Woman Mistakes Tiny Revolver For Cigarette Lighter

    Until now, most discussion concerning firearms and cigarette lighters had been that a cigarette lighter in the shape of a pistol might be mistaken for a real weapon, perhaps by a police officer.

    However, a Californian has now proven the opposite to be a definite possibility. According to KESQ News, a 30-year-old woman mistook a small revolver she saw lying on the ground outside her trailer – a North American Arms .22 – for a cigarette lighter, and pulled the trigger in an attempt to light a cigarette. Instead, she ended up shooting her 12-year-old daughter in the upper arm.

    I’ll refrain from expressing my personal opinion on the matter.

    Revolver shaped lighter. Sells for about $6 on EBay.
    The North American Arms .22 Magnum Pug (Photo by David Bagley)
    Andrew Tuohy

    Andrew Tuohy was a Navy Corpsman with the 5th Marine Regiment. He makes a living by producing written and visual content within the firearm industry, and he also teaches carbine courses. He prefers elegant weapons for a more civilized age, and regularly posts at Vuurwapen Blog.