Thursday, May 16, 2013


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.