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Posted at 1:48 PM ET, 02/ 8/2011

Gray reacts to Post article on guns

By Nikita Stewart

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.

By Nikita Stewart  | February 8, 2011; 1:48 PM ET
Categories:  Gun Ban Case, Nikita Stewart, Vincent C. Gray  
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Mayor Gray wants to restrict the rights of DC residents because ... his brother is an idiot?

That is flatly laughable.

Posted by: ambiguae | February 8, 2011 5:01 PM | Report abuse

That is the excuse they made up for their father. They were playing with the gun and shot a hole in the chair...what the hell do you expect a kid to tell his father? "There was an indian in that chair"?

Posted by: prpetty | February 8, 2011 10:33 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what punishment Gray would exact on a careless father who did not lock his gun up or perhaps teach his kids about guns to take away their curiousity?

Lame excuse Mr. Mayor!

Posted by: postingforthetruth | February 9, 2011 6:34 PM | Report abuse

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