Tuesday, August 29, 2006

We're The Only Ones Who Respect Guns Enough

From today's Dear Abby:

My husband is a great husband and father to our three children, ages 17, 10 and 4. The problem is, he leaves his loaded 9mm gun lying around our house. Last week, I found it on the kitchen table. Now here's the kicker: He's a police officer.

He leaves it in the holster, which is tricky to remove the gun from. He insists, "It can't be fired while it's in the holster."

What's that the formerly undercover DEA agent said in that video? He was "the only one...professional enough" to handle that gun. And, well, we all know how that turned out. Looks like what we have here is another of those Only One displays. It's been said that unloaded guns have killed or injured (to some degree) as many people -- or almost as many -- as loaded guns. I would venture to say the same is true for guns that, as this police officer might say, "can't be fired." Only ones professional enough, indeed...I hope for his sake and the sake of everyone he crosses paths with, that this guy wises up before somebody gets hurt, or worse.