Monday, June 18, 2012

In Which I Make Every Man Cringe...

John from the very cool Neatorama sent this story in, figuring I could weigh in on the subject:

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.

7 comments:

Dave H said...

Sounds like an Honorable Mention for the Darwin Awards. Although at his age odds are good he's already reproduced, so another generation will have to carry the burden of his genes.

GBBL said...

What ammo for wang?

ExurbanKevin said...

The antis will say he was just carry a gun to compensate for his lack of, well, whatever he's REALLY lacking now...

Fill Yer Hands said...

GBBL:

Ball ammo.

GBBL said...

FYH: The interwebs. You just won them.

Will Brown said...

What do you bet this guy is now a firm believer in carrying your gun in Condition 2?

You can't really cure stupid (with or without a holster), but you can make being so a bit more difficult to demonstrate spontaneously.

Ancient Woodsman said...

If Obama had a penis, it would look just like that one.