Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Another "Man cleaning gun " story

Beaverton Police said sometime after 7 p.m. a bullet was reported in the bedroom wall and closet of a home on the 7000 block of SW 163rd Place.
Officers were able to determine the bullet came from a nearby house. No one was hurt.
Neighbor 33-year-old Bryce Norton told the officers that he was cleaning his handgun but did not think it fired.    ???????????
Norton’s sister reported hearing a loud bang at the time. Officers arrested Norton for recklessly endangering another person and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
Why do I keep reading about these fools that were "cleaning" their guns and they went off? In this case, he didn't think it fired? Probably thought that loud sound was just his meth lab exploding again. 
Really stupid people like this should not own guns! 
(Or be allowed to reproduce for that matter.)  If I were king like Obama I concentrate my efforts at gun control in dealing with the minority of people like this, and not the majority who are responsible and safe.


  1. I think it's probably just the standard response knuckleheads give when they fire a gun recklessly. I'd be willing to wager that most of the time they not only weren't cleaning the gun, but that in fact they've never cleaned the gun.

  2. You are probably right! What really got me was the "but did not think it fired" comment.