Sorry I know I shouldn’t be flippant over someone’s death but considering how nonchalant some gun rights activists are over the deaths of so many innocent children – I am cutting myself some slack for laughing at this article from The Raw Story:

Arizona woman kills husband with shotgun after he insists she learn to use it

By David Edwards
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 10:40 EDT

A woman in Arizona has told police that she accidentally killed her husband with his own shotgun after he insisted that she pick it up even though she told him she was uncomfortable around guns.

The Daily Courier reported that Prescott Valley police responded to reports of a shooting on Gentle Winds Road Monday afternoon, where 56-year-old Gary Wingate was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a statement, the Prescott Valley Police Department said that Wingate’s 54-year-old wife had not been comfortable around firearms, but he asked her to pick up his 12-guage shotgun and hand it to him anyway. The weapon discharged while she was in the process of handing it to him, striking him in the upper torso.

Click link above for full story.  I’m sure you’ll love reading about how the sheriff is treating this as a homicide even though all evidence points to an accidental shooting.  This is Republican Arizona country. I’m confidant if the shooter had been the husband there would be no questioning his innocence at all.

Some say there are just a lot of unfortunate gun accidents occurring in AZ at the moment. Of course another school of thought could be that Republican woman there have finally found their voice 🙂

AZ shooting

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