A Tennessee man is alive after accidentally shooting himself in the chin as he was getting undressed Sunday night.
Carter County Sheriff’s Deputy David Caldwell told the Johnson City Press that William Rood apparently left a loaded .25 caliber Beretta pistol in his right front pants pocket (we gather he packs to the right) and as he placed the pants on his dresser, the weapon fired one bullet striking Rood in the nose and chin, finally lodging in his neck.
Rood’s injuries are being treated at the Johnson City Medical Center after medical personnel airlifted him there.
While we appreciate Rood’s efforts to keep us all up to our “chins” in pants jokes for at least the next week, we also are thankful for the opportunity to point out that careless people are careless with weapons. Thankfully Rood’s self-inflicted injuries were minor, he’s not going to die as a result, and that there was no other innocent person shot as a result of Rood’s stupidity.
Clearly the answer is to wear pants less often!
To read more about the accidental shootings we here at AATTP report, here’s a story about gun-lack-of-safety at a Texas gun range!
h/t: Talking Points Memo