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Accidental Shooting of Topeka Man by a Dropped Gun - No Charges

Posted on the 07 June 2012 by Mikeb302000
The Topeka Capitol-Journal reports
A 26-year-old man was taken to a Topeka hospital early Wednesday after he was injured in what authorities said was an accidental shooting.
Authorities said the victim suffered a gunshot wound to the leg after he dropped a gun he had been holding. The gun discharged and a bullet struck the man in the leg, police said.
I know, I know, he probably tried to catch the gun on the way down and hit the trigger. That's what the pro-gun folks keep telling us because, you see, modern guns don't discharge from dropping them.
For me it makes "no never mind," because the negligence already took place either way.
"One strike you're out," and I don't care if you negligently kill a little kid, shoot yourself in the foot or put a bullet in the floor. We have far too much trouble already with guns to allow proven negligent and irresponsible people to have a second chance.
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