Sunday, April 17, 2016

Negative entrustment

Another day's gun mayhem via the Washington Post --

[link] When knocks on the door went unanswered and there was no response as rescuers announced that they were outside, the emergency workers decided to break through the door, officials said. As they did, gunshots erupted from inside, mortally wounding [fireman] Ulmschneider and injuring another firefighter and the man’s brother. Authorities said Saturday that they are still working to determine why the 61-year-old man allegedly opened fire. But a county fire spokesman said it may have been a tragic mistake — the man possibly thought that the rescuers were intruders seeking to break into his house.

[link] Federal agents and the Hanover County, Va., sheriff’s office are trying to track down 30 firearms that were stolen from a Virginia gun store during a burglary late Thursday night, officials said. The guns were stolen from Hopkins Gun and Tackle in Mechanicsville about 11:50 p.m., according to officials from the ATF Washington Field Office. The burglary was the second at the store in less than a month, as a another theft happened there March 21 when multiple hand guns were taken, authorities said.

Note in particular the recklessness involved in running an insecure gun store.

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