Man Shoots Off His Own Penis, Becomes Unintentional Anti-Gun Violence Icon (to Me)

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Even the staunchest NRA defender wouldn't argue that a man has the right to shoot himself in the penis. (Or would he?) But that's what one man did in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Police in the town of Rio Claro received a call around 8:00 a.m. on Sunday from witnesses who had heard a shot coming from a parked car. The responding officers found a driver slumped at the wheel bleeding from his... private parts.

The unnamed 33-year-old victim is a security guard who had been carrying a .38 caliber handgun in his pocket when it went off, hitting his penis! He was taken to the hospital where it was ascertained that he didn't have a license for the gun he was carrying. As if he didn't already learn his lesson, the hard way, he now faces charges of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Sadly, he is not the only victim of a self-inflicted crotch-shot.

  • A man accidentally shot himself in the testicles at a Lowe's Home Improvement store in Washington.
  • Another man shot his penis in a supermarket parking lot in Arizona. (as seen at left)
  • Another man shot himself in his penis and testicles while "cleaning his gun" at a party in Florida.
  • Another man shot himself in the genitals in Oklahoma.

If accidental penis shootings can't unite the world around taking measures to end gun violence, then I don't know what will.

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Security guard accidentally shoots penis off with illegal gun [Independent]
Trinidad and Tobago security guard accidentally shoots off his penis [Raw Story]

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Garvak_Artanius
Garvak_Artanius

So, dude loses penis, and writer on jezebel twists it into a gun control issue? The issue is not that some poor bastard shot off his penis, but the issue is guns? Hold on, a dude shot off his fucking penis. He wasn't trying to do anything illegal, he was chillin with his .38 revolver. He's 33 years old. His quality of life is going to dip like a motherfucker. He has suffered serious, permanent physical and emotional trauma. Where is the empathy and shit?