“It was just a little accident. Dave is an excellent marksman. Apparently the Glocks don’t have the trigger safety that they should have.” Huh? Them’s fightin’ words, GLOCKnoids! That’s Connersville, Indiana mayor Leonard Urban trying to explain away his top cop’s negligent discharge that send a round through his own leg. But you gotta give it to Chief David Counceller. As usatoday.com reports, he’s not making any excuses. “‘I need to pay more attention,’ Counceller said. ‘I know what the dangers are. It was pure carelessness on my part.'” There’s still a problem, though . . .
Actually there are two. The first is that this isn’t Counceller’s first ND. He shot himself in the hand 15 years ago while unloading his heater. The second hiccup is that he’s running for reelection.
“If anyone says this could never happen to them, they’re mistaken,” Counceller said. “You have to keep your guard up at all times. Some candidates are out there doing things for kids to try to get elected. Me, I shoot myself. What a way to get publicity.”
Well, good luck in that reelection effort, Chief. You’re probably going to have to get out there, kiss a few more babies and maybe make a parking ticket or two go away. And if it helps at all, we hereby grant you permission to use this image on your reelection web site.