Congratulations, Unidentified AZ Man! You Are Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

What is it about bathrooms and guns? How hard can it be to take a pee without shooting yourself?

PRESCOTT VALLEY – A man accidentally shot himself in the leg while using the restroom at the McDonald’s restaurant at Lake Valley Road and Highway 69 Monday morning, a PVPD spokesman said.

About 9 a.m., a 60-year-old Cottonwood man went into the restroom and the .32 caliber Cobra handgun fell out of his pocket, hit the floor, and fired a round into his leg, Sgt. Scott Stebbins said.

Police found that the semi-automatic pistol was in a nylon holster when the gun discharged, sending the bullet through the holster, the man’s left calf and right thigh, Stebbins said.

Guns everywhere! So responsible!

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7 responses to “Congratulations, Unidentified AZ Man! You Are Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

  1. mcearlgrey

    i carried a beretta as a sidearm for a year in afghanistan. i had to shit in some pretty weird places. i never thought it a feat of excellence for not shooting myself in the dick or leg while taking care of business but i guess i misunderestimated myself!

  2. greennotGreen

    I have an honest question. Do guns really go off all that easily, or do some guns not have safeties, or do they all have safeties and some people just don’t use them? If “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people,” then who is shooting all these guns?

    • I’m told Glocks do not have an external safety and are notorious for accidental discharges.

    • My impression is that the safety of a gun is highly dependent on how you carry it. Carrying a gun with an empty chamber makes an accidental discharge essentially impossible, but it compromises your ability to draw and shoot immediately. Paranoid ammosexuals don’t want to waste time, so they’ll often carry with a round chambered, which makes an accidental discharge much more likely. Multiply by the number of clumsy idiots who feel the need to be armed to the teeth at all times, and you wind up with regular “accidents”.

  3. Moira

    Darn. Would have been a perfect Darwin Award story, but he’s old enough that he likely already reproduced. So those “I am stupid” genes are still in the gene pool.

  4. democommie

    I’m currently having the “discussion” with someone who says that they’re all for “stringent” vetting of those who want gunz, I asked if that includes those who already have a trunk full of them. I’ll let you know if/when I get an answer.

  5. tao

    Good luck to Darwin vs. the Zombie Gun Nutz.