One of my friends read my blog yesterday and offered to help with "research." Apparently she lives in Oklahoma, near where the accidental self-shooting took place.
Obviously she hadn't heard that we had armed volunteer "guards" protecting the courthouse flag here in Colorado Springs. Yes, the flag. It's a symbol of America, where we DO NOT EXECUTE vandals. The guards didn't manage to shoot themselves (or anyone else), though, so they didn't get a lot of press coverage.
There is the story of the guy who called the police to tell them a car was chasing him (he was in his own car at the time) and then managed to shoot himself in the knee.
Sadly, he was cited for illegal discharge of a firearm. You'd think that shooting yourself would be punishment enough, but not in this town.
Gotta go. It's my shift at the courthouse!