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A New Jersey Range employee at the Golden State Shooting Center shot his own hand while handling, or should I say mishandling, a gun.

The man was hospitalized after the police visited the range around 4:30pm on Monday, in order to investigate the shooting.

Detective Lt. Gregory Staffordsmith wrote on the police department’s website to say, “Upon arrival emergency personnel learned that a 61-year-old employee from Neptune had accidentally shot himself in the hand while retrieving a rental gun from a storage cabinet.”

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The bullet reportedly went through his left hand, and he is expected to make a full recovery.

Although it is misfortunate that this employee was hurt, I can’t help but think how incredibly irresponsible he must have been to shoot himself. Unless he was mishandling the firearm as he removed it from the storage cabinet, it is extremely unlikely that he could have shot himself.

In fact, I would say that he is lucky that he ONLY shot his own hand and did not strike another person at the range in his carelessness.

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