A man in the checkout at a Dollar General in Lehigh Acres, Florida, was just trying to do some shopping when he got shot. Why? Read on:
Brandon Orlando was standing in the checkout line when the man standing behind him accidentally dropped his gun on the floor, and it fired.
“I heard it go off it sounded like a balloon,” said Orlando.
According to deputies, when the gun hit the floor, it shot off a round. The bullet ricocheted off a conveyor belt and then grazed Orlando’s stomach.
“It’s just a crazy freak accident that happened, but thank God I’m still alive,” he said. “I’m happy.”
Just a “crazy freak accident! Except it’s one of those things that’s happening with increasing frequency. The more people walking around with loaded guns, the more gun accidents. It’s called math.
And as for our 2nd Amendment Hero?
The gun owner, Joseph Lemier, called the sheriff’s office immediately. When a deputy got to the scene, he ran Lemier’s concealed weapons license and learned that it had been revoked.
Lemier also claimed that the safety was on when the gun hit the floor. But upon inspection, the deputy found that the safety was not operational.
Yeah, a real law-abiding citizen would never let that happen. Except, of course, when they do.