I know it's not funny, but I had to laugh...

  1. Just the irony of it almost made me spew my coffee this morning...

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/South/05/....ap/index.html

    Gun safety presenter shoots self
    Saturday, May 1, 2004 Posted: 12:11 PM EDT (1611 GMT)





    ORLANDO, Florida (AP) -- A federal drug agent shot himself in the leg during a gun safety presentation to children in what police describe as an accident. His bosses, however, are still investigating the incident.

    The Drug Enforcement Administration agent, whose name was not released, was speaking April 9 to about 50 adults and students organized by the Orlando Minority Youth Golf Association, witnesses and police said.

    He drew his .40-caliber duty weapon and removed the magazine, according to the police report. He then pulled back the slide and asked an audience member to look inside the gun and confirm it wasn't loaded.

    Witnesses said when the agent released the slide, one shot fired into the top of his left thigh. The gun was pointed at the floor.

    The agent was treated at Orlando Regional Medical Center and returned to work, a DEA official said.
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  2. 24 Comments

  3. by   nurseunderwater
    supremely ironic....

    on the other hand...
    good thing he didn't clip a kid...
    what was he doing with a loaded gun in a school? :stone
  4. by   CCU NRS
    Quote from sbic56
    Just the irony of it almost made me spew my coffee this morning...

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/South/05/....ap/index.html

    Gun safety presenter shoots self
    Saturday, May 1, 2004 Posted: 12:11 PM EDT (1611 GMT)





    ORLANDO, Florida (AP) -- A federal drug agent shot himself in the leg during a gun safety presentation to children in what police describe as an accident. His bosses, however, are still investigating the incident.

    The Drug Enforcement Administration agent, whose name was not released, was speaking April 9 to about 50 adults and students organized by the Orlando Minority Youth Golf Association, witnesses and police said.

    He drew his .40-caliber duty weapon and removed the magazine, according to the police report. He then pulled back the slide and asked an audience member to look inside the gun and confirm it wasn't loaded.

    Witnesses said when the agent released the slide, one shot fired into the top of his left thigh. The gun was pointed at the floor.

    The agent was treated at Orlando Regional Medical Center and returned to work, a DEA official said.
    Perfect example to never assume a gun is empty, I guess even when you have it verified by a second party LOL
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    irony at its finest.
  6. by   BeachNurse
    Quote from nurseunderwater
    supremely ironic....

    on the other hand...
    good thing he didn't clip a kid...
    what was he doing with a loaded gun in a school? :stone
    Exactly!!???
    :angryfire
  7. by   canoehead
    What a freaking idiot. I suppose he made his point to the kids though.
  8. by   FROGGYLEGS
    Quote from canoehead
    What a freaking idiot. I suppose he made his point to the kids though.
    I think it qualifies as a good lesson on gun safety.
  9. by   Rustyhammer
    I'm tempted to comment on the "calibre" of this presenter.
    Surely we should expect more from a "big shot".
    Safety should be "automatic".
    Good thing he only "clipped" himself.
    I'm glad he didn't "shell" out any more bogus advice.
    -Russell
  10. by   sbic56
    Quote from Rustyhammer
    I'm tempted to comment on the "calibre" of this presenter.
    Surely we should expect more from a "big shot".
    Safety should be "automatic".
    Good thing he only "clipped" himself.
    I'm glad he didn't "shell" out any more bogus advice.
    -Russell
    The way you "fire those off" really "blows me away!!"
  11. by   gwenith
    What ever you do don't "trigger" another pun contest!!
  12. by   sbic56
    Oh, I dunno...might be fun to go a few "rounds".
  13. by   gwenith
    I guess I will just have to bite the bullet then and make myself a target!!
  14. by   sbic56
    Our "aim" is to amuse ourselves...we have lots of "ammunition", so this could go on for awhile..

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