Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Wanted Chicago Felon, 21, Shoots Self in Groin on Bus in Madison, WI

Jelani Faulk, 21, Wanted Felon
When people have guns, there will be some gun accidents. When people have cars, there will be some car accidents. The number of gun accidents in the United States is at an all time low, with the rate of fatal gun accidents being reduced by 94% over the last 85 years. Most of the reduction can be attributed to firearms education, safer guns, and a switch from keeping long guns to handguns for self defense (long guns are more lethal, generally).

Most fatal gun accidents are caused by young males who are reckless in their life style.  Many have  a long history of criminality, violence, and other reckless behavior. 

Jelani Faulk fits the profile. He was involved in a gun accident on a bus in Madison, Wisconsin on 16 August, 2017.  He shot himself in the groin, with the 9mm bullet passing through his penis and one testicle. 

Guns, especially modern pistols, do not "just go off". Something has to press the trigger when the safeties are disengaged. Almost all accidental shootings occur with a finger on the trigger. From madison.com:
Jelani Faulk, 21, was booked into the Dane County Jail on a tentative charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He also is wanted on an extradition warrant from Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Faulk shot himself while on a Megabus going from Minneapolis to Chicago with a stop in Madison. He had a loaded handgun in his pants waistband.

Faulk rushed to the restroom on the bus while 911 was called and put the handgun in the toilet before getting off the bus, police said.
  Criminals do not like to use holsters to carry guns. The reason is simple: if they need to dispose of the gun, then they will also need to dispose of a holster. An Secret Service document supports the general observation that criminals seldom use holsters. Faulks reckless "accident" likely occurred because he was manipulating an unholstered gun tucked into his waistband. Guns simply tucked into a waistband tend to shift around. They have to be adjusted to keep them secure. It is common for people who carry guns this way to need to adjust them, so they will not fall out of their pants.

The vast majority of legal gun carriers use holsters. The disadvantages of holsters for criminals are not relevant to a legal gun carrier. The numerous advantages of holster carry become clear.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Faulk's street name is now Stubby One Ball! LOL