In today’s “What Would Jesus Do?” news, a Tennessee man shot himself in church while trying to advocate for his right to bring guns to church.
According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the incident occurred at the First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains, Tenn., after an 80-year-old man pulled out his gun during a discussion about guns being allowed in church. Although he pulled the magazine out of the gun, once he reloaded the mag, it loaded a round into the gun’s chamber, according to the report.
A fellow churchgoer then asked to see the .380-caliber Ruger, and according to Tellico Plains Police Chief Russ Parks, that’s when the bullets began to fly.
“He pulled it back out and said, ‘With this loaded indicator, I can tell that it’s not loaded,’” Parks said. The man then pulled the trigger.
Not only did the man shoot himself in the hand, but the bullet also entered his wife’s abdomen before it exited. The couple were airlifted to the hospital, and charges were not filed.
Maybe next time he’ll leave his gun at home.
Read more at the Knoxville News Sentinel.