Reader 2ASux writes:
Many may know we have been backing and forthing about the number of people killed due to negligent gun handling. Now we have a news report of a firefighter killed by a gun owner. Firefighters were executing a forced entry to perform a “welfare check.” According to the story, “a source told WTTG that the man awoke to the sound of the first-responders and thought they were intruders.” Given what we know from the news report (which is still probably incomplete), the gun owner was at great risk of a diabetic coma, or loss of clear thinking and controlled faculties due to diabetes . . .
Any one here want to meet the family of the dead firefighter and tell them that life is tough and stuff happens, because guns? That they should ignore the shooting, because statistically his death is insignificant?
No? Didn’t think so.
The dead firefighter is not a member of your family, he’s simply one of the dismissable 500 who will be killed this year due to a gun owner not responsibly handling his firearm. Life’s a bitch, then you die.