It's important to be careful when adjusting your tackle, but it's much, much more important to be careful when adjusting a handgun located right next to your tackle.
One man in the US has learnt this lesson the hard way after a slip of the finger saw him shoot himself in the penis.
Mark Anthony Jones was walking down the street in Indiana on Thursday when his Hi-Point 9mm handgun - which he was carrying in his waistband without a holster - 'began to slip'.
The 46-year-old reached down to stop the slippage but inadvertently pulled the trigger, firing a bullet through his cock.
He was taken to A&E at Marion General Hospital for treatment and prosecutors will now review the case - as Jones does not have an Indiana Handgun Licence.
However, when you consider that a police report says 'the bullet entered just above his penis and exited his scrotum', you have to think that any further punishment now would just be rubbing salt in the very worst of wounds.
The full report, submitted by Marion Police Department's deputy chief, Stephen D Dorsey, reads: "On February 28, 2019, at approximately 6.45am, officers of the Marion Police Department responded to the emergency room department of Marion General Hospital for an accidental self-inflicted gunshot injury.
"Officers met with Mark Anthony Jones, age 46 in the emergency department. Jones reported that he was walking on the walkway near the Girl Scout cabin. Jones reported that the Hi-Point 9mm handgun he was carrying in his waistband (without a holster) began to slip. He reached down to adjust the gun and the gun discharged. The bullet entered just above his penis and exited his scrotum.
"Jones doesn't have an Indiana Handgun License. This case will be sent to the Grant Co. Prosecutors office for review."
Just last month, a man in Texas accidentally shot himself in the stomach while spinning a gun on his finger at his daughter's 16th birthday party.
Such instances have prompted doctors in the United States to launch a social media campaign to raise awareness about gun control, having been prompted to do so after the National Rifle Association said medical professionals should 'stay in their lane'.
America's largest pro-gun organisation tweeted an article from its website that read: "Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control.
"Most upsetting, however, the medical community seems to have consulted NO ONE but themselves."
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