Gray reacts to Post article on guns
At a news conference Tuesday, Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) recalled how his older brother accidentally fired their father's gun while cleaning it when they were children -- a near miss that helped shape his support of gun-control laws.
Gray said he was concerned that in the wake of the Heller case and the city's new laws, residents appear to be arming themselves.
He said his father had a gun, and when his parents were out one day, his brother, who he called "a mechanical genius," got it and began cleaning it.
The mayor said he went to another room and then heard a "boom."
A round had been in the gun's chamber, surprising his brother. It went through furniture where Gray had been standing.
"Had I been standing there, I probably wouldn't be standing here today," Gray said.
| February 8, 2011; 1:48 PM ET
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