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(The Raw Story)   State Rep. Leslie Combs (R-ight to bear derp) accidentally fires her handgun inside the Kentucky Capitol building   (rawstory.com) divider line 245
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2014-01-08 04:24:39 PM  
"I thought it was totally clear," she said. "I am a gun owner. It happens."

Happens to who? Was the bullet playing hide-and-seek?  How did you not know it was still in there?
 
2014-01-08 04:26:16 PM  
<i>"I am a gun owner. It happens." </i>

No. It doesn't. It happens when a gun owner is an irresponsible twat.
 
2014-01-08 04:27:02 PM  
She should be arrested for illegally discharging a weapon.
 
2014-01-08 04:28:05 PM  
This is why blondes should not be allowed to own firearms.
 
2014-01-08 04:28:17 PM  
Sure I shot her in the head. But I thought it was totally clear. I'm a gun owner. It happens.

We're good, right?
 
2014-01-08 04:31:06 PM  
I believe what she was looking to say is "I'm a moron, it happens"

/No, I'm wasn't equating "moron" with "gun owner".  She did.
 
2014-01-08 04:32:47 PM  
I taught firearms safety at summer camp for two years.  "It" did not happen even with thousands of young boys coming through my range.  I was a submarine officer, and we had formal weapons turnover for our watchstanders every few hours, and "It" did not happen once in three years on any of the ships that tied up to our pier.

However, I'm not a firearm owner, so I could be wrong.  Does "it" happen to you folks?
 
2014-01-08 04:35:20 PM  

vernonFL: She should be arrested for illegally discharging a weapon.


Woah woah woah there... you can arrest a politician.

One law for us, no law for them.


Get back to work.
 
2014-01-08 04:36:34 PM  

Calmamity: <i>"I am a gun owner. It happens." </i>

No. It doesn't. It happens when a gun owner is an irresponsible twat.


No that sentence is totally true if you u modify the phrase "gun owner" with the words "dangerously irresponsible" or "idiot", or "fatally stupid"
 
2014-01-08 04:37:23 PM  

Heliovdrake: vernonFL: She should be arrested for illegally discharging a weapon.

Woah woah woah there... you can cant arrest a politician.

One law for us, no law for them.


Get back to work.


FTFMS
 
2014-01-08 04:40:05 PM  

factoryconnection: I taught firearms safety at summer camp for two years.  "It" did not happen even with thousands of young boys coming through my range.  I was a submarine officer, and we had formal weapons turnover for our watchstanders every few hours, and "It" did not happen once in three years on any of the ships that tied up to our pier.

However, I'm not a firearm owner, so I could be wrong.  Does "it" happen to you folks?


I am a firearm owner.  I have a pistol that I keep loaded (I have no kids in the house, nor does anyone who comes over even know the thing exists, so I feel safe having it loaded).  I unload and clean it about once a month, whether I've fired it or not (haven't had it out to the range in a while... really should, though) and not once has "it" happened.

Why the hell was there a bullet in the chamber anyway? Was she walking around with one in the pipe?
 
2014-01-08 04:42:29 PM  
Calmamity:"I am a gun owner. It happens."

No. It doesn't. It happens when a gun owner is an irresponsible twat.


I'm assuming she's trying to downplay it, but I am truly frightened if this woman actually hangs around "responsible gun owners" where negligent discharges are common enough to be shrugged off with a, "oh well, shiat happens" attitude.
 
2014-01-08 04:42:46 PM  
No, no it doesn't.
 
2014-01-08 04:45:50 PM  
"I am a gun owner. It happens."

In the UK military it's called a negligent discharge and automatic fine of one month's pay.

It doesn't 'happen' you farkstainy little twatwaffle.
 
2014-01-08 04:46:18 PM  

Calmamity: <i>"I am a gun owner. It happens." </i>

No. It doesn't. It happens when a gun owner is an irresponsible twat.


In over 20 years of ownership, And years of having a concealed carry, I've never discharged a weapon in public. Only had to draw once, and even then I didn't have to fire.

This is a case of a gun being used as an accessory, and this is the kind of sh*t that makes responsible owners want to throttle idiots...
 
2014-01-08 04:49:39 PM  

Tigger: "I am a gun owner. It happens."

In the UK military it's called a negligent discharge and automatic fine of one month's pay.

It doesn't 'happen' you farkstainy little twatwaffle.


In the U.S. a negligent discharge can cost you child support for the next 18 years.
 
2014-01-08 04:53:35 PM  
"I am a gun owner. It happens."

You know what? Let's pretend that this inane statement is even remotely true. That makes it all the more f*cking reason to regulate firearms a little bit more, don't ya think? Moron.
 
2014-01-08 04:53:43 PM  
State Rep. Leslie Combs (D) told WHAS...

Irresponsible gun ownership cuts across party lines, Subby.
 
2014-01-08 04:53:52 PM  

Tigger: "I am a gun owner. It happens."

In the UK military it's called a negligent discharge and automatic fine of one month's pay.

