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Tue Oct 30, 2018, 09:08 PM

Lt. Gov. candidate (R) Will Ainsworth's wife injured in 'gun accident'

Source: AL.com

The wife of Alabama lieutenant governor candidate Will Ainsworth was injured in a “gun accident" today, the Republican candidate said on social media.

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“We are thankful it doesn’t appear serious, but covet your prayers while the doctors treat her.”

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Ainsworth has been a representative in the state legislature since 2014. Earlier this year, he led the charge to allow trained, certified school teachers and administrators to carry guns on campuses. After 17 people were gunned down at a high school in Parkland, Florida, Ainsworth sponsored the legislation, which drew roiling debate in Montgomery. The legislation didn’t have enough support to become law.


Read more: https://www.al.com/news/2018/10/lt-gov-candidate-will-ainsworths-wife-injured-in-gun-accident.html



... get elected to the state legislature.

... sponsor legislation to put guns in schools in the wake of the Parkland massacre.

... win the Lt Gov primary.

... your wife gets shot and injured in your home because you’re not a responsible gun owner ...

PRICELESS.

NOTE: I added the “(R)” to the tirle since AL.com is kind of known for not identifying party affiliation on bad stories. It is in the body of the article, though.

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Reply Lt. Gov. candidate (R) Will Ainsworth's wife injured in 'gun accident' (Original post)
Whiskeytide Oct 2018 OP
CurtEastPoint Oct 2018 #1
Whiskeytide Oct 2018 #2
dawg Oct 2018 #10
Whiskeytide Oct 2018 #21
Hortensis Oct 2018 #35
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 2018 #7
dawg Oct 2018 #11
jberryhill Oct 2018 #3
Whiskeytide Oct 2018 #4
Hassin Bin Sober Oct 2018 #14
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2018 #33
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #5
Solly Mack Oct 2018 #6
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 2018 #8
Jedi Guy Oct 2018 #12
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 2018 #15
Jedi Guy Oct 2018 #17
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 2018 #19
Jedi Guy Oct 2018 #25
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 2018 #31
Jedi Guy Oct 2018 #34
GulfCoast66 Oct 2018 #13
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 2018 #16
GulfCoast66 Oct 2018 #18
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 2018 #20
sarisataka Oct 2018 #22
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 2018 #23
sarisataka Oct 2018 #26
MontanaMama Oct 2018 #24
Hortensis Oct 2018 #36
NickB79 Oct 2018 #27
Julian Englis Oct 2018 #29
NickB79 Oct 2018 #30
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 2018 #32
blugbox Oct 2018 #37
mentalsolstice Oct 2018 #38
ProudLib72 Oct 2018 #9
BamaRefugee Oct 2018 #28

Response to Whiskeytide (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 09:12 PM

1. "covet?"

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 09:15 PM

2. Yeah. I don't know if that's a typo, or ...

... a fundie phrase I’ve never heard. I thought it was odd too.

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Response to Whiskeytide (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 09:31 PM

10. It's a fundie phrase that's used quite often.

Just means that they really want people to pray for them.

(I'm one of DU's resident evangelicals, so I can translate.)

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Response to dawg (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 10:21 PM

21. Thanks. I grew up (mostly) and live...

... in the south. Methodist. Never heard that one.

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Response to dawg (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 07:31 AM

35. :) Pretty sure that was it, but thanks for the "translation."

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 09:24 PM

7. As in "Thou shall not covet . . . ?"

Is this a southern baptist thing ?

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 09:33 PM

11. Maybe.

I'm Southern Baptist, and I've heard that expression many, many times. (I suspect other evangelical denominations say it too.)

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Response to Whiskeytide (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 09:15 PM

3. He shot her?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 09:19 PM

4. Probably not. The article is scant ...

... on details, and he didn’t return a call for comment. But he probably wouldn’t have made a social media post about it if he was involved. It does mention that they have 3 small children in the home. Maybe one of them didn’t want to eat their broccoli?

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Response to Whiskeytide (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 09:41 PM

14. The US leads the world in shootings by toddlers. So...

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Response to Whiskeytide (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 12:57 AM

33. Another conceivable cause might be


... failed suicide.

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Response to Whiskeytide (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 09:22 PM

5. ...

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Response to Whiskeytide (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 09:23 PM

6. Reckon the word covet was on his mind for a reason?

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Response to Whiskeytide (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 09:27 PM

8. Just now they are reporting

Kendall Ainsworth was injured while shooting at something called a "skeet."

