Archive for Monday, March 19, 2018

Man accidentally shoots self while cleaning gun in Lawrence

March 19, 2018


Police responded to an accidental shooting that happened when a man was cleaning his gun over the weekend in Lawrence.

Police were dispatched to the incident in the 1400 block of Westbrooke Street about 11:40 p.m. Saturday, Sgt. Amy Rhoads of the Lawrence Police Department said in an email response to inquiry from the Journal-World.

Rhoads said that a man had been cleaning his firearm when it accidentally discharged. His injuries were not life-threatening, she said.

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P Allen Macfarlane 2 months ago

And yet another reason to limit access to firearms.

Bob Smith 2 months ago

This past Saturday, tens of millions of law-abiding Americans who own firearms had ordinary days.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 2 months ago

Maybe he should have been cleaning out his gutters instead. Of course, he could have fallen off the ladder, or in the case of irresponsible people, as this guy seems to be, he probably would have stacked a bunch of boxes up, not bothering with a ladder. At least the "I don't need any training" Rambo didn't hurt anyone else. Maybe he will bother to get some training now. Actually his guns should all be confiscated until does get proper training. But we all know that won't happen. Training just isn't a requirement in the constitution, is it.

Gary Stussie 2 months ago

You ever have a car accident Dorothy? Was your car confiscated?

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 2 months ago

Sure hope he was told to find another career.

Bob Summers 2 months ago

Really. If he can't figure it out himself...heh

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