A “responsible gun owner” accidentally shot himself in the foot while he was at church, because Texas. No one else was injured, presumably by the grace of God, because they surely weren’t protected by this guy’s firearms safety skills.
According to authorities, officers responded to a shooting at the Davis Street Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs around 6:30 pm. Upon arrival they found one idiot person who had accidentally fired his pistol, shooting himself in the foot.
Ironically, the incident occurred in the church’s Family Life Center. The man was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.
The church confirmed via their Facebook page that the man did indeed have a concealed carry permit. Just why you would need a gun in church is unclear, but the post seems to imply that this guy isn’t the only one packing heat when he’s saying his prayers.
A new Texas open-carry law went into effect at the beginning of the year, essentially allowing guns everywhere, which means you never have to worry about not having the security of your AR 15 by your side. Churches and businesses are able to exempt themselves from the law by posting “no guns allowed” signs.
The El Paso Catholic Diocese has announced that churches will be “gun-free,” having apparently come to the conclusion that no one really needs to have an assault rifle strapped to their back when they come to praise the Lord. I guess they aren’t going for that whole “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death” vibe during Sunday school.
In a twist that may qualify as the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard, the one place that has no exemptions allowing them to ban firearms in mental hospitals. So it is now perfectly legal to walk into a psychiatric facility, where patients are being treated for the most serious of mental illnesses (many of whom have homicidal and suicidal tendencies), with a fully visible loaded deadly weapon hanging on your hip.
I can’t imagine what could possibly go wrong.
Featured image via The Coalition To Stop Gun Violence