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Sometimes, the jokes just tell themselves

by: Eric B.

Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 12:25:45 PM EST

(h/t Jeff Wattrick at Deadline Detroit)

True story here. When my son was born, he had to be hospitalized for a week because of something to do with his lungs. I followed the ambulance from Mt. Pleasant to Lansing that night, with his mother and various grandparents following the next day when she was released.

She got there right after I met my son's attending physician, and asked if I had. I said that I had and pointed at the doctor with my thumb. Just as she looked over, the doctor had a catastrophic clipboard failure and papers were sailing to the floor. Not a moment to inspire confidence.

I thought of it this morning, when reading this.

A 56-year-old man entering the Gibraltar Trade Center in Mount Clemens on Friday accidentally shot himself while unloading his pistol, police said.

The popular indoor flea market hosts a gun and knife show this weekend, and anyone entering the building must remove any ammunition from firearms.

File this away for use the next time someone tells you that armed citizens are the only things that can keep schools, churches, libraries, theaters safe from heavily armed lunatics.

Eric B. :: Sometimes, the jokes just tell themselves
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This guy...
...and a not-insignificant portion of handgun-owning Americans are perpetual Darwin Award runners-up/honorable mentions.

Would it be wrong for me to wish that he'd have hit an artery, because if it is, I don't wanna be right...

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