Important gun fact: despite what you may read in media reports, they don’t just “go off.” Ever. It takes some kind of positive action to make one go bang. An action like pulling the trigger. They’re pretty much designed that way. Go figure. And those reports about guns firing when they’re dropped? Don’t believe ’em. What they leave out is the dropper hitting the bang switch when they try to catch a falling firearm. So if you carry a gun and want a surefire failsafe way of keeping your piece from launching lead when you don’t want it to, there’s a very simple, foolproof method that works every time it’s tried. Leave it in your holster. As in don’t touch the damned thing unless you have to actually defend yourself. Moises Zambrana has finally learned that lesson. Unfortunately, it’s come too late for Hannah Grace Kelly. . .
There were about forty people at the Grace Connection Church yesterday where Kelly’s father is the pastor according to myfoxtampabay.com.
Investigators say Moises Zambrana, who works the sound system at the church, was showing his gun to two young men when the weapon went off.
“Mr. Zambrana, who has all the proper permits to carry a gun, took the two men into a nearby closet to show them how the safety features work,” said Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Cecilia Barreda. “The gun discharged went through a wall and struck the girl in the head.”
Kellly is in critical condition according to the latest report. All because someone – maybe all three – in that closet was clueless about how to safely handle a gun. But had the gun been left on Zambrana’s hip where it belonged, Kelly wouldn’t be fighting for her life right now. And Zambrana wouldn’t be looking at a lifetime of regret and possible jail time. Never mind the loss of his gun rights. It’s a tough and tragic way to learn a simple lesson.