The county I live in recently had a proposal put forward which would have prohibited the discharging of firearms within 300 yards of a home. Why, I don't know, besides all the dang yuppee yankees moving here who then complain about people doing what people here have always done in the past. So, one council person suggests that enough people haven't died yet to justify the passage of this bill. What?... Is accidental shooting a serious problem here? No, perhaps you should look to the inner-city gang and drug problems before focusing narrowly on a non-issue such as accidental shootings and a few scared liberal yankees who've never heard a gun discharged?...
Here's a comment from the idiot on the failure to pass the bill.
“We will never get this ordinance passed in Anderson County,” said council member Gracie Floyd, one of those voting in favor of the proposal. “It’s going to take a couple of people getting killed for that to happen.”
Now, here's the kicker to all this. Ms. Floyd, a Democrat (I know, BIG surprise there...), recently purchased a pistol to defend her family. Having never taken the responsibility to go out and learn to shoot, the dumbarse ended up shooting herself and a family member in the living room of her home. Wouldn't some good quality shooting time have helped her skills and prevented the accident? I would think so...
Upstate Councilwoman Shoots Self Accidentally
Gracie Floyd Accidentally Shot Self While Handling Gun
POSTED: 7:07 pm EDT July 10, 2009
UPDATED: 5:46 pm EDT July 11, 2009
BELTON, S.C. -- An Anderson County councilwoman was recovering on Saturday after accidentally shooting herself in her Belton home.
Anderson County councilwoman Gracie Floyd's home in Belton.
Gracie Floyd was taken to a hospital Friday afternoon. Deputies said Floyd was in her living room trying to clear the bullets out of the chamber of her .40-caliber gun and familiarize herself with it when it went off.
Floyd's cousin was shot in the finger and Floyd was hit in the leg. Neither suffered any life-threatening injuries. In fact, officials said she's in good spirits.
In a written statement, Floyd, "While my son was visiting two months ago, someone pulled into our yard and damaged our lawns. As a result of repeated targeting and threats, I have been forced to arm myself."
She said she is "thankful for and blessed by the outpouring of prayers and support from the community."
Deputies ruled the incident as an accidental shooting. No one will be charged.
History is much like an endless waltz. The three beats of war, peace, and revolution continue on forever.
Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges - Cicero
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. - Samuel Adams
What an idiot. lol I don't mean to laugh at her pain, or misfortune, but what an idiot! lol
I've copied your post and I'm going to post it at a different website, if you don't mind.
__________________ War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.