Hey Joe. Where you goin’ with that gun in your hand?
Gun safety is an issue that everyone who owns a gun should not only know, but know well. It almost seems like a no-brainer to most of us that when handling a gun or storing it in your home that you don’t keep it loaded. I’m not saying this to be a d**k or anything, just that this story illustrates why you need to do that, because you can possibly mess things up for yourself.
Joe Riggs is a guy who has messed things up for himself by not checking to see if his gun was loaded. He’s gonna be alright, but this still has to be pretty embarrassing to have the UFC release a statement that you shot yourself whilst cleaning your gun at home, forgetting to check to see if it was loaded. It was! Luckily for Joe Riggs he shot himself in the hand and leg and nobody seems to be thinking that he has really messed his career up or anything.
At the same time, he was set to fight Paulo Thiago in the UFC, a place that Joe Riggs has had Joe Riggs working for eight years to return to. Eight years and now the dude can’t fight because he didn’t practice gun safety.
Bummer. Get well soon, Joe.