It doesn't 'happen' you farkstainy little twatwaffle.


It varies from commander to commander, but at my last unit, it was an automatic Article 15 (which can include extra duty, restriction to post, forfeiture of pay, and demotion), and IIRC: you, your Company Commander, and your First Sergeant had to go the Brigade Commander and the Brigade Command Sergeant Major to explain why you were so poorly trained as a soldier to negligently discharge your weapon.
 
2014-01-08 04:56:30 PM  

timujin: Tigger: "I am a gun owner. It happens."

In the UK military it's called a negligent discharge and automatic fine of one month's pay.

It doesn't 'happen' you farkstainy little twatwaffle.

In the U.S. a negligent discharge can cost you child support for the next 18 years.


well played sir.
 
2014-01-08 04:57:28 PM  
No.  No, Ms. Combs - it most certainly does not happen.

She ought to be censured at the very least, and charged as well.  And I agree - the fact that there seem to be so few people in the world who know how to handle a firearm without it "just going off" suggests to me that we need to regulate them a bit better.
 
2014-01-08 04:58:37 PM  

Sgt Otter: Tigger: "I am a gun owner. It happens."

In the UK military it's called a negligent discharge and automatic fine of one month's pay.

It doesn't 'happen' you farkstainy little twatwaffle.

It varies from commander to commander, but at my last unit, it was an automatic Article 15 (which can include extra duty, restriction to post, forfeiture of pay, and demotion), and IIRC: you, your Company Commander, and your First Sergeant had to go the Brigade Commander and the Brigade Command Sergeant Major to explain why you were so poorly trained as a soldier to negligently discharge your weapon.


One guy did it twice in one week - with the second time being about two feet from the head of a Para Colour Sergeant.

I have never seen an individual get so comprehensively bollocked by the ENTIRE chain of command. He just went from office to office getting screamed at for an entire day.
 
2014-01-08 05:00:55 PM  
Before this thread spirals out of control into another useless gun debate, I suspect the venn diagram that shows gun owners and those who know a good gumbo recipe overlaps pretty heavily. So I'm asking if anyone has a good gumbo recipe they can point me towards?
 
2014-01-08 05:03:39 PM  
"I am an irresponsible gun owner. It happens."

FTFY
 
2014-01-08 05:08:44 PM  
uh, submitter, she's a democrat, not a republican. above all, she's a kentuckian, which explains a lot.
 
2014-01-08 05:10:50 PM  
What part of "well regulated" do you not understand!?!?!??!
 
2014-01-08 05:12:33 PM  

FlashHarry: uh, submitter, she's a democrat, not a republican. above all, she's a kentuckian, which explains a lot.


Idiocy cuts across party lines. D or R, she's an idiot...
 
2014-01-08 05:12:54 PM  

impaler: "I am an irresponsible gun owner. It happens."

FTFY


She should have to wear that on a sandwich board for the rest of the session.

// BOOGER HOOK OFF'N THE BANG-SWITCH
 
2014-01-08 05:13:12 PM  

factoryconnection: Does "it" happen to you folks?


Nope.
 
2014-01-08 05:14:19 PM  

Heliovdrake: vernonFL: She should be arrested for illegally discharging a weapon.

Woah woah woah there... you can arrest a politician.

One law for us, no law for them.


Get back to work.


Yeah. They'll probably just take her out behind the toolshed and shoot her, as is the way in Kentucky.
 
2014-01-08 05:14:36 PM  

hubiestubert: Calmamity: <i>"I am a gun owner. It happens." </i>

No. It doesn't. It happens when a gun owner is an irresponsible twat.

In over 20 years of ownership, And years of having a concealed carry, I've never discharged a weapon in public. Only had to draw once, and even then I didn't have to fire.

This is a case of a gun being used as an accessory, and this is the kind of sh*t that makes responsible owners want to throttle idiots...


Why now just shoot them?
 
2014-01-08 05:14:36 PM  
Yeah, she's a Democrat, tardmitter.

What is this, Bizarro Fox News?
 
2014-01-08 05:15:33 PM  
I call dibs on "Negligent Discharge" as my new south Austin garage band name!

(it's better as a band name than as a description of one's sex life)
 
2014-01-08 05:16:38 PM  
"I don't want to use it anymore," Combs explained to reporters on Wednesday.

What? What does that explain? You suddenly decided you didn't want to use your gun anymore, and you were unloading it, and the accident happened? Or now that the accident happened, you don't want to use your gun anymore?

Why was she unloading it anyway? Do bullets go stale? Was she practicing that way-cool Raylan Givens thing where you eject a round from the gun, catch it, throw it at someone, and tell them, "Next one's coming faster"?
 
2014-01-08 05:17:30 PM  
liberal plant!
 
2014-01-08 05:18:13 PM  
How does it just happen?

There was a bullet in the chamber with the safety off?
 
2014-01-08 05:18:30 PM  
Move another gun owner from the "Resposible" category to the "Irresponsible" one.

Funny, how quickly that changes.
 
