I have never really believed those late night commercials for the various exercise aids and videos that promise "buns of steel". In fact, I don't really understand why so many of those commercials are on TV at such odd hours. Only when I am very sick do I see them. Do sick folks suddenly develop a concern about flabby bottoms? Anyway, here is an actual article about a shocking incident at BASS Pro Shops which MAY be a testimonial for the "buns of steel". Read for yourself--I am not making this up;
Woman shot in buttocks inside Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga
By Melissa Pinion-Whitt
Created: 05/17/2010 02:06:41 PM PDT
A Chino Hills man who brought six guns to test fire at Bass Pro Shops accidentally shot a woman in the buttocks inside the store Sunday.
The 52-year-old man, whose name wasn't released, was checking in the weapons at the front desk when he noticed one of the guns had the hammer cocked. He reached for the .45-caliber weapon and it fired.
"(The bullet) exited through the bag, traveled about 40 yards away and hit a female shopper in the left side of her bottom," said San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Tracy Dorsey.
The round penetrated the woman's clothing and gave her a minor wound, but didn't penetrate. The round fell to the floor.
San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies received a call about the shooting at 3:47 p.m. They came to the store at 7777 Victoria Gardens Lane and seized the man's guns, Dorsey said.
The man told deputies he came to the store to practice firing his weapons in the store's upstairs firing range. Customers who bring weapons to the store are required to check them in at the front desk, where an employee places the firearm in a metal box to make sure it's not loaded. They put a gun lock on the gun before a customer is allowed to bring it to the range, or to carry around the store to shop for gun accessories.
Once the gun is brought to the range, an employee removes the weapon from the box and takes off the gun lock.
"Anyone can bring their gun in to shoot," said Larry Whiteley, spokesman for Bass Pro Shops. "We have policemen come in, other groups come in to learn gun safety."
But in this case, the gun fired before an employee could examine it.
"We believed it to be an accident, but it is still under investigation," Dorsey said.
The woman was taken to an area hospital for treatment of the wound.
Whiteley said the company takes safety precautions with regard to firearms to ensure the safety of its customers and employees.
"We've met all the regulations and requirements," he said.