And a polite society is a clean society.
“One subject reported that he was cleaning his firearm and it discharged, striking both himself and the male seated next to him,” Nashua police Sgt. Andrew Karlis said in a statement. “Both subjects are reported to be in stable condition.”
Whenever I cleaned my guns, I first made sure they were not loaded.
Why? Because I’m not stupid.
I am sometimes thoughtless, inconsiderate, selfish, preoccupied, self-centered, conceited (as I was informed in the sixth grade), full of myself, occasionally arrogant, and headstrong.
But not stupid.
It seems that NRA Paradise is peopled by the stupid.
Why is it that, in police reports, men become “males” and women become “females”? (I know that men and women are “males” and “females,”–when I was a teenager, my parents gave me a book on The Facts of Life and Love for Teenagers* that informed me of that startling fact–but, really, now, synonyms and all that . . . .)
Inquiring minds want to know.
*It was actually a pretty good book on the “facts of love,” but the work of John Cleland was ever so much more informative on the “facts of life.”