Oh, my Lord . . .

In the WTF department, we present this from the Kansas City Star[*1] :

Patsy D. Long, 34, of Deep Water, was pronounced dead early Saturday evening after being shot in the chest with a .22-caliber handgun. Her husband, Ronald Long, fired the shot from the inside of their home after several unsuccessful efforts to punch a hole through the exterior wall using other means.

OK, I’m a big advocate of responsible individual weapons ownership.  I’m a big advocate of responsible everything, pretty much.  But I can’t, off the top of my head, think of anything more irresponsible than using a firearm to advance your home improvement projects.  Word to the wise home handyman–get a good drill and better drill bits, m’kay?  Use The Proper Tool For The Proper Job, as my father would have said.


UPDATE:  No, I didn’t miss the story about the US Air pilot’s gun going off in flight[*2] , which seems to somehow relate to this.  It is true, stories like this go in threes.  And yes, I was traveling at the time.  On a really big boat, if you must know.