College student playing with cat drops pistol, shoots self

Guns make us so much safer:

NASHVILLE — A college student accidentally shot himself in the head while playing with a cat and is in critical condition Tuesday at a local hospital, police said.

Craig Lambert, 19, was sitting at a picnic table at about 10 p.m. CT Monday in Hadley Park near Tennessee State University playing with a cat when his pistol slipped out of his pocket, according to Don Aaron, Metro police department spokesman.