After the shootings at the Army Recruiting Centers in Chattanooga last week, a group of gun aficionados — okay, gun nuts — decided that they, and only they, could protect our members of the military working at those centers and began showing up, armed with their weapons, to protect troops here at home. Trouble is, some of them, well, one that we know of, doesn’t know how to handle a gun and discharged his rifle "accidentally" on Thursday.
Luckily, no one was injured.
Reed told police that he was holding his rifle outside the recruitment center when someone asked if he could take a look at it. Reed agreed, and while he was trying to clear the ammunition from the weapon, he accidentally fired one shot into the asphalt pavement. Reed said he is not a military veteran. He described himself as an active gun enthusiast who makes a living working side jobs.
“I’m nobody special. I’m just a guy doing my job because my own government wouldn’t do it.” — Christopher Reed
Reed shrugged off this latest incident, offering up my favorite phrase that people who are idiots use when they do something idiotic:
“It is what it is. Nobody got hurt.”
Guns don’t kill people, idiots who think they know how to use guns, and own guns, kill people … with guns.
Oh, and to make it clear: the military does not want, or need, these vigilantes standing guard outside their recruitment centers and have asked these morons to leave, but, since guns rule this country, and since the NRA own Congress, and since We The People bitch and moan about gun deaths but then do nothing about it, well, I guess we’ll just wait for the next Charleston or Chattanooga or Lafayette.
Star the clock ….