Monday, June 9, 2014

Guns make us safer

Guns sure make us safer, don't they? From TPM:
A man accidentally shot and killed himself while driving Wednesday afternoon down a Tennessee highway, Chattanooga TV station WTVC reported.

James Anthony McKenzie, 49, shot himself in the thigh with a .45 caliber handgun as he drove, Meigs County Detective Scott Wiggins said. A call came in for deputies to respond to a seizure, he said, but when they arrived McKenzie had apparently bled to death from the wound in his thigh.

The man was in the car alone, according to WTVC, and deputies were trying to determine how the gun discharged. McKenzie held a valid permit for the firearm.

When a lone gunman armed with a shotgun at a small Seattle university stopped firing at students to reload, another student pepper-sprayed him and subdued him with the help of others and prevented more deaths, police said.

The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with... oh, just pepper spray and courage, huh?

I'm just guessing here, but it's probably hard to kill yourself - or someone else - through an accidental discharge of pepper spray.

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