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Old 01-09-2014, 11:49 AM
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Default 'It Happens,' Says Kentucky Lawmaker Who Accidentally Fired Her Gun in the State Capi

This was no "accident"...

This is pure "negligence"...Putting a finger anywhere near a trigger while loading or unloading a gun is nothing more than someone saying "I'm as dumb as f**K"...

'It Happens,' Says Kentucky Lawmaker Who Accidentally Fired Her Gun in the State Capital

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Democratic Kentucky State Rep. Leslie Combs doesn't think her accidental discharge of a firearm in the state's capitol building Tuesday afternoon was a big deal. "I am a gun owner, it happens," Combs told reporters after the incident.

Combs was apparently in the process of unloading her Ruger 380 semi-automatic handgun when it fired into the floor of the Capitol annex. No one was harmed by the gunshot, so she reported the incident to state police about two hours later. the lawmaker told the Courier-Journal that she has a concealed carry permit, and often brings the gun to work in her purse. Here's more from Combs:

“I was purposely disarming it to put it up because I didn’t like it and I didn’t want to use it any more... I had had it in my purse I carry usually, and I thought I’m going to put that sucker away.”

And she's not the only armed state lawmaker. According to state Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo, state House members, himself included, have carried guns to the capital. But normally lawmakers check their guns, instead of carrying them around through the day.

As for whether Combs will now reconsider her gun carrying habit, the legislator said, “I am a gun owner. I support the right to bear arms. As a female —particularly for protection rights — I feel the need to carry a firearm." but, from now on, she'll apparently carry a revolver instead.
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revolver wud be better I agree
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"I am a gun owner, it happens," NO, it doesn't. It only happens when you're a stupid ******* gun owner.
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Democratic Kentucky State Rep. Leslie Combs doesn't think her accidental discharge of a firearm in the state's capitol building Tuesday afternoon was a big deal. "I am a gun owner, it happens," Combs told reporters after the incident.
It only happens to irresponsible types like you Mr. Combs. I suppose this a$$hat would say the same thing if he crashed his car into the capitol building, "I am a car owner, it happens". What a shmuck.
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“I was purposely disarming it to put it up because I didn’t like it and I didn’t want to use it any more...
If this is accurate, I think that's for the best...
Leslie, put the gun down and walk away...
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Default Democratic Kentucky lawmaker accidentally fires gun in her office

Maybe Leslie Combs went to the Diana DeGette school of firearm education.

Democratic Kentucky Lawmaker Accidentally Fires Gun In Her Office | TheBlaze.com

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker says she accidentally fired her gun in her office on the first day of the legislative session.

Democratic Rep. Leslie Combs of Pikeville said Wednesday that no one was hurt or in harm’s way when the gun went off Tuesday.

Combs said state police investigated and found no evidence that any portion of the round left her office.

State police officials assigned to the Capitol did not immediately return calls seeking comment Wednesday.

Democratic State Rep. Jeff Greer says he was in Combs’ office when the gun went off. He said it happened after she thought she had emptied the weapon.

Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo said state law allows legislators to bring weapons into their offices, and even into the chamber if they choose to.
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