Ah yes. Another gun that somehow “went off.” As the local yokels who toil in Philly’s media milieu put it, FBI agent shot in leg when weapon accidentally discharges at Philadelphia courthouse. We’d title that story a little differently in the interest of accuracy. Something like, ‘FBI agent wounded after negligent discharge in Philly courthouse.’
Anyway, the feds’ finest continue to shower themselves in glory. As Philadelphia’s local ABC affiliate phrases it . . .
An FBI agent was injured Monday morning when a gun went off in the loading dock area of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia.
Uh huh. ‘I dunno what happened! I was just walking along and BOOM! The gun just WENT OFF! Honest, boss!’
Get this line that was written by a “journalist” and approved by an editor . . .
It was not immediately clear if the agent shot himself, or if another agent accidentally discharged.
Another agent “accidentally discharging” isn’t a mental picture we really wanted on a Monday. Thanks for nothing, 6 Action News.
Not that it should be necessary to say this, but however this happened — whether the wounded agent was d!cking around with his pistol and shot himself or a fellow agent did it for him, this wasn’t an oopsie type of “accident.” In all probability it was a negligent discharge resulting from someone mishandling a firearm. Modern guns don’t just “go off.” But you already knew that.
Rest assured, however . . .
The FBI is now investigating the shooting.
Can you remember reading seven less reassuring words strung together in a sentence lately? Anyone? Bueller?