Monday, November 17, 2014

Professor Shoots Self in Foot

We were treated this week to a too often common happening: some professor shooting off his mouth.  Professor Jonathan Gruber of MIT, claim your prize.  

It's not that often that professors literally shoot themselves in the foot.  

The Idaho state legislature recently passed a law allowing professors to carry guns on campus.  This was going to happen sooner or later.

The Idaho State Journal that  reported that a professor while teaching a chemistry class, when he got shot in the foot.

Pocatello Police Lieutenant Paul Manning said that the instructor was carrying a pistol in his pocket that went off unexpectedly. The injured man was taken to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.

ISU president Arthur Vailas called the accident "unfortunate."

"I'm sure the incident was scary and embarrassing," he told the  State Journal.

Perhaps the professor needs to take a firearms safety course.  Or keep his in the closet.  However, errant feet are now placed on notice in Pocatello.  Will some misguided souls bring guns to screenings of Happy Feet?


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  2. Shot himself in the foot literally AND figuratively. The only thing that would make it any better was if he was teaching a gun safety class.

  3. I think it's a typo. It's not "Idaho Professor" it's supposed to be "Idiot Professor"
    How the hell do you shoot yourself in the foot? He must have had a tiny gun in his pocket with his car keys and crap.

  4. Mark said it well. The prof should arm himself with a slide rule instead.

  5. just don't know how that should happen (i'm not a gun expert, but doesn't seem like it should occur easily!)

    and our hawks won't even try to take our fat fox squirrels, much less a labrador retriever. :)