I gotcha. Sorry if I came across as defensive. Accidents like this (preventable) tend to get my feathers ruffled. It makes responsible gun owners look bad. I value the Second Amendment, and this guy makes us look bad. The government is trying so hard to take our rights away, and people like him give them ammo for their cause. No pun intended.
That is why I said that I didn't know about a Glock!!! My handgun does have a safety and it will not disengage by pulling the trigger. I always have a full magazine, one in the chamber and the safety on. I practice (fully empty of course) playing with the safety on/off, so that if I should ever have to use it for fear of my life, I won't have to fumble around, it is almost like second nature. The point was that no matter what type of gun you own, you should be familar enough with it to know what it will and will not do and always be aware of where your trigger finger is at all times.
I'm not sure about a Glock, but I know that my gun won't fire if the safety is on, even if I have my finger on the trigger. I know that accidents happen, but why on earth would you try to clear your gun with your finger on the trigger? Just proves what responsible gun owners say. "Guns don't kill/hurt people, it is stupid people that kill/hurt people."
My apology to Mr. Kevin Saisi that I spelled your name wrong in my earlier post.
I do agree with the town officials that passing this without the detailed information of which side roads this film wants to close, would be a bad move. Would closing down streets and filming bring in revenue for the town? Probably not much, if any. A movie that has references to drugs putting a bad light on the Town of Rumford? Now that is funny! Rumford has already put itself in a bad light by having a reputation equal to big cities when it comes to drug use! Mr. Sasi the types of drugs that are USED and SOLD in Rumford are no secret if you read the newspaper, so get a grip on reality.
Blind, deaf, mentally challenged: They may not have the ability to pay restitution because of disability income, but they can do time in jail that fits the crime. I remember a story from years ago of a man with Downs Syndrome in Texas that was doing a life sentence for murder. He was on the high end of disabled and most likely he did not understand his crime. Yet a legally blind person "should" know better, know the consequences and be prepared to pay the price of doing his crime. When I read in the paper about the white cane, it reminded me of an episode of the Brady Bunch... The man is a thief, and should be treated as any other thief. My boyfriends mother is legally blind but she drives a car (scary thought but true), works a full time job, and can do just about anything. Reading without a magnifine glass is the only thing she cannot do. There is a difference between legally blind and full blindness. This thief should get a substantial amout of jail time.
My family all lives in Maine and I live in Alabama. Yesterday I talked to my mother on the phone and asked her what the gas prices were up there. She told me $3.94 a gallon. At the time I had just drove by an Exxon station that is known for having the highest gas price in the area. It was $3.47 per gallon. I don't know about up in Maine, but here in Alabama when you buy gas the taxes included in a gallon are a city tax (.02 cpg) county tax (.03 cpg) state tax (.16 cpg). With all these taxes included in a gallon of gas and it still .47 cents lower than in Maine... yeah there is something wrong!!!!
Obviously someone wasn't paying attention. For crying out loud slow down and pay attention to the road and your surroundings. I hope that the man is alright. Maine does have a State Law that requires drivers to stop for people in crosswalks.
It is nice to know that there is still people out there that would take time to clean up. The before and after pictures are amazing. Great job Roxbury All-Terrain Vehicle Riders Club.