When you hit and then run from the scene of an accident, do so with politeness.

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Politeness is essential when one is sojourning at the lodging house.

A 10-year-old was taken to the hospital after he was accidentally shot by another child inside a hotel room in north Nashville.

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Police said the three kids were playing with a cap gun when one of them picked up a real gun and accidentally shot the victim.

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From the BBC:

Mr Meredith explained that the drone was hovering above his neighbourhood. When it moved over his property, he shot it down.

Three shots from his Benelli short-barrel shotgun took the craft out of the sky.

“I went to my safe, retrieved my shotgun, went back out,” he said. “I felt that I was well within my rights as an American citizen to defend my property.”

He explained that he was concerned that the drone was invading his privacy and that of his daughters and that it was not the first time a drone had been sighted in the area.

Four men, including the owner of the downed drone, later confronted Mr Meredith outside his house.

Mr. Meredith was arrested and charged with “offences relating to the discharge of a firearm.”

As much as I disdain the reckless, feckless deployment of firearms, I must confess that, if Mr. Meredith starts a GoFundMe for his defense, I might kick in five bucks.

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Play politely.

An 8-year-old boy died in an apparent accidental shooting Thursday, police said. It was at least the sixth such shooting of a child and at least the fourth death in Harris County this year. . . .

Also in the room at the time was an older boy, 11. He told Houston police investigators that he and the 8-year-old were tossing a pistol back and forth when it suddenly fired. The younger boy was struck in the head and died at the scene.

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30 July 2015 · 1 comment · Categories: Gunnuttery

Self-politeness is the politest kind.

Upon arrival to N. Vinity Road, White County deputies found a 14-year-old boy with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face. According to reports, the shooting is believed to be accidental.

Carnage continues in NRA Paradise.

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Via Mother Jones.

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jason330 explains how the media will cover the next mass shooting.

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Greet prospective home buyers politely.

A five-year-old child accidentally shot his seven-year-old sister in the leg after the siblings followed a cat into a bedroom and found a handgun under a bed, the Hanover Sheriff’s Office said. Saturday afternoon’s accidental shooting happened when the family was viewing the Beaverdam Road home that was for sale.“

The investigation revealed that while the family was viewing a home for sale, the two children followed a cat into a bedroom. One child followed the cat under the bed, where the handgun was stored,” investigators said. “The victim was shot in the leg and had non-life threatening injuries.”

No charges will be filed because what the hey! stuff happens.

Aside:

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, how is it not criminal negligence to leave a loaded gun under the damned bed in a house open for real estate showings?

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Rick Perry saying

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Via Job’s Anger.

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The polite inspect the merchandise.

Apparently there was a bullet in the chamber that struck Selena Lewis, 16, of Maiden, in the chest, said Capt. Joel Fish of the Catawba County Sheriff’s office. The girl died en route to the hospital or shortly after she arrived.

She had traveled to a home at 2818 Rocky Ford Road near Newton on Sunday with two 21-year-olds, one of them a friend. Lewis had recently met the driver, Clayton Webb Jr. He was interested in buying the rifle and was looking it over when it fired. Lewis was taking a picture of it.

The device appears to be capable of performing its primary function, as the young lady is now deceased.

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27 July 2015 · Comments Off on “An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” · Categories: Gunnuttery

Our neighbors in the great white north are known for being polite.

A 39-year-old man remains in serious but stable condition after being shot while asleep in a camper at Speedway 660 in Geary.

The incident happened around 5 p.m. Saturday, during the races that happen most Saturdays at Speedway 660.

RCMP believe the bullet came from the property beside the Speedway’s campground where people were target practicing.

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25 July 2015 · Comments Off on Hoocouldanode · Categories: Gunnuttery, Politics of Hate

And this surprises you how?

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25 July 2015 · Comments Off on “An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” · Categories: Gunnuttery

There is nothing looking at the politeness.

According to Sgt. David E. De Foor, the girl was shot in the head Wednesday morning after, 26-year-old Sirtravis Franklin, the child’s mother, and another person were looking at a pistol on the 500 block of East 28th Street when the gun went off.

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24 July 2015 · 1 comment · Categories: Gunnuttery

Gun nuts

Via Juanita Jean.

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24 July 2015 · Comments Off on “An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” (Updated) · Categories: Gunnuttery

Politeness goes to the movies.

A 58-year-old white male who was a theater patron fired multiple shots, Edmonson said. The shooter was acting alone and is deceased, he said. There were about 100 people inside at the time.

Three dead, seven injured, as of when I write this, just because he could.

More etiquette at the link.

One wonders, did he hold his pinky out when he lovingly caressed the trigger?

Addendum:

In breaking news of the polite . . . .

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23 July 2015 · Comments Off on “An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” · Categories: Gunnuttery

Tragically accidental politeness is the politest kind.

A 17-year-old Cassville teen was shot to death Monday night when a gun held by a 19-year-old Cassville man accidentally discharged, officials said.

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Police said Winkers and several of his friends were shooting at targets at his house, using various types of weapons, including long guns and pistols.

. . . and, once more, a gun pulls its own trigger.

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22 July 2015 · Comments Off on “An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” · Categories: Gunnuttery

Yet one more case of accidental politeness:

Sheriff’s deputies found Jared Winkers dead while responding to a report of a shooting at a home in the Township of Cassville just after 9 p.m. Monday. They say he was killed by an accidental discharge from a weapon that Dillon Vogt, 19, was holding. The two were shooting targets at Winkers’ house with some friends when the incident took place.

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21 July 2015 · 1 comment · Categories: Gunnuttery

Politeness is relative.

On Monday afternoon a 3-year-old boy remained hospitalized in critical condition after police said he was accidentally shot by a 6-year-old relative.

Addendum:

He shot a horse in Chester just to watch her die.

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20 July 2015 · Comments Off on “An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” · Categories: Gunnuttery

Gunning for Gaia.

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19 July 2015 · Comments Off on “An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” · Categories: Gunnuttery

Celebrate politely as you reach your last milestone.

Police say Perez was celebrating having turned 21 years old on Thursday when he grabbed a gun and began shooting. His family took the gun from him, but Perez later retrieved it and accidentally shot himself.

Yes, it did happen in Texas. Why do you ask?

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