Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Accidental Shooting of San Antonio Woman by her Husband - No Charges

San Antonio police responded to the couple's home in the 7400 block of Pipers Bluff, off Loop 410 and Culebra, just before 3 a.m.

The husband told officers that he usually keeps a gun on his nightstand but that it somehow made it into the bed. He allegedly rolled over on the gun and, not knowing what it was, grabbed it.

The gun discharged, police said, shooting the man's sleeping wife once in the stomach.  Police said the victim was talking and alert while she was being taken to the hospital.

Investigators said they do not suspect foul play and are treating it as an accidental shooting.
Some really prepared gun owners feel the nightstand is not close enough and keep the gun under the pillow. Naturally, they might demur when explaining that to the police.

Other folks who are obsessed with guns might take it from the nightstand in their sleep, creating a dangerous situation.

Whatever happened in this case, the police and the author of the article should understand the gun did not discharge.  Guns don't do that because they're inanimate objects.  This was a negligent, unacceptable action.

The day should come when "treating it as an accidental shooting," has an entirely new meaning.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

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