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Old 09-06-2019, 07:34 AM
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Did this one make the list yet?

"FLORIDA MAN WITH CONCEALED GUN IN HIS WAISTBAND SHOT HIMSELF WHEN HE TOOK IT OUT"
https://www.newsweek.com/florida-man...imself-1432308

According to the article, our Florida man, Arnel Villarreal, was a visitor to the Summerlin Academy campus in Barstow, Florida and was waiting in his car in the visitor parking lot of the school for a family member who was on campus.

Summerlin Academy (sometimes identified as Summerlin Institute) https://polkschoolsfl.com/wp-content...linAcademy.pdf
is a "Polk County Public School of Choice Where Rigorous Academics are Taught in a Military-Structured Environment".


Villarreal (39) has a CCL in Florida which requires one to be a citizen, be 21, have no physical condition which stops them from safely handling a firearm, have no "prohibited" legal convictions, to not be a chronic or habitual user of alcohol or other substances, and to show competency by taking a safety training course.

I'm unsure of what Florida's 'guns on school property' stand is and don't feel like looking it up.

So Villareal shot himself in the thigh while taking his gun from his waistband to store in his car.

While this is just a "common", "accidental discharge", it's very disconcerting that a presumably normal guy in a normal situation with a probable military interest and mandatory training would make such a simple error.

It's just stupid, so it qualifies to be here.
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