Joshua Seto, 27, from Chandler, AZ, a suburb of Phoenix, apparently lost control of his girlfriend’s pink handgun as he shoved it into the waistband of his pants. The gun fired a bullet into Seto’s penis, and then meandered through his left thigh. His girlfriend, Cara Christopher, reported “a lot of blood,” as she talked to the 911 operator. Her comment after looking at the wound was that it was “pretty bad.”
Since it wasn’t Seto’s gun, the next question is why it was in his possession? If Seto is a gun owner, and he took the education course on the safe handling of firearms, the man is simply a dope. Chandler police commented that you should always use a holster for the weapon, not your waistband. If Seto is a gun owner and didn’t take the education course, it is yet another example of the reckless way firearms are available and unregulated in Arizona.
This kind of irresponsible handling of a handgun is why gun control advocates are screaming that more regulation is necessary. The owner, Cara Christopher, has responsibility in this also. Why did she give up the gun, particularly if Seto was not an owner and familiar with firearms? Was the gun registered at all?
From Arizona State Sen. Lori Klein pointing a handgun at a reporter in the State Senate building, to some guy shooting his privates at the super market, these are the continuing examples of why Arizona is the butt of jokes that makes them the laughing stock of the country.
I would give anything to hear Wayne LaPierre, exec. vice president of the National Rifle Assoc., explain this. He might say, “Guns don’t hurt people, people hurt people.” Pathetic.