Antique gun mishap? How ’bout drunken fool…

The Cape Cod Times – daily sentinel to a place that is always fun to be smack dab in the middle of February, right on the ocean and facing some of the stiffest winds you can imagine – is reporting about a guy who shot himself in the leg with an antiques black powder colt.

Seems he was cleaning his gun when the thing went off. Police received a 911 call at 6 a.m., which means he was doing his business somewhere around 4 or 5 a.m.

Um…

First, I don’t think anybody’s going to set the alarm for 3 a.m. to get ready for a good gun cleaning, and second, I reckon the first thing I would do would be to make sure that the gun I was about to clean wasn’t loaded. Just saying…

Methinks this guy was loaded himself, and thought it’d be fun to clean his gun by the soft glow of some 24 hour cable tv news. The comments attached to the article are pretty good, too.

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