Thursday, January 3, 2013

Lawful Gun Owner Shoots Friend Accidentally and Goes to Jail

Local news reports

According to the police report, the shooting appeared to have occurred at a couch in the downstairs portion of the residence. SCSO Public Information Officer Leslie Earhart says Flanary was showing his friend a 16-gauge shotgun when it inadvertently fired.

Detectives responded to the home and hospital to speak with witnesses and the victim. Flanary allegedly had a strong odor of alcohol, while a pat down located a small baggy of marijuana in his back pocket.

Flanary was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, possession of a gun while under the influence, simple possession of marijuana and public intoxication. He was jailed at the Sullivan County Justice Center and released after posting $5,000 bond.
You know what they do for there, right? They plea bargain the whole thing down to disorderly conduct and retain the gun rights.

Gun negligence is not taken seriously enough.  Even the so-called liberal media keeps saying things like "it inadvertently fired," as if it weren't the negligent gun owner's fault.


  1. It should also be noted that the suspect was in violation of 18 U.S.C.§ 922 (g)(3), which prohibits anyone who is an unlawful user or addicted to a controlled substance listed under 18 U.S.C.§ 812 of the Controlled Substances Act such as the Schedule I Narcotic (marijuana) that he was in possession of, is a Federal Offense PUNISHABLE UP TO 10 YEARS IMPRISONMENT AND A FINE UP TO $250,000.

    Until laws which appropriately punish the possession of weapons by mere civilians (who are unable to demonstrate any legitimate reason for such), the current (inadequate) laws ought to be enforced to the full extent in order to discourage irresponsible civilians from obtaining weapons.

  2. Mike,

    Since Sullivan County is the area I practice in, I can tell you that the list of crimes this guy committed is not the type of thing our local D.A.'s plead down to disorderly conduct. Especially not the Sullivan County D.A.

    The reckless endangerment charge will be a charge with a deadly weapon. This elevates it from Class A misdemeanor to a Class E felony, and we all know what that means about this idiot's gun rights.

    1. All Mikeb cares about is removing a person's gun rights. We've been telling him that cases like this do exactly that and much else besides, but he denies and weasels. It's good to have someone here with immediate knowledge tell him that he's wrong.

    2. T., isn't it true that many counties in the US do not have such strict standards as yours thanks to your particular DA?