Apparently the gun, which Lanier thought was not loaded, was accidentally kicked off the seat by mans best friend and upon landing it discharged.
There are no charges pending against the dog as the unfortunate situation was deemed to be an accident. Lanier will also survive the incident.
This dog/owner shooting follows a recent trend.
In 2012, a hunter was shot by his dog when the pooch jumped up to give the man a hug. The dog's paw hit the trigger and shot the man's hand, which had to be amputated. Still, the hunter had no hard feelings. "It’s not the dog’s fault," he said.
In late 2011, a Utah hunter was shot from behind, after his dog jumped onto his 12 gauge shotgun. This accident yielded 27 pellets of birdshot into the 46-year-old dog owner’s buttocks.
In December 2011, a 78-year-old Florida man was also accidently shot in the leg by his dog.
Just when you thought it was safe to go to sleep with your perfect pup beside you, dogs are starting to fight back and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Then again, maybe it's possible that gun owners should be more aware of their weapons.
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