Many of you got upset by my title “It’s a Gun Nut Twofer” to describe the accidental shooting of Delegate and Former Sheriff Tony Barill when his son allegedly (according to WAJR) tried to commit suicide in the next room. Here’s a bill Barill sponsored in the WV House of Delegates attempting to penalize physicians for:
Making an oral or written inquiry of a patient concerning the possession, ownership or storage of firearms where the inquiry has no relationship to the practice of medicine or the medical condition of the patient but is for the purpose of gathering statistics or to justify patient counseling, unless the inquiry is the subject of a request or related to a medical complaint made by the patient.
Once again, for posterity:
Monongalia County Delegate Tony Barill is hospitalized and recovering from a bullet wound. Barill was admitted to WVU hospital early Saturday morning after being shot. Sources tell MetroNews Barill was shot in the ankle and underwent surgery. He is recovering and listed in fair condition.
House Speaker Tim Miley was told by a family member that Barill was at home when he was accidentally struck by an errant bullet fired from another room by his son, Brad, during an apparent suicide.
Might have been kind of nice if a physician had inquired about the mental health of Barill’s adult and obviously troubled son and tried to find out if there were any guns or pills or anything dangerous around him.
Fuck you people who got the vapors over the title. I’m right, and you’re like the David Brooks and Richard Cohen’s of the world who are incapable of separating a four letter word or a provocative act from the gravity of the real problem. If only those dirty fucking hippies would shave and shower, I’d agree with them on the war.
I sometimes think I am the only person to learn anything over the twelve years of this blog.
*** Update ***
I was derelict in pointing out I stole this whole post from Some Guy’s comments in the last thread.