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Fri Dec 30, 2016, 06:12 PM

Gun-loving conservative columnist accidentally killed after letting teen boy hold his firearm

M.D. Harmon, a conservative columnist who frequently wrote in favor of gun ownership rights for the Portland Press Herald, died this week after being accidentally shot by a teenage boy.

As the Press Herald itself reports, the 71-year-old Harmon was showing off one of his guns to a 16-year-old boy in his home in Sanford, Maine, on Wednesday. Harmon apparently let the teenager handle the weapon, which went off while the boy was holding it.

In a 2013 column, for instance, Harmon attacked proposed legislation in Maine that would have required gun owners to take a firearm safety course — in fact, he referred to this section of the legislation as “the worst part of the bill.”
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“So much for ‘the right of the people to keep and bear arms,” he wrote. “It’s one thing to have the government create limited groups of people not entitled to own firearms for good reasons — felons, the insane, children, etc. — and quite another to have the government think it can require that a free people get official permits to exercise their rights!”


Irony lifts its head

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/gun-loving-conservative-columnist-accidentally-killed-after-letting-teen-boy-hold-his-firearm/

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Reply Gun-loving conservative columnist accidentally killed after letting teen boy hold his firearm (Original post)
Angry Dragon Dec 2016 OP
DonCoquixote Dec 2016 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2016 #2
Motley13 Dec 2016 #3
Angry Dragon Dec 2016 #5
TheCowsCameHome Dec 2016 #4
Angry Dragon Dec 2016 #6
RedWedge Dec 2016 #7
Angry Dragon Dec 2016 #9
RedWedge Dec 2016 #10
malaise Dec 2016 #8
TexasProgresive Dec 2016 #11

Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 06:14 PM

1. This is what is called a "Darwin award"

May similar idiots never make it to 71.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 06:16 PM

2. I usually don't believe in karma, but sometimes I wonder....

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 06:18 PM

3. poetic justice

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Response to Motley13 (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 06:20 PM

5. we have irony, poetic justice, and karma so far

Darwin

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 06:20 PM

4. Gun worked as intended, no defects noted.

M.D. would be pleased to know that.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 06:20 PM

6. brought a smile

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 06:23 PM

7. Gah, that poor kid.

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Response to RedWedge (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 06:35 PM

9. that is a good point ..........I am sorry I did not think of that

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 06:38 PM

10. It's OK.

I understand the impulse to go for a clever comment without thinking about what people might be going through. I do it myself all the time.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 06:29 PM

8. Darwin strikes

again

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 09:05 PM

11. "which went off while the boy was holding it."

Needs to be changed to; "which went off while the boy aimed it at Mr Harmon and pressed the trigger." Guns don't just go "off." Stupid is a stupid does and in this case one stupid person is dead and the other stupid person will have to live with what he did.

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