Gun owner shoots himself while ‘pretending to be a badass’ for strangers in bar

A man playfully showing off his new gun to fellow drinkers in a bar ended up shooting himself with the weapon instead, according to emerging reports.

The silly unidentified bloke pulled out the newly purchased gun to show a man and a woman inside O'Riley's Uptown Tavern in Florida, Pensacola News Journal reported.

The man allegedly made a 'quick motion' to put the gun into an imaginary holster under his shoulder but accidentally fired the gun, shooting himself in the torso.

“I don’t know if he was pretending to be a badass or something,” bar manager Warren Sonnen told the News Journal.

“But from what I can tell it was completely by accident.”

Police on a routine patrol were hurriedly flagged down outside the bar after the ridiculous incident.

It is understood however that the wounded man left the bar and checked himself into a local hospital before the police attended the scene.

The man's condition is currently unknown and police are still trying to determine if charges will need to be filed.

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In other stupid gunowner news, a gun-wielding fool accidentally shot his pal in the neck as he showed off his new weapon, police allege.

Alec Augustino Braz, 22, left his 19-year-old friend in urgent need of medical attention in hospital on Saturday at around 3.15pm after firing a pistol at him by mistake.

Police handcuffed Braz on multiple firearm offences, not long after he got his license to carry a gun, Newsweek reports.

Woburn Police Department near Boston in Massachusetts revealed in a statement that Braz is suspected of discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, improper storage of a firearm, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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Police explained that Braz was showing the gun to his friend in his Woburn home on Saturday afternoon when he accidentally pulled the trigger on his guest who has not been named.

Another friend then drove the victim to a local hospital with injuries which the police department report to be non-life-threatening.

According to Newsweek, a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson pistol was seized from Braz by officers from the Woburn Police Department following the shooting on Saturday.

The suspect had his newly gained gun license suspended by police chief Robert F Rufo Jr, ahead of his first appearance at Woburn District Court on Monday.

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