We know there are lots of cops who know how to handle their guns safely. The majority of them even. You know how we know? Because we never hear about them. No, we only hear about the ones who do something stupid. No one writes news stories about the officers who handle their guns safely every day as they go about their jobs. We only hear about the ones who make a joke of the gun-grabbers’ laughable mantra that only the professionals are qualified to handle heaters. And there doesn’t appear to be any shortage of them, either. Today’s sad example, though, is more than your typical boy in blue letting one negligently fly. This one’s so much more…
The – as always – initially un-named gun expert in this case is a former police officer, later identified as Jack Carney. He’s also a college professor. One who not only needs remedial coursework on the four rules of gun safety, but also a freshman level lecture on following campus rules. From nbcnewyork.com’s initial report:
A Long Island professor accidentally shot himself in the leg while attempting to safeguard his gun before class Thursday morning, police said.
The licensed handgun went off in the hallway of a building at Long Island University on its CW Post campus.
Police said the round remained in the right leg of the 72-year-old professor who has not been identified.
No one else was hurt and Perfesser Carney’s expected to make a full recovery. Fortunately. While he’s healing, maybe he’ll have time to pick up a LIU handbook and read the section that says guns are specifically excluded from the campus. Yes, designated free-fire zones may be stupid, but that doesn’t exempt a professor – even a retired copper – from complying.
So now, in addition to the halls of academe, the the distinguished Professor Carney will also be able to stroll our hall of shame as a fully-matriculated IGOTD member with all honors and benefits pertaining thereto. As soon as his leg heals, that is.