One of our safest, most responsible gun owners ever exercised his Constitutional right to conceal-carry a gun into a Texas convenience store because Freedom and also Self-Protection and Stand My Ground, whereupon he hitched up his shorts and promptly shot himself in the leg:
“He walked maybe six feet in the door when he pulled his shorts up, something caught the trigger and the gun discharged into his leg,” Vanover said. “People immediately rushed over to help.”
By the time Officer Shelbye Alemeida arrived at the scene a women in the store had secured a tourniquet made of a belt around the shot leg and was applying pressure to the wound.
Chief Vanover said the accident could have most likely been prevented if proper gun safety had been observed.
“If you’re going to carry a gun it needs to be in a safe holster,” Vanover said. “It’s dangerous to stick a gun in your pants. No one was hurt besides him.”
No charges were filed against Bryant for the negligent discharge, and no word on his condition as of Monday morning.
No, filing charges would be wrong. Taking away his concealed-carry permit would be wrong. Even though Chief Vanover said the accident was preventable, Bryant was not practicing proper gun safety, and was in fact carrying his gun in a dangerous manner, no charges were filed.