For those who believed a well armed citizenry is a safer citizenry ... This from the Tuscon Citizen:
As Chandler residents Joshua Seto, 27, and his fiance, Cara Christopher, walked over to a Fry’s Food Store for refreshments, he tried securing her pink handgun in the front waistband of his pants.
The gun fired, striking Seto’s penis and continuing through his left thigh. The bleeding started immediately and was heavy, according to police dispatch recordings released Sunday.
“He is still conscious, there is just a lot of blood,” Christopher , 26, told 9-1-1 operators and dispatchers.
One operator told Christopher to apply direct pressure to the wound with a dry towel or T-shirt, but to avoid looking at the wound.
“I did look at it,” Christopher said. “It’s pretty bad.”
The accidental shooting took place about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 900 block of W. Elliot Road.
When the emergency call first went through, Chrisopher was asked if they needed paramedics, she said yes.
“He’s still coherent and everything but he’s bleeding quite a lot,” she said.
In the wake the accident, police are warning armed residents to use holsters, not waistbands.