I spent the weekend with my brother. He insisted we travel together to see our sister who has cancer and was in ICU hospital. It had been about 15 years since we did something like this. Anyway, I got around to asking him why he never used a revolver I bought him for his birthday several years ago. He told me one night he was drinking and "partying" with a friend, pulled out the gun to show it off. He said "pull the trigger it isn't loaded". Well you can imagine, the friend didn't but my idiot brother did. He pointed to the ground discharged a .357 round
and damage the concrete. That was the fortunate part. The unfortunate part was a chunk of the concrete flew as shrapnel and cut his friend below the eye. They went to the ER and he required stitches. I had a feeling that I shouldn't have ever given him that gun and further that something had happened. Over the weekend of last he proved to me he is still a village idiot. Partying is still his number one priority and he should never have a concealed weapon. After my Dad died 2 years ago I fought to keep his 1911 and now I am really glad I did.
Good news my sister is improving but 48 hours with my brother was 24 too many. Thanks for listening to my rant.