Fun With Guns: Blatant Euphemism Edition

December 31, 2013 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Arizona, my friend.

Twenty year old man target shooting with his girl. Decides to show off .

Citing evidence and witness statements, deputies said Roe was target shooting in the area with his girlfriend. When he was kneeling down for a shot, he accidentally discharged a shotgun, hitting himself in the foot, the sheriff’s office said.

There was no word on the man’s condition.

Embarrassed as hell, that’s his condition.

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21 Comments to “Fun With Guns: Blatant Euphemism Edition”


  1. I’ve heard that old expression “shoot yourself in the foot” for years but usually it meant something kind of different from what you would expect. Now I have lived long enough to find out that someone actually did it! Well, that just made my year. The old one. 2013.

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  2. Perhaps he was afraid of putting his foot in his mouth.

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  3. e platypus onion says:

    Probably rates his own show on the Sportsmen Channel.

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  4. Always a big hit with the ladies.

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  5. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    The ‘smarter’ gun types carry their rifles with the barrel pointed at the ground, ergo their feet. All other safety measures are apparently optional.

    As Fun with Guns continues, awaiting the special edition, Tea Bag Circular Firing Squad, hunting with Dick Cheney. Unlike Russian roulette, each candidate replaces the game or fish in the barrel that sport Dick prefers. Fun with guns, the Wild Wyoming edition.

    Arizona 2, Georgia 1, but it’s just one day. Plenty of time for Texas to make a comeback as home state to the crazies.

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  6. Q: What time is it when your boyfriend shoots himself in the foot while trying to impress you?

    A: Time to find a new boyfriend…

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  7. target shooting with a shotgun? epic fail

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  8. “target shooting” with a shotgun is really confusing. I get shooting clay pigeons, metal animal silhouettes, etc but a paper target?? Wow!

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  9. Marge Wood says:

    Shootin’ arns is agin’ my religion.

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  10. 1toughlady says:

    He gets an honorary Darwin Award for sure.

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  11. for gun fanatics (and I’m not saying this applies to all gun owners):

    the ideal—self defense

    the reality all too often—self offense

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  12. @1toughlady: Given that he shoot himself in the foot, it doesn’t seem likely that he’s removed himself from the gene pool completely. (It probably had that effect as to the woman he was trying to impress, but he might meet someone else.)

    For a non-fatal Darwin Award, give him a handgun and tell him that the ability to quick-draw a gun that a man has stuffed into his trousers is a sure way to impress the ladies. Just don’t tell him what type of impression this gives. I expect that this firearms expert will soon have blasted away any chance of pulluting the gene pool.

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  13. “Seven Toe Roe”…

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  14. Knew a kid who was practicing the Fast Draw. Turned out to be quicker on the trigger than on the draw and took off two toes.
    But it was only half his fault – his mama wasn’t Texan.

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  15. Could be he was target shooting with a shotgun so he’d have a better chance of hitting something somewhere on the target… but I know diddleysquat about guns.

    I did hear of a hunter in a duck blind who wondered if his foot had gone numb, so he prodded it with the end of his shotgun, with results that anybody else would have predicted.

    RepubAnon, I like your suggestion about impressing the ladies. More gun fools need to try that.

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  16. e platypus onion says:

    A South Dakota man(this guy is/was embroiled in a large mess involving the guv.,a federally funded loan operation called EB-5,a hundred million dollar faile beef packing plant,forign investors that pay large amounts of money for green cards,and other stuff) supposedly went pheasant hunting on his BIL’s property and never returned. His BIL found him laying on the ground with his gun(he’s pheasant hunting-the gun is supposed to be a shotgun) leaning against a nearby tree. The sherriff turned the bodyover to dicover a bulley hole in the db’s side. You don’t shoot bullets from shotguns while pheasant hunting. South Dakota’s AG claims it is a suicide. It get’s real twisted and if you like whodunits go to Madville Times.com and read up on this ongoing tale the state isn’t interested in solving.

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  17. e platypus onion says:

    RepubAnon-I’m guessing that type of impression,despite the loss to the gene pool,would be worthy of braggadacio from a Texas T-bagger. If Fake Noize asked real nice,might be worth an encore for live teevee.

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  18. e platypus:
    There was a case way back in TX where it was ruled a suicide where the body was found with 3 bullets in his back and head from a bolt action rifle.

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  19. Elizabeth says:

    Yep on the Texas case of “shot in the back with a rifle” suicide I remember from my childhood.

    This guy in Arizona sure falls in the category of “Accidents don’t happen: they’re all caused.” This one was caused by stupidity, carelessness, and showing off. And I notice no beer cans were mentioned, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t there. (All fingers off the trigger, outside the guard, THEN kneel down…though for someone like that, he’d be safer putting the shotgun on the ground, pointing away from every person in range, then kneel down…and pray.)

    But back to the “suicide” claim. It saves law enforcement time and effort and money. MUCH easier to say someone found shot with no one else around to provide an obvious shooter is a suicide, and it happens in more than “red” states. If there’s any excuse–a divorce, a child-custody fight, financial losses, any statement in the past five years that “I’m really feeling down…it’s getting to me” (even if it’s about the prospects of a junior high football team) a lot of agencies like to close the books on it.

    (Or so I gather watching those crime-report shows on TV that supposedly follow a murder or some other crime. They were back-to-back the other weekend.)

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  20. Corinne Sabo says:

    Probably needs a new girlfriend now.

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  21. e platypus onion says:

    Elizabeth and Mike, Calling suicide sure spares the ex-gov who is running for S.D. senate seat a whole lot of embarassment and ‘splaining his role in the financial chicanery going on. The A G declared the case closed. Responsible people in S D are trying to get Eric Holder and the Justice Dep’t. to take up the investigation since the program was initially federal funded. Also,a big rethuglican donor shot and killed four horses on Reservation land because they got out on his leased land and he does,’t like the fact Indians get free stuff from the government. He collected over 600k in farm subsidies but he is white=entitled.

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