2014-01-08 05:18:33 PM  
Dr Dreidel:

// BOOGER HOOK OFF'N THE BANG-SWITCH

This quote is beautiful. I wish I could get it tattooed on my arm in a tasteful way.
 
2014-01-08 05:18:48 PM  
Due to lack of fear, and being mentally stable, I have no care in the world to own a gun. "It" doesn't happen to me.
 
2014-01-08 05:21:00 PM  

Diogenes: State Rep. Leslie Combs (D) told WHAS...

Irresponsible gun ownership cuts across party lines, Subby.


In Kentucky R and D's are easy to confuse.

/dixiecrats live!
 
2014-01-08 05:21:04 PM  

Rixel: hubiestubert: Calmamity: <i>"I am a gun owner. It happens." </i>

No. It doesn't. It happens when a gun owner is an irresponsible twat.

In over 20 years of ownership, And years of having a concealed carry, I've never discharged a weapon in public. Only had to draw once, and even then I didn't have to fire.

This is a case of a gun being used as an accessory, and this is the kind of sh*t that makes responsible owners want to throttle idiots...

Why now just shoot them?


*prepares a thottlin' hand*
 
2014-01-08 05:22:06 PM  
Why did she have to unload it right there anyway? What is the purpose of carrying a gun if you unload it? And being a Dem does not make her any less of an idiot.
 
2014-01-08 05:22:23 PM  

timujin: factoryconnection: I taught firearms safety at summer camp for two years.  "It" did not happen even with thousands of young boys coming through my range.  I was a submarine officer, and we had formal weapons turnover for our watchstanders every few hours, and "It" did not happen once in three years on any of the ships that tied up to our pier.

However, I'm not a firearm owner, so I could be wrong.  Does "it" happen to you folks?

I am a firearm owner.  I have a pistol that I keep loaded (I have no kids in the house, nor does anyone who comes over even know the thing exists, so I feel safe having it loaded).  I unload and clean it about once a month, whether I've fired it or not (haven't had it out to the range in a while... really should, though) and not once has "it" happened.

Why the hell was there a bullet in the chamber anyway? Was she walking around with one in the pipe?


I chamber a round before I leave in the morning and make sure to clear it the second I walk in the house. I always always always know if my weapon is loaded and ready to fire.

Gun safety isn't hard. It's just important.
 
2014-01-08 05:22:40 PM  
She is a farking terrorist. Execute her.
 
2014-01-08 05:22:49 PM  

Chummer45: What part of "well regulated" do you not understand!?!?!??!


Since "regulated" is a gunsmithing term that means a firearm that can hit true to aim, I suspect from the number of question marks and exclamation points in your comment that it is, in fact, you who is having the comprehension issue.
 
2014-01-08 05:22:58 PM  
FTFA: "I am a gun owner. It happens."

Bull shiat.  I own 48 firearms (44 are either C&R or pre-1898,) have fired tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition, have a concealed carry permit (and carry everywhere I am allowed to.)  I have NEVER, EVER had a neglegent discharge.  I cannot conceive how you can fark up that badly.  Is a ND possible?  Yes.  Can it happen to anyone?  No.  Guns (whether you like them or hate them) are just machines.  They engage like any other machine, based on user input.  Cars don't accidentally drop into gear, you had to pop the clutch and put it in gear.  Your oven doesn't bake a cake on it's own, you have to turn the nob and open the door.  Guns don't "go off," or "accidentally fire."  You neglegently fire it.  And as a responsable gun owner who does this crap right, I hope this woman's right to carry is revoked.  She has no business carrying a gun, since she obviously cannot safely operate it.
 
2014-01-08 05:23:13 PM  
timujin:

Why the hell was there a bullet in the chamber anyway? Was she walking around with one in the pipe?


What was she doing with her finger wrapped around the trigger while she was farking unloading it.  The only thing I can possibly think is she was trying to soft-lower the hammer and her finger slipped off of it....well, that, or she was trying to get an "A" grade.
 
2014-01-08 05:23:50 PM  

Calmamity: <i>"I am a gun owner. It happens." </i>

No. It doesn't. It happens when a gun owner is an irresponsible twat.


Watch as those too stupid to be responsible gun owners out themselves now.
/shame you switched off html oh well
 
2014-01-08 05:25:03 PM  
i44.tinypic.com

Daniels: Detective?
Kima: Officer Pryzbylewski shot the wall, Lieutenant.
Daniels: Why?
Kima: Why did you shoot the wall, Officer Pryzbylewski?
Prez: I was just showing Carv how my trigger pull is light, you know. I got it so it's real light.
Carver: He took the clip out, boss.
Kima: But not the one in the chamber.
Prez: No, I forgot the one in the chamber, and....shiat, I'm sorry, Lieutenant.
Jimmy: You want him to write on it?
Prez: Write on what?
Jimmy: You let one go, you got to write. You got to justify the use of deadly force.
Kima: Against a plaster wall.
 
2014-01-08 05:25:35 PM  
Anything can happen! It was a complete accident!

i39.tinypic.com
 
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