A radio news report this morning said there have been three accidental shootings in Latah County recently. One of them happened when a guy was “cleaning a loaded pistol”. Yeah, right.
We know about these accidents, why? Because when the injured went to the hospital for their minor wounds, the people at the hospital call the cops.
I once shot myself right through the weak hand thumb. I went to the hospital to get the projectile extracted from my thumb. It was sticking out both ends of the wound. The thought of calling the cops, I am certain, never entered anyone’s mind at the hospital that day.
OK, class. This is a test. WHY did no one at the hospital think of calling the cops in my case, but they automatically called the cops in those other cases? Hint; why aren’t the cops typically called in on a lawnmower accident, a ladder accident, any time you cut your finger while chopping vegetables, cut your head running into a door, etc?
Answer; Because those accidents do not involve guns. We’ve all been conditioned. If it involves a firearm, call the cops. No thinking required. If it doesn’t involve a firearm, well take care of the patient, stupid. This is a hospital. If that’s not bigotry, it sure does look like it.
(I shot myself with an arrow, you see. Flawed wooden arrows can fracture upon launch, and since your hand is right there on the bow, the fractured arrow can be thrust right through your hand)
“Oh, but those gunshots could have been part of a crime” you say. And that’s my point– even you are programmed. If a gun is involved, well, crime. Sure, and someone could have shot me with an arrow while I was threatening them, or that cut you got chopping food could have been done on purpose by your raging spouse, and that contusion on your kid’s head from the bicycle crash might have been caused by you hitting him with a blunt object on purpose, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc. Get the irrational programming (the mindset; gun = crime) ironed out.