For some unknowable reason, an intoxicated Second Amendment Man reportedly carried his loaded gun into a screening of Michael Bay's Benghazi movie in the open-carry state of Washington where he promptly shot a woman in the shoulder.
Investigators believe the 29-year-old man was intoxicated when he entered a showing of the film “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” at Regal Cinemas The Landing 14, 900 N. 10th Place, with a loaded gun before 8:15 p.m., he said.
After he fumbled with the gun, it accidentally fired, hitting the 40-year-old woman in the shoulder, Liebman said. Medics took her to Harborview Medical Center, where she was in serious condition Friday morning. A hospital spokeswoman said she is improving and in intensive care.
According to local police, the open-carry enthusiast apparently left the movie theater after shooting the women and carried the gun into a nearby restaurant where he fumbled around and dropped it again. The good news is no one in the restaurant was shot.
If this Second Amendment Man was really so intoxicated that he was physically stumbling around the theater as witnesses reported, I will hypothesize that he fumbled and dropped his gun as he was interacting with the movie. Anyone that drunk may not even realize they shot someone.
The only major surprise in this story is that it occurred in Washington rather than Texas, but I'm sure the latter's time will come.
No word on whether or not the suspect was a "responsible gun owner" or a "good guy with a gun" until he wasn't.