Gun Nut Shoots Himself In Groin — Not A Great Argument For Concealed Carry

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Blogger Stonekettle has distilled this story down to its essence. Here’s his take on it.

Mark Anthony Jones of Marion, Indiana, did not have a license for the gun he was carrying, nor did he have even a basic idea about safe gun ownership. Apparently, the safety wasn’t on, or maybe he turned it off when fumbling with it, because here’s what happened.

Marion Police Department issued a news release via Facebook that said Mark Anthony Jones did not have a license for the Hi-Point 9mm gun he was carrying.

Jones, in the emergency room of Marion General Hospital, told police he was walking about 6:44 a.m. Thursday on a riverside trail near the Marion Girl Scout Cabin. That’s west of the Washington Street bridge over the Mississinewa River. He said when the gun began to slip from his waistband, he reached to adjust the firearm and it discharged.

“The bullet entered just above his penis and exited his scrotum,” the release said.

Hopefully Jones, 46, doesn’t want to have any more kids. This is what happens when you watch Clint Eastwood and Tom Cruize and the rest of them effortlessly tuck a gun into a waistband and jump out of a moving car, helicopter, what have you.

Why Jones felt he had to carry a gun to go grocery shopping in a small town in Indiana has not been disclosed at this time. One would think that in a mid-Western town of 28,000, a man could go shopping for Doritos and Bud and be unmolested, but perhaps not.

 

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Pogoatty
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Aww nuts!

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*From the report, it looks like he was walking on a riverside trail, not grocery shopping–the photo in the grocery store is an example of someone (in 2015) carrying a gun in his waistband, like our hero in your article above. (FYI)