Armed Volunteers Ordered To Leave In The Wake Of Stupidity
In the wake of the tragic shooting that took the lives of servicemen at a recruiting center, people all over have started standing guard as volunteers to help keep our military safe. I for one love the idea and support these brave individuals. At the same time I fear that any accidents will undermine their efforts and give gun owners another black eye. Which is exactly what happened on Friday when a volunteer had a negligent discharge while unloading his rifle. If you are going to do something that some might think controversial, DO NOT add fuel to the fire!
Christopher Reed was standing guard outside of a recruitment center when someone asked if they could see the weapon. In what I would suggest was a great opportunity to teach and strengthen the meaning of the Second Amendment, and gun safety, something went wrong. As Mr. Reed tried to clear the chamber and unload the firearm a shot fired which thankfully hit concrete and nothing more.
I am the type of person that tries to live by better safe than sorry. I also try to learn from my own mistakes. Along those lines I find it interesting that Mr. Reed has a history of negligent discharges. According to The Columbus Dispatch, Mr. Reed was convicted of discharging a firearm in the city limits back in 2013 but does not mention the circumstances behind the conviction that ended up with a fifty dollar fine.
All I ask is that if you are going to carry arms in public for ANY reason
DON'T BE STUPID!