We’ve never been fans of Mexican carry for a lot of reasons. Even if we loaded up on enough Xanax to get past the whole gun-pointed-at-gentalia thing, there’s the unprotected trigger issue. So when we read a story like this one from freep.com about an extremely unlucky HVAC tech, it only reinforces our conviction that sliding a heater down the front of your slacks isn’t really the way to go . . .
The 45-year-old heating and air-conditioning company employee was on a job in Birmingham on Tuesday when the incident took place, Birmingham Police Deputy Chief Mark Clemence said today. He was getting ready to work and was moving the .40-caliber Glock pistol in his pants when it discharged at 11:15 a.m.
The bullet didn’t just graze Mr. Johnson, either. No, the unnamed tech pretty much gave himself a .40 cal Prince Albert (link NSFW). Only instead of a thin piece of decorative jewelry, the Southfield, Michigan man will probably be able to use a carabiner.
“Through and through, if you can believe it,” Clemence said. “The situation could have been a lot worse. You think about it — your femoral artery runs down there. He could have shot it off. It could have been a lot worse. It’s a big bullet; you’re not talking a small bullet.”
No, Deputy Chief, you’re not.
Once we were able to uncross our legs after reading the account, it occurred to us that what the HVAC tech really needs is a good holster. But since we don’t have one for a Glock lying around, all we can send him during his convalescence is an IGOTD trophy. We hope it speeds the healing process.