BAD GUN OWNER: Former MLB Star Jose Canseco Shoots His Finger Off
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Former Major League Baseball star Jose Canseco apparently shot himself in the hand (by some reports he shot his finger off) while cleaning a firearm.
According to NBC News,
“It was a serious hand injury,” Las Vegas Metro Police Lt. Mark Reddon said of the 2:30 p.m. accident in northeast Las Vegas, which damaged one of the fingers on Canseco’s left hand.
Reddon said no criminality is suspected, and that Canseco apparently didn’t realize there was a round in the chamber as he cleaned a large-caliber handgun. “There was nothing suspicious. There was no alcohol involved, just a misstep with a handgun,” Reddon said. Canseco was a star with the Oakland Athletics in the 1980s and helped the team win the 1989 World Series. He later played for the Texas Rangersm Boston Red Sox and other teams, but in 2005 he admitted to using steroids in a tell-all.
According to TMZ Sports, Canseco was undergoing surgery to try and save the part of his hand/finger that was shot late on Tuesday night.
Four rules of firearm safety folks. Even if you make a mistake and violate one, the others will protect you and others from serious bodily injury and/or death:
1.) All guns are always loaded.
2.) Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
3.) Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
4.) Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
Canseco had to violate rules 1,2 and 3 for this accident to happen.
Be careful out there.