Proselytize for politeness.

Plotts, who shot and killed his caseworker and shot his doctor at a Delaware County hospital campus Thursday, may have done so because he was offended by the hospital’s policy against guns, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said.

“There’s evidence that he took offense to the issue that there were signs posted at Mercy Fitzgerald Health System indicating that it was a gun-free zone,” Whelan said. “That’s the only motive we have been able to determine at this point in time . . . he was upset about that policy.”


Parent politely.

Nicholas Lutes, 30, said he was cleaning his gun when it accidentally went off at his home in the 1500 block of West Main Street on July 16, police say.

His daughter was shot in the arm and taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She was treated and released.

    I shot a bullet into the air.
    It came to earth I know not where.
    All who hear this must now ken
    I am the politest of all the men.

Just after 4 p.m. Wednesday, witnesses reported hearing a whizzing sound before noticing bullet holes in two windows of a parked mini van.

“The reality is that the trajectory of that bullet, we can show, came from quite a distance away because one shot was in a higher portion of the window, when it exited, it came at a lower portion of the window,” said Sgt. Jeff Edwards.

Edwards said the bullet could have been fired from as far as two miles away – likely from a rifle.

The stupid, it burns.


Meet the polite.

The racism starts to flow at about the four-minute mark.

Via Juanita Jean.


Be polite to your playmate.

According to officers at the scene in the 800 block of Nevada Street, the boys told them they were walking down the street around 1 a.m. Wednesday awhen they found the handgun.

They told officers they believed the gun was unloaded, and that it was fired accidentally.

One boy was hit in the right ankle. He was taken to University Hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening wound, police said.

“It was fired . . . .” I love the passive voice; clearly the gun is the victim here.


Be polite to thy father and thy mother.

Sheriff Doug Cox says that deputies were called to a home in Greenwood just before 3 p.m. on Saturday. When they arrived, deputies found a 47-year-old woman being treated by medics.

The investigation revealed that the woman and her 23-year-old son were going through her recently deceased husband’s gun collection. At some point, the son picked up a 9mm handgun, which then fired, striking his mother in the leg.

“. . . which then fired.” Divine intervention, no doubt.


Be polite in the convenience store.

Police said Jason Bryant, who held a concealed carry permit, went into the store in Orange, where the gun discharged as he pulled up his shorts, reported the Longview News-Journal.

“He walked maybe six feet in the door when he pulled his shorts up, something caught the trigger and the gun discharged into his leg,” said Chief Jim Vanover, of Orange police. “People immediately rushed over to help.”

And, in more news of the polite . . . .


Be polite at Mickey D’s.

Police were called to McDonald’s at 13516 U.S. Highway 43 North at 10 p.m. The victim was driving his father’s truck and decided to show his friends his father’s handgun, said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit commander Sgt. Dale Phillips.

The gun accidentally discharged, Phillips said, striking the man in the right leg.

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Drive courteously.

Police arrested a man for pointing a gun at an innocent bystander after he crashed into a car, then into a tree.

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Honest to Pete, you can’t make this stuff up.

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Brotherly politeness.

The brother told investigators they were at home on Hillcrest School Road when he asked his younger brother to go get his pistol from the car, Sgt. Dale Phillips said.

The older brother said he heard a single shot and then saw his younger brother on the sidewalk.

But after interviewing family members and examining the scene, investigators determined that the 21-year-old actually fired the shot the hit the 16-year-old victim.

“This incident, at this time, appears to have been an accident. No determination has been made, as to what, if any, charges will be filed,” Sgt. Phillips said.

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Play politely.

Witnesses told police Wilcox recently obtained a semi-automatic handgun, but it was not working properly, and would not fire. The witnesses said they were watching television when the heard a gunshot, turned around, and saw Wilcox had accidentally shot himself in his head with the handgun he had been playing with.

This has been your daily does of politeness.

(Whoops, originally published on the wrong day. I’ll blame computer error, yeah, that’s the ticket, computer error–an error made using a computer.)

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Another gun becomes self-aware and chooses to be polite all by itself.

During the investigation, it was reported two males had stopped to visit the women at the hotel.

One of the men who was carrying a gun was showing it to the women when it accidentally discharged striking Soape.

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Friendly politeness.

“They’re all friends and like family to the people at that house, so (Plain) knew (Williams) but it appears he was just so startled by him walking into the house that he lifted up the gun a little and pulled the trigger,” Webber said. “Right now, it appears to be an accident because we don’t believe (Plain) had any intention of shooting (Williams). “According to witnesses in the house, there wasn’t an argument going on (and) the two didn’t have trouble with the other — it was just an accident.”

The bullet hit Williams in the chest and exited through his lower back. Williams was later pronounced dead on the scene, Webber said.

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A double dose of politeness today: Politeness is a family affair.

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Be polite to your neighbors.

A Yonkers man sitting on his porch watching TV was shot in the stomach Thursday when a neighbor one floor below allegedly let loose 7 bullets by accident, police said.

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Phantom politeness.

“Obviously, it’s quite troubling that the 3-year-old was shot under any circumstances,” Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues told Local 10. “However, we can’t really speculate at present time as to what exactly occurred.”

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Unexpected politeness is the politest kind.

The 45-year-old man was struck in the arm by a gunshot on his property off FM 1375 East near New Waverly in what the Walker County Sheriff’s Office said was a target shooting accident.

According to Detective Tom Bean, a 14-year-old boy was sighting in his rifle at his family’s residence on an adjacent property. One of the bullets either passed through the target or ricocheted and traveled through the woods before striking the victim.

Here’s today’s etiquette test question: In 400 words or fewer, explain the difference between “accident” and “reckless endangerment.” Give examples.

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More accidental politeness and yet another gun that achieved the singularity and fired itself:

A man who lives in northeastern Baxter County is recovering from a gunshot wound to his upper left chest on Monday afternoon. Jeffrey Lanham, 42, told sheriff’s deputies that a .22-caliber revolver accidentally fired.