Sunday, February 27, 2011

Getting Your Fetish from Auto to Home is Hard

BCSO said Jones told investigators that he had removed his Glock .40 handgun from the glove box of his truck and was walking through a screened porch area attached to the main house when he tripped and fell.

Jones had reportedly shot himself in his left leg just above the knee. His wife was upstairs bathing their young son when he called her for help.
Jones' wife ran to her husband where she tried to secure the gun, however, their son reached the gun first. As Aleisha Jones tried take the gun away from the boy the pistol fired one round. The bullet struck the child's mother in the neck.


  1. Again, I have no pity for this man. He should be charged for his recklessness. And I think his wife should reconsider being around him.

    I'm sad the mother and son had to suffer at his hands. I'm just glad the child wasn't harmed, this time, other than the trauma that this incident will cause him.

  2. This just seems like a bad scene from someone's twisted idea of a dark comedy...

    First, a dropped Glock will NOT just go off. He must have been carrying it such as when he "tripped" he pulled the trigger. This is why ALL of my handguns have holsters.

    Then the KID gets a hold of the gun first?

    Totally irresponsible, both parents have learned a painful lesson (that could have been much worse), and hopefully they make a full recovery and can learn from their mistakes.


  3. A holster is essential safety gear. You shouldn't run with sharp knives and you shouldn't walk around with a loaded gun in your hand.

  4. Seems like the grown up could use a child proofing trigger lock.

    And a gun case, not a holster.

    Damn gun nut, the man is a menace, and his wife's a fool. She was a fool for not putting the child down in a crib, play pen, or some kind of child seat/ high chair, etc. first. It is not like you want a child in the way during first aid or calling 911.

  5. @DogGone, are you actually suggesting he either keep his firearm in his glove box in a gun case? Or do you mean he should have put it in a gun case to transport it into the house?

    The problem: Someone's booger hook accidentally found the bang switch when the handgun was pointed in an unsafe direction (twice!). A holster pretty much eliminates that problem.


  6. I don't know specifically what the rules are for firearm transportation in Alabama, but yes, I'm suggesting that his gun shouldn't have been loaded and loose in his glove compartment as a comparatively unsecure storage area to begin with; beyond that, I'm also arguing that a safe storage case is preferable to a holster for transport from his vehicle to the house.

    I am not persuaded that someone evidently both this stupid and this clumsy IS safe with just a holster, or that there is a justification for a holster rather than a gun case (preferably with a trigger lock on the weapon, INSIDE the gun case, AND unloaded). These two adults appear to be in need of adult supervision themselves. I shudder to imagine if this ineptitude is hereditary, given they've produced offspring.

    From the gun case it ought to go into some sort of lockable gun safe with a child in the house (more important as the child grows older).

    Booger hook, bang switch?

    Colorful and entertaining, if imprecise, use of language Orygunner.

    Were you putting it into southern white trash colloquial terms in case the couple involved might be reading here? That might be overly optimistic expectations on your part, but nice job of translation.

  7. @Dog Gone, No real intent there, except that I like throwing in some humorous and attention-getting phrases now and then :) I've just always liked that re-interpretation of Jeff Cooper's 3rd rule of gun safety since I heard it stated that way.


  8. This is a definite case of punishment according to the MikeB is King rule, formerly known as the one-strike-you're-out rule.