Anyone with a lick of sense knows that alcohol and guns just do not go together. That’s a caveat that often goes unheeded, usually by fanatical gun nuts aka ammosexuals. And it often leads to tragedy. However, that stops neither the drinking nor the shooting.
This time it was in Salisbury, North Carolina, where Timothy Scott Glover and his cousin, Roy Jacob Bryant were drinking in the presence of a gun. Not just any gun, but an illegal 20 gauge sawed-off shotgun. As any of us could have predicted, the gun went off while Glover was carelessly handling the firearm. Bryant was hit. Sheriff’s deputies, upon arriving at the scene, called for an ambulance which rushed Bryant to Rowan Regional Medical Center. Unfortunately, Bryant died of his injuries soon after.
Glover was charged with felony involuntary manslaughter and felony possession of a ‘weapon of mass destruction’. He is being held on $25,000 bail. He could be looking at 20 years in prison. Hope that beer was worth it!
As a responsible gun owner, these kind of stories really disgust me. There is no other item given so much leeway, as far as drinking is concerned, than a gun. But a gun, like a car, requires its handler’s complete attention. Some say that the best way you can be around a gun is obsessive-compulsive. I couldn’t agree more. When handling a gun, you need to be alert and sharp. You can’t be either if you drink; there is no safe amount of alcohol to have around guns. Lately, though, it seems that anything goes among the ammosexuals.
Despite hundreds of deaths resulting from this combination, it is still generally accepted among the ammosexual community that there is no problem with drinking and guns. If that were not so, why would a firing range in Oklahoma even ask for a liquor license, much less be granted one? Why would Georgia, Tennessee, Arizona, Virginia and South Carolina allow guns in bars? Apparently, lawmakers in those states think that alcohol and guns go together just fine. They must not have a lick of sense.
Here’s the report from WSOC-TV.