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With due respect for David Waldman and Tom Begnal, some gun craziness, some gun fails are just so egregious that they scream out, asking to be noticed as widely and as broadly as possible.

"A 9-year-old Richfield girl was in serious condition Wednesday, a day after she was accidentally shot in the stomach by her 8-year-old male cousin.

Richfield police said the incident occurred just before 4 p.m. Tuesday when the boy, sitting with the girl in the back seat of a car traveling on Main Street near 500 South, apparently found a .45-caliber handgun.

While he handled the firearm it went off, a single round going through the girl’s abdomen." http://www.sltrib.com/...

Richfield, Utah? You leave the Salt Lake City-Ogden-Prove metroplex, drive about two hours south into rural Utah and you hit Richfield. Or let me put it this way, leave Richfield on I-70, headed east towards Denver, and you come to the sign that tells you that the next gas station is 100 miles on.

What you gonna do with your big caliber pistol in tiny Richfield? Obviously you can't leave it at home, so why not throw it in the back seat of the family car and just forget about it.

I mean, what the hell, these things aren't dangerous or anything, are they?

I swear, some people pay more attention to where they throw an empty aluminum beverage can these days than to where they last put their "2nd Amendment self protection entitlement".

Is this what we've come to as a society?

That's insanity!

Originally posted to oldpotsmuggler on Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 07:16 PM PDT.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA, Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA), notRKBA, and NotNotRKBA.

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