It brings me no pleasure to post something like this…..particularly, with it hitting so close to home (literally)…..but East Texas is filled with gun worshipers……..people who think there’re few social ills on this planet that can’t be fixed with a gun……well, here’s a touch of counter-balance to that notion:
Small excerpt from the article:
“David Tankersley sat in a local restaurant waiting for his best friend Saturday night, but the hours passed and his friend did not show.
It was not until the next day Tankersley learned why 62-year-old Gary L. Dooley of Hideaway did not show up or return his phone calls and texts.
‘I didn’t know until about 3 p.m. Sunday Gary had been killed Saturday at a local gun range. When I got the news, I was just in shock. My brother and I had been waiting for Gary to meet us at B.J.’s Brewhouse and he never showed. I figured something just came up,’ he said with a somber tone in his voice.
Smith County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call about 4:45 p.m. Saturday, from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office stating that they had received a 911 call regarding a man accidentally shooting himself at 31 West Shooting Range at 16934 Texas Highway 31 west.
The man, identified as Dooley by Tankersley, died at the scene. “