Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hidden Criminal Shoots Himself by Accident - Gets Arrested

Local news reports
Jose Rivera, 31, was charged Monday with criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment. 

Police found Rivera bleeding from a wound in his left hand after responding just after midnight to a reported gunshot victim at 32 Starr Avenue. Rivera told officers he had been shot at another location. 

The officers quickly determined it was accidental and then found a loaded .380-caliber handgun wrapped in a plastic bag under the car in the driveway. Police say Rivera did not have a pistol permit to legally possess the gun.
Some of the pro-gun folks pretend to not understand what I mean by "hidden criminal." It's convenient for them to divide the world of gun owners into "good guys" and "bad guys." I guess simple minds need simple ideas to believe in.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. Criminals are bad guys. That's not hard to understand. Some criminals haven't been caught yet. The problem with your notions is that you've yet to tell us how we're supposed to identify criminals before a crime has been committed.

  2. According to Mike B, if you legally own any guns at all, you are a "hidden criminal."

    1. Now, that's not exactly right. I figure it's only about half of you.