Saturday, June 16, 2012

No Playing With It In Public

Otherwise this may happen:

The Detroit Free Press: Man shoots himself in the penis in Birmingham

Ouch. It's a cringe-worthy situation, and I suspect all my male readers just shuffled uncomfortably in their chairs.

The 45-year-old heating and air-conditioning company employee was on a job in Birmingham on Tuesday when the incident took place, Birmingham Police Deputy Chief Mark Clemence said today. He was getting ready to work and was moving the .40-caliber Glock pistol in his pants when it discharged at 11:15 a.m.

"Through and through, if you can believe it," Clemence said. "The situation could have been a lot worse. You think about it -- your femoral artery runs down there. He could have shot it off. It could have been a lot worse. It’s a big bullet; you’re not talking a small bullet."

Any bets he was carrying without a holster covering the trigger guard while having it pointed at a most sensitive place? Either he touched the trigger and released a premature discharge or he moved it the wrong way and got the trigger caught on something leading to it going off.

Inquiring minds also want to know if this incident counts as a one-shot-stop?

For your own safety and comfort, don't carry guns in your pants without holsters and don't fiddle with them while carrying them.

At the very least, if you're going to tuck a Glock or similar pistol in your pants without a full coverage holster, at least use a MIC holster (or similar) so you don't blow a hole in your.....

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