FOR THE LAST TIME: An argument about aliens is no reason to pull a Smith & Wesson from your ladyparts

Put this in the “I hope we never have to discuss this again” file:

The most recent ex-wife of Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Cormac McCarthy was arrested for domestic violence Saturday after she pulled a silver handgun from her genitals to threaten her boyfriend during an argument about space aliens.

Jennifer McCarthy was arrested and held at the Santa Fe County jail in New Mexico on a charge of aggravated assault on a household member. She has since been released on $5,000 bail.

The 48-year-old artist has one child with Cormac McCarthy, 80, whose notable works include The Road and No Country for Old Men. The couple divorced in 2006 and the writer has not remarried.

According to a lurid police report filed in the local Magistrate Court, Jennifer McCarthy’s newest beau claimed the couple had been arguing about space aliens and using the gun as…


You can click the link if you want more details, but I’m warning you that you probably shouldn’t.

There is a pretty decent argument to be made that anyone who uses a firearm in that manner is probably a candidate for both a mandatory psychiatric observation and a gun safety class.  I’ll refrain from asking what the specific model of the gun is, and whether or not the action was tuned by the Performance Center.

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