Florida native Gregory Dale Lanier,was shot in the leg last Friday, February 22 by his dog.
The dog was riding in the passenger seat of his truck when it reportedly kicked over a “supposed” unloaded 9mm gun. The gun was knocked off the seat of the truck and onto the floorboard of the truck. The safety of the unloaded gun was not on so the gun went off and the bullet hit Lanier in the leg.
Lanier said he, “heard a loud boom, saw smoke and felt a burning in his leg,” He at first did not know it was his dog who shot him in the leg.
The police said no charges will be filed against the dog for shooting his owner in the leg or the owner for leaving the gun in the seat because it appears the whole event was as accident and not a premeditated event.
Says Marvin Kingcade of Philadelphia Pa, “This is what I've been saying all along. We need to impose tougher gun laws against Dogs. Its getting way out of hand.”
Sadly this is not the first time a dog has been involved in shooting an owner.
It seems there has to be lesson in there somewhere. Maybe Lanier should have had the safety on, or had the gun put away somewhere so the dog couldn't have knocked it over.
There is also a lesson to be learned from this incident for Christians as well. Not about how to deal with firearms, but about common sense. In life a little common sense can ward off a lot of trouble
Proverbs 3:21, “My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight;”
Christians need to constantly walk with both eyes open and always be on alert so they don't stumble and fall or worse cause someone else to stumble and fall. There is an old saying, “think once but check twice.” Christians however need to pray first, think next and then check as many times as needed.
Proverbs 16:25, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.”
According to this verse in Proverbs the lack of sound judgment in all matters of life will lead to death. Not physical death so to speak unless there is an leaded gun being left around where someone or some pet can get hold of it, but death of a reputation or good standing or many other things.
In the end Christians need to always be on guard lest they fall or at the least make themselves look like fools to the world.