‘Responsible Gun Owner’ Drunkenly Fires New Toy, Almost Killing A Baby A Half-Mile Away
You know how the NRA tells us that people who legally purchase guns are the last line of defense against evil, a fighting force ready to leap into action at the first sign of danger and save the day? Well, it turns out it’s not so much that, but more “almost kill a baby a half-mile away while playing with the gun they just bought.”
Andrea Johnson. says her 18-month-old son was napping in their home at 1:30 p.m. when she heard a loud noise. “So, I went and looked around the living room, all downstairs, looked out the front door to try to find out what it was, but I couldn’t find anything,” she says. At first she found nothing unusual, but she eventually found a small piece of wood next to her son Axel’s crib.
“I just assumed we had drug it in with our shoes,” she told News 4. In fact, it wasn’t until the next morning that she learned how dangerous the prior day had been for her Axel.
“I saw this piece of wood that was kinda messed up in the bar of his crib. I thought it was kinda funny, well, he is teething, maybe he had chewed on it, maybe he ninja kicked it in his sleep. He kicks a lot,” Johnson says. “When I pulled his crib back is when I saw something on the ground, bent down, picked it up and realized it was a bullet and that’s when I just absolutely lost it.”
Johnson called police, who say the bullet traveled through an outside wall, the living room ceiling, a second wall, finally coming to a stop when it hit the crib bar. The bullet also came from a half-mile away and was fired by a new “responsible gun owner” who celebrated his new toy (a high-powered rifle) by getting drunk and firing off about 30 rounds in his backyard.
“We do have a person of interest. We have a related incident the previous evening that we are looking into that might be related,” Lt. Kyle Dudley with the Moore Police Department, who loves to say the word “related,” says. “There is probably some reckless conduct with a firearm related to this incident.”
“I understand we are very lucky and it could be a lot worse, but it doesn’t make it right. I don’t know that I can ever put him back in his room because I have these memories now,” Johnson says. “My husband has been to war three different times. He’s been shot at, but nothing as close as to my son. A one-year-old almost got shot by a bullet.”
Watch a report on this near-murder below: