What’s in the Teaneck, NJ water these days? First there was Dan Collins who decided an armed response was the way to express his displeasure over a neighbor’s fart. Now we have an unidentified Teanecker who carries his .45 Mexican style. Cause that’s just the way he likes to roll. That the gun fell, given the man’s freewheeling, holsterless carry method, isn’t terribly surprising. It was trying to catch it that was his really big mistake . . .
He was lucky he was with a friend, Janoah Poindexter, at the time. From northjersey.com.jpg:
Investigators determined that the victim was returning home with Poindexter when a .45-caliber gun he had in his waistband fell. The victim accidentally pulled the trigger when he reached for the gun, shooting himself in the leg and rupturing an artery.
Poindexter managed to get his buddy to the ER before he bled out, only to be arrested for lying about what happened. Given Jersey’s horrendous gun laws and the slim chance the pistol catcher actually has a carry permit, he should probably be expecting a visit from the boys in blue as soon as he’s mobile.
It’s almost impossible to get a modern gun to “go off” by dropping it. You run a much bigger chance of accidentally hitting the trigger and firing off a round by trying to catch it. Yes, it will probably end up with a nasty gouge in the finish, but it beats a spurting femoral artery. Or worse. So we’ll be sending the as yet unidentified Teanecker one of our IGOTD awards as soon as he’s able to receive it. And we hope he keeps a better grip on it than he did his gun.