Today In Responsible Gun Ownership: Jose Canseco Edition

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Former American League MVP Jose Canseco is a legendary meathead. From turning his team mates on to steroids, to damaging his career by pitching in a game to satisfy his huge ego, to various brushes with the law, Jose has an established track record of severe malakatude.

The latest Jose sighting involves that whole Second Amendment thing:

Las Vegas Metro police Lt. Mark Reddon told the Associated Press that officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting at Canseco’s home just after 5:30 p.m. ET. Canseco told police he was cleaning his gun in the kitchen when it discharged and shot a finger in his left hand, according to Reddon.

Canseco’s fiancee, Leila Knight, told the Los Angeles Times that doctors said they’ll have to either amputate or perform reconstructive surgery and warned that Canseco will never have full use of his hand again.

“I heard the gun go off and saw his middle finger hanging by a string,” she told the newspaper.

Knight told the Times that Canseco had been to the shooting range recently, so there was still a round left in the gun’s chamber.

Canseco, a six-time All-Star, made his career with the Oakland Athletics in the 1980s and played for several other teams before retiring in 2001.

Apparently, it will be awhile until Jose is able to flip anyone off with both hands, but at least he’s clean.

Unlike the dude in the Bash Brothers poster, Jose talks loudly and carries a small stick…

That concludes today’s episode of tasteless comedy theatre.

3 thoughts on “Today In Responsible Gun Ownership: Jose Canseco Edition

  1. M31 says:

    No post about Jose is complete without a gif of him trying to catch a ball in the outfield, only to have it bounce off his head, turning a sure out into a home run:

    (I was watching this on TV when it happened, and it was a laugh riot.)

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  2. Adrastos says:

    A born DH and a classic meathead.

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  3. maplestreet says:

    Funny how the ammosexual mythology is that all persons carrying a firearm are fully responsible adults, with magic vision that lets them determine who the good guys and bad guys are, and using all safety precautions.

    Yet they apparently don’t even know the basic rule of safety which is to treat every firearm as if it were loaded. Especially when carrying it back from the shooting range (including loaded weapon, without the owner knowing it is loaded, going through public as it makes its way home).

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