There are certain times in your life when you realize that maybe you shouldn’t be doing something. Like if your about to jaywalk and all of the sudden a bus flies by and buzzes you. Maybe you ought to wait for the signal, right? The signs in life are all around us, it’s just reading them and processing them that some people get hung up on.
Allie Carter, 25, for instance will probably never leave her 12-guage shotgun on the ground, pointed at her feet, without the safety on, ever again. She did so while hunting waterfowl at the Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area this past weekend in Indiana.
Raise your hand if you thought I was going to say Florida or Ohio.
Put your hands down.
According to the report from WANE.com, she was re-positioning herself when she laid her firearm at her feet. That’s when her 10-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever — named “Trigger” because I can’t make this stuff up — accidentally stepped on the gun and shot Carter in the foot, point-blank.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said Carter suffered injuries to her toe and foot, which I can only assume is the mildest way to put it. They also revealed that Carter did not complete her hunter education course, which would have undoubtedly informed her about the safety switch and, ya know, not pointing a loaded gun at oneself.
While a lot can be said about the ineptness of Carter, I think a lot of people are glossing over the fact that a dog that is the human equivalent of 70-years-old should know to be more careful around a shotgun.