[Photo: Kory Watkins, via Arlington Police Department]
Today's lessons in why gun ownership is completely awesome and we should all own one for our own safety, brought to you by responsible gun owners everywhere.
First, we go to Arlington, Texas, where two leaders of the Tarrant County Open Carry group were arrested along with a third man for interfering in a traffic stop. Star-Telegram:
Kory Watkins, Open Carry Tarrant County coordinator; and his wife, Janie Lucero, each face charges of interference with public duties and obstructing a highway. Joseph Tye faces charges of interference with public duties and refusing to identify, police said Monday.
They were released from the Arlington Jail early Sunday after posting bail, according to police.
The three were in a parking lot near Cooper Street and Linda Vista Avenue in a group of about 20 people who were taking videos of an officer who had pulled over a motorist in a traffic stop, said Sgt. Jeffrey Houston, an Arlington police spokesman.
On two other occasions Saturday, other people had filmed police officers but only the three who were arrested got in officer’s way, Houston said.
Houston declined to describe how the three interfered with officers, saying that is part of an ongoing investigation.
Police confiscated the recording devices of those arrested but will return the devices later, Houston said. Officers also confiscated a black-powder revolver and a knife from Watkins, which police also expect to return, Houston said.
Wait. Black powder revolver? Are you kidding me? That's what this dude was openly carrying? Have you ever seen anyone fire a black powder revolver? Not the easiest thing on the planet. He could have shot his eye out.
Next, we head to Florida, where this guy will probably never, ever ask his girlfriend for a loan again.
A Lake Worth woman shot and later hit her boyfriend in the face with a gun after an argument about money Sunday, according to an arrest report.
Hope Lachenauer, 22, woke up after being high on Xanax when her boyfriend asked if he could borrow some money, the report said. She wouldn’t give him any money and, after an argument, she allegedly shot him in the leg while he was sitting down.
After shooting him, Lachenauer apologized, helped him wrap it up and gave him her bank card, the report said. The man then walked down the street to an ATM, but wasn’t able to take out any money.
He returned home and threw the bank card at Lachenauer, which started another argument. She then took the gun and hit him in the face.
Alrighty then. Maybe it's time for this guy to get a new girlfriend? Or lose the gun? Because safety first, right?
Next, right on back over to Tyler, Texas, for yet another 'accidental' shooting in the leg.
Martin tells KETK initial reports indicate a 20-year-old man accidently shot himself in the leg at Varsity Place Apartments located in the 3400 block of Varsity Drive. The complex faces the UT Tyler Cowan Center.
Martin says he does not believe the injuries to be life-threatening.
Yes, but did he miss his penis?