Yours truly has no problem with people having guns IF they are registered and IF they know what the hell they are doing with said firearm, something that's not true in so many cases with idiots possessing tech able to kill, maim and wound without question.
The self-inflicted shootings are really racking up the numbers toward the end of the year. It's hunting season now, and I think that magnifies the problem. In fact, five of our GunFAILs were hunting accidents, two of which were fatal. During the week of this installment, it was still early in the season, but we still found 20+ people who accidentally shot themselves. Seems like 23 or so for sure, with another two incidents that are highly suggestive of self-inflicted injury, but where the language of the report is less than 100 percent clear on the question of who pulled the trigger. Or rather, who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, when the gun "suddenly went off," as the saying goes.
In a countdown of other familiar categories, six people were accidentally shot by family members, five people accidentally discharged guns while cleaning them, four people were accidentally shot while sitting in cars (well, one was in a golf cart), three each were accidentally shot while target shooting or had accidental discharges while at work, two were accidentally shot in bars, and just one left a loaded gun behind in a public bathroom.
The week also included two GunFAILs by cops and/or security guards, two movie theater GunFAILs, two GunFAIL shootings by toddlers, and two Salina, Kansas GunFAILs.
Kind of reminds me of the Repugs debate where anti-knowledge rules and ignorance is good. Unreal as we move further into the never ending campaign of people not qualified to run anything of consequence let alone POTUS.
End of rant, for now.