Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Richard Fox

You know those four rules? The cool thing about them is, they really do work. Every time. It doesn’t matter if the gun you’re dealing with is a tiny .9mm peashooter or something, well, larger. A lot larger. “A woman was killed early Tuesday when her lover, who had allegedly been drinking, accidentally shot a homemade cannon into the couple’s home.” It’s just possible the hooch had something to do with Fox’s lack of aim. Or any other kind of critical thinking . . .


Authorities say she was found dead at 12:15 a.m. after a cannonball slammed into a residence at the Twin Lakes Resort mobile home park.

It appears the accident happened after Richard Fox, 39, reportedly filled the cannon with powder from fireworks.

Yep. Gunpowder’s funny that way. In addition to the woman, a four-year-old and three other people were in the trailer at the time the ball was launched but escaped injury. Somehow.

Fox has probably sobered up by now. Sitting in a jail cell will do that for you. So will the prospect of huge legal bills and a pretty good stretch in jail for reckless endangerment and manslaughter. With all that hanging over him, we’re guessing he won’t be able to fully appreciate his IGOTD award any time soon.