A 78 year old woman in Burlington, Wisconsin got scared and instead of calling for help, she helped herself to a loaded handgun. Well, Dirty Mary she ain't:
A 78-year-old Burlington woman accidentally shot herself Friday after arming herself with a handgun when she became afraid, according to the Racine County Sheriff's Office.
The woman was walking in her house with the gun when she dropped it to the floor, causing it to discharge upward and wounding her in the abdomen, according to news release from the sheriff's office.
The woman was taken to a hospital, according to the release, which did not report the woman's condition.
The sheriff's office reminds people be extra cautious when handling any firearm.
The NRA likes to say that guns are the great equalizer and in a way they are correct. Whether it's a 78 year old woman, a three year old kid or a 20 year old young man, give them a gun and you just know someone is going to get hurt and/or killed.