Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: No Foul Play is Suspected Edition


“Northeast Iowa authorities are investigating a shooting where a 27-year-old man injured himself,” reports. “The Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened at about 4:30 am at a home near Lansing. Authorities say Logan Bunn fired a gun at a tree outside the home, but the bullet bounced back and hit him. Police were notified after Bunn showed up at a La Crosse hospital. Bunn is expected to survive. The Sheriff’s Office says no foul play is suspected.”


  1. avatar jwm says:

    A rubber tree? The bullet bounced back and hit him? That tree don’t take sh!t from nobody.

    1. avatar g says:

      I was about to comment the same… that’s one tough mudda of a tree.

      1. avatar Gyufygy says:

        In Soviet Russia, drunk tree shoots you!

  2. avatar George says:

    Was he hunting in the Petrified Forest?

  3. avatar Ralph says:

    And they said that the tree’s bark was worse than its bite.

  4. avatar Azimuth says:

    The story seems to be curiously thin on the specifics of the injury.
    Do you suppose it has something to with what part(s) got shot?

  5. avatar Blehtastic says:

    Looks like another Military Arms Channel fan.

  6. avatar Rich says:

    “The Sheriff’s Office says no foul play is suspected.”

    Jack Daniels is being sought for questioning.

    1. avatar Bear says:

      The tree has been detained. No word on the health of Bunn’s dogs…

  7. avatar Jeh says:

    That is a wicked tree, run before it kills you.

  8. avatar ChrisMcLain says:

    The police are stumped as to how this happened.

    1. avatar Derek says:

      They suggested he leaf the area before a problem takes root.

      1. avatar Bear says:

        Of course no foul play was suspected, the guy was a real sap.

        1. avatar SkyMan77 says:

          It sounds like they may have found the root cause….

  9. avatar Ben says:

    See, even trees use the second amendment!

  10. avatar Greg Camp says:

    So much is left out of this story–what caliber and type of weapon, what was the man aiming at, what type of tree, and so forth.

  11. avatar Bob says:

    The first time i fired .45ACP was directed at my trusty back stop tree( A big Red pine). After the 10 or so shots I heard a distinct sound of a bullet hitting the garden fence, 45 degrees to my right. Sure enough the .45 FMJ was deflected out the side of the tree somehow.

    That was the scariest learning experience I have had with a firearm.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Your trusty backstop tree had bullets lodged in it and your shot hit one of these and deflected. Most likely.

  12. avatar Cyrano says:

    Sounds more like a freak accident than a IGO article. Accidents happen.

  13. avatar Kyle says:

    I shot some birdshot at the base of a cut down tree once and had a bunch of pellets come back at me with a few pelting my torso. Startled me. I was glad I had eye protection on.

  14. avatar Nick says:

    My local paper makes the blog…Wohoo! Until it’s about a moron that shot a tree!

  15. avatar Marlin says:

    I have a friend that lost a lung as a child shooting a .22 at a tree. Bounced off a nail right back at him. Shit happens, think ahead.

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