GossipExtra EXCLUSIVE: Conservative pro-gun U.S. Congress wannabe Joe Kaufman, who could become the GOP opponent to incumbent and DNC boss Debbie Wasserman Schultz in November, may want to take an NRA gun-handling class.
Kaufman, according to the report, had just purchased a 40-caliber Smith & Wesson short barrel MP40C handgun ($479, according to the BSO papers) when he decided to look at himself draw.
The 41-year-old inadvertently fired a round, which struck his left index finger before traveling through a bathroom wall and into a bedroom wall.
The report doesn’t say whether someone else was home, but Kaufman told me there was no one else.
“Don’t go thinking I tried to commit suicide,” he said.
Kaufman was transported to Broward General Medical Center, where deputies interviewed him and deemed the discharge to be accidental. Kaufman wasn’t charged with any wrongdoing.