Read time: 2 minutes

Responsible Gun Owner Jose Canseco Shoots His Finger Off

The accident happened while he was cleaning one of his four handguns.
Responsible Gun Owner Jose Canseco Shoots His Finger Off
Image from: SportsAngle.com

Retired baseball star Jose Canseco shot the middle finger off his left hand earlier today while cleaning one of his four, legally-owned handguns.

New York Daily News:

Actress and model Leila Knight told the Daily News that Canseco was cleaning one of his four guns in the couple’s kitchen when it discharged and blew off the middle finger of his left hand.

“He had been at the shooting range a few days earlier. He didn’t know it was loaded,” Knight told The News. “The middle finger was hanging by a thread and I wrapped his hand in a towel and then called 911. The doctors said they would either have to amputate or do reconstructive surgery. But if they do surgery, he won’t be able to use it again. He blew away an artery and a big bone chunk.”

He should have listened to Leila sooner.

Las Vegas Police arrived at the home shortly after Knight called 911, and she said she filed a report with authorities. Knight said that the gun – a Ruger pistol – is licensed to Canseco, as are the other three weapons he owns. She said Canseco showed his gun license to the police officers.

Knight said that the gun – a Ruger pistol – is licensed to Canseco, as are the other three weapons he owns. She said Canseco showed his gun license to the police officers.
“At first the police asked me if we were in a fight. I said of course we weren’t. We have four guns in the house. We are now going to have zero. I hate guns,” Knight said. “Jose is a little freaked out. He keeps saying, ‘Sorry, sorry.’ But we’re extremely lucky. Lucky it wasn’t worse, or that he didn’t shoot me.”

Canseco, according to Knight, has always owned guns as long as they have been together. “He keeps them for protection, self-defense,” she said.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team