On the eve of the holiest of days, a Pennsylvania gun owner accidentally went all Second Amendment on his church.
The totally responsible dude's gun discharged in his pocket at Easter vigil Mass at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday evening.
The Altoona Mirror reports:
A critical piece of the handgun apparently caught on the man's pants as he stood up, according to Altoona police officer Christy Heck. The safety apparently was not engaged, she said.
The man, whose identity police did not divulge, was very slightly injured, police said. The bullet grazed the man, who was "beyond lucky," Heck said.
According to Altoona Police Department Sgt. Marshall Worling, Altoona Police Department administration and Blair County District Attorney officials will do more consulting before deciding whether charges will be filed.
Bishop Mark L. Bartchak and the man declined to comment afterward.
The shot had to echo for ages.