Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Difference Between A Gun & A Sword

Only one of them can hurt someone a quarter mile away:
COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) - An intoxicated man agitated over a text conversation Sunday evening grabbed a sword and a pistol, then fired the gun at the ceiling, police said. That bullet went through a kitchen window a quarter of a mile away, police said.

A woman said she had left the kitchen just moments before the bullet shot through the window of the home in the 1300 block of Cottage Avenue, according to 24-Hour News 8's news partner the Columbus Republic.

At about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Columbus police were called to the 2100 block of 12th Street on a report of shots fired and to the 1300 block of Cottage Avenue on a report that a bullet had broken a window. Children were in both homes at the time of the shooting.

"I think we are very fortunate here that no one was injured," said Lt. Joe Richardson, spokesman for Columbus Police Department. 

On 12th Street, police said witness reports led them to Freddie Perez, 39. He was arrested on preliminary charges of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, public intoxication and violating a city ordinance against firing a firearm within city limits. He was released on $13,500 bond.

Curious about the public intoxication charge, since it sounds like the guy was in his house, but regardless: we’re very, very lucky that someone wasn’t injured or killed. As long as people are going to continue to be idiots I'm going to continue to advocate for gun control laws.