Marquel, the only Times rigorous reader correspondent, woke up to the old news that guns have their own mind and will, much like a man. A reporter and cameraman from WDBJ7 in Roanoke were shot during a live interview at a strip mall. The suspect is believed to be a
“disgruntled employee,” Gov. Terry McAuliffe said.
The police were hot on his tail and eventually he shot himself and crashed, proving even more so that guns kill people.
“it was just standard police work, old fashioned cop grunt work, a process of elimination. We went through the employees list eliminating everyone gruntled until we came up with the one who was disgruntled.”
“guns don’t kill people, people kill people. The poor gun is going to take some heat over this.”
“Cars don’t kill people. Drivers kill people,” said a gun lobbyist to me.
“That’s the wrong perspective. He shot himself, abusing a gun. You can’t complain when you engage in gun abuse.” He said.
“If it’s your gun.” He said.
“Gun self abuse,” he corrected me.
“I don’t see how you can say that. If everybody were armed this couldn’t have happened.” He argued.
“Not at all. If everyone would have open carry laws, they would have been armed and would have shot him before he shot them.” Said the gun guy.
“Who’s talking holsters? We don’t recommend them for that very reason. You should have your gun in your hands all the time and your finger on the trigger.” He said.
“Sure. And the interviewee too. That eliminates the unholstering problem and increases the firepower.” He said.
“They already are. Only the wrong people are getting shot.” He said.
“No, I feel sorry for the gun. They’re always being blamed. It’s as if the gun went and shot these people all by itself. The gun did nothing. It just did what a gun does. Now we’re going to go through weeks of people blaming the gun. Would you like that to happen to you? Poor gun.” He said.
“Well that’s close. We’re having a memorial service this afternoon. People will talk about the gun, how it was abused, some funny moments in its life, but for the most part it’ll be a somber gathering. Gun lovers don’t like it when guns are abused.” He said.