A Prescott Valley man was flown to a Phoenix hospital early Thursday after he accidentally shot himself in the leg.
"A 64-year-old man said he was sleeping with his handgun under his pillow," Prescott Valley Police Officer Paul Dunn said. "When he woke up and tried to put the gun away, the gun accidentally discharged into his knee."
Keeping a "gun under the pillow" has got to be about the stupidest thing a gun owner could do. It's hard to be more irresponsible than that, and for what? Do they think it gives them quicker access?
The other incredibly stupid thing, in spite of the wording of the story, is shooting oneself in the leg. The gun didn't just "discharge" by itself. As our friend Frail Liberty explained, at least three of the 4 Rules had to be violated simultaneously for this to happen.
What's your opinion? Would disqualifying a man like this from owning firearms make things better or worse? Would his friends and neighbors be better off or not?
What do you think? Please leave a comment.