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Only in America: Governing with a deadly weapon

A Kentucky politician accidentally fires a gun in her government office — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A member of Kentucky's House of Representatives accidentally fired a gun in her government office while unloading it. "I'm a gun owner. It happens," explained Rep. Leslie Combs, noting that due to her training in gun safety, another legislator in the office was not hit. "I was particularly careful," she said.