Y’all know about these awards, right? Today, on what was billed Gun Appreciation Day by its organizers1, at least five people were injured in accidents involving the very things they were trying to appreciate. Three of them were injured in Raleigh, NC, when one particular idiot “was unfastening the case of his 12-gauge shotgun on a table near the show entrance when it accidentally discharged. The man planned to sell the shotgun at the show.”
What the hell are you doing carrying a loaded shotgun into a gun show? Shouldn’t you have ensured there were no shells in the thing before you take it out to show it off?
I nominate all these injured people plus the owners of the guns they were shot with for Honorable Mentions when the Darwin Awards are next handed out.
1 Larry Ward — who is leading the appreciation-day effort Saturday and is president of the Republican consulting firm Political Media Inc. — said earlier this month that the event is being supported with an online, mailing and media campaign over the next two weeks that is expected to reach 50 million people.
The coalition behind the gun appreciation day includes the Second Amendment Foundation, Special Operations Speaks, Revolution PAC and the Conservative Action Fund.