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Pro-gun advocate and also reporter Michael Harmon has actually been killed in a heartbreaking weapon accident. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, and also Elegance Baldridge, hosts of The Young Turks, review. Inform us just what you assume in the remark section below.

" Maine State Authorities as well as Sanford authorities are checking out the capturing fatality of Rose city Press Herald writer M.D. Harmon at his house Wednesday mid-day in Sanford.

Authorities claim Michael D. Harmon, 71, passed away at his residence on Brunelle Avenue after a pistol he was revealing to a teenage child went off while the 16-year-old was handling it.

Harmon, an unwavering defender of gun legal rights and a champ of conservative viewpoints, was a longtime editor as well as columnist for journalism Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He benefited the paper for 41 years, as well as remained to compose a regular column after he retired in 2011.

The teenage kid as well as his daddy, both from North Berwick, were checking out Harmon's home at the time of the shooting, cops stated. They have been cooperating with the investigation as well as investigatives were anticipated to examine them again Thursday.

Their names are not being launched due to the fact that the capturing is still under examination, state authorities representative Steve McCausland claimed Thursday night.

" The conditions under which the gun was presented is still under investigation," claimed McCausland, who did unknown why the gun was filled. "It is just one of the lots of inquiries we have."" *.

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  1. Posted by Lumi, at Reply

    I’ll never understand why people hand over loaded firearms. Clear the
    weapon, lock the action, THEN hand it over.

    • Posted by Lumi, at Reply

      +Hexx Bombastus
      *Just because anything can be used as an improvised weapon is no reason to
      give just anybody access to real weapons. If someone has a violent
      psychological history, or has a criminal background, then no, they
      shouldn’t be allowed to own a gun.*

      So you admit this was senseless rambling?

      Instead of reading into unfounded implications, perhaps you should focus on
      the actual arguments which is this situation could’ve been avoided through
      safe gun handling.

    • Posted by Hexx Bombastus, at Reply

      It also could have been avoided if there were no gun involved at all, or if
      the dumbass didn’t keep it loaded.

    • Posted by WikeddTung, at Reply

      If they were smart, they wouldn’t be handing a gun over to a 16 year old
      visitor to their home to begin with.

    • Posted by Julia-6, at Reply

      Regulations wouldn’t have stopped this accident from happening. Making sure
      the gun was empty would have. Most people have firearm insurance. The NRA
      gives firearm insurance with a membership. Then there’s special insurance
      you should have if you conceal carry because if you ever have to use your
      weapon, even if you don’t fire it, you could end up in the legal system.

      Current laws require a background check to buy a firearm. All but 14 states
      require private sales go through a FFL dealer. Internet gun sales go
      through an FFL gun dealer in your state – this means you have to go through
      a background check to buy a gun on the internet. Current gun laws don’t
      allow felons, domestic abusers, and those with restraining orders against
      them to buy a gun.

      But the way some of these so-called universal background check state laws
      are written have other things written in them besides a comprehensive
      background check. I mean why would you want to have a state law that
      requires the same thing as the Federal Law?

    • Posted by Andrea Bono, at Reply

      Lumi Darwin, finally

  2. Posted by Thomas “TheGreatestLiberal” MacKelly, at Reply

    What happened? I thought owning a gun increases your safety? He died
    because he was a gun owner. Irony.

    • Posted by TheEvolver311, at Reply

      the first part of the statement is a conditional statement. So regulation
      is part of the condition for the right to gun ownership. So this would mean
      that the Gov has the right to regulate fire arm standards for the militia.

      Note that this amendment in no way means that gun ownership is to be used
      against the federal gov as the militia’s would be under the control of the
      US Gov. The 10th amendment I believe has several statements assuring the
      right of the federal government to use military force against any and all
      attempts to over throw it. It’s much more explicit than the esoteric
      reading of the second which people like to believe.

    • Posted by Michelle, at Reply

      +Alexander West
      *Michelle stricter education requirements for a gun license?*

      But this guy was well educated on guns.

