I was tempted to post this as in “irresponsible gun owner of the day” story, but while there are definitely some irresponsible elements I really can’t blame the guy. We’ve all been there, frustrated with our computer to the point where we want to throw it out the window. One Colorado Springs man felt that pain late one night, and decided to go all Office Space on its ass. He took it into the basement, grabbed his gun, and put eight rounds into it. And then the police arrived . . .
From Ars Technica:
According to the local police blotter, Colorado Springs police responded to the sound of the gunshots and ticketed Hinch for discharging his gun within city limits, a misdemeanor offense. Police spokeswoman Catherine Buckley told the Los Angeles Times that Hinch had just purchased a new gun, and when the police arrived on the scene, he told the officers he didn’t realize he was breaking the law in discharging his weapon.
Hinch, however, told the Times he has no regrets.
“It was glorious,” he said. “Angels sung on high.
“It was premeditated, oh, definitely,” he added. “I made sure there wasn’t anything behind it and nothing to ricochet.”
Hinch told The Smoking Gun that his 9mm was a Hi-Point pistol he bought off Craigslist. The officers confiscated Hinch’s gun but left the disabled Dell. Hinch is scheduled for a May 11 court hearing where he could be fined. Police told the Los Angeles Times that jail time is unlikely.
What piqued my interest was that the gun in question was a Hi-Point 9mm. There’s little doubt that the Hi-Point handgun has been involved in a disproportionate number of murders and generally idiotic firearms related activities, and its nice to see that trend continue. But what really surprised me was that the gun functioned for eight full rounds! Its a bona fide miracle!
Note for those wanting to follow suit: take the time to bring your box to the firing range. Even a misdemeanor isn’t worth it.