“I swear to God I just emptied the mag!” How many times has someone who owns a semi-automatic said those words after something really bad just happened?
Watch this video of someone named Carl Reimer, an apparently popular Call of Duty gamer who seems to aspire to being a gangsta, too. Reimer embarrassed himself — thank goodness that’s all he did — while live streaming on Twitch last night.
Note the round that was ejected from the GLOCK the second time Reimer racked the slide before pulling the trigger. He obviously didn’t empty the magazine, no matter how much he swears.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT pic.twitter.com/CEHnCvLbiF
— cam! (@cam834) March 5, 2020
As PC Gamer reports . . .
Riemer’s troubles began when he picked up a gun and challenged an unknown individual to “say I ain’t got money,” while simultaneously racking the slide twice. And then, apparently believing the gun to be unloaded, he pulls the trigger and murders the hell out of a can of G-Fuel.
He is, er, was a part of something called SoaR, a gaming content creation and merchandise operation. Both Twitch and Soar have suspended him.
We do not condone the actions on livestream by Carl last night. He has been removed from the SoaR Gaming roster effective immediately.
— SoaR (@SoaRGaming) March 5, 2020
And yes, that was a beer in front of him when he let that round fly.
In an apology video posted to YouTube, Riemer said that he was “clearly intoxicated” during the stream, but acknowledged that regardless of his state of mind, guns are not toys and should not be treated as such. He also said that Soar acted appropriately by releasing him, and seemed to appreciate how lucky he was that no real harm was done: “It was a stupid mistake, but it’s a mistake that could have cost somebody their life,” he says in the video.
Here’s Reimer’s video apologia (NSFW):
Don’t do what I did. Ever. Literally everything was going perfectly in life and one mistake ruined everything I’ve been doing for year. I cannot put into words how sorry I am and how dangerous what I did last night was. pic.twitter.com/O781ecXxJN
— Carl Riemer (@SoaRCarl_) March 5, 2020
From that remorseful tweet, it seems safe to say that even Reimer wouldn’t quibble with our naming him our Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day.