A pastor with a Modesto church is recovering from a gunshot wound he suffered in a firearms safety class in Modesto.
Tom Smith, a pastor at The House Modesto, was attending a course taught by Phillip Rushing at the Personal Protection Institute on Woodrow Avenue just west of McHenry Avenue when the incident occurred Dec. 5. The institute’s website notes that classes have been canceled until further notice.
During the course, Rushing was using a training gun, a rubber fake with no firing mechanism, said Heather Graves, Modesto Police Department spokeswoman. But as the class was ending, she said, he removed that prop from his holster and replaced it with his real handgun.
About that time, Graves said, a student asked Rushing to demonstrate what to do if attacked by someone armed with a knife. Smith volunteered to portray the attacker in a role-playing exercise.
“During the scenario, the instructor drew the firearm and it accidentally discharged,” she said. She did not know whether Rushing forgot he replaced the training gun or whether he knew he was drawing the real gun.
Cowardly Cop Kills Family’s Cat with a Shotgun After it Hissed at Him
North Catasauqua, PA — Six years ago, when Tom Newhart and his wife rescued a baby cat and named him Sugar,
they never imagined that his life would end in a hail of gunfire. However, thanks to a North Catasauqua police
officer, that’s exactly what happened.
Last Sunday, Sugar escaped from the Newhart’s home. Hours later, he’d be gunned down by police.
“It’s like one of your children, you raised them, bottle fed them,” said Newhart as he began tearing up.
When Sugar escaped, a neighbor five houses down found him and decided to call the police after not being able
to detain the lost cat. When the cop showed up, he pulled out a shotgun and it was open season on lost cats.
“I found the cat sitting right here,” said the neighbor, Mike Lienert.
When the officer showed up, he told Lienert that it’s “not politically correct, but if it’s injured we will put it
down,” — as if being ‘politically correct’ has anything to do with killing an innocent animal.
The officer then walked into Lienert’s backyard, blew the cat away, and then told Lienert that he’d have to
clean up the mess. Lienert said aside from poking at the dead cat’s body, the officer never attempted to catch
Lienert said the cat did hiss at the officer, but instead of grabbing a pair of gloves and putting the cat in a cage,
this public servant did some target practice.
After recovering Sugar’s body, the Newhart’s decided to have him x-rayed by the vet to see if the officer was
justified in shooting him. However, they found that Sugar was fine, and the officer had no reason to kill him.
“No lacerations, no blood, other than neck wound on body. ” Newhart said.
Newhart said he called the Mayor and the chief of police, who told him that this is not policy and has never
RESPONSIBLE GUN OWNER GETS JUMPY,
KILLS DAUGHTER AFTER MISTAKING HER
Yet again, another person is dead because of our “rights” as Americans.
A 27-year-old St. Cloud, Florida woman shot and killed by her own mother,
as she entered her home at 11:51 p.m., the Orlando Sentinel reported.
According to police, the daughter entered the residence and her mother
heard her but didn’t know who it was. Without attempting to figure out
for certain what was going on, the mother fired one shot into the darkness
and now her own daughter is dead.
St. Cloud police are not releasing any further details on the individuals
involved but it is known a law enforcement officer also lives in the residence.
Florida state law gives privacy protection to police officers, which includes
not disclosing their home address.
Police did say at this time they are working under the assumption that the
shooting was accidental. The State Attorney’s office will do a final review
once police are finished with their investigation. However, it is unlikely that
charges will be filed because of the “accidental” nature of the death.
RESPONSIBLE GUN-OWNING TEXAS COP
ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS GIRLFRIEND
IN BACK WHILE CLEANING GUN
The rest of the world would be horrified by the fact that it’s almost impossible to go
a day in the United States without one of the NRA’s “responsible gun owners” shooting
someone “accidentally,” but in “Good-Guy-With-A-Gun-Land” we’re told that the only
thing standing between America and disaster is individuals toting around their weapons.
And hey — who is more “responsible” (and, as a bonus, highly trained) than a police
Unfortunately, even the immense amount of training police receive isn’t enough to stave
off disaster. On Saturday in Huntsville, Texas, a Sam Houston State University cop was
“cleaning his gun” when he did what thousands of “responsible gun owners” do each year
in a show of responsibleness — shot someone. In this case, the victim was
the officer’s girlfriend, 23-year-old Rebekah Keefe.
As is often the story, William Weathersby failed to pay attention to rule number one of
gun ownership: The weapon is always loaded, even if it isn’t. While cleaning his personal
9mm handgun, the two-year veteran of the force managed to fire off a shot, striking Keefe
in the back.
“She is expected to live, which is good news. We have Texas Rangers in Houston investigating,
speaking with the victim,” Trooper Erik Burse with the Texas Department of Public Safety said
after the shooting. “In an investigation, you don’t want to rush things. You certainly want to
take all the information that you have and try to piece it together.”
. Oklahoma Man Fatally Shoots Himself While Securing
. Family Dog To A Chain
.. While an Oklahoma man was trying to secure the family dog, his gun fell and discharged,
.. striking him in the upper thigh and killing him.
Texas ‘Responsible Gun Owner’ Shoots 6-Year-Old In Spine
After Family Makes Wrong Turn
On Tuesday, a “bad guy with a gun” (who looks exactly like a “good guy” until he actually begins
shooting) fired numerous rounds at a vehicle containing a family that had done nothing worse than
make a wrong turn, severely injuring a child. The family was in the area looking for a tire shop
when they became lost and pulled into the parking lot of some townhouses to reroute their GPS.
