Gun-rights folks are always crying that the media is liberal and against them. But, they don't say anything when, in story after story, the reporters describe things like this, "the Sig Sauer 9-mm. pistol went off."As one of the cops struggled with Pearson — who is homeless and has an extensive rap sheet that includes busts for assault and weapons possession — the second cop went to holster his service weapon to help, police said.But the Sig Sauer 9-mm. pistol went off, firing one round into Pearson’s right calf, cops and witnesses said.“It happened like an accident, he tried to put the gun back and bang — it went off,” one witness said.“I thought my finger was off the trigger,” the cop allegedly said after the accidental discharge.
They don't demand more accurate reporting, they don't point out that the gun is an inanimate object and not capable of an action like "going off."
And, did you notice how infrequently the word "negligence" is used in these daily reports? Practically never. The biased and dishonest gun-rights fanatics love that one. It changes the whole thing from what it really is, an act of negligence, into "just an accident."
The cop in today's story should be riding a desk from now on and the most dangerous piece of equipment he should ever handle again is a stapler. The one strike you're out rule demands it.
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