NRA gun instructor misses protest because (wait for it) he shot himself in the foot

April 4, 2013

This reminds of Gun Appreciation Day. National Rifle Association instructor Eugene Kenny could not join his fellow gun-rights supporters at the state Capitol Wednesday because he accidentally shot himself in the foot. Literally. Kenny is a 49 year-old licensed National Rifle Association instructor who leads training classes in pistol and rifle use.

Kenny said, “I usually always cock it back and it usually ejects a shell that’s in the chamber. You pull the trigger to release the slide … This time there was a cartridge in there. And BANG! Hit my ankle.”

Watch (how could you not?):

New Haven Independent reports, “Vazquez said his detectives are also still investigating the theft of a safe last November from Kenny’s apartment. It contained around 10 guns—mostly handguns, plus a Saiga 12 shotgun. “I took a hit, $8,000 worth of firearms” in that theft, Kenny said.”

Is it bad that I’m laughing? Oh well.