KANSAS MAN DEAD AFTER HIS DOG STEPS ON LOADED GUN IN BACK OF TRUCK
It’s a good thing that guns don’t kill people, because otherwise the reality would be unthinkable. It’s people that kill people, amirite? Except, when it isn’t. Because the latest, totally preventable gun tragedy wasn’t a mass shooting, though Lord knows the United States has had just a few of those to herald in the New Year. No, the latest gun tragedy is brought to you by a dog. A Kansas man is now dead after his dog stepped on his loaded gun. It fired, and the man is now dead. I’m guessing the gun lobby will take their beyond abused logic now and say, “See? Guns don’t kill people. Dogs do!”
LOADED GUN’S SAFETY WAS OFF, AND KANSAS MAN PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE
This totally preventable tragedy happened on Saturday, in Wichita at about 9:40 am local time, on a country road about 45 miles south of the city. The dog and the loaded weapon with no safety on were both in the back seat of the pickup truck. The dog stepped on the gun, and it fired into Joseph Austin Smith’s back. EMS attempted CPR. But he Kansas man was pronounced dead at the scene. There was another person in the car, in the front passenger seat. But they were fortunately unharmed.
OFFICIALS SAY KANSAS MAN’S DEATH APPEARS TO BE HUNTING RELATED, IRONY GROANS
The investigation into the shooting will continue. So far, officials say it appears to be a hunting related accident, as there was also hunting gear in the back of the truck. Along with the dog and the loaded gun with no safety on. I’ll have to work on that logic, as well. Hunting related? That’s like saying that if they had gotten into a bad car accident on the way to hunt that it was hunting related. Regardless, a Kansas man is now dead. Because guns kill people whenever they fire and are pointed at someone.