– Iowa Pooch, Balew, was Packing Heat and accidentally shot his owner.
– Reactions are strong across the country
One of Sarkes Corner’s Core Competencies is reporting on accidental shootings like: Infant on Infant, Infant on Parents, Cracker on Cracker, Dog on Owner, etc. While these stories are tragic, they always generate a passionate discussion on the 2nd Amendment.
Such is this story of an accidental Dog on Owner shooting in Iowa.
An Iowa man, Richard Remme, of Fort Dodge, says his dog inadvertently shot him while they were roughhousing Wednesday.
2nd Amendment Einstein Remme told police he was playing with his dog, Balew, on the couch and tossed the dog off his lap. Remme says that when the Pit Bull-Labrador mix bounded back up, he must have disabled the safety on the gun in his belly band AND stepped on the trigger.
The gun fired, striking one of Remme’s legs. He was treated at a hospital and released later that day. Authorities classified this shooting as an accident and no charges were brought against Balew.
Ft. Dodge police Chief Roger Porter said: “Unfortunately, in this case, you can’t foresee things that can happen, and this was just one of those freak accidents. Wrestling around with your dog, you wouldn’t think it could happen, but it did and it was unfortunate. It could have been a lot worse than it was, so we’re thankful Remme is OK,”
Sarkes believes that something here stinks. What is the probability that Pooch Balew has the skill to disable the Safety on the gun and then pull the trigger, all in a matter of seconds? And, is the Ft. Dodge Police Department covering something up? Hmmmmm, give Sarkes a break.
Shots fired, Dog Owner Down.
Reaction across the country was strong and typical of the aftermath of a Dog on Owner shooting:
The Human Society: The senseless Dog on Owner shooting must stop. Dogs are not protected under our Constitution and have no 2nd Amendment rights. Owners who arm their Dogs should be held accountable and procecuted, its not the Dog’s fault. Dogs and Cats should not have access to guns.
The NRA: Guns don’t kill people, Dogs kill people. This was an accident, the Price of our Freedom. Dogs should be properly trained to Pack Heat. The NRA will vigorously fight any Gun Control legislation that infringes on our citizens, or their Dogs, right to bear arms.
President Trump – The Orange Rifleman: My thoughts and prayers go out to all victims of Dog on Owner shootings. Liberal Democrats will use this tragic accident to take away guns from our Dogs. While I am your President, this will never happen.