I’m Not Making This Up, You Know

Bearing Arms reports that Iowa sheriff Mike Johnstone, who opposed allowing “shall issue” gun permits in that state, has shot himself while trying to clean his Glock.

Johnstone removed the magazine from his pistol but failed to do a chamber check before squeezing the trigger as part of the Glock design’s standard takedown process.

While allowing citizens to carry firearms in public has not resulted in “blood in the streets,” carelessness by “highly-trained professionals” … oh, never mind.

13 thoughts on “I’m Not Making This Up, You Know

  1. I check the chamber every time I pick up and lay down my pistol and rifle. It’s just what you do with firearms.

    You think a LEO would know that….

    • I picked up a new boomstick the other day. Upon presenting it to wife, the first thing she asked was “how do I tell if there’s a round in it?”

      Ok, she probably said bullet instead of round.

  2. Original article said it’s not life threatening, which is good. I hope his hand is okay.

    That said, the occasion does seem to call for the following as a safety reminder.

  3. “highly-trained professionals” also pose a significant risk to your dog.

    D’ya think some of the opposition by leftists to ordinary people carrying guns is just projection? Nah, couldn’t be. They’re better that us little people. Just ask them.

  4. I used to have a “Facebook Friend” [I didn’t unfriend him, he quit coming around due to all the pointing and laughing I think] who was totally hyped on the idea that only “highly trained professionals” like him being allowed to posses firearms. He got really irritated when I pointed out that most prison guards weren’t all that highly trained. He much preferred to refer to himself as a “corrections officer”. ;->=
    Probably my brother the truly highly trained cop making fun of him didn’t help.

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