I Wonder If Alcohol May Have Been Involved

A guy in Pueblo, Colorado decided to play Russian roulette, with predictable results.  No one should play with guns.  Stupid, and almost certainly drunk, people really should not play with guns.   Overall, the story is kind of dog-bites-man, but this description caught my attention:

“[Witnesses] said the man was playing Russian roulette and the gun went off and killed him.”

As usual, the media attempts to blame guns for human-caused events.  In this instance, where causation is pretty damn clear, they use the passive voice to absolve everyone of responsibility and blame it on the gun.  It just “went off and killed him.” 

No, what happened is that an idiot pulled the trigger while the gun was pointed at his own head.  This was not an accident.  It was suicide by 1-in-6 chance.

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Published in: on July 14, 2011 at 11:22 am  Leave a Comment  

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