Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Dylan Gremore

They say the family that shoots together stays together. What they don’t say: it’s really important to be sure of what – or who – is being shot. A pair of Howell, Michigan newlyweds drove themselves to the hospital yesterday after a gun cleaning mishap that injured both the blushing bride and the groom. With one round. . .

The gun appears to have been new to the groom, Dylan Gremore. A wedding present, perhaps? livingstondaily.com has the gory details:

“We believe he was trying to familiarize himself with the weapon,” which Dylan Gremore received as a gift from his wife Jan. 17, the sheriff explained. “He made the major mistake of not taking the clip out, which was fully loaded, before he racked it.”

When Dylan Gremore racked the gun, “he didn’t realize he put a round into the chamber,” Bezotte said.

Bezotte said police believe Dylan Gremore was bent over when he accidentally pulled the trigger, shooting his hand. The bullet then grazed his left forearm and leg, and then grazed his wife’s leg, the sheriff added.

Thankfully, neither member of the wedding party was seriously injured. And there are no reports of Tianna phoning a divorce attorney. Yet.

The silver lining: now they have another shiny new item to add to their haul of wedding gifts – a beautifully engraved IGOTD plaque for Dylan to display proudly in his man cave. Unlike that hideous Hello Kitty toaster Aunt Gladys bought for them, this one isn’t returnable.

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  1. avatar Charles says:

    The old ‘bullet-through-the-hand’ routine. At least he wasn’t stuffing it in his cummerbund.

  2. avatar DaveL says:

    This is the kind of reporting the drives me nuts. First the article says he was “preparing to clean” the gun. Then it says the ND happened “while cleaning” it. However, it seems that what actually happened was that racked the slide on a loaded magazine, bent over and pulled the trigger, none of which sounds very much like a cleaning procedure to me. There seems to be a tendency with NDs to describe them as occurring “while cleaning” if the subject was so much as considering cleaning the gun in the near future.

    1. avatar Accur81 says:

      There are some guns – like Glocks – which require pulling the trigger prior to field stripping and cleaning.

      1. avatar DaveL says:

        Yes, I know, prior to stripping, which in turn is done prior to cleaning. Imagine a story about a football player passing out from the delayed effects of a concussion while walking off the field towards the locker room. Now imagine if the news story read “Football player passes out while showering,” and describes how his teammates “removed his helmet and called the team medic.” Wouldn’t that be a crazy way to report the incident?

        1. avatar Accur81 says:

          We know that – but the livingstondaily reporter probably doesn’t. Sheesh.

  3. avatar Ralph says:

    I’ve seen this bit of legerdemain before in training. I ask the trainee to clear a pistol (the mag is loaded with dummy rounds). He carefully racks the slide, checking the chamber, and then drops the magazine. So now he put one in the pipe and he doesn’t even know it.

    I carefully instruct the fella that he performed the exercise perfectly backwards. And I’m sorry to say, it’s always a fella who screws it up. The distaff trainees always perform the exercise to perfection. Go figure.

  4. avatar 101abn says:

    This is the kind of guy the “Gun Control” advocates need to take the gun away from.

  5. avatar GS650G says:

    How does a fully loaded clip get near this thing if it’s not about to be shot at a range?

    1. avatar Sam Wright says:

      It is part of his cleaning process evidently.

      1. avatar Anthony Meruelo says:

        Might work if he was shooting non-corrosive to create a protective layer of fouling to then shoot corrosive on top off it?

  6. avatar Ropingdown says:

    There’s a spot for this fellow in the DEA, Miami office.

  7. avatar CarlosT says:

    This is why I don’t like guns that require that you pull the trigger to release the sear. Yes, this guy screwed up the clearing procedure. Yes, he obviously didn’t have it pointed in a safe direction. But if the design of the pistol didn’t require a trigger pull, he’d have seen the round in the barrel when he removed it and hopefully learned his lesson, instead of having a negligent discharge.

  8. avatar Adam says:

    Why do I feel like every time I read about a ND the person is always “cleaning their gun?”
    cleaning gun = playing carelessly with loaded firearm

  9. avatar Dan says:

    Kudos to the writer for saying “pulled the trigger” instead of “went off.”

  10. avatar Greg says:

    Magazine not clip. The Sheriff should know better.

    It looks like it was a 9mm XD or XDM. Which I load everytime I try to clean it myself, so this makes perfect sense.

    And as a “9mm Springfield Handgun” I wonder how I am holding down the “safety”, pull the trigger, and clean the gun at the same time…

    1. avatar CarlosT says:

      Technically, it could be an EMP. But it’s probably some species of XD.

  11. avatar Ralph says:

    I’m beginning to think that cleaning a gun is the single most dangerous thing a human being can do, aside from smoking or driving a dump truck through a nitroglycerine factory.

    1. avatar CarlosT says:

      Clearly, the most dangerous thing would be to smoke while cleaning a gun while driving a truck through a nitroglycerin factory while knocking back tequila shots laced with PCP and meth. While getting married.

  12. avatar John says:

    Clip?! Is it a Mosin Nagant or Garand?

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