According to investigators, the car’s lights were shining on another car. The occupant became
annoyed, walked toward the family’s vehicle and fired nine shots, one of them piercing through
the vehicle’s taillight and striking a 6-year-old girl, the bullet lodging itself into her spine.
Panicked, the driver attempted to escape as the shooter fired four more rounds at the vehicle
as it exited the property. The family drove down the street to a motel and flagged down an officer.
The little girl was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
A SWAT team detained a person of interest who was arrested on unrelated charges, but he has still
not been charged in the child’s shooting according to police.
RESPONSIBLE GUN OWNING ANTI-OBAMA PATRIOT SHOOTS
BUDDY DEAD IN DRUNK ARGUMENT ABOUT A GUN
Charles Carter and his “brother in arms”, Vincent Smith, were having a drunken argument when Charles
decided he would draw Vincent’s own gun from its holster and threaten Vincent with it. Luckily, Vincent
is a double-patriot and carries two guns just for this scenario.
Vincent promptly drew his second gun and shot Charles between the eyes, settling for all time the question
of who is the more 2nd Amendmenty of the two.
The pair was planning a nationwide march to “restore America”, riding the coattails of infamy from the Bundy
standoff in Oregon. The march was to start on the west coast, gathering up an army of freedom fighters along
the way, and ending in Washington DC where they would “remove the corrupt leadership that has taken over.”
Reno County Sheriff Randy Henderson said three-year-old Kaden Nagle found a loaded 40 caliber handgun in the home. The boy's father, Deputy Andrew Nagle, was in another room when he heard a gunshot.
Nagle rushed to find his son with a gunshot wound and administered first aid until EMS arrived, Henderson said.
Kaden was pronounced dead at the scene.
BEXAR COUNTY, Texas - The Bexar County Sheriff's Office is investigating an accidental shooting at the Lone Star Handgun Shooting Range in East Bexar County.
The shooting happened around 3:45 p.m. Friday.
Sheriff's say when they arrived they found a man in his 20s who had accidently shot himself in his thigh as he tried to take his gun out of his holster.
MAGEE, Miss. —A seventh grader was killed in Simpson County Saturday morning after his hunting rifle accidentally discharged the family said.
The family said Jacob Allen was leaving his grandmother's house when he tripped on some stairs and it caused the rifle to fire.
The family said he and his brother were out hunting early Saturday morning before the incident.
An accidental shooting happened at a gun show here in the valley Saturday morning. The shooting left one man injured and many others asking how this could happen.
Officials say the victim was shot once, resulting in a non-life threatening injury, and is expected to be okay. But the big question tonight is how this could happen considering the gun show has strict "no loaded gun rules" on show grounds?
Dec 10, 2015 8:22 PM by News Staff
The Paradise police officer who investigators say accidentally shot a suspected DUI driver in the neck last month will not face criminal charges, Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey announced Thursday.
Ramsey said the evidence in this case shows the shooting to be accidental, and possibly negligent, but not criminally so. “This shooting is not justified, but also not criminal."
Ramsey said Feaster drew his gun when Thomas “popped” out of the car, believing he would flee. As Officer Feaster moved towards Thomas, the gun discharged and struck Thomas in the neck. The shot hit Thomas in the C7 and T1 vertebrae and could lead to him being paralyzed for life.
When backup arrived on the scene, Feaster did not mention anything about having fired his weapon. According to Ramsey, Feaster notified his commanding officer about the discharge only after Thomas’ gunshot wound was found.
Father and son die in shootout at Pearl River County gun shop
PICAYUNE -- A father and son were killed in a shootout with another man and his son at a gun store
Saturday in Pearl River County's Henleyfield community.
Pearl River County deputies responding to the shooting on Mississippi 43 about 3:15 p.m. found the
store owner and his son dead in the store, Chief Deputy Shane Tucker said.
The owner's wife was working at the store when two customers, a man and his son, entered to pick
up a firearm that had been repaired.
"There was some contention about a $25 fee," Tucker said.
In an attempt to clear up the dispute, the woman called her husband, who later arrived with his son.
An argument ensued between the owners and the customers.
"During this argument, we believe there might have been some pushing and shoving," Tucker said.
"One of the customers and one of the owners produced firearms. We don't know who shot first."
All four men were shot. The two customers were airlifted to an area hospital with life-threatening
injuries, Tucker said.
The wife of the owner was not wounded.
Woman accidentally kills self adjusting bra holster
A Michigan woman accidentally shot herself to death last month while adjusting
the .22-caliber revolver in her bra holster, police said Wednesday.
Christina Bond, 55, was struck in an eye in her St. Joseph home on New Year's Day.
She died the next day in a Kalamazoo hospital, where she had been airlifted.
"She was having trouble adjusting her bra holster, couldn't get it to fit the way
she wanted it to," St. Joseph Public Safety Director Mark Clapp told the Kalamazoo
Gazette. "She was looking down at it and accidentally discharged the weapon."
8-Year-Old Boy Shoots Younger Brother Dead
After Mom Leaves Them In Car With Loaded Gun
Another child has fallen victim to negligent parenting and the gun lobby’s relentless
campaign to distribute deadly weapons to an irresponsible civilian population. Four
children in Crossville, Tennessee, were left in the car while their parents went inside
a nearby building to pay a bill. In the space of a few horrible seconds, the bored kids
had discovered a loaded semi-automatic pistol in their mother’s purse.
An eight-year old boy attempted to unload the weapon and remove the magazine,
causing it to accidentally discharge, sending a bullet into the head of his 7 year-old
brother. The victim was airlifted to the University of Tennessee’s Medical Center,
where he soon perished from his wounds.
The Department of Children’s Services has opened an investigation into the case.
He was the 815th American killed by guns since the year began...