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Kansan charged in accidental shooting of wife with concealed gun

March 7, 2013

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— A Kansas man who accidentally shot his wife while they were eating at a restaurant is facing criminal charges.

Sixty-six-year-old William H. Mize Jr., of Lenexa is charged with aggravated battery and carrying a concealed weapon while under the influence.

Police say Mize and his wife were sitting across from each other at a Longbranch restaurant Jan. 2 when he reached into his pants pocket and accidentally discharged a small pistol, shooting his wife in the leg. She was treated and released at a hospital.

Mize had a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon. But Kansas law does not allow people who are under the influence of alcohol to carry concealed weapons.

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justhavetosayit 1 year, 1 month ago

The gun was in a pocket that must not have been his shirt pocket. He is lucky he didn't shoot his you know what off. But if he had that probably would have been considered punishment enough. His wife might have been happier too.

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Haiku_Cuckoo 1 year, 1 month ago

I know two people that recently got their CC permits. One person said that his class was very to-the-book and taught a lot of information. The other person went to a smaller class that was taught on a guys's farm, and he said that class was a joke and that the instructor gave everyone the answers during the written exam. Each of those two people now have the CC permit, but I feel that only one of them is qualified. I think the LJWorld should do an undercover investigation to visit various schools and see how seriously the curriculum is followed at each place.

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tomatogrower 1 year, 1 month ago

So, can they take away his permit? I hope so.

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Stacy Napier 1 year, 1 month ago

So drunk with a gun hurt someone unintentionally and he gets agg battery,

but drunk with a car hurts someone unintentionally and it's not a crime at all.

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msezdsit 1 year, 1 month ago

The whole thing was planned he just didn't get a very good shot off because the gun wasn't as accessible being under the table. Above the table it would have been attempted murder. Below the table it is just aggravated battery and he will get through this and have to come up with a better plan. This is one wife who should always look over her shoulder and under the table from now on or dump this guy.

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Karl_Hungus 1 year, 1 month ago

Myth #7: Guns make women safer. Fact-check: In 2010, nearly 6 times more women were shot by husbands, boyfriends, and ex-partners than murdered by male strangers. • A woman's chances of being killed by her abuser increase more than 7 times if he has access to a gun. • One study found that women in states with higher gun ownership rates were 4.9 times more likely to be murdered by a gun than women in states with lower gun ownership rates.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/01/pro-gun-myths-fact-check

Go to the website and see for yourself that what many of the gun lovers believe are not facts, rather they are fallacies......

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oldbaldguy 1 year, 1 month ago

many of the semiautos sold do not have traditional safeties. glocks and similar firearms have either grip or trigger safeties or both. if there is a round in the chamber that weapon is hot. revolvers have never had safeties, just transfer bars in some to prevent accidental discharge if the hammer is stuck. this guy did something stupid and he will pay for it.

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PwopellewCap 1 year, 1 month ago

Someone should invent a gadget like the breathalizer switch for guns. A skin patch that has remote sensors that can tell if you have alcohol or drugs in your bloodstream and if so it wirelessly prevents the gun safety from being disengaged. Damn I'm smart.

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kawrivercrow 1 year, 1 month ago

Good! I am all for CCW holders who act in a 100% responsible manner and I am all for holding them 100% accountable when they fail to act in a 100% responsible manner.

Every single diner in that restaurant was lucky they didn't get shot instead of the guy's own wife.

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elliottaw 1 year, 1 month ago

if only his wife also had a gun so she could have shot the bad gun, or someone else sitting around them so they could have pulled out their guns and stopped this senseless shooting.

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