A Rapid City man required hospital treatment Saturday night after he accidentally shot himself, according to a release from the Rapid City Police Department.
While sitting in his living room in the 2500 block of Judy Avenue around 11:15 p.m., Paul Weiler, 30, shot himself in the leg as he was cleaning a 9-millimeter handgun, the release said.
Weiler was taken to Rapid City Regional Hospital for treatment. He was later arrested on a charge of reckless discharge of a firearm while intoxicated, according to the release.
This is better than the usual nonchalance with which they treat these incidents, but it's not enough. After this slap-on-the-wrist charge, he'll be back in business. He'll be drinkin' and playin' with his guns again without missing a beat.