Guns don’t kill people. Smoking doesn’t kill people. Smokers lighting their cigarettes with a gun can kill people.

July 27th, 2011

Idiot mother tries to light her cigarette with what she thought was a novelty light, except the lighter is actually a .22. The bullet hits the floor, ricochets, and enters her daughter’s arm.

Avila and her 12-year-old daughter “were talking with friends in front of their mobile home when Avila found what she thought was a novelty lighter…Avila picked it up and tried to light it by pulling the trigger. The first time Avila pulled the trigger, nothing happened. The second time she pulled the trigger, a .22-caliber bullet was fired. The bullet struck the ground, and then ricocheted upward and entered her daughter’s upper right arm.”