Officials are investigating a weekend incident during which a man indicated his wife fired an AR-15 rifle at a target inside a master bedroom closet, missing the target and blasting holes in a washing machine.Now, I gotta tell you something. I've got an AR or three, and I find the 35 or 40 minute drive to the rifle range somewhat annoying. I really wish there was something closer, or Florida was like it was when I was 14, and I could just wander around past the end of the road with my rifle and plink at cans. But I have never, ever thought of putting a target in my closet and shooting it with my AR.
A deputy learned they'd been in the bedroom shooting the target in the closet.See, up till now, I never thought I would see the words "in the bedroom shooting the target in the closet" in a single sentence.
And they had been drinking while shooting targets in the closet. Who would ever guess that alcohol could be involved?
"They had done this on multiple occasions," a report states, noting both had been drinking.
But notice the article concludes this way:
Investigators spoke to a prosecutor and determined no charges would be filed at the time.Well, to be fair, the LEOs confiscated the dude's three guns "for safe keeping", but I think I would expect that in pretty much every situation where a gun is discharged in a house. Not saying it's right, but I think if this couple were in The Peoples Republic of Massachusetts or Callie-Fornia, they'd be hanging from a dungeon wall by shackles.