He must have forgotten there was one in the chamber. Can anyone tell me how such a thing is possible? It seems to me that even with no training and no experience you should be able to figure that out and avoid it 100%. Yet, we read these stories almost daily. How? Why?A Newark man accidentally shot himself in the hand while cleaning his gun Thursday night.
Ryan Healy, 33, had arrived early to play guitar and decided to clean his handgun in his vehicle in the parking lot of Tony's Bar, 293 W. Main St., Newark police Sgt. Scott Snow said.
Healy removed the magazine and was taking the gun apart when Healy accidentally shot himself in the hand at 8:57 p.m. Thursday, Snow said.
I have a theory. The large group of people roughly defined as law-abiding gun owners contains a fairly high percentage of unfit characters. These forget-the-one-in-the-chamber guys are not the worst. They're not malicious, they're only reckless and stupid. But, when you combine the reckless and stupid ones with the malicious and dangerous ones and then you add on the ones with alcohol and drug problems, you've got a frightening situation. That's what we have in the US today and all the bluffing and boasting on the part of gun-rights fanatics is not going to change that.
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