Political Spin, like the Cylinder on a Revolver

Leslie Combs is a member of Kentucky’s House of Representatives. Last week, while she was in her office at the state capital, she was unloading a handgun and the gun accidentally went off. Another legislator was in the office but was not hit by the bullet.

When addressing the local media about the incident, Combs asserted that because she had received training in gun safety, the other legislator was never in any danger. She insisted, in fact, that she is scrupulously careful when handling all firearms.

2 thoughts on “Political Spin, like the Cylinder on a Revolver

  1. If I remember correctly, her response to this was something like, “That’s just what happens with guns sometimes.”

    Yeah, it is. That’s the whole friggin’ point.

Your comments are welcome. They must be relevant to the topic at hand and must not contain advertisements, degrade others, or violate laws or considerations of privacy. We encourage the use of your real name, but do not prohibit pseudonyms as long as you don’t impersonate a real person.