We need comprehensive oven control

A woman cooking herself a snack has been wounded after the bullets her roommate left inside the oven exploded and sprayed her with shrapnel.

Aalaya Walker, 18, preheated the oven of her apartment in Tampa, Florida, on Monday to make herself waffles – not knowing that Javarski ‘JJ’ Sandy, 25, had stashed his pistol magazine with four live rounds in the appliance.

Ms Walker was hit in the chest and the leg by shrapnel from at least one round.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

  • banjo kid

    The gene pool has been damaged .

  • slackwarerobert

    So do you mark the oven as an other on the federal firearms form? What part makes it a weapon, the broiler? Will my stove be banned if the storage bin holds more than 10 cookie sheets and pie pans?
    Will her stove fire more than one round per item cooked? She may have violated the class III weapons and is in big trouble.
    Is this one of holders people so will not be charged with a crime?