Friday, August 29, 2014

Normally, I would Laugh

Usually when a gun nut gets himself shot while engaging in gunnuttery, I find it amusing. Even laughable. But this is a bit different.

Child firing Uzi at Ariz. shooting range accidentally kills instructor, police say

By Steve Almasy, AnneClaire Stapleton and Ray Sanchez, CNN
Ordinarily, a guy who teaches gun nuts how to fire military-grade assault weapons being shot by the very military-grade assault weapon he is teaching some nut to fire would give me an attack of schadenfreude.  But this little girl is going to have to live with this the rest of her life. 

She is going to carry this weight of having killed a man for the rest of her days because her idiot parents thought that their irrational obsession with weaponry was more important than the health and safety of their child. This poor kid is going to have nightmares the rest of her life because her mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging parents placed more value on their love affair with deadly weapons than on the well-being of their little girl. Absolutely despicable.

Honestly, it's amazing this doesn't happen more often, given our nation's dysfunctional relationship with firearms.

Although, that's not to say that it doesn't happen.

6 year old Florida boy shoots grandfather with assault rifle 

2 year old Pennsylvania toddler kills 11 year old sister

6 year old Indiana boy shoots 13 year old sibling with M-4 belonging to his father

6 year old Florida girl injured in attempt to shoot her mother


And it goes on and on and on because we don't dare risk hurting the feelings of people like this 

who believe that their "right" to dress up and play Army man in public trumps the right of the rest of us not to have to live with the knowledge that any one of us can be shot dead at any moment for any or no reason because FREEDOMMMM!!!!