Thursday, May 16, 2013

IT'S NOT THE GUNS...

A man accidentally shot himself in the leg while bowling at Jupiter Lanes about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Witnesses said the man had been carrying a gun in the pocket of his shorts.

"The guy just stepped up to bowl," Jim Miller said. "I think he hit his leg on his back swing."

Added fellow witness Mike Martin: "The ball hit him in the leg, which triggered the revolver."
I did not realize this sort of incident happened so often.  Or is the media just beginning to take note?  The consequences this time are not grave, but they could have been.  Bowling with a loaded pistol in his pocket?  Is this man a responsible gun owner?

H/T to Charles Pierce.

6 comments:

  1. Responsible? Maybe not so much. But yes, that was a pistol in his pocket, Mae West notwithstanding. :-)

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    1. Marthe, perfect. I know it's quite wrong of me, but I laughed when I read the story, which is really not funny. How stupid one be? I laughed at your comment, too, but the story could have had a tragic ending.

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  2. "Don't you DARE suggest he needed to pass a background check!"

    {face-palm}

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    1. JCF, what are the chances that stupidity will show up in a background check? Slim, unless the person is a stupid criminal. Not that I think we don't need stricter background checks.

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  3. Candidate for honorable mention in the next Darwin Awards?

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    1. Yes. Years from now people will be checking Snopes to see if this incident is an urban legend.

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