Jose Canseco accidentally shot off his finger while cleaning his gun yesterday. Do you personally know anyone who has been injured by a gun accident?
Not an accident
Yep. My uncle was at a friend's house looking at rifles and his friend accidentally shot my uncle in the back. The bullet was centimeters away from his spine...
Can steroids make your finger grow back?
It is quite difficult to "accidentally" shoot yourself. Vast majority of cases involve gross negligence/screwing around & intentional self-inflicted injuries.
My friend shot himself in the leg.
What an idiot.
Only pussy liberals get killed by guns... That's why they are so afraid of them. Fun fact; 95% of gang bangers vote democrat. No wonder they want to give felons the right to vote!
Why do you spew nonsense? I'm a liberal. I love my guns and am very safe with them.
Move to Detroit, they will take your guns and when you get shot by some gang banger liberals the police will probably attribute your death to the white patriarchy... Which is the only reason minority youth are on average more violent.
In Las Vegas, I think it was mob hit saying talking about steroids is a no no. bad boy!
don't you open the action/disassemble it before cleaning? I agree with the person below me and let natural selection reign supreme.
It's all fun and games until first blood
Leave it alone.
Someone's never watched the first Rambo.
those guys were assho1es
I say lets just remove all the warning labels and let nature run its course! If you're too stupid to stay alive, I don't think you should be allowed to reproduce.
Granpa shot himself in the lat muscle while cleaning a rifle. No harm, no foul.
No harm no foul? He was completely negligent cleaning a loaded firearm. An absolute foul and breaking of the cardinal rules of gun safety.
Yeah. The west isn't as wild as it used to be. Now they have all these rules.
The rules have been around for a long time. People are just too stupid to adhere to them.
For some reason that reminds me of an overprotective suburban mom. Just let the kids play for goodness sake.
Are you being sarcastic or serious? Because if serious you're an absolute moron.
It's like anything you work with day in and day out. Sometimes you have to work it hot. Kids gotta eat.
@Congressman, you have done your "duty" on this poll. Now relax and stop being a dick.
Says the sarcastic asshole....
I gotta say, as a gun owner I don't by the story he was "cleaning his gun." Maybe it's just me, but when I'm cleaning mine, I release the clip, clear the chamber multiple times, then I disassemble it, THEN I will start to clean it.
In my opinion, the gun should not be functional at all before cleaning it.
*scratching chin* Wait... How DID he shoot him self while cleaning it? Did... Did he really leave the magazine in? Is this guy that inert with a gun?
You should have the gun apart before you clean it if its a pistol
If Mark McGwire found it I'd bet he'd give him the finger.
More people get hurt from empty guns and cleaning! It's obvious he is too stupid to own a gun! You can not clean a loaded gun!
Same thing. Best friend from high school, Shot off his index finger as a kid.
I almost shot my Ex (really, it was an accident) at a shooting range b/c my Dad gave me a 22 Automatic that had a 'hair trigger' .... I returned it to my Dad after telling him what I nearly did where I played it off when hubby yelled @ me
If you can't control a .22 that's just sad.
I can control a .22 with no problem; hell I've shot double-barrel & a 30-06 while hunting. But your ignorance is reflected if you don't understand "hair trigger" ... The gun was so sensitive the setting it down too hard would cause it to go off too
If you'd keep your finger off the trigger........
And you say I'm the ignorant one. Just because you've shot a gun doesn't mean you know dick about them.
Ignorance is also speaking out of your a$$ & assuming, when I just stated that setting the gun down would set it off not sticking my finger on the trigger.
Stupid, I'm sure I'm more knowledgable about them than you since I've owned for over 40yrs
Just because your husband owns them doesn't mean you know anything about them. If you knew how triggers work you'd know that setting it down wouldn't set it off. You even admitted it never did anything you just had an irrational fear.
Once again more ignorance ... Where did I say hubby owned the guns? I didn't.
Hmmm, if I rec'd the gun from my father then it would be mine.
All my guns have belonged to me ... Women do own weapons (just like women ride motorcycles) not only men
Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
This was negligence, not an accident. If he followed the 4 rules this wouldn't have happened.
If the barrel splits or bulges then an obstructed bore is suspect, if the cylinder and upper strap lets go it's usually from an over charged cartridge. Have never heard of a back fire in a firearm...
My dad shot off his big toe.
At least he didn't shoot it off cleaning it
I knew a sailor who shot his hand to avoid going on a deployment.
