PROVO, UTAH — Reason #4,687 why we can’t have nice things: An employee of a Utah County Attorney’s Office decided that it’d be a good idea to show off his new firearm at work to another employee. But that dang hindsight, amirite?
While attempting to show the firearm to another concealed carrying employee who asked to see it, the employee “did not properly clear it and discharged a round” through a second-story window.
I know it’s exciting to get a new firearm and your concealed carry permit, but care has to always be taken. There is no room for error or brain farts.
And in my opinion, if you feel the need to ‘show and tell’ your firearm at work, maybe you shouldn’t be carrying in the first place. My firearm comes out of the holster on two occasions: At the end of the day, and if it ever has to be drawn in self-defense.
If you’ve ever had a negligent discharge, it’s time to re-evaluate your fitness for possessing a firearm.