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“Is that a pistol in your pocket or are you just planning to self-Bobbitize?”

Is that a pistol down my pants or. . . .  BLAM!

Where to begin with this newsquib? It exceeds the mind’s capacity for bogglement.

So much for packing a, um, rod

A 15-year-old Brooklyn boy shot himself in the penis Sunday after fumbling with a gun that had slid from his waistband, authorities said yesterday.

Khamir Grant was then arrested for reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon … law-enforcement sources said. Grant told cops that he was walking home from Amersfort Park at East 39th Street and Avenue J in East Flatbush around 1:30 a.m., when the gun began to fall into his pants, sources said.

When Grant grabbed for it, he accidentally pulled the trigger, firing a bullet right through his penis.

Grant staggered home and told his mom what had happened, sources said. They took a livery car to Kings County Hospital, where Grant was released after treatment and then arrested by police.

There’s so much now normalized wrongness here that the only thing it underscores is “the banality of evil” in everyday life. But let’s review anyway.

The idiot in question is only 15 years old. This is a person still (ostensibly) in high school and if what transpires is any indication, unlikely to graduate from same.

He is out walking about on city streets at 1:30 in the morning. There’s nobody around to question why he is doing that, nor is there likely to be. Dad split when mom did her 25 pounds gained every year number.

He is not a complete idiot, however, because he’s packing a gun. An illegal gun to be sure, since New York is not known for giving pistols and carry permits to 15-year-olds, but he probably feels the need for one. He’s mostly an idiot, however, because he is wearing pants so loose that a packed gun can slip down into the commodious crotch area.

Safety on? Perish the thought if a thought could be found in his vast and echoing empty skull.

At this point, his 15-year-old testicle brain becomes alarmed because having a loaded pistol just flopping around inside your pants is not a comfortable, relaxing situation. And because his brain is 15 years old and, at 1:30 AM perhaps under the influence of unknown substances, that brain says, “Quick, grab the gun!”

Then there’s the “idio-second” when the brain transmits the thought, “Ah… no… not by the trigger!” A thought that arrives an idio-second too late. Result, bullet through penis. Works every time you place a loaded gun against a penis and pull the trigger. Even for 15-year-olds.

Young teen then “staggered home” (You think?) where mom awaits. (We note the absence of dad and pass on.)

Livery cab ride to hospital ensues because no real NY cab would be caught dead cruising in a neighborhood when 15-year-olds have guns drifting around in their pants.

Free emergency room “health care” ensues, and we assume that the mom in question was smart enough to leave the kid’s gun at home. Wouldn’t want it falling out his pants again and shooting the surgeons.

Arrest ensues so that the idiot in question can either avoid his court date — or be set free with a warning not to shoot himself in the penis again.

Likely outcome? The kid won’t shoot his penis ever again. He’ll shoot someone else or wind up shot dead himself before he’s 19.

We live in hope. It’s how we live now.

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  • tim July 23, 2022, 4:36 PM

    I may be assuming, but not likely, that at least he won’t be procreating.
    Wondering if one get less or more “street cred” for a hole in your penis?

  • Callmelennie July 23, 2022, 4:50 PM

    Gee Wally, that kid was really stupid. And hey Wally, isnt that kind of mindless stupidity and social chaos typical of people who like to give their kids Arabic names like Khami-

    Cut it out, Beeve. Dad’s already in trouble at work for what you said in Ms Landers class about those people and their lack of impulse control. So, cut it out and go to sleep before I have to slug you one

    • ghostsniper July 23, 2022, 6:05 PM

      June: “Ward, weren’t you a little rough on the beaver last night?”
      Ward: “Now June….”

  • Slim Calhoun July 23, 2022, 4:51 PM

    You can keep your heater by your Peter and not self-immolate.
    There is thing called a safety and modern weapons even have ambidextrous!
    Or is a safety a construct of the white male patriarchy?

    • ghostsniper July 23, 2022, 6:08 PM

      Not all guns have a safety. My S&W M&P compact for example.
      Keep your finger off the trigger and all guns are safe.
      Put you finger on the trigger and no gun is safe.

      • John A. Fleming July 23, 2022, 11:17 PM

        Handguns without safeties, you have to practice drawing and returning to the holster. You also have to organize your clothes and holster so the trigger doesn’t inadvertently catch on a pocket lip or a piece of clothing or a belt loop. And recognize when you are in a non-standard configuration, and take the extra attention to make sure the trigger isn’t caught.

        It only takes one slip-up. Or you can go gangster like on teevee, and stuff it down your pants and take your chances.

        • ghostsniper July 24, 2022, 4:52 AM

          John, go take a look at some of these “hammerless” pistols (striker fired) and try to understand how they work. Pay attention to the trigger specifically, notice it doesn’t look like your everyday “6 shooter” trigger. It sort of looks like 2 triggers in one, and it sorta is. One trigger makes the gun go bang, but it can’t be pulled unless the other trigger is pulled first. IOW, if the BIG trigger gets snagged on something it will not move. The LITTLE trigger “inside” the BIG trigger is the key.

