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Guns Are Too Complex For Some; Stick With Hickory Sticks

Jose Canseco Shoots Off His Finger

While Cleaning His Gun

“I didn’t know the gun was loaded”



Former major league slugger Jose Canseco blew his middle finger clear off his hand while cleaning his handgun at home in Las Vegas.

Jose’s fiancée Leila Knight tells TMZ Sports ... he was sitting at a table in their home cleaning the gun when it went off. She says he didn’t know it was loaded—and the shot ripped through the middle finger on his left hand.

Leila tells us 50-year-old Canseco is in surgery right now as doctors desperately try to save what’s left of the finger. She says the bullet tore through the bottom part of the finger and doctors have already said he’ll never have full use of it again ... even under the best of circumstances.

Worst case ... it may be amputated.

Metro police Lt. Mark Reddon says officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Reddon says the former Oakland Athletics outfielder told police he was cleaning his gun in the kitchen when it fired, shooting a finger on his left hand. He was taken to University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.

Canseco is a right-handed batter who hit 462 career home runs and was a six-time All-Star. He also played for Texas, Boston, Toronto, Tampa Bay, the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox during a career that spanned from 1985 to 2001.

more ...
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/10/29/dnt-jose-canseco-shot-hand.ksnv.html
http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/29/us/jose-canseco-shooting-accident/index.html

Good grief. Ok, we’ll buy this BS for now. But they’d better come up with a better story if he suddenly needs to go to Betty Ford or some other clinic after this.



And for the rest of us, PLEASE don’t start your gun cleaning session by cocking the action and pulling the trigger. Remove the bolt, open the lever, drop the slide, slip out the cylinder, unhook the barrel ... all of these ways will take down even a loaded firearm without it going off.  Naturally, emptying the magazine and clearing the chamber - twice - is the best way to start, but for those of us best suited for a career of playing kid’s games, at least opening up the gun will almost always keep it from going off.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/30/2014 at 12:09 AM   
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