    • Posted by Michelle, at Reply

      +JD Tremblay
      *How about citizens only get hunting rifles and not handguns and semi
      automatics/automatics like in all civilized countries?*

      Most hunting rifles are semi automatic, and semi automatic guns are optimal
      for home defense, so I can’t agree with this ban, seems unreasonable.

  3. Posted by Pranay, at Reply

    This is why we license gun owners in Canada. It’s not tragic it’s poetic

    • Posted by KL KL, at Reply

      This is funny but I worry so many will use it as validation.

    • Posted by KL KL, at Reply

      If we didn’t license people there would be many more accidents.

    • Posted by KL KL, at Reply

      When you say Christian like the past I’m sure you mean Puritans, Quakers,
      Episcopalian, Roman Catholic, Deist or Judaism right?

      I really really hope you’re joking in a hyperbolic manner. The U.S.
      Military is composed of nearly 30% non-whites for males and almost 50%
      non-whites for females. Most if not all of those white folks in the
      military would sooner bash your teeth in than engage in Genocide in America.

    • Posted by rathernot, at Reply

      +1202_ProgramAlarm Well if he was licenced then he would know that you
      should never pass a loaded firearm to someone not fully competent, he
      wouldn’t have the firearm loaded in the first place, he would have had a
      trigger or chamber lock on the gun, etc. His blunder could have been
      prevented through the education that is required for a licence, not just
      the licence itself.

  4. Posted by First name Last name, at Reply

    Too soon to point out the irony?

    Edit: The people and spoken and they demand the irony be pointed out. Man
    spends his life talking about how much safer his guns make him, and his gun
    got him killed.

    • Posted by dalec305, at Reply

      EQ-smoove So you think of women as property?

    • Posted by Blob Loblaw, at Reply

      You’re missing the bigger irony here. He didn’t just talk about his gun
      making him safer. He actually opposed a bill that would require all gun
      buyers to take a firearm safety course, saying it was the worst part of the
      bill . Now, his death has become an argument for that very thing.

    • Posted by Jack Bracston, at Reply

      Man Bear Pig by calling all who support him racist, saying yall are better
      than us, bashing on the women who voted trunp…. so much better

    • Posted by James Faulkner II, at Reply

      Almost agree, I will celebrate when Pat Robertson of 700 Club and Bryan
      Fischer of AFA die.

  5. Posted by randomflashbacks, at Reply

    Nothing wrong with being pro-gun, just don’t be stupid about guns. It’s
    really that simple.

    • Posted by randomflashbacks, at Reply

      +Daniel Delos I’m not opposed to background checks. Violent felons,
      domestic abusers and other people like that shouldn’t be allowed to buy
      guns. But most people with “mental illness” are no more dangerous than
      everyone else, so taking away their gun rights to me is a form of
      discrimination. And things like the no fly list lack transparency and due
      process. These are just some of the reasons I’m against many of the
      measures proposed by the gun control crowd.

    • Posted by randomflashbacks, at Reply

      +unbr34k4bl3 Yes, but there are many other aspects of life that can also
      result in accidents, guns aren’t unique in that respect.

    • Posted by Travis Rogers, at Reply

      People with mental illness commit only about 4% of violent gun crimes but
      are over 11 times MORE LIKELY to be the VICTIM of a violent crime or
      killing by a police officer.

    • Posted by M Boucher, at Reply

      Don’t allow stupid people to own guns.

    • Posted by Travis Rogers, at Reply

      +M Boucher So basically no Republicans.

  6. Posted by Kareem, at Reply

    Well a least he stuck to his GUNS…

    • Posted by Gary Turbo, at Reply

      Its like what the right says, “if you play stupid games you win stupid

    • Posted by tobz d, at Reply

      Gary Turbo beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

    • Posted by Jimmy Smith, at Reply

      and went out with a bang

  7. Posted by MrG0TH1ER, at Reply

    If only he had guns he would have been safe…

    • Posted by Bink115z, at Reply

      he should of had a gun to protect himself, as the Constitution requires.

    • Posted by etherraichu, at Reply

      15 hours, not one link. Yeah, thats about right.

