“You just don’t mess with guns when you’re drinking”

Is there a safe gun-handling rule that covers this? It is one of the things that goes without saying. Witness: Fatal shooting victim had been drinking, firing gun before death

Alcohol can be dangerous to your health; it makes you do stupid shit. Though the sheriff lists the death as ‘suspicious.’

Ted Samples, who previously spoke with police, said in an interview with The Winchester Star on Monday that the homeowner complied when he told him to stop shooting around 4 a.m.

“He went inside and put the gun in a cabinet, so I figured it was done and over with. And then [30] minutes later, here comes the cops and the ambulance,” said Samples, who lives across from the home and was able to see inside. “You just don’t mess with guns when you’re drinking. It’s unfortunate.”

The stupid can kill you.

Darwin Awards and Rioters

Thinking has been eliminated from our society. Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes.

The linked post deals with the James Scurlock shooing in Nebraska. I already have a post scheduled for tomorrow morning on the Scurlock shooting, which will cover the details. But let’s talk about the media spin courtesy of R.S. McCain.

Now we have the tale of a young “social justice” activist in Omaha, Nebraska, who chose poorly:

The quotes from the protestors are fascinating. Click thru.

There are also…

First, there was the rioter in St. Louis who decided he could win a contest against a FedEx truck, and lost. This morning, we had the story of the young Philadephians who decided that robbing a gun store was a good idea, to their eternal regret.

Insanity. (That FedEx truck was a semi-tractor pulling 2 trailers.)

The Stupid. It Can Kill You

There is a difference between embracing forgiveness, and being stupid. Ark. Woman Befriended Mom’s Killer Out of ‘Spiritual Obligation’ — and then He Murdered Her.

Forgiveness may be divine; Stupidity is all human.

Martha McKay was kind to Travis Lewis, who was convicted and released after he killed her mother and cousin in 1996

The killer would drown during a police chase when he jumped into a lake. So there’s that.

Hat tip to The Other McCain… She Befriended the Man Who Killed Her Mother. Guess How That Turned Out?

Darwin Award Honorable Mention

The barriers at zoos are there for your protection. Idiot. Arizona zoo attack: Jaguar attacked a woman while she was taking a picture.

The guest crossed over the barrier to get a photo and was attacked by a female jaguar, the zoo tweeted, citing witness accounts.

“The visitor sustained non-life threatening injuries to their arm from one of our female jaguars. At the request of the family, paramedics were called. At no time was the animal out of its enclosure … please understand why barriers are put in place. Sending prayers to the family tonight,” the zoo tweeted.

She will have a hospital stay, and probably have permanent scars. All for Instagram/Snapchat/Social-media-insanity. At least she gets her 15 minutes of fame. In the words of Bugs Bunny, “What a maroon.”

Second Yellowstone Visitor Injured by Bison

Don't be stupidEven the herbivores can be dangerous. (It is how they protect themselves from predators.) Second Yellowstone visitor injured in bison encounter – CNN.com.

A 62-year-old Australian man who ventured to within 3 to 5 feet of one bison was seriously injured Tuesday when the animal charged and tossed him into the air several times, park officials said in a statement.

This is the second such incident within weeks.

A 16-year-old Taiwanese exchange student was gored by a bison on May 15 while posing for a photo.

People are occasionally killed by bison in Yellowstone. By being gored.

Lion Attack – The Windows Were Supposed to be Closed

Don't be stupidHer window wasn’t closed and she didn’t close it as the lioness approached. The “rules” indicate the windows are supposed to remain closed. (Common sense would indicate that too.) U.S. tourist was photographing lions just before fatal attack, park says – The Washington Post.

“According to witnesses a lioness then began slowly walking towards the vehicle” where the tourist was sitting in the passenger’s seat, La Cock said. “The lady was taking pictures of this lion which then stopped about a meter or two away from the vehicle. Witnesses state that the lady still had her window fully open at this point when the lion lunged towards the car.

“It then bit the lady through the open window.”

Sure, this is a tragedy. But if a lion is approaching you, you should close the damn window.

Just sayin’.

Visitors are handed a leaflet “explaining that it is imperative that windows and doors are kept locked and closed at all times” before entering the first lion enclosure, La Cock said. “Lions are predators and these animals should be handled and treated with great respect.”