Today's award goes to a parent in Atlanta.
Police say a boy found a gun in a dressing room at an Atlanta mall and it fired when the mother pulled the trigger to see if it was real.
News outlets report the mother and son were inside a dressing room at the Adidas store in Lenox Square on Wednesday when the 10-year-old boy found what he thought was a toy gun under a bench. Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown says the mother took the gun from the boy and pulled the trigger "to see if it was real." A single shot was fired.
There's more at the link.
Verily, the mind doth boggle . . . Surely the logical way to find out whether or not a gun is real, is to ask someone who knows about such things? Instead, she pulled the trigger - and found out the hard way that yes, it was real. By the grace of God, no-one was hurt, but what if it had been aimed at someone?
They say some people are simply too stupid to be allowed to own firearms. Sadly, stories (and people) like this are grist to the mill of the gun-banners.