Gun control in the news - a two-fer

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First - justified use of a gun - one less goblin roaming the streets. From the Skagit Breaking News:

Man Shot and Killed by 80 Year Old Woman During Burglary
According to a press release from Shari Ireton, the director of communications for the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, a 25 year old man has been shot and killed by an 80 year old woman after breaking into her home and stabbing her 75 year old husband.

Around 8:30 p.m., an 80 year old female resident of a home in the 13700 block of Woods Lake Road in Sultan, called 9-1-1 to report that she had shot an intruder after he broke into her home and stabbed her 75 year-old husband.

According to the press release, the woman’s 75 year-old husband was airlifted to Harborview Regional Medical Center with multiple life threatening, abdominal stab wounds.

The suspect, a 25 year-old Gold Bar man, died at the scene. The woman, did not sustain any injuries nor did the couple’s 45 year-old son, who was also in the home at the time of the incident.

Excellent shooting - hope the husband recovers from his wounds.
Second - downright stupid - Skagit Breaking again:

Concrete Man Dies While Taking Selfies With Gun
The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office and medics from Aero-Skagit Ambulance Service Responded to reports of a gunshot victim in the 46400 block of Baker Loop Road on Sunday, February 28th, 2016 just after 8:15 am.

According to the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office a 43 year old Concrete man and his girlfriend had been taking photos, commonly known as “selfies” with the gun throughout the morning. The man had loaded and unloaded the gun several times during the photo process. The man accidentally shot himself in the face after not removing all the bullets from the gun during the last photos.

The man died from his injuries. The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting is being investigated as an accident.

Looks like he failed to remember Rule #1

Jeff Coopers Four Rules of Gun Safety:

  1. All guns are always loaded. Even if they are not, treat them as if they are.
  2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy. (For those who insist that this particular gun is unloaded, see Rule 1.)
  3. Keep your finger off the trigger till your sights are on the target. This is the Golden Rule. Its violation is directly responsible for about 60 percent of inadvertent discharges.
  4. Identify your target, and what is behind it. Never shoot at anything that you have not positively identified.

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