Florida strikes again, and now the term “unloading in your pants” has a whole new, far more dangerous but equally embarrassing meaning.

Cedric Jelks, a 38-year-old man from Jacksonville, is claiming the cause of a gunshot to his genitals resulted from him sitting on his handgun as he got into his car, causing the gun to accidentally discharge.

From News4Jax:

The 38-year-old man was taken to Memorial Hospital by a woman, who told police that the man was sitting in his Nissan Altima by himself and came into their home on Freedom Crossing Trail in a panic and ran straight to the bathroom.

She said she followed him and saw that he had a gunshot wound to his penis, so she took him to the hospital, where he underwent surgery.

She said the man told her he sat on the gun, which accidentally went off.

To top it all of, Jelks had been convicted of cocaine possession in 2004, according to the report. So not only might he lose his manhood, but he could face jail time for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

Clearly, this is what the Founders had in mind when they wrote the Second Amendment.


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