    • Posted by tobz d, at Reply

      Go to active self protections YouTube channel. You will find videos of
      conceal and carry saving lives and property and you will see people that
      conceal and carry being shot by the person trying to rob or harm others.
      Sorry I have a busy career I can’t cater to you losers as quickly as others

    • Posted by etherraichu, at Reply

      Burden of proof is on the person asserting a claim. You have to prove your
      point, we don’t have to prove you wrong.

    • Posted by tobz d, at Reply

      etherraichu I just gave you proof fool

  8. Posted by David Wood, at Reply

    Having a hard time feeling sympathy.

    • Posted by David Wood, at Reply

      +tobz d I suspect you’re lying or at least exaggerating.

    • Posted by tobz d, at Reply

      David Wood come to Bonn, I can show you.

    • Posted by Vollkorn Vampir, at Reply

      tobz d
      If that’s true, then they’re doing the exact thing that will doom
      integration to failure.

  9. Posted by Kurama, at Reply

    Waiting for the people claiming they’re happy he’s dead.

    • Posted by The Reckoning, at Reply

      You’re in the right comment section

    • Posted by traydevon, at Reply

      Kurama I don’t have to be HAPPY to not care.

    • Posted by Matt Bacon, at Reply

      Kurama why wouldn’t we be happy he’s dead? He handed a loaded gun with the
      safety off to a 16 yr old in his house. We should give the kid a medal.

    • Posted by The Reckoning, at Reply

      +Matt Bacon If Karmas real I expect you to be dead soon by handing someone
      a firearm.

    • Posted by Kurama, at Reply

      +The Reckoning I dont own a gun, nor do i care to own one.

  10. Posted by Nick Little, at Reply

    When you fight so hard for something that ends up killing you “SAD”

    • Posted by lordbossharrow, at Reply

      Giving a kid a loaded firearm! — WHAT A JOKE!

    • Posted by C Wilson, at Reply

      +Django Freeman Gay marriage would likely lessen AIDS, as married men would
      usually have sex with one partner. It wouldn’t affect me though, as I
      usually have sex with your mom.

    • Posted by Django Freeman, at Reply

      C Wilson Why you so triggered brah?

    • Posted by Gary Turbo, at Reply

      There’s a medicine that prevents HIV called PReP

  11. Posted by stonsie, at Reply

    If only he had a gun with him

    • Posted by steve randall, at Reply

      Am I really bad for having laughed…loudly on reading your comment?

    • Posted by WaitingToFade, at Reply

      steve randall
      Oh, me too!! lol

    • Posted by Traveling Doc 2016, at Reply

      stonsie that was funny lol

    • Posted by KolPlays, at Reply


    • Posted by Gary Turbo, at Reply

      It was funny and I did not feel bad

  12. Posted by Lefty, at Reply

    I cant wait to see the NRA spin this one.

    • Posted by jaycol21, at Reply

      +Lefty IT’S ALL OBAMA’S FAULT!

    • Posted by Handsome B. Wonderful, at Reply

      jaycol21 oh, it’ll absolutely be his fault… just like the Lincoln
      assassination, the Great Depression, and 9-11.

    • Posted by mrheem44, at Reply

      this is clearly the direct result of Hillarys deleted emails

  13. Posted by Brandon Corby, at Reply

    I like shooting a lot but none of these gun nuts have real reasons to have
    guns. Government going to come get me! Really you think your ar-15 is going
    to protect you against militarized police, drones, a government that owns
    Nukes. Please

    • Posted by Brandon Corby, at Reply

      +Lustitia Omnibus Really who remembers the last insurgency the bundy
      militia in Oregon. That worked out so perfectly for them. Waco Texas
      compound. Your an idiot that thinks with Ideology first and dismisses facts
      and logic.

      Americans wouldn’t massives wipe out other Americans with superior weapons
      cough “Native American Genocide”. Or what about the war that killed the
      most Americans in history the Civil war where people were using ironside
      ships against Northern trade vessels.

