Rep. Leslie Combs of Kentucky accidentally fired her Ruger LCP inside her office while trying to unload it. She then went on to say this gem of a statement:
“I’m a gun owner. It happens,” Combs said. “…I was disarming and it was an accidental discharge of a firearm.”
“I was purposely disarming it to put it up because I didn’t like it and I didn’t want to use it anymore,” Combs said. “I had had it in my purse I carry usually, and I thought I’m going to put that sucker away.”
If you’re a responsible gun owner, you know that ‘accidental discharges’ don’t actually exist. Whenever a firearm is discharged when you weren’t expecting it, it’s called a negligent discharge.
For Rep. Combs to make the bold statement such as “I’m a gun owner. It happens.” is offensive to responsible gun owners all over the world. I have been a gun owner for 5 years, and my father has been one for over 40. Neither one of us has ever experienced a negligent discharge because A) we are responsible, B) we know how our firearms operate and C) we know all about firearm safety.
Remember this; the actions of one does not reflect on the masses.