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Man Accidentally Kills Self With Gun During Demonstration On Gun Safety
Russia Times ^ | 2/25/2014

Posted on 02/26/2014 2:14:34 PM PST by Lazamataz

A 36-year-old man from Independence Township apparently shot and killed himself by accident while trying to demonstrate gun safety to his girlfriend after he had been drinking, authorities said.

Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at about 9 p.m. Sunday to a home on the 4400 block of Pinedale, near Sashabaw and Maybee roads, where the man’s girlfriend was performing CPR.

The girlfriend told authorities that the man had been drinking all day and was explaining to her that his three handguns are safe when they aren’t loaded, according to Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe. He demonstrated by placing the guns against his head and pulling the trigger.

When he pulled the trigger on the third handgun, it discharged. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three children, ages 7, 10, and 12, were home at the time but didn’t witness the shooting, McCabe said. They weren’t hurt. Authorities said they weren’t the man’s biological children.

Alcohol appears to have been a factor in the shooting, according to the sheriff’s office. The man’s name wasn’t immediately released.

Authorities continue to investigate.

The incident comes on the heels of another accidental shooting that made headlines. On Dec. 30, UAW Vice President General Holiefield was cleaning loaded guns in his Harrison Township home when he shot his wife, who survived the injury.

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When the Gun Safety lesson started, the boyfriend was heard to say:

"Now, watch carefully, and every single thing I do.... do the polar opposite."

1 posted on 02/26/2014 2:14:34 PM PST by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

Imma teach you about gun safety, girl. Hold muh beer...


2 posted on 02/26/2014 2:15:53 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Lazamataz

The Darwin award winner, posthumously.


3 posted on 02/26/2014 2:16:12 PM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Lazamataz

The girlfriend told authorities that the man had been drinking all day and was explaining to her that his three handguns are safe when they aren’t loaded...
When he pulled the trigger on the third handgun, it discharged.


It’s always the last one that turns out to be loaded!


4 posted on 02/26/2014 2:16:56 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: Lazamataz

I thought the FIRST rule of gun safety is A GUN IS ALWAYS LOADED!


5 posted on 02/26/2014 2:17:17 PM PST by GMMC0987
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To: exnavy

Note to self: Don’t give gun safety demonstrations when you are drunk.


6 posted on 02/26/2014 2:17:45 PM PST by thorvaldr
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To: Lazamataz

“The girlfriend told authorities that the man had been drinking all day and was explaining to her that his three handguns are safe when they aren’t loaded,”

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Too bad he WAS loaded.


7 posted on 02/26/2014 2:18:26 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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"Man Accidentally Kills Self With Gun During Demonstration On Gun Safety"

Man Accidentally Kills Self With Gun During Demonstration On Gun Safety Stupidity.

Fixed it.

8 posted on 02/26/2014 2:19:10 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Lazamataz

1) a gun is ALWAYS considered loaded

2) never point the gun at anything you don’t want to die

3) KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER

#3 is the biggie for me when dealing with people who don’t normally shoot- never hand a loaded semi-auto to someone who is a novice- they think the trigger is where your finger goes, and they will point it all around.


9 posted on 02/26/2014 2:19:24 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Lazamataz

If you pick up a weapon, clear it.
If you go away and come back, clear it again.
You never know you will be visited by the “Stupid Bullet Fairy.”


10 posted on 02/26/2014 2:19:30 PM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Lazamataz

Ten bucks says he racked the slide THEN hit the magazine release. Idiot.


11 posted on 02/26/2014 2:19:36 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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1. All guns are always loaded.
2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.

Broke all four at once. Great job, idiot.

12 posted on 02/26/2014 2:19:57 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Atlas Sneezed

He was lucky twice! Three times’ the charm!

Or should that be three time’s the charm?
Or Third time’s the charm?

help.


13 posted on 02/26/2014 2:20:04 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Lazamataz

It is, actually, a very effective way to find out if the gun is loaded. There’s that.


14 posted on 02/26/2014 2:20:22 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Lazamataz

“The girlfriend told authorities that the man had been drinking all day and was explaining to her that his three handguns are safe when they aren’t loaded,”

Say what you want, but the man did know how to prove a point.


15 posted on 02/26/2014 2:20:33 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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they weren’t the man’s biological children.

So he's still eligible for a Darwin award then.

16 posted on 02/26/2014 2:21:36 PM PST by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’d a bet good money this loaction was at a trailer park.

But this time - I’d have lost.

https://maps.google.com/maps?num=30&q=4400+block+of+Pinedale+independence+township&ie=UTF-8&ei=nmgOU43-IerK2gWgnYGACw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ


17 posted on 02/26/2014 2:22:03 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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weren’t the man’s biological children.

At least the children do not have his genes. They have some hope.

18 posted on 02/26/2014 2:23:50 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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"while trying to demonstrate gun safety to his girlfriend after he had been drinking"

Darwin Award Winner written all over it.

19 posted on 02/26/2014 2:24:33 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Lazamataz

What a perfect coverup for a murder.


20 posted on 02/26/2014 2:25:19 PM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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