Friday, February 1, 2013

Man openly carrying gun in holster in downtown cafe unintentionally shoots himself

A 26-year-old Eugene, Oregon man unintentionally shot himself in the thigh with a handgun he was openly carrying in a holster on his leg.
The man was using the bathroom at Indra's Internet Lounge in downtown Eugene when he unintentionally discharged the gun. According to the owner of the cafe, after shooting himself the man crawled out of the bathroom and employees put a tourniquet on his leg to stop the bleeding until medical crews arrived. The owner added that the man was a regular at the cafe and was familiar with guns.
Police noted that in Oregon it is legal for someone to openly carry a holstered gun. Furthermore, someone wishing to openly carry a gun is not required to obtain any sort of carrying permit or undergo any sort of gun safety training.
Police are not releasing the man's name and don't plan on issuing any charges.


Baldr Odinson said...

My home town. Lucky me.... This is the sort of violent nonsense and stupidity I'm up against.

Anonymous said...

Violence? There's no way a rational, English speakin adult could classify this accident as violent. Stupid- yes! But I'm glad to hear you are "up against" accidents. What do you do, safety classes? Safe gun handling PSA's? That's good, responsible citizenship.