Fun With Gun: Safekeeping Edition

February 16, 2016 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

New London, Connecticut.

Police get a call about a gunshot.

“He answered the door,” Capiot said, referring to the victim.

Police had the man, who was in his late 40s, sit on the sofa and continue to put pressure on his leg. Capiot said the man shot himself “mid-calf,” between his knee and ankle.

The subject suffered a gun shot to his leg from a 40-caliber handgun. He was conscious and able to respond to questions from officers.

“He was just finished cleaning the gun,” Capiot said. “He was not cleaning his gun (while it was) loaded.

He was fine and released from the hospital that night.

The officer stopped by the man’s house Sunday to check on him.

“He was doing OK. He was sitting back in his chair watching TV with his family,” Capiot said.

As of press time, the gun was at the station for safekeeping.

He has a family?  Dudes, just keep it at the station.


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12 Comments to “Fun With Gun: Safekeeping Edition”

  1. Imagine how much danger that man would have been in if it weren’t for his trusty firearm. How else would he have been able to defend himself – against himself?

  2. JAKvirginia says:

    Now you know why his wife won’t let him clean anything else around the house. Sheesh….

  3. Safety first!
    Everyone knows when you shoot yourself it’s best to clean the gun beforehand – – it lessens the chance of a dangerous infection.

  4. “He was just finished cleaning the gun,” Capiot said. “He was not cleaning his gun (while it was) loaded.

    So… he cleaned it, loaded it, and then shot himself? That takes a certain kind of skill.

  5. That calf deserved it, he didn’t have his own gun to protect himself against the “good” guy with the spotlessly clean gun.

  6. Just another day at the NRA

  7. I wouldn’t trust this guy with a pot roast! The gun should stay far, far away from him until Hell freezes over. His family is darned lucky that none of them were shot.

  8. At the risk of this comment becoming an all caps rant, this stupid fellow negligently shot himself. His gun had at least one round in the chamber. He pulled the trigger somehow. He may or may not have been “cleaning” this weapon.

    In all my life I never would have believed such negligence rode shotgun with weapon ownership. My flabber is just gasted out.

  9. I’m guessing he was playing Wyatt Earp at the OK Corral. I used to play that with my brothers – When I was 8 years old! – With a toy gun!!

  10. Old Mayfly says:

    In the mid 1940s my sister and I were not allowed to have toy guns, because they were “boys’ toys.” But we fashioned our own toy guns and played with them nonetheless.

    There were no injuries.

  11. Cleanliness is next to godliness.

    Though for true godliness he would have to aim a few feet higher.

  12. LynnN, Hahahahahahahaha!