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Downside to Pistol-Packing: Man Shoots Own Penis

Gun tucked into his waistband accidentally discharges
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 9, 2011 3:01 AM CDT

(Newser) – Here's one more argument for stricter gun control: A pistol-packer can shoot his own penis. A Phoenix shopper found that out the extremely painful way when he tucked his girlfriend's pink pistol into his waistband and it accidentally discharged in a grocery store parking lot—sending a bullet ripping through his penis and left leg. "He's still conscious, but there's a lot of blood," his girlfriend phoned into 911. She was told to "apply pressure," but not to look at the wound, reports the Arizona Republic. "I did look at it. It's pretty bad," she responded.

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Her beau was rushed to a local hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. His condition is not known, though a police spokesman said he's "recovering." Cops, meanwhile, have some advice for gun-toters. "If you are going to carry a handgun on your person, use a holster, not your waistband," said a spokesman. Duh. "Definitely makes me cringe," a shopper told local TV station ABC15. (Read more penis stories.)

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