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Police responded to a house in Middletown, Pa., when a homeowner reported she heard several gunshots — and then found a bullet hole in a window of her house. As she was checking the damage, a man came out of the house behind hers, fired a gun toward her house again, and then went back inside. An officer found more bullet holes in a fence between the two houses, and another in the woman’s house’s siding. Officers got a search warrant for the man’s house and found several guns and ammunition. George Byrd IV, 31, admitted that he had fired the guns, but only because he was unfamiliar with them — and didn’t know how to otherwise unload them. Police say Byrd is not allowed to possess firearms because he is a convicted felon. He was, of course, arrested. (RC/Bucks County Courier-Times) ...This is actually progress: usually gun owners that stupid put them up against their heads to see if they’re loaded.
Original Publication Date: 26 October 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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