There are four main rules of gun safety: treat every gun as if it’s loaded, don’t point the gun at anything you’re not willing to shoot, keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target, and identify the target as well as what’s behind it before firing. It may be time to add a fifth rule: don’t point a gun at your balls.
Earlier this summer my colleague Tom Knighton pointed out a bizarre trend among some gun owners; posting pictures of themselves pointing their loaded guns at their crotch. Sooner or later someone was going to have an accidental discharge that was going to end badly, and according to Vice‘s Matthew Gault, that day has now arrived.
A member of a Facebook group dedicated to taking pictures of loaded weapons pointed at dicks finally shot himself in the balls, according to bloody pictures and video he posted on social media and the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office, which confirmed the incident to Motherboard. Rather than step back and start questioning whether the practice is wise, the group made him an administrator and are now celebrating him as their king.
Is there anything I can add?