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 . . . .
Honest to Pete, you can’t make this stuff up.
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.
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.
A double dose of politeness today: Politeness is a family affair.
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.
Be polite to your neighbors.
Officers say a 45-year-old man and his friend were talking in the backyard of his home near 17th West and Stardust Way. During the conversation a gun was pulled.
“At some point in time a handgun was introduced to their conversation, they were passing it back and forth when the 45-year-old shot his friend in the leg,” said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal.
Teach the children politeness.
Police arrested a male teenager late Thursday and said he would face charges in the shooting of an 11-year-old boy earlier that day outside an apartment complex.
The victim, who relatives identified as Gregory Kent, of Oakland, is expected to survive. The alleged gunman, police said, is 14 years old. He was not identified.