          You are right though, in all things, to become good at it, you must practice.

  • jwm July 23, 2022, 5:35 PM

    Shame the kid didn’t have an itchy ear.


    • Jack July 24, 2022, 7:24 AM

      Best comment so far….you win!!!

  • hooodathunkit July 23, 2022, 5:38 PM
  • azlibertarian July 23, 2022, 6:25 PM

    As our host and the other commenters have noted, this kid did every possible thing wrong except one: He will forever be known as the guy who shot himself in the dick, but at least he wasn’t the guy who shot himself in the femoral artery (but there’s always tomorrow). Those guys don’t make it to the livery cab, much less to the hospital.

    The current fad in concealed carry is to carry at the appendix, and if that’s you, then good on ‘ya. I understand the security that a good holster would offer, but I’ve just never been comfortable pointing even a holstered gun towards all that plumbing.


  • Dirk July 23, 2022, 7:45 PM

    A pic of a 1911, safety off, hammer down. “ Dick Carry”. As Bill Buppert lovingly refers to this carry style, is often the carry choice of most gunfighters, highly trained pistol shooters. And clearly a few retards.

    “Mexican Carry’s” is nothing new, been around for 100 years maybe more. Don’t knock it until you’ve given the style careful consideration. Dick carry, Mexican carry is wicked fast, its mechanics lend themselves to keeping the shooter’s body straight, the shirt or the jacket is grasped with the weak hand,,,,, pulled straight up, while the strong hand grasps the pistol grip, a straight up pull is a strong position to balance or center on.

    As the pistol is pulled, the weak hand or support hand is grafted to the pistol as the pistol clears the holster, and is punched forward. Again this is a very strong position, your footing’s stable, your body’s squared up, your presentation or punch is straightforward, and you’re picking up your red dot, or front sight as the pistol’s leveled, and your fingers dropped to the trigger.

    This shooting style requires much practice. Muscle memory’s critical, weapon recovery, retention presentation, and a surprise trigger pull are the desired goals.

    Hip carry requires the body centerline to be moving. For 30 years it’s what I knew. It was Buppert who convinced me to try “Dick Carry“ and stay with it, for a realistic period of time. It’s my primary carry method anymore.

    In fact, if I see a man with a certain type of belt, I consider him armed and dangerous. I refuse to wear belts, out of my hatred of clothing in general. I hate being bound with excess garments.

    Naturally, there are some pistols that lend themselves to a superior Dick Carry fit, I generally carry a Tricked Glock 19, for its compactness. I have 42’s and 48’s, 17’s, 21’s, and 30’s, along with a dozen plus 1911-style pistols. For me 1911 just isn’t practical for DickCarry, I do have Officer’s models on the 1911’s for me it’s just not practical.

    The support equipment is a solid holster with the ability to fasten to the belt, in my case the cloth material is centimeters to the right of my zipper. A shirt of sufficient length to cover the weapon, and a spare magazine.

    Others carry flashlights and other stuff for utility duty. I’m older I’m not interested in carrying a bunch of Knickknacks in my pockets, other than a pocket knife sufficient to defend oneself with while facing a shitty situation.

    Some would say that your fighting pistol’s for getting you to your fighting carbine, honestly.

    With the quality of most handguns anymore, that adaption of the red dot sights, it’s not unusual to make kill shots at fifty yards. In fact the mall defender this past week took out the shooter at I think was 40yards. An untrained, nonprofessional 20-something young man, stepped up to the plate and did God’s work, swiftly,, with deadly accuracy. God bless you son!

    Listen, we all do shit differently. This is just one man’s way.

    • Snakepit Kansas July 24, 2022, 4:59 AM

      Emotely, I liked reading your thoughts on carrying a heater. To folks around here, carrying “Mexican” just means stuffing the gun into the front of your pants without any type of holster. In my opinion, this is almost never a good idea.

      Glocks, as you are aware but many readers are not, have a safety on the trigger. It prevents the gun from going bang if dropped. If you lose control of your Glock, let it fall and do not try to catch it. They are damn ugly guns and a scratch on the slide isn’t going to hurt it any. My daily carry is the full sized Glock 17. I carry over the right kidney inside the pants and a cheap $4 Wal Marts short sleeve button up shirt covers it nicely. If it patterns, so what? A full sized pistol is not difficult to carry, and sometimes I carry my Gubmint Model 1911 the same way.

      Carrying a little gun means your gunfight is going to be limited to ~10 yards, but that is most likely the range a good guy is going to be shooting anyway. The dude that made 8 of 10 hits at 40 yards on a two way shooting range most likely had a full sized gun. Also, under duress that is simply outstanding shooting. He may not be military or police but he certainly had quite a bit of training or practice to perform as he did. I would also bet a Ben Franklin that he had already imagined and practiced through the situation in which he actually engaged in. I work at a gun range. Indoor rifle maximum distance is 100 yards. Indoor pistol maximum distance is 20 yards. General public does not often practice pistol at 20 yards.

