A Texas City man who was reaching for his pistol accidentally shot himself in the hand during the weekend, police said.
The unidentified man’s wife also was injured when the gun fired.
The couple had just left a Texas City restaurant on Palmer Highway about 7 p.m. Saturday when the man reached under the seat of his car to remove his handgun. While handling the gun, it fired and struck the man’s left ring finger.
His wife had two small wounds on her leg as a result of the gun going off, police said.
The couple drove to Mainland Medical Center where they were treated and released.
While the man did not have a concealed handgun license, he won’t be charged because police said state laws allow someone to carry a pistol in the vehicle as long as it is concealed, Sgt. Joe Stanton said.
I'd say he has no one to blame but himself, and the gun of course. Even the reporting said, "it fired and struck the man’s left ring finger." "It fired..." I thought that was pretty funny.
What's your opinion? Do the pro-gun folks sometimes try to blame the laws and the gun control folks for mishaps like this? I mean, what kind of silly law says you're allowed to have a gun in the car as long as it's concealed? If a guy has no concealed carry permit, he cannot carry concealed outside of his vehicle, but inside he must? And all the while open carry allowed in Texas, isn't it?
With so many confusing laws, it's no wonder so many gun owners are running into trouble.
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