Getting older’s not for p*ssies, as my father used to say. Copy that. While my health remains good (must be the cigars), I face constant ageism when it comes to my choice of dating partners. Combine that with my profession and my love life looks like Death Valley. But this isn’t about me . . .
A woman who on her 46th birthday told investigators she had been drinking and was “livid” that her husband had taken her name off a joint bank account he used for work besieged their house Thursday with a shotgun . . .
The husband told investigators their ongoing disagreement escalated when the woman arrived at the house, according to court documents. He said he closed the blinds and hid in the house as she banged on the door with the butt of the shotgun, yelling obscenities at him.
He also said that she discharged the shotgun. Thinking she might succeed in forcing her way in, the husband escaped out the back door and ran into the woods, according to documents.
Right answer! When someone’s being irresponsible — not to say life-threatening — with a gun, it’s time to beat feet. The question raised by this article in kitsapsun.com (aside from his choice of partners): whether or not the aggrieved husband should have done the following:
The man said he did not feel threatened for his own safety, only that the woman would shoot belongings or herself, which resulted in her charge being downgraded from a potential felony to harassment, a gross misdemeanor.
If convicted as charged, she wouldn’t automatically lose her right to possess a firearm, as she would with a felony, but she would be prohibited from possessing a firearm while a no-contact order is in place, which are common in domestic violence cases.
Does that mean that the husband would be prevented from keeping a firearm in the house with a prohibited person? Wait! Consider the extenuating circumstances!
The woman told detectives she didn’t know her husband was inside the house. However, the husband showed investigators text messages in which the women said she was going to start shooting out windows if he didn’t “come out here,” according to documents.
While speaking with detectives, the woman said she fired the shotgun to clear it of live ammunition so she could use it to beat on the front door and said she had consumed five to six mixed drinks that day to manage pain from a back surgery.
OK then! Or not. In fact, the birthday celebrating wife is clearly an irresponsible gun owner. Who should be named, in the name of public safety. Then again, who expects the mainstream media to live up to their responsibilities? Not this OFWG.