TTAG reader SS sent this one in with his usual terse, straight-to-the-point commentary: “You can’t make this sh1t up.” To wit: “Officers were called to St. Francis Hospital about 7 p.m. on reports of a man injured in an accidental gun discharge,” denverpost.com reports. “[Adam] Hirtle, however, told police the shooting was completely on purpose. Hirtle told an officer he shot himself in his garage.” Actually, he shot himself in one of his extremities . . .
Hirtle stated he took his boot off and shot it, then placed his boot back on his foot and then intentionally shot himself in the foot, police say. “He did not sustain life-threatening injury nor was anybody else injured.”
INo harm – OK some self-harm, no foul? Nope. Not as far as the Colorado Springs police are concerned.
Adam Hirtle, 30, is suspected of prohibited use of weapons, reckless endangerment and child abuse in the shooting. Sgt. James Sokolik, a police spokesman, said Hirtle was served a summons in the case and released.
I wonder what that felt like. Or what it feels like to receive TTAG’s Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day award. I hope I never find out.