This is Starting to Get Embarassing

The last year or so has been a tough time for Zimmermans with guns. “A woman was seriously injured when she accidentally shot herself in the chest with a pellet gun while aiming for a raccoon, Wellfleet police said . . . Kerrilee Zimmerman, 31, from East Bridgewater, was about to shoot the animal when she tripped and shot herself in the chest, police said.” I’m not related to George of Trayvon fame and my clan doesn’t have any branches in Taxachusetts. Plus, I’d like to think none of my kin are klutzy enough to somehow shoot themselves in the chest. I hope. Still, I’m thinking it may be time for a refresher defensive pistol course. Just to bone up, ya know?

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  1. avatar Mark says:

    Sounds like she needed a single-shot pellet RIFLE. A lot of people train kids with single-shot rifles because it’s easier to monitor their muzzle control.

  2. avatar surlycmd says:

    How is that physically possible? I fall and my hands go out in front of me and the barrel is still pointing away from me.

  3. avatar jwm says:

    When the ammo shortage got critical after barry got elected I went to walmart and bought run of the mill .177 caliber break barrel rifle so I could keep in practice and not worry about ammo. Even .22 was hard to find.

    I had not used a pellet gun since I was a kid. I was shocked and amazed at the power of that rifle. At back yard ranges if you get shot by that thing you’ll require medical help. And at that range a head shot would most likely be fatal.

    In a true shtf situation I would not hesitate to hunt “pottage” with that rifle.

    1. avatar Bruce says:

      And with a mold, you can cast your own ammo.

  4. avatar Mike S says:

    I’m only half surprised she hasn’t yet been charged with some gun-related infraction- It is Massachusetts after all.

    Then again, as the last line of the article so ominously stated-

    Police are investigating.

  5. avatar Van says:

    That raccoon in the picture has impeccable teeth.

    1. avatar Sanchanim says:

      I was told he flosses and brushes regularly! 🙂

    2. avatar speedracer5050 says:

      LOL!!! Yea they are. We have 5 raccoons bigger than that one that hang around our place and I think they may be kin to the one above because when I go to feed them they all look like they just got back from the dentist!!!
      Maybe that is why I never can find my damn toothpaste.!!

  6. avatar Sanchanim says:

    Wow man.. I would say start being extra careful..

  7. avatar g says:

    You think it’s hard to disown all people named “Zimmerman” who do something dumb?

    Try being a Chinese American whose extended family tree includes the last names “Lee,” “Chan,” and “Wong.” LOL.

    1. avatar MKB says:

      As in Bruce, Jackie, and Freddie?

      Luckily only about three people in the U.S. have the same last name as me. (Excluding family.)

  8. avatar Ralph says:

    She was defending herself from the raccoon and the gun just went off. It happens all the time.

  9. avatar bontai Joe says:

    His highness the mayor of New York City would proclaim it was because she didn’t have the intense training that his storm troo…. errr…. police officers have. And I’m sure the anti’s will use this as another brick in the “public is too stupid to be allowed weapons of any kind” story .

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