Dog Accidentally Shoots Owner with Rifle


SHERIDAN, Wyo., Dec. 19 (UPI) — Authorities in Wyoming said a man was shot in the arm when his dog stepped on a loaded gun in the back seat of his pickup truck.

Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek said Richard Fipps, 46, of Sheridan, was standing next to his pickup truck Monday when his dog climbed from the front seat to the back seat and stepped on the loaded .300 Winchester Magnum, which did not have its safety activated.

300 Winchester Magnum

The gun fired off a round that struck Fipps in the left arm, Kozisek said.

Kozisek said evidence from the scene and statements from two employees who were working with Fipps at the time of the incident support Fipps’ version of events.

Authorities said Fipps’ injury is not considered life-threatening, but there is a chance he could lose his arm.

UPI – Breitbart

6 Comments on “Dog Accidentally Shoots Owner with Rifle”

  1. Reblogged this on galesmind and commented:
    What a jackass. He never heard of a safety?? They need to pull his license.

  2. We’re all quite happy to hear the dog wasn’t injured.

  3. Exactly or blamed for his foolishness.

  4. agent provocateur says:

    Reblogged this on Nevada State Personnel Watch.

  5. jay352 says:

    I’ve heard of Bird and Squirrels guns before, but never this…..

  6. amommasview says:

    Are they sure it was an accident??? ;-)

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