Congratulations, Patrick Sanders! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

A 20-year-old Texas man, who was napping with a gun in his pocket (as one does!), accidentally shot himself in the face after a 3-year-old child found his gun. How it all went down:

It happened at about 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at an apartment located in the 4700 block of Wenda.

Patrick Sanders, 20, of Houston, was sleeping on the couch in the living room of the apartment when a gun in his pants pocket fell out and onto the floor, police said. As Sanders woke up, a three-year-old boy picked up the gun. Police said Sanders saw the child with the gun and as he tried to grab it from the boy the gun went off and Sanders was shot in the face.

Brilliant!

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8 responses to “Congratulations, Patrick Sanders! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

  1. I know you’re tired of pointing it out, but “caused the gun to fire” as if the gun was partly responsible for being fired? Someone fired that gun!

  2. But “just an accident”? So no charges will be filed? The article doesn’t say.

  3. democommie

    Did they get a statement from the 3 yo? It sounds like, um, bullshit, to me.

    Where is all of the CSIfu in these situations? Was the child tested for GSR? Did they do all of the mannequins with sticks stuck through them to figure that the angle of entry was 4’6″ above the floor? Inquiring minds want to know (and then call, “bullshit”).

    • The angle of entry will be meaningless if the man were to have been bending over, forward. That detail is yet to emerge, although I’d call it likely, given the height difference.

  4. ThresherK

    I understand Jose Canseco has joined the contest. Another du jour, another hero?

  5. evodevo

    I say, where was the “good guy” with a gun to stop the “bad guy”? Oh, never mind… say, what was he doing napping while a 3-year-old was running around the house, huh? Huh?
    I call Darwin Awards myself.

  6. tao

    FYI – Local example of guns and booze in action. http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/honoring-a-slain-colleague/article_a80cd915-904e-53ef-8711-da526e693f53.html
    I’m sorry for the families involved in this, and withholding judgment pending more information.