I'm curious how people shooting themselves
can be seen as anything other than stupid.
OK; suppose that a Canadian coyote began munching upon u,
without your consent. Suppose further that Setanta happened upon
this state of affairs and was thereby taken aback. If, as luck wud have it,
there were an automatic lying around and he hurried over to it
and racked it; if he lost his grasp and it discharged from his hand
into some other part of his anatomy,
I 'd not be inclined to describe him (in his haste) as being "stupid".
or if he popped off a round at the beast (or a criminal, abusing u),
and it bounced off a rock and hit him, again, I 'd be disinclined
to characterize him as being "stupid"