      The Vietnam war and Iraq war were both false flags for selling arms nothing
      about war. That’s why the US government allows weapons dealers to sell to
      both sides.

      I said I enjoy shooting but their is no modern need for everyone to have a
      gun zero.

    • Posted by Michelle, at Reply

      Insurgents in Iraq were primarily armed w/light weapons, (AK-47s & RPGs)
      but still managed to kill 5,000/wound 33,000 extremely well armed/trained
      professional soldiers. (arguably the BEST trained/armed & MOST professional
      military force on the planet) Imagine the Iraq war, but on a scale about
      25-50 times larger. Guerrilla & Asymmetrical warfare can be very effective
      against professional armies.

    • Posted by Random Nobody (Vertigo), at Reply

      You really think that if the government sent a drone strike or nuke in the
      US that people wouldn’t rise up immediately? Maybe not, America has become
      quite apathetic.

    • Posted by Coastwalker, at Reply

      The American government has the NSA to make sure that the dickheads in this
      thread never get to plot together and pose a problem. On their own they
      each individually look like after-lunch target practice. If they do get
      together they just get so many parking violation tickets that they either
      die of starvation or go to prison. You do not have to be a conspiracy
      theorist to assume that some of that $597.5 Billion per annum gets spent on
      neutralizing red neck morons with guns. Maybe that is why it costs $597.5
      Billion, who knows.

  14. Posted by Heracles the Whoresbane, at Reply

    Well, accidents happen. It should have been unloaded, with an empty
    chamber, and the safety on.

    • Posted by Bink115z, at Reply

      +Michael Beimler
      Don’t call me a liberal. Don’t label me anything. And I’ll give you 2
      guesses as to what happened to “educated people” in Communist China.

    • Posted by Heracles the Whoresbane, at Reply


      Guess who the government uses to exercise their military might; the people.

      Do you actually think everyone in the military would willing agree and
      fight for a totalitarian government? Do you think not a single one of them
      would rebel? Do you think the people would not form militias to combat such
      a government? Yeah, they have drones, tanks, jets, bombers, etc, but using
      those would be a great way to turn America, or any nation into a failed

    • Posted by Michael Beimler, at Reply

      To be clear, this is my last reply to you, Bink, and i’ll block you as
      there is nothing substential coming from you.
      No arguments, no actual responses to points made. You’re just an infantile
      troll and that’s the closest that i’ll stoop down to your level.

      1. As i said in my comment you’re refering to, i reckon you’re a liberal, i
      didn’t state it matter of factly. You probably are one in denial because
      you can’t deal with other people using lables to attack you with it. But
      sure, identify yourself – or don’t – with whatever you want. How does this
      take away anything from the arguments made?
      It doesn’t.
      2. Neither your quotation mark nor any implications you’re trying to
      deliver there makes any sense. It’s an completely unrelated cheap shot on
      your side that doesn’t even say anything.

      Now, if you excuse me, i’ll move on and ignore you from here on while
      talking with the adults.

    • Posted by Bink115z, at Reply

      +Heracles the Whoresbane
      ” Drones…”: These things are bigger than us. When Govt gets too big, it
      gets overthrown, and lots of innocent folk get killed. Peace is the way
      With a ban on guns…
      Too many times already.

  15. Posted by Michael 마익흘 Aronson, at Reply

    But gun rights advocates say guns don’t kill people.

    So how did he die?



    • Posted by nethoser, at Reply

      Wait, you seriously thought people were claiming some guns kill people all
      on their own and you were, what, coming here to set the record straight?

      You probably shouldn’t drive, let alone own a gun…

    • Posted by Michael 마익흘 Aronson, at Reply

      +nethoser Welcome to sarcasm. Have a mint.

    • Posted by ionut csaplar, at Reply

      If more people drive cars, more people get killed by cars; if more people
      handle guns, more people get killed by guns. I would assume that is what
      the morons are trying to explain to you!

  16. Posted by Ty Brady, at Reply

    I wonder if he was conscious after he was shot and what he was thinking.

