DEA Agent Who Shoots Himself In The Foot Blames Gov't For His Problems
from the perhaps-he-shouldn't-have-shot-himself-in-the-foot dept
About a year ago, one of the more amusing “viral” videos that got passed around like crazy was the one of the DEA agent giving a bunch of children a lecture about the danger of guns. Just as he says he’s the only one in the room professional enough to be able to handle a Glock, he shoots himself in the foot. To be honest, when I saw it originally, I thought he actually handled the situation fairly well, given the fact that he had just shot himself in the foot. He uses it as an example of how accidents can happen with guns — without noting that pointing a gun at his foot and pulling the trigger without actually checking to see if it was loaded probably isn’t the smartest thing to do. However, it turns out now that the DEA agent in question is suing the US government for the release of the tape online — claiming that it’s crippled his career and subjected himself to a tremendous amount of harassment. Indeed, it’s not surprising at all that such notoriety might make it tough for him to go on undercover assignments or find additional work as a motivational speaker. However, to blame the government for the release of the video online, without noting that he was the one who, you know, did the actual shooting himself in the foot, seems to be stretching things a bit. It’s not the release of the video that’s his problem… it was the shooting of the foot.