Lawyer proves – without going to court – “guns do kill people” and “you can’t fix stupid.”

QENNY 2023@AKBrews Feb 10, 2023:

This lawyer died from being shot when an MRI machine triggered his gun. This is darwin awards material.

I bet he thought he was getting away with something by keeping it hidden on him.

Lawyer killed after his concealed gun was triggered by MRI scanner and shot him, The man was known for posting pro-gun content to his 12,000 followers on TikTok by Ruairi Scott Byrne, Feb 11, 2023, buzz

A lawyer in Brazil died after his gun was discharged by an MRI machine’s magnetic field at the hospital.

The incident occurred on 16 January while the man, identified as Leandro Mathias de Novaes, was taking his mother to get scanned at the Laboratorio Cura in São Paulo, Jam Press reports.

Unbeknownst to hospital staff, the attorney had a registered firearm in his possession.

The 40-year-old lawyer reportedly failed to tell hospital workers that he had a gun on him after being told to remove all metal objects before entering the scanning room.

The magnetic field from the MRI scanner was so strong it pulled the man’s weapon from his waistband and it went off, shooting him in the stomach.

The attorney, who was known for posting pro-gun content to his 12,000 followers on TikTok, was treated in hospital for more than two weeks before he succumbed to his wounds on 6 February.

Following an investigation, police confirmed that the firearm was properly registered and had a valid gun license.

What has been said?

A spokesperson for the hospital said, according to The Telegraph: “We would like to emphasise that all accident prevention protocols were followed by the Cura team, as is customary in all units.”

“Both the patient and his companion were properly instructed regarding the procedures for accessing the examination room and warned about the removal of any and all metallic objects.

According to the hospital spokesperson, the lawyer and his mother had signed a form about the protocols but had failed to mention his gun and chose to enter the room “by his own decision.”

A spokesman for the Order of Attorneys of Brazil in Cotia, São Paulo, said: “It is with deep regret that OAB Cotia communicates to all fellow lawyers the unexpected loss of our dear friend and lawyer Dr. Leandro Mathias de Novaes.

“We are sorry for the loss, and we sympathize with his family in this moment of pain.”

Lawyer dies after he is shot by gun that was triggered by MRI scanner by Debbie Lord, February 10, 2023, Boston 25 Now

A lawyer in Brazil has died weeks after a gun he carried into a room with an MRI machine discharged when the device was turned on, according to the news outlet Folha De S.Paulo

Leandro Mathias de Novaes had accompanied his mother to get an MRI scan at a facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Jan. 16, and took a handgun into the room, carrying it in his waistband.

According to officials, both the attorney and his mother were told to remove any metal object they had before entering the room because of the machine’s powerful magnetic field. Officials at the facility say they did not know that de Novaes had taken the gun into the room.

When the machine was turned on, the magnetic force pulled de Novaes’ gun from his waistband and it discharged, the bullet striking him in the abdomen.

De Novaes was an advocate of gun ownership and encouraged people on TikTok and Instagram to purchase and collect weapons.

De Novaes was taken to a hospital after he was shot where he died of his injuries last week.

Some tweets in response:

Sam Brunson@smbrnsn Feb 10:

I would hope Congress would at least ban any MRI machine that doesn’t respect our God-given Second Amendment rights!

Reginald Oh@ReginaldOhLaw Feb 10:

We’ll soon have a lawsuit alleging that metal detectors violate the 2nd Amendment right to carry a gun wherever you want. And since there were no metal detectors in 1791, a federal judge in the NDTX will agree and issue a nationwide injunction banning metal detectors.

Past Me Developer@DeveloperPast Feb 10:

“Guns don’t kill people, people kill … well, fuck, I guess guns do kill people.”

Christine Corcos@LpcProf Feb 10:

I’d ask why he took a gun into a hospital but never mind.In my experience, a lot of lawyers think they are ever so clever while being incredibly stupid, often doing the stupidest things.

Kristi K Fielder@really_rabbit Feb 10

I have questions. They wouldn’t even let me bring my phone with me to the MRI room last time I had one. … You are not a male lawyer, too many of them think they are above the law and above God in brilliance.


They bring a knife,you bring a gun. They bring a gun, you bring an MRI.

Hope McGowan@HopeMcGowan116:


Owen Johnson@DogDadBody:

More proof that a law school education doesn’t make one intelligent.Yup, which doesn’t say much for our judges – they are spawned from lawyers. Excellent example below:

Barred and Boujee@AudreLawdAMercy:

The Fifth Circuit concluded last week that protecting women & children from gun violence is unconstitutional

Its decision relied on a legal theory called originalism. So my new article in @TheAtlantic
explains how originalism is going to get women killed

Lew Watson@lewwatson4 Feb 9:

The ruling to allow domestic abusers to carry guns and the anti-abortion movement are based on certain people, in these cases women, not being free citizens.

Originalism is just rich white man rule. It is fear based and hateful.

John Snell loss for words@JohnSne45620398:

What happened to killing with a firearm? It’s OK now that Women and children can be hunted?


It is time to make major structural changes to SCOTUS! Meanwhile we should require those justices who believe we should live in the 1700s do exactly that. No utilities, healthcare, food or technology. They should be paid at 1700s rate as well…

Gail Bills@abigailcolter51:

So much for common sense. If only judges could make the leap from the 18th Century to the 21st.

Hohoholy moly@animegirl12182:

I hate that we call it “originalism” when we know it isn’t the original intent at all.


“The central legal issue in Rahimi was not whether protecting women & children from gun violence is good; the court conceded that it is. Rather, the question…was whether protecting women & children from gun violence is constitutional. And the court concluded that it is not.You can’t fix stupid.

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