Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Unidentified LA Rifleman

“A man sighting his rifle on his Christmas tree farm in DeSoto Parish is getting the blame for the accidental shootings of a train engineer and conductor,” klfy.com reports. Only because he did. I know. What are the odds, right? Unless . . . nah. “DeSoto Parish sheriff’s Cpl. Dusty Herring told The Times of Shreveport that the man said he didn’t know that a KCS train was on the railroad tracks behind his property. Herring says the man fired several rounds. One traveled 1,200 feet and entered the open window of the train. An engineer was struck in the face by a round that exited his jaw and struck a conductor in the hand. The engineer was hospitalized with injuries that authorities said were not life-threatening. The conductor did not need hospitalization.” Think about that the next time you’re shooting in “abandoned woods.”