BEND, Ore. - A Bend woman was cited on assault and reckless endangering charges Thursday after a loaded .22-caliber Derringer pistol fell out of her pocket during a visit to McDonald’s and it fired, striking her husband in the abdomen police said. He remained hospitalized Friday, but had improved to fair condition.Because in an NRA World, we all face the possibility of getting a little lead with our Big Mac when the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun and an armed society is a polite society.
Carney said a preliminary investigation revealed that Richard Lee Cooper, 47, and wife Barbara Annette Masters, 48, were sitting in the restaurant’s dining area when Masters leaned forward and the gun fell out of her pocket and hit the floor.
The impact with the floor caused the gun to go off, with the bullet striking Cooper in the abdomen, he said.
Make sure you whisper those words into your loved one's ear as they drift off for eternity, their lungs full of blood because the polite good guy dropped his gun and had an accidental discharge.
It's the price we all potentially pay in our NRA World.
Apple pie, McDonald's and guns. God Bless America.