Several Points To Ponder

Gun goes boom, man goes ouch.

First, to rip-off the hand grenade analogy, once Mr. Gun is loaded (and they are all always loaded), he is no longer your friend.

Second, as Unc points out, if you drop a gun, let it come to a complete stop on the ground.  Don’t try and catch it.  You are just too likely to grab it in a way that trips the mechanism or causes it to point at you.

Third, he was hunting so there is a not so small chance that it was a stand/blind related accident.  You aren’t in the Mekong Delta with VC hot on your six.  You don’t NEED to saunter about with your long gun in condition “Get Charlie.”  Leave it unloaded until you get your posterior into your seat

Forth, if stalking, keep your gun pointed in a safe direction and in a manner that, should you fall, points mister muzzle away from you. 

Lastly, next time you are passing by a gun store, check out the bore diameter on a Icosa-bore shootzenboomer.  If Wiki is correct, it’s .615 inches.  Lets do the math on that;  You have a hunk of lead a good bit larger than the end of some adult thumbs, weighing north of three quarters of an ounce and boogying at faster than 1500 feet per second.  That will give you around 1800 foot/pounds of hurt.  To put that into perspective, the typical 9mm round is half the size and could generate about 420 foot/pounds at the extreme.  … And yet;

“An ambulance took Mingie to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.”

Guns are magic death rays?  Hardly. 

UPDATE: Fixed incorrect link

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