Friday, September 17, 2010

Maybe a Rat Trap Would Be Advised

A Clover, South Carolina woman accidentally shot herself with a .22 revolver while preparing to ambush a rat.

The story doesn't go into much detail, but the woman's hunting technique apparently consists of sitting in a chair on her porch with a revolver in her lap, and pieces of cheese on the porch floor around her. She reached down for a piece of cheese (hunger got the better of her?) and the revolver "went off," with a bullet piercing her jaw.

I'd be willing to bet that the revolver was cocked at the time, or perhaps was an old-fashioned single-action, with the hammer striking the floor after falling from her lap. Or hell, maybe it's a botched suicide attempt. It's unlikely we'll ever see more information than this single story.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Some people are just so damned stupid they ought not to be allowed unsupervised use of firearms.

Not only that, but the ol' hick lady should be advised that Tom and Jerry cartoons are not documentaries. Cheese is nearly worthless as rat and mouse bait except in cartoons. Raw bread dough is the best followed closely by peanut butter.

Gerry N.