Man shoots himself after attempting to remove gun from holster at Whataburger

Man shoots himself after attempting to remove gun from holster at Whataburger

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    Man shoots himself after attempting to remove gun from holster at Whataburger

    I wasn't sure where to post this incident. The article is quite short on basic information.
    https://www.kxxv.com/hometown/bell-c...arging-a-round

    My wife was in the HEB parking lot across from the Whataburger. Every LE agency in the area responded to the incident. The chances are extremely remote that she could have been struck by a ricochet from the parking lot full of cars. But those in the Whataburger parking lot were at a higher risk, IMO.

    Since my wife has her LTC and carries everywhere, legally, she commented that we are blessed for practicing gun safety.

    I hope the local News follows up with the gun owner to complete the story. Whataburger gun policy is that OC is prohibited by civilians, but CC is allowed. It would be interesting to hear his story as a lesson learn for others.

    * she got a pic of the Air Amb arriving at the scene.
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    Unless it was FMJ, a bullet from an ND that passes through a person bad enough to call in a life flight probably doesn’t have enough energy left to significantly injure anyone else.

    The story, even without details, is a good example of why the general public should be taught that guns should stay in holsters as much as possible.
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    Too little info in the report assess any aspect of the incident. All we know is that it happened and someone had termed it a negligent discharge. Guessing, a ND while upholstering is likely to strike the leg. The two most lethal points are anywhere along the femoral artery and at the artery that connects the femoral by passing through the knee to the lower leg. A shot in the knee could dislodge bones. That had been known to cause an arterial rupture from post impact movement. Maybe the air evac was a good idea.
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    I did not need anymore information to come to the conclusion that "You can' fix stupid".
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    Hope they tell more about what happened. It might have been stupidity or maybe it could have happened to anybody just as easily. I don't mind learning from other peoples mistakes. That saves me a lot of pain. Sometimes it is just a reminder to not do something stupid. Probably got more information from you and your wife than people are going to see on the ten o:clock news. Good job.
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    I'm wondering why he was removing the gun from the holster - that might shed some light on the incident.

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    The question is why would he be removing his pistol. Not enough information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CG11 View Post
    I'm wondering why he was removing the gun from the holster - that might shed some light on the incident.
    Because he wasn't allowed to open carry and he wanted a hamburger. With fries and a chocolate shake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by graydude View Post
    Unless it was FMJ, a bullet from an ND that passes through a person bad enough to call in a life flight probably doesn’t have enough energy left to significantly injure anyone else.

    The story, even without details, is a good example of why the general public should be taught that guns should stay in holsters as much as possible.
    Amen to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1942bull View Post
    Too little info in the report assess any aspect of the incident. All we know is that it happened and someone had termed it a negligent discharge. Guessing, a ND while upholstering is likely to strike the leg. The two most lethal points are anywhere along the femoral artery and at the artery that connects the femoral by passing through the knee to the lower leg. A shot in the knee could dislodge bones. That had been known to cause an arterial rupture from post impact movement. Maybe the air evac was a good idea.
    An ND while upholstering? I guess it would depend on what you were upholstering, a chair, a couch? Beware auto-type! LOL.
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    That was one expensive hamburger!
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    Quote Originally Posted by graydude View Post
    Unless it was FMJ, a bullet from an ND that passes through a person bad enough to call in a life flight probably doesn’t have enough energy left to significantly injure anyone else.

    The story, even without details, is a good example of why EVERYONE should be taught that guns should stay in holsters as much as possible.
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    Sounds like the guy is determined to harm himself either by a ND or coronary heart disease. One is slower than the other but both often wind up with the same end result!
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    Greasy fries and hamburgers and handling firearms is a bad combination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GpTom View Post
    Because he wasn't allowed to open carry and he wanted a hamburger. With fries and a chocolate shake.
    And now....hospital food is usually pretty doggone terrible.

    Just FYI - Always better to leave the firearm holstered & remove the holster and firearm together if possible.
    And if not an immediate deadly threat scenario then stop, think, and carefully remove the firearm from the holster.
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