Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Dumb Lone Gunman

Florida NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer isn't going to bring up this incident in Orlando.

Thinking of bringing your gun out to dinner with the family? A man who did just that this evening ended up injuring four people, himself included, at a Smokey Bones restaurant on East Colonial Drive in Orlando.

The victims, including a 4-year-old boy, were slightly injured when the gun went off accidentally in the restaurant's foyer, Orlando police said.

The owner of the gun, a 35-year-old man who was not identified, suffered powder burns and abrasions to his leg. He declined medical treatment.

The other three people were slightly injured, primarily in the legs, by either bullet fragments or bits of floor tile, according to Orlando police Lt. John Holysz. Those victims were a 32-year-old woman, her 4-year-old son, and an unrelated man in his 20s. All three were taken to local hospitals as a precautionary measure.

I tend to be more pro-gun rights then most progressives. I do believe stupid people should not have guns. It sounds like the man accidentally shot the tile. Bullet fragments and tile likely flew up and hit the victims.

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