Bad location to choose. The hand is very complex and he could've lost function for the rest of his life. The leg is much better or even the arm.
he had reconstructive surgery, and six months of therapy. He still can close his hand properly...his pinkies the worst. He's no longer fit to serve so he's out.
Sorry about that. Since you didn't mention the damage I thought nothing bad happened.
my mistake... no reason to be sorry. I just wanted to share I war story with the fine folks around here.
Many people in the past did it to get out of serving ... They caught on eventually.
It's not practical to do that today
Nope. But then again I don't spend much time with gun owners.
When my brother was a teenager his best friend was cleaning his BB gun and accidentally shot himself in the eye
Negligently. Not accidentally.
Well yeah. He wasn't the brightest bulb in the bunch lol
One time I shot my foot with an air soft gun lol
You'd have to be a complete idiot to be able to shoot your finger off while 'cleaning' a gun.
It's good to know a guy with a history of drug abuse and domestic violence is still allowed to own a gun.
Except he's not allowed. Probably got it illegally or you know, money talks.
I've yet to find a single article mentioning any kind of criminal charges he is facing. I tend to believe you are incorrect. Not to worry though congressman, most everything you say is incorrect. At least you're consistent
Facing? More like faced and convicted on several occasions. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Canseco
See "Legal Troubles." If you're familiar with the NICS forms you'd know that there's no way he'd lawfully be allowed to buy a gun.
But that's right you keep telling yourself it's impossible to break laws and continue to attack the law abiding with your wealth of ignorance.
If he isn't legally allowed to have a weapon, why is he not being charged with possessing a gun after shooting himself now? His criminal history is very well documented. I didn't need you to verify that for me, but thank you for doing so
Then why did you say you couldn't find anything? Also he's a celebrity and has money, wouldn't be hard to avoid a charge as he has done so in the past. Additionally formal charges may still come in the next few days.
Yes my uncle shot his two with a BB gun
The sad part is he shouldn't have any guns because he's a felon.
Only being cut by the slide.
Canseco has become a huge pathetic joke. I used to be one of his fans,
Good job clearing it first
Cleaning his gun while loaded..... He probably deserves to lose a finger or 2.
I'm sorry but that is just idiotic.
Lmao!! You can't help yourself. It's hilarious!
Messed up...meant to answer poor sad Congressman.
My older brother nearly lost all of his fingers when he was loading a .22, he bent down to pick up a dropped bullet and his jacket zipper snagged on the trigger.
How on earth do you manage to shoot yourself? Goodness
An old boss shot himself in the foot.
Must have been a flintlock.
I'm not THAT old!!!
Yes, although it happened some years before I knew him. A former housemate was hunting with some friends when he was a young man. Something about stepping over a barbed wire fence, another guy being negligent in how he handled his gun, & my
friend being shot in the abdomen. Fortunately nothing vital was hit & he survived without any long-term damage.
My neighbor shot himself in the leg so he knew what do expect in case he ever was shot by somebody else.
I did that too but I just used my foot. Only an idiot would shoot himself in the leg.
Craw I can't tell if you're serious or being ironic...
Ha! Alabama! Haha! Ha!
My step dad shot himself in the palm after talking gun safety with my mom.
He's an idiot.
Only if you're negligent. Which he was.
Yeah he was negligent. It's still a mistake.
An avoidable one.
Fox News will say that this was another hoax to bring more gun control.
No just further proves Canseco is a moron.
Obamists will say "Fox news..." bla bla bla because the timer went off in their heads to chant the Pravda feed. They will probably blame SF losing to KC as a right sing conspiracy because of the voting patterns of the states.
You can not " clean a gun " with it loaded the dumb shit,he deserved it. Lol
Yes, my grandmas wannabe boyfriend shot her accidentally in the chest which almost hit my mom when she was like in her 20s
Negligently not accidentally.
Yes, but no one who has been injured by "accidentally" shooting themselves. It is fairly easy to get burned by hot brass when shooting some firearms, and torn fingernails, blisters, and minor bruises are almost a given if you shoot enough.
The person I know was killed
Luckily, all the people I know who own guns aren't idiots.
Now they will be able to tell him apart from his twin without their having to wear their stats on a tshirt. But no, I've known lots of people with guns but they didn't clean them when either one was loaded.
Guns don't shoot people. People shoot people.
At least four people I can think of. Some were killed.