We Can Rest Easier Knowing The Father That Accidentally Shot And Killed His Son Doesn't Blame The Gun
Uproxx- A Florida father is mourning the loss of his teenage son, who was killed in a freak accident at a gun range this weekend. Clayton Brumby had taken his 12-year-old daughter, 24-year-old son, and 14-year-old son Stephen to a gun range for target practice on Sunday, as he apparently did with all seven of his children at least once a month.
As Brumby fired a round at a target, the hot shell casing apparently bounced off the wall and went down the back of his shirt. Using the hand the gun was in, Brumby attempted to fish the casing out of his shirt, but the gun went off, firing into the ceiling before ricocheting down, killing Stephen. But despite the tragedy, Brumby has no plans to get rid of his guns, which he keeps in the family home for security reasons. He tells CNN, “It doesn’t take but a split second for something to go wrong and that could be [the case] with a gun, it could be with the wrong medicine, it could be with any number of things.”
“The gun didn’t kill my boy. I did,” he told CNN. “Every round in the gun is your responsibility. When it fires you need to stand to account for it it. That’s what I’ve spent the last two days doing, accounting for my operating error.”
I have a question. Do gun people think that non-gun people view guns like they have the autonomy to fire themselves? Better question, do over 45% of gun people even know what the word "autonomy" means? Regardless, the fact that this guy is defending his firearm like the people that are asking for stricter gun regulations are attacking the carelessness of an inanimate object is what's wrong with this entire argument. I think I speak for most "gosh darn liberal pussies" when I say that we don't care that guns are in existence and we think they serve a necessary purpose, but we just wish that less morons would have possession of them.
Enter stage right: Clayton Brumby (Clayton Brumby? Really? Am I being Punk'd?). The guy that is taking the blame for killing his son after somehow managing to get a shell casing stuck in his shirt and trying to fish it out with a live, loaded weapon. You see, it's not the guns we are afraid of Clayton, it's you. It's the fucking idiot that has no plans to get rid of his guns even after displaying the inability to shoot them in a closed, contained environment without KILLING one of his children. Not exactly up to date on all the shooting range jargon, but pretty sure referring to that particular instance as nothing more than an "operating error" is an understatement that puts "Houston, we've had a problem" to shame. I don't want to stop guns from buying themselves ammunition. I want to stop red necked assholes that don't have a high enough IQ to pull out every once and awhile from conceiving over half a dozen children and bringing him into a household with 'Pistol Pete' - the clumsiest gun owner South of the Mason-Dixon. You're damn right it's your fault Clayton and that's why we want the number of guns in the world to decrease, because the number of stupid people that think they need them is RAPIDLY increasing.