Local news reports
THEY SAY A 20–YEAR OLD ARMY SOLDIER, IDENTIFIED AS CHRIS CARTER, HAD BEEN PLAYING WITH A FIREARM WHEN IT DISCHARGED, THE ROUND STRIKING 21–YEAR OLD AIR GUARDSMAN PHILLIP VILLA.
THE SOURCE SAYS BOTH MEN MAY HAVE BEEN CONSUMING ALCOHOL WHEN THE INCIDENT OCCURRED.
These were trained gun owners, not stupid criminals that the pro-gun crowd like to denigrate. These were trained and lawful gun owners who were drunk and doing stupid things with a gun.HE SAYS CARTER, APPARENTLY DISTRAUGHT OVER THE SHOOTING, THEN TURNED THE GUN ON HIMSELF. CARTER DIED JUST BEFORE 2–30 THIS MORNING.
It's a tragedy that the gun-rights folks keep denying how commonplace the mis-use of guns is among legitimate gun owners. It's hard to effect a remedy when they deny the existence of the problem.
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