    • ghostsniper July 24, 2022, 5:00 AM

      Good stuff Dirk.
      Only in the past year have I overcome a couple hurdles in that regard. Strikerless firearm, and Dick carry. I recently spent more for a Vedder kydex dick carry holster than I paid for my first gun. Over this past year I have spent considerable time with a pro and have learned much. Add in extensive practice, and proficiency will soon follow. It starts with you.

    • jiminalaska July 24, 2022, 9:33 AM

      Me, I like cross draw, most of the advantages of dick carry plus easy access if driving, seat belted. I also like paddle holsters, quick and easy changing holster placement to either side to suit situation or convenience. My bear country security blanket, shoulder holstered Desert Eagle. Feel most secure with a Winchester Model 12, but it’s usually in the cabin or canoe as it’s not too handy when thigh deep fly fishing.

  • Sarah July 23, 2022, 11:39 PM


  • Dunno Huo July 24, 2022, 4:13 AM

    The mall hero may have been non-professional, but he certainly was not untrained.

    May the Lord bless him with a beautiful wife and many children. There’s a gofundme currently running for him also if you want to bless him personally.

  • madmarc July 24, 2022, 5:58 AM

    Remember Jack Black pulling at his underwear pistol in “Tropic Thunder”? Classic.
    Also brings to mind a call I heard about from my partner at the time. He got a call for a man shot in the crotch, self inflicted. Gang banger, young, stupid. Bob transported him to the trauma chute at one of our local trauma centers, where the attending doc was from China on an exchange program, ad he exposed the injury. After a moment he said in stilted english to the patient, ” You like fucky fucky”? the kid said yes, of course, to which the doc replied “you no more! you no more!”. Always loved that story. Paramedics and cops have some good ones.

  • snuffy July 24, 2022, 7:02 AM

    I would have thought more likely to shoot themselves in the knee and/or foot, since most of them wear their pants somewhere around mid thigh.

    • Snakepit Kansas July 24, 2022, 8:30 AM

      Funny, but while drawing the pistol they put their finger on the trigger and it goes bang. Actually drawing from a holster your finger does not go onto the trigger until after the gun is fully drawn and its sights are searching for the target.

  • Hyland July 24, 2022, 9:16 AM

    Meanwhile in the kumbaya valley of Fanta Se New Mexico, the local cops and newspapers have produced what appears to me to be a phony psy-op. “I have no desire to kill” say the surrender monkeys… turning in their guns for gift certificates. I wrote that this whole deal was likely firearms gathering dust in the evidence room at the police station. And the monkeys were getting paid overtime to participate. https://tinyurl.com/2pmkkabx

    • ghostsniper July 24, 2022, 10:08 AM

      Was reading the comments at the bottom of the article and one of them looked familiar.
      Looked at the name and, “I know that dood!” HA!

      Those buy back deals always attract the most sacred of clowns.

      • Mike Seyle July 24, 2022, 1:04 PM

        Ghost’s comment piqued my interest in following the thread, and … there it was; the comment I was looking for.

  • Dirk July 24, 2022, 9:41 AM

    Carrying a gun on your person is a huge responsibility, not always a comfortable affair. I shot 1911s for my entire career. I Carried those 1911s on my right hip, plus two spare mags.

    After a shift, I slipped my 1911 without a holster into the front of my pants. I guess I was one of the lucky ones. I’ve done the same with single action browning hi powers, working undercover. God is indeed good!

    Snake, my fav Glocks are my 17s. My most accurate out-of-the-box is the 34 six-inch barrel. For me, it’s just not practical to carry the 34 dick carry. Most have suppressor height sights to zero the red dots. “Red dot right on the front sight”.

    I don’t think anybody’s wrong here as stated we all do stuff differently for many valid reasons. If it’s working for you, go for it.

    After 24 months, I finally had a battery die in a red dot, a Holosun an HS507c. Pretty impressive actually.

    We live in a time in space where we have two options left. Option one, be a potential victim being unarmed, awaiting law enforcements arrival, OR get trained up, and carry daily, be your own good shepherd, your own vigilant citizen.

    We’ve talked about the tools one should care, for and the legal tools and insurance policies to cover you after you are forced to defend yourself. I would ask one favor. Please please always carry an extra reload, a spare mag, or a speed loader if you’re going to carry. It’s in your best interests.

    • ghostsniper July 24, 2022, 10:00 AM

      And then there’s option 3, the Remus Rule: “Avoid crowds”.
      Where I live there is little reason to carry all the time, but my neighbor does just that. All.the.time.
      I can’t be bothered by that, and besides, I’m doing stuff all the time so that carrying a gun, just because, is not comfortable or safe. Ex.: Standing on a ladder in the workshop holding a sheet of plywood to the ceiling with one hand and the other hand working the nailgun. Why would I be carrying a firearm in that circumstance? Remember, as of today, Sunday, I have not seen another human besides my wife in about a week. Anyway, if I need a gun there is one close by at all time, prolly no more than 20 feet away. When I leave the compound a firearm leaves with me. That’s the way I do it.