Monday, April 19, 2010

The Canadian General's Rifle

The Gazette reports on this fascinating incident.
Canada's top soldier in Afghanistan is under investigation after his rifle fired unexpectedly at Kandahar Airfield. In a highly unusual move, Brig.-Gen. Daniel Ménard approached media on the base yesterday to explain the incident, which did not result in any injuries or property damage. The commander said he felt compelled to come forward in the name of openness.

He said the incident occurred March 25. As he was loading his weapon - something he's done thousands of times before - the rifle went off.

Do you think this was one of those anthropomorphic guns the gun rights folks are always accusing us of talking about? Or is this the old tricky attempt to minimize the stupidity of the gun owner?

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.

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