For this week’s second lesson in how obviously safe guns are and how clearly responsible gun owners can be we travel to Macomb County, Michigan. Where we defer to firearms safety officer and United Auto Workers Vice President General Holiefield.
The report was released today, a day after Holiefield pleaded no contest to reckless use of a firearm.
Holiefield, 60, told police he was sitting at the kitchen table the night of Dec. 30 and his wife, Monica Morgan, was to his left when the gun went off and she screamed…
One of the witnesses was sitting to Holiefield’s right cleaning his own gun when he heard a bang. They’d been at a shooting range in Roseville earlier, ate at a restaurant and attended a funeral together [ed.: really?].
He looked up and heard Holiefield say, “Oh, my God. What did I do?” the report said.
Does this make Holiefield the first man to hit the funeral parlor, the shooting range and the emergency room all in the same day? Don’t be silly. In Florida, it’s called the ‘NRA trifecta.’
The man, whose name was redacted in the report, called 911. When police arrived, Morgan, 50, was lying on her right side on the floor, and Holiefield was kneeling at her back applying pressure to her wound, the report said.
She had been shot in the stomach…
Holiefield said he’d cleaned two guns already, picked up a third and was bringing the slide back to make sure it was safe to start cleaning it, according to his interview.
From this we once again conclude: The more guns you have, the safer your wife is.