DALLAS, TX – A man in Texas is facing a handful of charges after a woman and two young children were injured when he accidentally fired his handgun inside a Walmart.
According to police, 23-year-old Todd Canady was having issues pulling out his wallet in the checkout line inside a Walmart and accidentally discharged his Springfield .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol he had hidden there.
The bullet grazed Canady’s buttocks and struck the cement floor. The resulting debris struck a woman and two children who were standing nearby but luckily for everyone, they were not seriously injured.
Canady ran from the store when an off-duty police officer tried to question him about his idiocy. He was arrested after a short chase and found to have a valid concealed handgun license, but was still charged with injury to a child, a felony, and misdemeanor charges of assault and evading arrest.
Kudos to Canady for obtaining a concealed handgun license so he could legally carry, but that means he took the required gun safety class and was fully aware of just how stupid it is to carry a loaded handgun in this fashion. For the braindead, a handgun (concealed or not) should always be in a holster of some kind so you don’t accidentally shoot yourself in the ass, or an innocent bystander, while buying milk at Walmart.
Canady is very lucky he didn’t kill someone and a good example of why I say that to get a concealed handgun license, you have to pass some kind of IQ test along with the required handgun safety class.
I have a CHL and I am glad I did. Not just to protect myself from crime, but also to protect myself from other CHL owners. It scares the crap out of me knowing that some of the open-mouth breathers that were in my gun safety class are now walking around with a loaded firearm jingling around in their pockets.