Note: Picture unrelated but a great example of apocalypse readiness.
Arizona police are encouraging the use of gun holsters after a 27-year old man shot himself in the johnson while attempting to secure his fiancÃ©e's pink (but not Hello Kitty) handgun in the waistband of his pants before walking into a local grocery store. Wait, what?!
The gun fired, striking Seto's penis and continuing through his left thigh. The bleeding started immediately and was heavy, according to police dispatch recordings released Sunday.
"He is still conscious, there is just a lot of blood," [his fiancÃ©e], 26, told 9-1-1 operators and dispatchers.
One operator told Christopher to apply direct pressure to the wound with a dry towel or T-shirt, but to avoid looking at the wound.
"I did look at it," Christopher said. "It's pretty bad."
In the wake the accident, police are warning armed residents to use holsters, not waistbands.
Bringing your ladyfriend's firearm to the grocery story aside (make her carry it if you're that worried about an assault in the chip aisle -- she doesn't have a penis to shoot off!), the whole "gun in the waistband" idea is about as dumb as they get. *Ahem -- Plaxico! I know some of you might find this hard to believe but, SURPRISE -- sweatpants waistbands aren't designed to hold firearms! How they can even handle my gut is beyond me, but I do wear Spanx. "Two pairs?" Three.
Thanks to JoeLickASac, who can only help if you've been shot in the balls.