By D.B. Hirsch
May 5, 2015 11:30 am - NewsBehavingBadly.com
You know how you go to a wedding at a church, then ‘accidentally’ shoot your mother? Well that happened to a McCracken County Sheriff’s detective in Kentucky, too. Detective Cory Golightly has been put on paid administrative leave after the shooting. The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department said Golightly was involved in a shooting at a wedding…
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
congero May 5th, 2015 at 1:01 pm
I feel so safe. lol.
illinoisboy1977 May 5th, 2015 at 1:05 pm
He was negligent in his storage and handling of his weapon. He should be charged with at least a reckless endangerment misdemeanor and required to attend a firearms safety course, before he’s allowed to TOUCH another weapon. You ALWAYS make sure your holster is secure and fits your weapon without contacting the trigger. If you carry with a round in the chamber, you make DAMN sure the safety is engaged or, in the case of a Glock, the trigger guard is clear. If the safety is engaged and the weapon is properly maintained, you can use your gun as a hockey puck and it won’t fire.
tracey marie May 5th, 2015 at 2:07 pm
another “gun nut having an accident” and the usual rhetoric of train him. puleeze
illinoisboy1977 May 5th, 2015 at 8:18 pm
I dont’ know about “nut”, as his career necessitates carrying a firearm. However, he did become complacent. He “got comfortable” with his weapon and forgot to treat it with the respect it deserves. It’s a very serious responsibility, carrying a firearm.
tracey marie May 5th, 2015 at 8:25 pm
he is a gun nut and he should be banned from ever carrying a gun
illinoisboy1977 May 5th, 2015 at 8:34 pm
He’s a cop. They’re not going to do that, unless they fire him. They won’t fire him because the police union won’t let them.
tracey marie May 5th, 2015 at 8:36 pm
he is a gun nut, period.
whatthe46 May 5th, 2015 at 9:01 pm
stop making me repeat myself… exactly again.
whatthe46 May 5th, 2015 at 9:00 pm
whatthe46 May 5th, 2015 at 9:00 pm
Budda May 5th, 2015 at 2:33 pm
Sounds good…however, there are too many “accidents” by trained individuals to not think less guns might be another answer.
Even in the military there are many “accidental” discharges with horrible results.
illinoisboy1977 May 5th, 2015 at 8:13 pm
This is what happens when someone who’s “highly trained” gets comfortable with carrying his weapon. He gets sloppy. When I carry my gun, the foremost thought in my mind is the absolute lethality of the weapon in my holster. I’m always conscious of it’s location, position, angle, number of rounds and type of ammunition. I’m aware of its weight, the status of the safety and how near people get to the side of my body upon which I’m carrying it. You can’t allow yourself to “get comfortable”, when you’re carrying the power of life and death on your person. It’s too big a responsibility and liability, for that.
fahvel May 6th, 2015 at 4:22 am
do you caress it in bed and rub it slowly on your tummy? With you armed I think chicago and the state of illinois would do well to move to michigan.
illinoisboy1977 May 6th, 2015 at 1:17 pm
Yes, because you know me SO well…
whatthe46 May 5th, 2015 at 8:59 pm
“…required to attend a firearms safety course,…” how many of those does he need. didn’t he have extensive training already. he’s a detective for crying out loud, which means he’s been on the job for a very long time. if he doesn’t know how to handle a gun by now, then he doesn’t need one. and anytime a “cop” “accidently” discharges his firearm, whether it hits someone or not, they should be fired.
illinoisboy1977 May 5th, 2015 at 9:27 pm
Yes, but you can’t actually believe that they’ll take away his gun, do you? I don’t think the police union will let that happen.
whatthe46 May 5th, 2015 at 10:18 pm
fine! get this asswipe off the force.
allison1050 May 5th, 2015 at 2:03 pm
I’m sorry but, hahahaha! It’s some of that southern suff….again. ;o)
tracey marie May 5th, 2015 at 2:06 pm
How many this week?
allison1050 May 5th, 2015 at 2:14 pm
Damned good question Tracey! Where his mom went wrong is that she didn’t have her own gun! Why the hell would he need it at the wedding and what kind of cheesy holster did he have? lol AND the safety was off.
tracey marie May 5th, 2015 at 2:24 pm
Fraidy kats and rwnj types never think.
allison1050 May 5th, 2015 at 3:14 pm
Bunya May 5th, 2015 at 2:34 pm
Apparently the church had no problem with their parishioners packin’ heat during services. Oh well, that’s what happens when Jesus supports the second amendment.
Larry Schmitt May 5th, 2015 at 5:19 pm
NRA shooter of the month? Extra points for the week before Mother’s Day.
Chris May 5th, 2015 at 7:54 pm
“If only his mother had a gun in church, too, maybe she could have defended herself.”
Ha! My hat’s off to the author.
Warman1138 May 5th, 2015 at 8:29 pm
Lots of people having ” Barney ” moments lately.
Barry Shitpeas May 9th, 2015 at 2:53 pm
“I said Holy Communion…not Holey Communion, ya dumbass!!”