    • Posted by Antawn Winton, at Reply

      Ty Brady i was thinking the same thing

    • Posted by dodopoopinpoop, at Reply

      Ty Brady “Wow he shot me. WTF this is how I die? Damn I’m a complete

    • Posted by jen, at Reply

      I hope he saw the irony before he died.

    • Posted by steve b, at Reply

      Ty Brady “oops!”

  17. Posted by mrheem44, at Reply

    quick get some more guns in that house to make it safer

    • Posted by Mable Yatts, at Reply

      mrheem44 lmao fam, cuckservative logic 😂

    • Posted by frededison, at Reply

      Add a couple bazookas for extra safety against the government.

    • Posted by steve b, at Reply

      mrheem44 NICE!

  18. Posted by lilian makori, at Reply

    I don’t understand the argument off “guns don’t kill people, poeple kills
    people.” A gun was the instrument used to kill. That’s what guns were
    intended for.

    • Posted by mccarraa, at Reply

      moonlily1 can someone summary last message?

    • Posted by Random Nobody (Vertigo), at Reply

      Protecting people from stupid accidents is partly why there are so many
      stupid people now, they aren’t able to Darwin themselves out of the gene
      pool. Remove all warning labels and give everyone a gun and the
      populations overall intelligence will skyrocket.

    • Posted by moonlily1, at Reply

      Sweetheart, you didn’t prove I’M the idiot- you missed the entire point of
      the argument, and in fact, made my argument FOR me. The purpose of my
      rhetorical questions was to demonstrate why comparing guns to fast food is
      an invalid analogy and thus imply the answer to the posters question of why
      we “regulate guns and not fast food”: because guns are instruments of
      homicide and fast food is not, and the cause and effect relationship
      between food consumption and death is protracted and indirect, whereas the
      relationship between getting hit by a bullet and dying is direct and in
      many cases immediate. You made YOURSELF look like an idiot by responding to
      ideas that were presented in a non-literal fashion as though they were
      intended as an absolute sincere inquiry. Everyone else understood that
      except you, you look like an absolute tool be responding in such a manner.
      I ask you again to provide apples to apples data that shows that proves
      that intentional vehicular homicide is on a par with murders committed by
      guns. I will not stop asking. But it isn’t because I believe you can prove
      that they are, it is because I already know that they are not, and that
      your analogy is invalid, and I ask you to acknowledge that use of vehicles
      is heavily regulated already, and thus you comparing guns to cars does not
      support an argument that guns should not be regulated in any fashion. And
      don’t even start with bans, because no one here has said they should be
      banned, certainly I did not. If you don’t have an answer, then you should
      stop talking.

    • Posted by Ryan Walsh, at Reply

      +Keith Johnson probably will, but hey, can’t say you didn’t try?

  19. Posted by Faeriedarke, at Reply

    I lived in South Africa for years, where the danger of being burglarised or
    killed is pretty real. One night my daughter woke up and thought there was
    an intruder in our garden, and she was too scared to get up and come to my
    bedroom in case the intruder saw movement in the house. Instead she phoned
    her friend who lived next door, who woke up her dad, who called all the men
    in the street. I was woken by all my male neighbours in the garden with
    guns. The next day I started the process of getting my UK visa. That was
    nearly 15 years ago, and I have not regretted it once. I don’t know anyone
    who owns a gun now, and I would like to keep it that way.

    • Posted by No Name, at Reply

      jen But can you leave it open without getting stabbed lmao

    • Posted by jen, at Reply

      +No Name
      Yes. I honestly dont feel any fear.

    • Posted by G. Lowenklee, at Reply

      “So a bunch of …”

      …armed men, perhaps as likely to cause trouble as to stop it
      (fear/anger+guns=bad), jumping at shadows in the middle of the night in
      someone’s garden ….

      Whether warranted or not (e.g. by local crime levels) to hell with that
      sort of Wild West living, least of all with a child.

      IMO she made a very reasonable decision to find somewhere a little less
      game for violence.

    • Posted by Faeriedarke, at Reply

      Thanks, I know I made the right choice.