Another day, another responsible gun owner shoots himself. This guy went out and got his concealed carry permit like any responsible gun owner would, and then he headed out to the movies with his piece safely tucked in his pants.
And then, it happened. Just like that, the gun went off, and by that I don't mean he was having an ecstatic reaction to what he was seeing on the screen.
“It took a while after the bang, but this guy started shouting ‘Oh my God, I just shot myself! I just got my concealed and carry,'” Myers said, “and then everybody jumped up and that’s when we heard, ‘Call 9-11!'”
“You could feel the concussion of the shot,” said witness Domenic Rabone. “I mean you know being in a movie theatre it’s a surreal situation, and I don’t believe anybody really expects it to be a gunshot.”
“As soon as it registered and I realized it was a gun, it scared me,” said Myers.
Police treated the situation as a medical emergency as opposed to a live shooter scenario. No one else in the theater was hurt.
Another one to add to the Responsible Gun Ownership Annals.