Richard Daybell – Novels, stories and short humor
According to the National Rifle Association, guns don’t kill people, people kill people.
On the other hand, if you were to make a fist with your index finger pointing at your intended victim, and shout Bang, bang, you’re dead, chances are the only injury inflicted would be to
your pride as you endured the derisive laughter all around you.
On yet another hand, take the case of William Lawlis Pace. Nine-year-old Billy was accidently shot in the head by his older brother (although some claim to have heard him shout “No I’m the Lone Ranger and you’re Tonto” just before the shooting). Pace died last week. In his sleep. At a California nursing home – 94 and a half years after the incident. The bullet was still in his head.
Doctors in Texas where the shooting took place left the .22 caliber bullet in his head because – well, because I guess that’s what they do in Texas.
In 2006, Pace was crowned the Guinness world record holder in the category of “unwanted cranial ammunition acquisition.” A proud moment indeed, and Wayne LaPierre did not attend the ceremony.
Thank God, the Second Amendment still protects a citizen’s right to walk around for 94 years with a bullet in his head.