Sean Locke

NRA Worker Accidentally Shoots Himself At Work

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During a firearms training session on Thursday, an employee for the National Rifle Association accidentally shot himself.

So your "worst day at the office" story seems like no big deal now, right Karen? Sure, you ate that steak burrito that made everyone hear what was happening in the bathrooms (that are way too close to the work environment), but at least you don't work for the NRA and shot yourself!

Silver linings.

The victim (and I guess also the attacker in this situation?) is a 46-year-old man.

While he was holstering his pistol, it accidentally discharged the weapon at the NRA's National Firearms Museum, which is located at the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia.

He was taken to the hospital where he was treated for a minor wound on his lower body.

While his wounds will heal, this faux pas shall linger for years to come.

People can't believe this has happened, although they have always secretly figured it would... eventually.

No charges are expected to be pressed, because the embarrassment from this accident is more than enough punishment.

Sorry, can't hear you over Alanis Morissette's "Ironic."

While the NRA calls itself "freedom's safest place," it apparently isn't the safest place for that 46-year-old guy, right?

I don't own any guns, but I thought one of the rules of gun safety was to keep the ammo and gun in a separate place. That doesn't mean shot into your lower body.

Man, there's shooting yourself in the foot and then there's accidentally shooting yourself for real while talking about gun safety for an organization that advocates for gun rights.

Jokes aside, we're incredibly thankful that this man only had minor injuries and no one was seriously hurt. If anything, he now has a pretty great story to tell if someone ever asks what his biggest flub at work was.

Citations: NRA Employee Accidentally Shoots Himself On The Job (Huffington Post)