JUPITER, Fla. -- A man accidentally shot himself in the leg shortly after leaving a Jupiter gun store.
Police say the unidentified man went to Chuck's Guns and Ammo Monday afternoon, looking for batteries for the laser sight on a small handgun. When the man was back in his car, the gun accidentally fired, hitting him in the leg.
The man was taken to a West Palm Beach hospital for treatment.
Why do you think the Associated Press writer used the phrase, "the gun accidentally fired?" Isn't that impossible? Maybe he was a pro-gun guy trying to downplay the stupidity of the incident.
I've got an idea. Since the proliferation of handguns is such a big problem in America and the majority of gun owners are responsible people who don't want to be inconvenienced unnecessarily, let's do this. Anyone who has an "accidental" shooting forfeits his right to own guns. It should be automatic and incontestable. Further, any minor offense, misdemeanor, or documented incident of rage, results in the same, immediate forfeiture of gun rights.
This way, the vast majority will be free to enjoy their guns while many of the "bad apples" will be removed from their company.
What do you think? Please leave a comment.