Karma seems to have a funny way of taking care of problems. Benjamin Hornberger, a self-described “patriot” and fervent Trump supporter who showed up at Gettysburg National Park to counter-protest at an anti-fascism rally, managed to shoot himself with a gun he was packing.
Hornberger, 23, came prepared to cause trouble at the rumored “anti-fa” rally when his gun went off and the bullet lodged in his thigh, Fox-43 reports.
To make the incident even more bizarre, no rally was taking place when he showed up at the park. According to a spokesperson for the national park, Hornberger was in an area open to park visitors where some groups have protested the day before.
Park officials quickly provided medical help to the young Pennsylvanian by applying a tourniquet before was transported to a local hospital.
“It looks like he’ll be OK,” claimed U.S. Park Police spokeswoman Sgt. Anna Rose.
Hornberger’s gun discharged a second time as a park police attempted to take the bullets out, said Katie Lawhon, a spokeswoman for the national park. Thankfully, no one was hurt by the second shot.
“It was apparently an old gun, not in good working order,” Lawhon explained.