We all saw the video, he’s officially on his ass.
federal agent who accidentally shot himself while lecturing children on gun safety lost his appeal Tuesday in a lawsuit over release of the video that subjected him to ridicule on the Internet and late-night talk shows.
Lee Paige sued his employer, the Drug Enforcement Administration, after video of the 2004 accident in Florida appeared in the news and went viral on the Internet. The video shows Paige shooting himself in the leg just as he displays his firearm and tells a gathering of about 50 youth and their parents, “I’m the only one in this room professional enough, that I know of, to carry this Glock 40.”
Paige claimed in his lawsuit that the DEA’s release of the video, taken by a parent attending the demonstration, invaded his privacy and ended his ability to work undercover or give motivational speeches. Paige, a former professional football player who worked at the DEA since 1990, said the release has also resulted in humiliating comments toward him and his family not only on television but at grocery stores and restaurants.
You got ridiculed because you were talking about gun safety and bragging about what hot shit you were, and weren’t cautious enough to keep the gun you were waiving around unloaded, and then besides breaking Jeff Cooper’s Rule #1, broke #2, and #3…and looking at your video, I suspect 4 never crossed your mind.
FOLLOW THE RULES! All the time, no exception.
RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED
RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY
RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET
RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET
ALL the time, weather you’re on the range, cleaning your guns, or on a DEA stakeout…and especially if you’re in a classroom filled with kids.
Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.