The Daily Mail reported on Thursday, November 30, 2017 that a 36-year-old pheasant hunter in Northern Iowa was shot by his own dog.
Now, the question to be asked isn’t why William Rancourt kept his gun in a place where his dog could ahold of it. What I want to know is where was the good dog with the gun?!
Isn’t that the National Rifle Association’s main excuse-that guns don’t hurt people, people do? Well, that statement has just been chewed up and crapped out by a German Shorthaired Pointer. Guns do injure and kill people-even in the paws of a loyal dog.
There is no tragedy here, as this is completely hilarious. We have a gun owner who exercised his Second Amendment right under the United States Constitution to keep and bear arms, only to be shot by his best friend-a German Shorthaired Pointer! Hell, it would have been funnier if the shot of 22 yards had killed Rancourt!
I mean, what are you going to do-put the dog on trial for man-one? Yeah, I’d like to see Jack McCoy win that trial. Talk about dog eat dog, right?
This sort of thing was funny enough to watch in a Warner Brothers cartoon, but it’s even more hysterical when it happens in real life, because you almost can’t believe how irresponsible Americans are with their firearms.
I’m sure that our Founding Fathers would look down from Eternity in shame, because this was one of the issues for which they fought and died; the right to keep and bear arms. The problem, however, is that the average citizen is irresponsible-and many of the Founders knew that.
That’s probably why Benjamin Franklin answered that woman the way that he did when he was asked: “Sir, what kind of government have you given us?”
“A republic-if you can keep it.”
We’re arming dogs now, kids. I mean, it’s only a matter of time before we fall as a nation.