“Authorities say two convicted felons got together for a gun deal in Lancaster (SC) and one of them was accidentally killed as they looked at the weapon.” See? If only Congress had listened to the millions of moms out there demanding common sense gun safety laws like universal background checks – especially on private party gun sales – one of these two criminals would still be alive. According to postandcourier.com, “Lancaster County deputies said 35-year-old Robert Hood was shot in the abdomen Tuesday night when the gun he was trying to get went off as he looked at it.” You and I know that gun didn’t just “go off” . . .

So if they’d been conducting their illegal transaction in a local gun store as Senators Manchin and Toomey intended, a responsible LGS counter employee would have been there to ensure that proper gun safety and handling procedures were followed at all times. Instead, the delightfully named Mr. Hood is now at room temperature. All because you gun-loving wack-os care more about protecting your civil rights than you do the lives of convicted felons engaged in ongoing criminal activity. Happy now?

44 Responses to Proof Positive: We Need Enhanced Background Checks…NOW!

  1. Guns “go off” about as many times as guys dying from stabbing themselves in the back while shaving, or committing suicide because they were thrown from a window.

    Word of the day: Defenestration

  2. Is that Lancaster NC or SC? If it’s near Charlotte, NC then it’s Lancaster, SC. Not sure if there is an NC version, doesn’t appear to be one on Google maps.

      • Yankees don’t know that there’s both a North and South Carolina; even fewer know that there’s a Virginia outside of West Virginia. When Iived in New Mexico, and folks asked me where I was from, I’d say “Virginia”.

        And countless times I got, “You mean WEST Virginia?”

        But then, in a back page monthly column of NEW MEXICO magazine, called “One of Our Fifty is Missing”, collects stories of people who didn’t know NM existed, were in NM and believed they were in MX, and so on. Some folks in Colorado apparently are aware of New Mexico.

        Hi! We’re the fifth largest state, y’all…. between Texas and Arizona!

  3. There’s a lesson to be learned in this. If we had just let nature take it’s course, the people of NC wouldn’t have wasted their tax dollars housing them, these two idiots would have taken care of the problem earlier.

  4. i got it! lets take all the law abiding citizen from chicago and relocate them. then put all the criminals in chicago. they eventually will kill each other off.

  5. Stupid is as stupid does.
    More taxpayer money be saved by not having to do background checks on illegal gun sales.

  6. The handgun was stolen. As I advise people, I always leave a the forms in my gun safe with a pen, so that the thieves can fill it out and do a background check on themselves. In fact, I think it should be the law that every gun owner is required to leave the forms in their safe, with a pen. ***

    *** Only to illustrate how completely stupid this gun prohibitionists are, because some people will totally take this seriously.

    • Well, how else is one to check to see if it is loaded? By looking down the barrel, no? The abdomen while pulling the trigger is much preferred.

    • Hey, once you’ve mastered the technique of cleaning a fully assembled firearm with a round still in the chamber and the breech closed, stuff like that just comes naturally.

  7. I wonder how quickly MAIG will add the tragic and avoidable death of this esteemed citizen to their “victims of gun violence” list.

  8. Well, the gun works as designed.
    Not only does it fire, but it kills criminals.
    Don’t smelt the gun. Donate it to a poor mother, or a teacher, or a college kid.

  9. Really, how is private gun registration going to keep guns away from criminals? In Chicago (where I was born and raised) criminals have them already. It’s not hard to get one and they don’t care of the law. So even if there was a registration in place, do you honestly think either one of these guys would follow through and register? Hell no. I say leave it alone and enforce the laws already in place.

  10. This is a senseless death, but at least the Democrats can make sure he keeps voting for more gun control for years to come.

  11. Why can’t they just understand that this was a service to the community? I just don’t get it why they can’t see that.ha ha, they just saved society a fortune…

  12. “If only Congress had listened to the millions of moms out there demanding common sense gun safety laws like universal background checks – especially on private party gun sales – one of these two criminals would still be alive.”

    Was the other killed by law enforcement, or did you mean that both would still be alive?

    Enquiring minds want to know.

  13. When they find this other fool, they can charge him with murder. Even if he didn’t shoot dood #1, if someone dies during the commission of a felony everyone involved in that felony can be charged with murder; Two birds with one stone and all that. God I live this state.

    • It depends on the underlying felony. In SC, it must be an inherently dangerous felony, like robbery or burglary of an occupied dwelling as two examples.

  14. i don’t understand how you can accidentally shoot yourself in any body part except for a limb. when holstering, drawing a weapon, loading or unloading a weapon, the gun is never pointed at me. not just because i always keep it pointed in a safe direction, but because they naturally don’t turn and point at me in my hands.

    • Sometimes a cartridge goes off late; that’s why the 30 second rule.

      Remember James Cagney in White Heat? He couldda kicked it had one shot been on a delay.

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