Negligent Discharge of the Century. So Far.
[Maciej] Gorecki was apparently parading his pistol when he put it to [Zdzislaw] Golabek’s head, according to officials.
He pulled the trigger, believing the gun was unloaded.
Golabek, who also lived in the building, died at the scene.
His death has been deemed a homicide.
Anybody remember the first rule of gun safety, class?
A few more details:
Maciej Gorecki, 32, was charged with manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon after allegedly killing his friend and neighbor, 37-year-old Zdzislaw Golabek, in Gorecki’s Sunset Park apartment on 45th St. near Eighth Ave. on Saturday night, authorities said.
With great firepower comes great responsibility. Normally, New York’s “criminal possession” statute is a BS charge, but in this case, it’s hard to disagree with throwing the book at the knucklehead, Gorecki.
Flint, MI: 3-Year Old Shot With Nobody’s Gun
Well, nobody who will admit it’s his, anyway.
Police say the 3-year-old boy found a 9mm pistol and accidentally shot himself in the head just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20.
He was pronounced dead at the home.
Flint police Chief James Tolbert said four adults and three children were at the home, which belonged to the child’s great-grandparents, of the time of the incident. The adults included the child’s mother, the two homeowners and a relative, Tolbert said.
Tolbert said investigations suggest the adults were not aware there was a gun in the home. Now, he says, police are trying to find out whose gun it was, where it came from and how it got into the hands of a toddler.
I think we all know the answer to this riddle.
Praise the Lord and Pass the Kerlix
It had to happen sooner or later, and it did: a Texan shot himself in the foot in church. Apparently the wound wasn’t very serious, so we feel all the better about mocking him.
Not Funny at All: 4-year Old Kills Self
In Houston, a little kid found his grandfather’s gun, and 4-year-old Bryson Hernandez shot himself in the head. This disaster happened in Texas; Sheriff’s deputies grilled the kid’s grandparents until his grandmother collapsed, and they may still be charged with something, but that’s the least of it. The little guy expired from his self-inflicted wound.
We’ll join the family in urging you to secure your firearms. On your person or locked up, especially if you have kids or if they visit. This little boy loved Iron Man; he could not have had much of a concept of the lethality of a real firearm.
South Bend, IN: A 2-Year-Old, for crying out loud.
In Alaska, State Troopers are investigating the shooting death of 5-year-old Kaidin Mann in the village of Kohanok this weekend as an accidental shooting.
In Halifax County, VA, a juvenile negligently discharged a firearm. A woman walking in her driveway was hit in the abdomen; she was airlifted to Duke University Hospital, where she’s in stable condition; deputies expect the juvenile will be charged.
Pune, India: Accident, or Suicide?
It probably doesn’t matter to Devendra Giteshware Gore, but there’s evidence for both possibilities, and the cops seem bemused (if leaning towards the suicide theory):
The woman told the police that after the drinking session on Saturday , Gore took out a pistol and put it to his head.
“He asked the woman whether she loved him and told her he would shoot himself if she said no. The woman thought Gore was joking and did not reply . A few seconds later, he pulled the trigger,” Dhage said. Assistant police inspector B A Nanaware of the Sangvi police station said Gore had gone missing in April last year after his creditors began pursuing him.
Indebtedness, a love affair — if it’s suicide, it’s one more proof that is a final solution to somebody’s transient problems. If an accident, it’s one more indictment of the combination of firearms and Judgment Juice.
Indicentally, being India, where guns are outlawed, the firearm was a homemade contraption, according to the news story.
Louisville: “Anti-Gang Activist,” Yeah, riiight…
Community activist Chris 2-X says Ruff was involved in his anti-violence effort. He would like to see more gun safety training for young people in West Louisville.
We dunno. Having some ganged-up kid (’cause that’s who these “anti-violence” posers are) whack himself should be a salutary transmission, for those capable of receiving.
Williamsburg, VA: Not a Lot of Experience
A young man playing with a pistol in a Williamburg restaurant learned why that’s a bad idea. Unfortunately he didn’t live to apply the lesson.
Major Greg Riley with Williamsburg Police Department told 13News Now the shooting happened at the Astronomical Pancake House in the 1300 block of Richmond Road just before 1:25 p.m.
Riley said the victim died on his way to the hospital.
He added the victim did not appear to have a lot of experience handling a firearm.
Well, he isn’t going to get any now. People! Learn first. Then carry.