“A University of Texas police officer accidentally shot himself Tuesday morning outside of the campus police department, according to UT police. Paramedics took the officer to University Medical Center Brackenridge with injuries not considered to be life-threatening.” What happened? We’ll probably never know all the details, but “(i)nitial reports were that the officer shot himself accidentally while performing a weapons check. UT police are investigating the incident, UT police said.” The four rules of gun safety — always keeping the gun pointed in a safe direction paramount among them — apparently aren’t part of the curriculum at this august institution of higher education. Go figure.