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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 01:05 PM

15. This is sad on every level.

I don't agree with the posts excoriating the vet for "playing dress-up". That's really not the issue here, and no need to piss further on this guy than what is deserved.

Well then, what is deserved? An innocent person is likely to die, or be permanently physically harmed, by his mistake. A child is likely to be traumatized. A celebration for fellow vets was ruined.

A lot of pissing is deserved. But, a couple things -

1) Anyone who has ever driven drunk, could have caused just as much, or more, damage as this guy did by forgetting to clear his weapon.

2) I blame our society's lax attitude towards guns and lax gun laws, that this guy wasn't more careful. The mistake he made is probably made a thousand times a day. More than 99.9% of the time, good luck prevails and no tragedy occurs. It was this guy's unlucky day. Doesn't make what he did right or okay. But means that we ought to have a lot lower tolerance and approval of this crap in our society, and maybe not depend on luck so much to keep the tragedy numbers down.

I hope the woman fully recovers. No one involved will ever be the same, though.

We need better gun safety laws. It won't ever stop stuff like this completely, but we could get the numbers a lot lower.

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