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 09:35 PM

12. Clay pigeon, basically.

Skeet are clay disks launched into the air for target shooting. Fairly common down south. I knew a lot of people in southern Mississippi who went skeet shooting fairly often.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 09:43 PM

15. So clay pigeons can fly. How do they get "launched" into the air ?

Do they use something like a puck-shooter ? But into the air ?

Could it be that someone shot at a skeet as it was closing in on the ground and she was nearby the landing zone ?

I've never done this, so I have to ask.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 09:48 PM

17. I never went skeet shooting, so unsure of details.

I expect there's a machine of some kind that launches them into the air.

And your theory could be true. If someone is careless with a loaded gun, only bad things result from it. One reason I try to avoid being around guns, which is fairly easy here in Canada.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #17)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 10:00 PM

19. I hate guns.

Can I come live with you ?

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #19)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 10:35 PM

25. C'mon up!

So long as you don't mind rabbits for roommates, since we have two in our spare bedroom.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #25)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 11:42 PM

31. Last time I checked,

2 rabbits usually equaled 100 in about six months, so that must be a really big spare room !!

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #31)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 06:47 AM

34. We keep them separated for just that reason. ;)

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 09:36 PM

13. Skeet shooting is a common pastime. Using shotguns to hit clay targets.

I have done it many, many times and if memory serves it may have been an Olympic sport.

How someone is injured doing that boggles the mind. They obviously ignored even the basics of shotgun safety. We are not talking AR-15s or handguns but 2-3 shot shotguns like our great grandparents used.

Not surprising considering.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 09:44 PM

16. You need a shotgun for this ?

Wouldn't the greater skill come in using a handgun ?

Shotguns just blast pellet everywhere.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 09:52 PM

18. The targets are flying thru the air!

Even with a shotgun it is difficult. Think of small dinner plates/freebies. But it is normally a standard course and the targets are thrown by machines. I can’t see how anyone is shot doing this absent gross negligence or alcohol.

To understand how this sport ranks in safety realize the Western European countries dominate it historically.

It is not gun nut shit. It is the kind of firearms activity Democrats can support.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 10:03 PM

20. Well, remember Dick Cheney

shot some poor man in the face ! But I think they were hunting gamebirds. However, that poor man's face was not in flight, which means that Cheney was either a really god-awful shot, or drunker than an Irishman on St. Paddy's.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 10:22 PM

22. Skill, yes

It would take superhuman skill to hit a flying skeet with a handgun. Also the bullet from the handgun will travel a mile or two. The shotgun pellets will be out of energy in a couple hundred yards.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #22)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 10:28 PM

23. Oh good point.

But isn't the shooting of the skeet done at a range ? Like out in the boonies.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #23)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 10:37 PM

26. I have only shot skeet

A couple times on private land where we had a mile+ safety zone.
A regular range will require lightweight shot that will rapidly lose energy so I believe you could get away with a 200-300 yard range in a 180 degree semi-regular circle.

I think they are usually always out more due to the sound than need for space.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 10:33 PM

24. My first job was at a trap and skeet club

when I was 13 years old. I pulled and scored for the shooters which meant you sit in an elevated chair with a button in your hand that remotely operates an automated “thrower “ that launches a clay disk or “pidgeon” for the marksperson to shoot wiith a shotgun. When the shooter yells “pull!” I’d push the button to send the clay pidgeon into the air for the marksperson to shoot. Skeet refers to the clay pidgeon moving from side to side and Trap refers to the clay pidgeon that moves away from the shooter. It was a great first job. I loved it. I made $3.10 per hour back in 1978.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #24)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 07:46 AM

36. Good pay for those days. In 1979 I made $0.13/hour

as a waitress in a casino in my teens, hard work but the tips made that look like the bubblegum budget it was. Women weren't allowed to work overtime or be paid overtime rates due to laws supposedly protecting women from exploitation, so they'd just ask us to volunteer, but it was worth it anyway.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 10:37 PM

27. President Obama skeet shoots for fun

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #27)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 11:02 PM

29. Obama also knows the image of a black man with a gun also scares the shit out of Trumpers.

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Response to Julian Englis (Reply #29)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 11:06 PM

30. Yep!

God I miss him in the WH.

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Response to Julian Englis (Reply #29)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 11:44 PM

32. hee hee hee !

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #27)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 08:24 AM

37. Huh strange...

He is wearing a watch on his left hand, indicating he's right handed, but he is shooting left handed.

It's he left handed or just personal preference i wonder?

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Response to blugbox (Reply #37)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 10:36 AM

38. He is left handed! nt

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Response to Whiskeytide (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 09:29 PM

9. Was there a good guy with a gun to protect her?

I blame it on Anusworth's lack of a security detail in his home. Dumbass!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 10:55 PM

28. Great response!

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