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Frankfort, KY. A Kentucky lawmaker said Wednesday that she accidentally fired a gun in her Capitol Annex office on the ...


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Old 01-08-2014, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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A Kentucky lawmaker said Wednesday that she accidentally fired a gun in her Capitol Annex office on the first day of the legislative session this week, prompting a police investigation. No one was hurt.

Democratic Rep. Leslie Combs of Pikeville issued a statement saying the shot was fired unintentionally Tuesday and that state police assigned to the Capitol found no evidence to indicate any portion of the discharged round left her office.

Combs did not offer details, but a House colleague who said he was in her office at the time described it as an accident.

"She was emptying the weapon and she thought that it was empty and pointed it away and down and pulled the trigger and it went off," said Rep. Jeff Greer, D-Brandenburg. "Thankfully, no one was hurt. I know she feels terrible about it. ... It's just an unfortunate event."

Greer said he had stopped by Combs' office to talk about legislation. The two lawmakers were the only ones in her office when the shot from the semi-automatic handgun was fired, he said.

Kentucky State Police Sgt. Jason Palmer, who heads the legislative security unit, said there was no evidence of criminal wrongdoing and that no charges would be filed.
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"Thought it was empty"????? If you're going to pull the trigger you better damn well know for sure the chamber is empty. You don't guess about these things. Sounds to me like she doesn't know her weapon well enough.
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" I always have a loaded gun in my office..so what's the problem and please no blonde jokes".
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Kentucky State Rep. Leslie Combs accidentally fires her gun while cleaning it | Mail Online

''I'm a gun owner. It happens,' she said today after news of yesterday's accident broke.

The Democratic representative was cleaning her semi-automatic handgun inside her office when it accidentally fired and a bully ricocheted, hitting a bookshelf.
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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,' she said.

'I had had it in my purse I carry usually, and I thought "I’m going to put that sucker away."'

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what an idiot. why would you pull the trigger after unloading it? one in the chamber.... hello?!?!?! even my 7 year old girl knows not to do that. and the part about how she is a gun owner and its happens.... what a load of crap. it happens because idiots like her dont know the basics of gun handling. no wonder they want to ban guns, look who has them. what are the odds that there are going to be new gun laws of some sort, after this?
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A guy here in Waco did that in the courthouse a little while back. Went through a window.
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It could be a lack of gun handling practice.
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Or it could be a lack of common sense...
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If that had been a republican it would be all over the national news.

But but the story as they say got "spiked"
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