A Tulsa, Oklahoma 16-year-old nearly died after accidentally shooting himself in the leg over the weekend. He was saved by a police officer’s first aid:
The victim was conscious, police said, but he was incoherent, and there was a large amount of blood on his bed sheet. Police feared the victim had severed an artery, and an officer applied a tourniquet to the teen’s leg to stem the bleeding.
The teenager was taken to St. John Medical Center in serious condition. In a news release, police said the “quick action” of the officer who applied the tourniquet prevented the boy from bleeding to death.
But what elevates this story to Second Amendment Hero status, you may ask?
This was the second time the teen had accidentally shot himself with a handgun, police said. Officers responded to his residence three months ago and found him with another gunshot wound to the leg.
Perhaps the third time will be the charm. Slow clap, America!