Just the latest display that guns are usually not the problem. Stupid people possibly intoxicated in Texas at three in the morning while playing poker with an itchy back while being near a gun, are the problem.
It’s reminiscent of those old episodes on the Andy Griffith show where Deputy Barney Fife (Don Knots) reaches down into his holster and accidentally fires his gun, only this is more stupid and more painful.
A Fort Worth man trying to scratch an itch on his back used a revolver and accidentally shot himself.
Jorge Espinal,44 was drinking beer and playing poker around 3am last Sunday when he got up from the table and walked into another room,” said Fort Worth Police Lt. Kenneth Dean.
“He told officers that he had an itch on his back and grabbed the first thing he could get hold of, which was a revolver,” Lt. Dean said. “The gun went off.”
Mr Espinal went back and told his buddies that he shot himself. They didn’t believe him until the blood they saw blood coming down his back,” Lt. Dean said.
Wait a minute, wait a minute. Some friends these guys must have been. So when they heard the earsplitting gunshot and what must have been a scream that followed soon thereafter, none of them thought ‘hey there might be something wrong?’ He actually had to stumble back into the kitchen to show them he had been shot. With friends like these……. Anyway here is the rest of the story.
Mr Espinal was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries.
MY TAKE: If this guy uses a loaded gun as a back scratcher, I shudder to think what he uses to fight a fire or clean his ears.