Monday, May 05, 2014

So, wait...

From the Daily Kos gun roundup, this odd story:
PONTOTOC, MS, 4/19/14: The Mississippi Highway Patrol says a man accidentally shot himself at a traffic safety checkpoint in Pontotoc County over the weekend. Authorities say troopers had set up a roadblock on Highway 342 at the Valley Road intersection around 6:30 p.m Saturday night. They say the man had a firearm stuck down next to the seat of the car and attempted to push it farther down when it discharged. The bullet went through the man's arm, hit the side of his face and exited through his ear. No charges have been filed in connection with the incident, which remains under investigation.
So he had the gun down beside his seat in case someone tried to carjack him or something? Okay, apparently either that's not legal in Mississippi - though since no charges have been filed it probably is - or else he thought it wasn't or maybe it's not his gun ... or maybe he had some nefarious reason for having it with him instead of for self-defense. But even if it was for self-defense ... Goober! What the hell are you doing tucking it beside your seat barrel up??!

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At 10:49 AM, May 07, 2014 Anonymous Mark P had this to say...

Yes, in the how-stupid-can-you-be-with-guns contest, Mississippi appears to be closing the gap with Georgia (where a gun safety instructor shot and killed one of his police officer students).


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