Thursday, August 26, 2010

3-Year-Old Shoots Self With Cop's Gun

Local Fox News in North Carolina, that gun-friendly paradise, reports on the latest. (via Il Principe)

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have released the name of the officer who left his off-duty weapon within reach of a 3-year-old child in Gaston County last week.

...the child got hold of Mercedes' off-duty firearm and fired a shot into his own thumb.

The boy was transported to Carolinas Medical Center and is expected to be okay.

Sure, everybody's gonna be OK. The boy will grow up with no thumb. The cop will be brought back from administrative leave with a slap on the wrist, after all, accidents can happen to anybody. And the mom will continue to hang around with stupid and irresponsible gun owners.

That's a good day in North Carolina.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.


  1. > that gun-friendly paradise... in North Carolina.

    Because cops aren't the "only ones" allowed to take their weapons home in less gun-friendly states?

  2. There is also the variable of the cop being outside a ABC store ( liquor store), we all know that alcohol impairs judgement. As a gun owner, I understand there needs to be a great deal of responsibilty for both alcohol use and gun handling.

  3. The right way is Robert Farago's. He's totally abstemious. Anything less is some degree of irresponsible.