Man shoots himself in the penis in Birmingham
A Southfield man is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the penis as he adjusted his gun, according to police.
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.[pauses to let obligatory squirming, cringing, and reflexive curling-into-a-ball subside]
USE. A. FREAKIN'. HOLSTER.
Why is that so hard to get through people's thick skulls? Now, granted, this assumes that the dude (sorta, now) in question really *did* simply adjust his pistol rather than actually playing with it before it went off. It's entirely possible he couldn't stop touching it, either through self-consciousness over being new to concealed carry or whatever else.
If, in fact, it was caused by lack of a holster and the trigger being accidentally depressed, this could have been avoided by a proper holster. Something with a firm body - leather or kydex, the choice is personal - that holds the firearm in a fixed position would have remedied this simply. Sure, a good holster might set you back three figures - but what do you think this is going to cost Stumpy here?
Buy a good holster and use it - the best medicine against Darwining yourself...
That is all.