Wednesday, September 1, 2010

News... today out of Washington state.

Oops: Hiker Shoots Himself In The Rear

Hiker Moved Gun To Back Pocket For Comfort

A hiker on Blewett Pass shot himself in the butt when he put a handgun in his back pocket.
The Chelan County sheriff's office said the 52-year-old Snohomish man had moved his .40-caliber handgun from its holster to his back pocket Saturday to see if that position would be more comfortable for his hike.
The Wenatchee World reported the gun fired the bullet down his left buttock and left leg, coming to rest just above the knee. He was treated at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee and released.

This goes right along with a story out of Colorado last week where an elementary school student in Lakewood in Jefferson County was discovered to have a handgun in a backpack in school.  Apparently the father had forgotten that he put the gun in the backpack and the child took it to school not knowing it was in there.  An astute teacher noticed that the backpack was unusually heavy and opened it to discover the gun.

I think that there should be a "people in their right mind" provision for anyone to own a handgun.

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