Thursday, October 20, 2011

Going to the Range for Target Practice? Watch What You Wear

Oh, wow.

Bristol Tennessee Police Department Officer Chester Emery, 47, suffered multiple injuries from a single round fired from the Ruger MK II .22-caliber semiautomatic handgun that a woman identified as his girlfriend, Kelly Crandell, 46, was shooting.

The round passed through Emery’s wrist and struck him in the chest. He was flown to Johnson City Medical Center for treatment. As of 9:20 p.m., Emery was listed in stable condition.

You read that right.  His girlfriend shot him.


He said it happened when a piece of hot brass went down the front of Crandell’s shirt as she was shooting down range.

Crandell told investigators she “jerked” when the hot brass went down her shirt, accidentally discharging the pistol.

My chilluns have learned:  ALWAYS wear socks at the range, and NEVER wear low-cut shirts/blouses.

A couple of the kids learned that the hard way.

HT:  Peter

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