The 81-year old man took out a Ruger.38 hangun cleared it and showed it to other parishioners during an early Thanksgiving dinner on November 9 at First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains.
According to this report out of Knoxville, during their discussion, a man in his 80s made a decision to pull out his.380 Ruger and proclaim that he can "carry my handgun everywhere".
Where said old man fucked up was, during a demonstration of removing and replacing the magazine in the gun, he ended up loading a bullet into the chamber of the gun.
He accidentally pulled the trigger, firing one round, according to ABC News. The 80-year old couple were both airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, reports the AP.
The police chief of Tellico Plains, Russ Parks, told the "Knoxville News Sentinel" that the man pulled out his gun, caliber.380, removed the charger, cleaned the house and showed the gun.
The bullet sliced the palm of his upturned hand, entered the left side of his wife's stomach, and exited the right side.
The husband and wife, also in her 80s, were flown to a hospital.
The man and woman were listed in stable condition Thursday evening, according to WVLT in Tennessee.
The man accidentally shot himself and his wife during a discussion about a previous church shooting. He said no charges were pending. "He pulled it back out and said, 'With this loaded indicator, I can tell that it's not loaded'".
No charges are expected as a result of the incident and the man is not expected to lose his carry permit, according to the News Sentinel.