Why Americans Need To Own More Guns
Yesterday, Michael John Morey of Rowland Heights, California shot and killed his wife and two others. Morey kept a large collection of guns in his house, but it wasn’t a person with a gun who ended the shooting spree. Instead, Morey was physically wrestled into submission. His gun was taken from him, and then he was shot to death. The killing started as an argument over a washing machine.
Earlier over the holiday season, a police dispatcher in St. Cloud, Minnesota grabbed a gun and shot and killed her own daughter. The mother was sure that her house had been broken into, and couldn’t see clearly in the dark.
On Friday, a man was hanging out with friends at the Dallas Omni Hotel when one of them picked up a handgun and accidentally triggered it, shooting him in the torso and sending him to the hospital.
Just before New Year’s Eve in DeKalb County, Georgia, two teenage boys found a handgun and were playing with it when the gun went off, sending out a bullet that blew off one of their faces.
At about the same time, a Winston-Salem police recruit was at home with his wife, enjoying the afterglow of Christmas. While cleaning his own private gun, the weapon fired, shooting a bullet through his wife’s abdomen.
On the very same day in Altus, Oklahoma, a man was carrying a gun at the same time as he was trying to tie his dog up to a fence. He shot and killed himself.
Shortly after Christmas in Rancho Cucamonga, California, a 17 year-old boy was handling a gun he had recently inherited. The gun fired. The boy shot himself in the head.
On Christmas Eve in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, a teenage girl was shot through the face and died by a relative who was trying to unload a rifle in the next room.
A few days earlier in Southwest Miami, a man decided to clean his gun while chatting with a friend on Facetime. The gun discharged, and the man shot himself to death while his friend watched over the Internet.
Guns. Keeping America safe.