Thursday, July 10, 2008

Stupid Does As Stupid Is...

Noted by Clay Cramer.

A Potter Valley woman wounded herself and a man July 3 while attempting to kill mice with a .44-caliber Magnum revolver, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office.

The woman, 43, had drawn the gun from a holster under her left arm, intending to shoot mice scurrying across the floor of a small travel trailer on Highway 20 in Potter Valley, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The revolver instead slipped from her hand and fired as it struck the floor, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Cramer suggests that this woman should never again be allowed to possess firearms.

Who could disagree?

On a serious note, it appears that her .44 is quite old, and she SHOULD have had the hammer on an EMPTY chamber--which is a safety practice drilled into all handgun-owners.

Some pay attention.

It's also apparent that this woman may have lost an IQ contest with any of her intended targets; firing a .44Mag inside a residence is decidedly stupid, unless it is purely self-defense. Magnum rounds tend to go wherever they want to go, sort of like the 800-pound gorillas.

Finally, there are very few people on Earth who could actually KO a mouse with a six-gun. Mice don't "sit pretty" for target practice.

What a maroon.

1 comment:

Chironomo said...

I'm reminded of the famous quote from "Goldfinger" when the villian draws a gun on James Bond while they are flying in his JetStar private jet.

GF: (pointing gun at Bond) "And so Mr. Bond, it seems that you may not be landing after all.

JB: "You really should be careful with that gun in here... I've had to warn Pussy about that several times..."

... eventually of course he fires the gun, the plane depressurizes and GF goes tumbling to earth after being sucked out the window.

I would think that you would probably be able to fire through several mobile homes at once with a .44!