Make no mistake, we appreciate fine cleavage with the best of ’em. But believe it or not, decolletage can cause problems. In fact, it can be downright dangerous. And we don’t just mean when your wife catches you checking out someone else’s display as she walks past your table on your anniversary. No, it turns out an unwise showing of one’s assets can actually get someone shot…
News comes from Tennessee via tricities.com of a near-tragic cleavage-related injury:
(Bristol, TN Police Department) Sgt. Chester “Chet” Emery, 47, and his girlfriend, Kelly Crandell, 46, were shooting a .22 caliber pistol at the Shooter’s Edge firing range in Piney Flats when “a piece of hot brass went down the front of her shirt,” causing her to jerk back and discharge the weapon, a news release from Capt. Keith Elton states.
When Crandell, also of Bristol, Tenn., accidentally fired her weapon, according to the report, it then sent a single bullet through Emery’s wrist and struck him on the right side of his chest. Emery, who also works as a firearms instructors (sic) at Shooter’s Edge, was listed in stable condition at Johnson City Medical Center Monday evening.
Yikes. Who says .22 ammo can’t penetrate?
So let this be a lesson, ladies. While we certainly appreciate your wanting to look your best – believe us, we really really do – high collars are the way to go when shooting. A hat with a bill’s not a bad idea either, come to think of it. Save yourself a nasty hot casing burn – not to mention lame “rack your slide” double entendres. Save your significant other a helicopter ride and keep the girls under wraps at the range, OK?