A recent survey found that only 15% of gun owners secure their weapons so children wouldn’t have access to them.
In Warren, Ohio a 44 year old man named Robin Garlock said that there were some kids coming over to the house, so his first thought was that he needed to put his gun somewhere safe so the kids didn’t get hurt. He decided to put the loaded gun in his Maytag oven. Without knowing Robin’s girlfriend turned on the oven and started to heat it up. After a while of the oven being on the gun inside got to hot, in fact it was so hot that the bullets that were loaded in it exploded. Two of the bullets went right through the oven door and struck Robin, one in each shoulder. While at the hospital the police did question Robin about what happened, but ended up believing his story when the saw the bullet holes in the oven door.
Cooking is a Blast or Killer Griller
Hiding a gun in his Maytag oven
was a surely a half-baked idea
to implement gun safety.
It gives new meaning to the term, “firing range.”
How does putting a gun in an easily opened device
at floor level secure it from inquisitive children?
You keep kids out of an oven by
putting broccoli or cauliflower
somewhere near the front of it.
Everybody knows you hide your loaded
handgun in the microwave or baby’s crib.
Anyone would have known that a Remington
is just not compatible with a Maytag.
He should have stored his pistol in the Glock Pot.
This is why God gave men grills.
Microwaves spying on us,
now ovens shooting us,
I’m telling you, our kitchens
just aren’t safe anymore.
Green Eggs and BAM!!!
Robin said, “My wife’s meals
can often be very, very deadly.
On this particular day he asked her,
“Hey Honey, when’s dinner?”
He then heard bang, bang, and bang.
She replied, “Don’t ask again.”
It was Roasted lead with a light cream sauce.
Ironically, just at the time of the shooting
the kitchen radio was playing the Beatles song,
“Happiness is a Warm Gun.”
Could have just as easily been the Maytag
repair man who was shot in the kitchen.
The police investigated why the gun fired.
They found the oven had been sprayed with Easy Off.
I wondered if the oven yelled,
“Put up your mitts” before it fired?”
Robin opened the oven having forgot to wear
his Kevlar apron and Kevlar oven mitts.
This oven shooting incident has triggered
a lot of talk about oven control.
The NRA claims the oven shooting
should be blamed on, “metal illness.”
They say we have a Second Amendment
Constitutional right to keep and bake arms.
The NRA is demanding that all appliances
need to be loaded and armed.
A good microwave armed with a gun
could have stopped the gunslining oven.
The NRA claimed, “The only way to stop a bad appliance
with a gun is a good appliance with a gun.”
They were opposed to banning assault ovens as
people will get them somehow, so do nothing.
Trump said, “I’m not interested in this shooting
unless, it happened in Chicago or the oven
was Islamic or an illegal immigrant.
Politicians said, “We are not to speak of the gun.”
We can talk about Robin’s IQ level or
the obviously poor construction of the oven.
We can talk about the man’s extremely poor culinary skills
but we are NOT to talk about the gun.
That is because guns don’t shoot people
ovens shoot people.
FOX NEWS said this is what happens
when Maytag ovens are on Ritalin
and are allowed to play video games.
Wacky right-wing ministers stated
these kinds of shootings happen
when you take the Bible
and prayers out of kitchens.
They also recommended not sparing the rod
on misbehaving kitchen appliances.
The police questioned everyone in the kitchen.
The found out that the ice maker froze in fear,
the spatula had flipped out,
the dish ran away with the spoon,
the blender kept spinning the facts
and the waffle iron had waffled about what to do.
The refrigerator knew the case was cold
and oven knew the heat was on.
The police discovered that the oven
was licensed to Conceal Carry.
So if we were playing a game of clue.
it was the hot Maytag oven
with the revolver in the kitchen.
In the end the oven admitted guilt
and said it tried to fix stupid but failed.
You can lead a man to common sense,
but you can’t make him use it.
The oven’s lawyer says
ovens aren’t the problem,
guns owners are the problem.
For the future safety of all of us,
I think Robin should hide
his toaster in the bathtub.
He was not charged with any crime.
If he were driving and had wrecked into a ditch
and been injured he would be cited for reckless driving.
Ironically, to drive a vehicle,
a license and insurance.
Owning a gun only requires cash.
To Robin I’ll send along,
laughter and tears.
The Beatles: “Happiness is a Warm Gun”
“When a country with less than five percent of the world’s population has nearly half of the world’s privately owned guns and makes up nearly a third of the world’s mass shootings, it’s time to stop saying guns make us safer.” ~ DaShanne Stokes