Spain's King Juan Carlos has got a bit of a chequered history when it comes to guns. In his younger days he shot and killed his brother by accident although their were three versions of the accident. Either he was cleaning his pistol and it went off or the second version happened where he pointed the gun at his brother not realising that it was loaded and shot him through the forehead or his armed was knocked when his sister came through a door and the gun went off.
Being a Royal, no investigation followed but whatever way it happened, Spain had one less Prince than before and you would think that the Spanish Royals would have steered clear of guns but King Juan's grandson, 13-year-old Froilán Marichalar, is in hospital after shooting himself through the foot while hunting in Spain.
So it seems that imbecility runs in the blood of the royal Spanish family and to prove it, King Juan Carlos has been hospitalised himself after a fall while elephant hunting in Botswana.
Details are sketchy to exactly what happened but if their is a God he was hurt by an elephant falling on him.
The King had been getting his jollies by killing innocent animals at Rann Safaris which allows brave hunter types to shoot animals from the back of a vehicle for $15,000 a pop.
Responding to criticism that shooting elephants from the back of a truck was the work of evil after pictures were released of the King standing infront of a dead elephant, the head of Rann Safari's did not say that all hunters are sociopaths who enjoy inflicting pain on innocent creatures, preferring to use the line that they are 'managing the World's animal population to their betterment'.
Hunters moronic logic that by killing animals you are actually doing them a favour so that, as in this case, the more elephants you kill the more their habitat will improve.
That's true because by the time you have killed the last elephant their habitat will be absolutely immaculate.
Maybe if more hunters followed Prince Marichalar's example and blew their own foot off there may not be so many rotting corpses of animals laying around with bullet holes in them just because some sadistic halfwit got their kicks from killing things with high powered rifles from a safe distance.