gun, the gun went off and both men were shot.
The man who brought the gun to the car wash was killed. The other man was taken across the street to a Birmingham fire station and then to UAB Hospital. Police did not know the injured man's condition.
This took place in gun-friendly Alabama. It illustrates the problem with gun proliferation, concealed carry laws, lax gun control generally. The presumption on the part of the pro-gun crowd is that they are somehow above these incidents, that they avoid confrontation rather than go out looking for it. Although I have no doubt this may be true for the majority, it certainly does not apply to the minority. Some gun owners cannot be trusted with guns, it's a simple as that. The more guns we have out there, the more incidents like this we have. It's a simple and obvious proportion.
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