A tragedy in Florida resulted in the death of a 62-year-old man's fiance the day before their wedding and shows the insanity of America's gun culture. A "law abiding" gun owner fired his gun all because he heard strange noises in his own house without having any clue what, or whom, he was firing at.
This is yet one more tragic example of the parallel universe that extreme gun proponents live in: believing that they are protecting America from "the government" and other irrational threats and fears, but then have to face the harsh reality that their irresponsible actions kill other people, including would be brides. Tabutt's false and skewed belief in his "Second Amendment" right did not protect him or his loved ones.
John Tabutt never thought a tragedy like this would ever happen to him. But it certainly and tragically did occur, all because he had easy access to his gun.
According to AP on Oct. 10th:
WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. - A man who thought there was an intruder in his house shot and killed his fiancee the day before they were to be married, police said Friday.
"Right now everything points to a tragic accident," Police Chief Kevin Brunelle told The Associated Press, adding investigators were awaiting forensic results.
John Tabutt, 62, told investigators he got his gun when he thought he heard an intruder, then fired at a figure in the hallway, according to Brunelle. It was Tabutt's live-in fiancee, 62-year-old Nancy Dinsmore, who family members say he was going to marry Saturday. Tabutt told authorities he thought she was next to him in bed the whole time.
A message left for a phone number listed for the house was not returned.
Brunelle said no charges have been filed against Tabutt, adding the information he provided has been verified and he appeared "very distraught."
Tabutt was "very concerned about her well-being," standing by while she was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, Brunelle added.