Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Dillon Colorado

Yahoo News reports on the Colorado man who shot himself and was then convicted of several charges. I may owe Colorado an apology. I thought their gun-friendly attitudes excused all kinds of nonsense like this, I guess I was wrong. Besides, this incident happened in the most beautiful place I've ever seen in the United States.

A Colorado man who claimed he was trying to defend himself from a mugger when he shot himself in the groin has been convicted of illegal discharge of a firearm. Investigators said there was no evidence to substantiate David Leroy Blurton's self-defense claim and jurors convicted the 50-year-old on Wednesday. The shooting happened at the parking lot of a grocery store in Dillon, Colo., on May 2009. Prosecutors say Blurton had been drinking.

Jurors also convicted Blurton of "prohibited use of a weapon — drunk with a gun" and reckless endangerment. Prosecutors said they will request that Blurton be sentenced to probation.

Blurton maintained that someone hit him in the back of the head and he was trying to defend himself.

What's your opinion? Have you ever seen Dillon Lake? What about these convictions? Are any of them felonies, ar are we just going to let this guy continue to act up with guns?

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. Here's another interesting self-shooting case.


    It's a good thing we can trust cops to be responsible with guns!