...Another person shot at Don's Guns! Not an attempted robbery this time but a guy reportedly shot in the leg in the parking lot. Taken to the hospital, stable condition.
It's tempting to blame this on what Tam and Shootin' Buddy call "administrative gun-handling;" like most area gun stores, Don's has a "No Loaded Guns" sign on the door and compliance usually involves manipulating a loaded gun in the confines of a car. If you're having an inept or unlucky day (or lifetime, whatever), that can lead to exactly this sort of outcome. There's not enough information to be sure that's what happened here but it's certainly happened in plenty of other times and places.
In that light, it is a reminder. If you have to shuffle a loaded gun around, do it mindfully. The Four Rules always apply!
The need to move my carry gun to a locked container before entering the parking lot at work has driven my choice of means and method -- a double-action-only, off-body, in a little trigger-covering pocket-type holster that it stays in when moved to storage. It's no substitute for paying attention but it helps reduce the odds of an ND.
(Elsewhere on that site, a report of a fatal shooting on the south side has prompted one of the nanny-types to muse oh-so-feelingly about, "would there still be shootings if there weren't any guns?" I guess murder isn't an issue for him; or perhaps he feels that a fellow bludgeoned to death with a brick isn't nearly as dead as a man who has been shot?)
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