Divorce, Tater Peeler Road Style

The wife of a Wilson County [TN] Sheriff’s Office deputy was shot to death Saturday at their Lebanon home by a 4-year-old who gained access to a gun at a family cookout, police said.  Josephine G. Fanning, 48, was pronounced dead at the home at 6710 S.E. Tater Peeler Road, according to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.

Kids_with_Guns_by_LilyLantern11The shooting occurred while Wilson County Deputy Daniel Fanning, 51, was with another relative looking at guns in a bedroom of the home, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.  The 4-year-old and [victim] walked into the bedroom where a loaded weapon was on top of the bed. The child picked up the gun and fired one round, which killed Josephine Fanning.

Alcohol was present at the gathering. Daniel Fanning was not on duty at the time of the shooting….The gun fired by the 4-year-old was Fanning’s personal weapon and not a police gun. — Tennsessean.com

Once again we see that in certain parts of the country, it is never forgotten that one’s sacred Constitutional right to own and bear arms begins at a very young age.  This is positive, as is the evidence that where there are more guns, there is less violence and less danger.   We also see that law enforcement agents and others trained in weapons are exemplary parents and citizens with whom we may place a high degree of trust when it comes to matters of personal security.

Speaking of the deceased victim, NRA President Wayne Le Pee Air reminded gunnies that freedom comes at a price, and that collateral damage in the form of human carnage was inevitable.  “These sacrifices should be considered the husks of our harvest of liberty’s bounty,” he noted, “and unlike hand-wringing libtards, we are wise to focus on the harvest itself.”

Don’t blame the gun, either.  That’s like blaming spoons for making you fat, or beer for making you drunk.

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13 Responses to Divorce, Tater Peeler Road Style

  1. cap peterson says:

    alcohol and tater tots do not mix well

  2. Lois Terms says:

    Harvest THIS, Wayne.

  3. Moran says:

    I like to think about how many people were saved by guns because I’m more of a glass half full type of guy. You oughta try it. I sleep pretty good.

    Also, Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, and Marco Rubio.

  4. Hugh Bris says:

    The real question is, Why wasn’t the victim already armed and ready when she walked into the room? As a responsible gun owner, she should have known not to let her guard down — there’s always a chance of an armed bad guy lurking somewhere, and we know the only defense against a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Had she been properly armed, she might have been able to take out the 4 year old kid before falling victim to the child. Which proves again that MORE guns, not less, are safer. Tragedy.

  5. julesagray says:

    abortion should be legal up to age 4.

  6. Elemenno P says:

    Guns don’t kill people. Four year olds kill people. We should register all 4-year olds and close the 4-year old show loophole. Oh, and background checks. We need background checks.

  7. syrbal says:

    Yes, four year olds do kill people.
    Why can’t we get a law against those dangerous four year olds?

  8. Moran says:

    Stop being so glass-half-empty. Think about how many people were saved by guns last week.

    • Dawgbowl says:

      I think maybe your glass is empty by now, Moran. (It might have been when you started, actually.) Anyway I missed that report — exactly how many people were saved by guns last week? I hope the number is bigger than 1,680, because that’s the average number of Americans who are killed or injured by firearms every week. Three killed per hour, every hour.

      • Moran says:

        If even one life was saved by a firearm, all this flotsam and jetsam is worth it. Remember, that firearms are here to stay and we have to learn to live with them. We don’t have to live with the critters among us and if a couple ears of corn have to be harvested every now and then to make the field healthy then so be it.

        Let us pray.

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