Following the shooting of a couple military recruiting locations in Chattanooga about a week ago something heartwarming happened: private citizens came out to defend the military. Armed with their “who really needs an assault rifle?” firearms, they stood guard and showed that the actions of one terrorist aren’t going to scare us away from defending ourselves home and abroad. That was all well and good, until one idiot had an accidental discharge and ruined it for everyone else.
From the Columbus Dispatch:
The owner of a shopping center that includes a storefront military recruitment center ordered armed civilians guarding the center to leave the premises today after one of them accidentally fired his rifle.
Reed told the officer who responded that he was holding his AR-15 rifle in front of the military recruiting station to guard the personnel inside when someone approached him and asked if he could take a look at the weapon. Reed agreed to show him, and while he was trying to clear the ammunition from the weapon, he accidentally fired into the asphalt pavement.
The only damage was a hole in the pavement. The rifle was taken from Reed pending his appearance in court, the incident report says.
Needless to say, this will be used as more grist for the mill as people like the Huffington Post continue to declare that the average citizen is too stupid to properly use a firearm.