I once was given some good advice about always keeping a gun pointed in a generally safe direction. "Generally safe" meaning that, should the gun unintentionally discharge, it will not harm me or another person. It is not clear from the article just who shot whom but I'm pretty sure it happened because someone did something stupid.
As proof that the gods really do favor fools,
And miraculously, the three-foot shaft somehow missed every major blood vessel in the brain and pierced the right, not left side of his brain, sparing his speech.
"His words are actually, amazingly easy to understand," Bullock said. "He can, for example, he says he's not having pain. He's worried about the fact he can't use his left-side properly."
Fortunately a neurosurgeon was able to remove the shaft from the brain. Too bad common sense cannot be injected as easily as a spearhead.