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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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To: Lazamataz
"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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To: Lazamataz
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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To: Lazamataz
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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To: Lazamataz
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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To: Lazamataz
"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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To: Lazamataz

Gee, I wish I could stay home and drink all day,,, and have guns . . .


21 posted on 02/26/2014 2:25:37 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd
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To: Lazamataz

At my best friend’s bachelor party, I noticed a commotion among the staff at the “evening establishment” where we were. The entertainment wasn’t all that...entertaining, so I asked what was going on in parking lot out back. They said “you don’t want to know” which was the wrong thing to say to me. So I went back and found some of the dancers hanging around a car, and one ran away saying “He’s still got a pulse!” I looked in the window and said “not for long!” because the guy in the passenger seat had his brains blown all over the inside of the car.

Turns out he was a firearms safety instructor for Don’s Guns, a local gun dealer/indoor shooting range. He was showing his buddy how safe the gun was, and said “see, it won’t fire when you remove the magazine.” Well, he must have had the wrong gun.

Or at least that’s what his buddy in the car told the cops, and the cops bought it. I don’t think they really cared all that much about a dead bouncer in the parking lot of the Chanitlly Lace.


22 posted on 02/26/2014 2:26:45 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Lazamataz

No. If you hold a pistol up to your head, pull the trigger and shoot yourself dead, you may not have intended to do it, but it wasn’t an accident.


23 posted on 02/26/2014 2:26:56 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: Lazamataz

booze + pistol = Russian roulette (maybe?)


24 posted on 02/26/2014 2:27:19 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Lazamataz

He was probably too drunk to remember the rule about being drunk and handling guns.


25 posted on 02/26/2014 2:27:34 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Lazamataz
He demonstrated by placing the guns against his head and pulling the trigger.

I may have discovered the main flaw in the process.

26 posted on 02/26/2014 2:27:42 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Lazamataz

Rule #1: EVERY firearm is ALWAYS loaded.


27 posted on 02/26/2014 2:27:54 PM PST by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: Lazamataz
Rules for safely pointing a gun at your own head and pulling the trigger:

1) Don't be drunk.
2) Check that the gun is NOT loaded.
3) Check again.
4) Check one more time.
5) Now DON'T put the gun to your head and pull the trigger! What are you, some kind of dumbass?

28 posted on 02/26/2014 2:28:08 PM PST by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: Lazamataz

I’ve got kids in my house (youngest is 9 now). There is none of this “treat them ‘as if’ they are loaded.” That still leaves room for doubt. I’ve demonstrated to all my kids that all my guns are loaded all the time. They’ve also fired the guns so they know what they can do. They don’t play with them but could use them if necessary.


29 posted on 02/26/2014 2:28:22 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: Lazamataz

Can anybody detect an agenda here ?

Michigan man kills himself while demonstrating gun safety

http://rt.com/usa/michigan-man-kills-gun-safety-714/

A Michigan man from Independence Township accidentally killed himself after reportedly firing a gun into his head while attempting to demonstrate how safe the weapon was.

The 36-year-old man’s girlfriend told law enforcement that he’d been drinking throughout the day when the incident occurred Sunday evening. Police told the Oakland Press that when they arrived at the home, the girlfriend was performing CPR on the man. He was declared dead at the scene.

Authorities have declined to release the names of those involved until the family has been notified. The girlfriend had been living with the man at the time with her three children, aged seven, 10, and 12.

According to the Oakland Press, the man was explaining to his girlfriend that his three guns were safe when not loaded. Police said he put two guns to his head and pulled the trigger, but when he did the same with the third gun, it discharged and a bullet went into his head.

“(The situation) is pretty unique, as I have never heard of anyone testing out the safety of a gun by pointing at their head and pulling the trigger,” Undersheriff Michael McCabe told the newspaper.

The man’s death has been ruled a suicide by the Oakland County Medical Examiner.

There have been numerous incidents related to accidental gun discharges over the last few years. Last week, a Florida man accidentally shot himself in the leg after leaving a gun safety class and manipulating his weapon in the parking lot. He was taken to a hospital and treated.

Just two months ago in Michigan, the vice president of the United Automobile Workers union, General Holiefield, mistakenly shot his wife in the stomach while cleaning a loaded gun. Fortunately, she survived the incident, and Holiefield pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges.

In August 2013, meanwhile, the instructor of a gun safety class in Ohio accidentally shot one of his students while he was demonstrating the firearm to the class. He apparently did not realize the gun was loaded, and the boy survived after being struck in his arm.


30 posted on 02/26/2014 2:28:38 PM PST by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Might have been an ATF agent in a classroom full of kids.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmRN00KbCr8


31 posted on 02/26/2014 2:28:47 PM PST by Clay Moore ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: Lazamataz

Most Effective Safety Demonstration Ever!!!


32 posted on 02/26/2014 2:29:12 PM PST by DannyTN
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Man Accidentally Kills Self With Gun During Demonstration.....

There was nothing "accidental" about it. He put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger. How is that an accident?

It wasn't the gun's fault it/he was loaded.

33 posted on 02/26/2014 2:29:23 PM PST by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: Envisioning

bump


34 posted on 02/26/2014 2:29:44 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: exnavy

As are all Darwin awards. He has already reproduced therefore he can only get an honorable mention.


35 posted on 02/26/2014 2:30:23 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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... explaining to her that his three handguns are safe when they aren’t loaded ....

Which was a true statement.

36 posted on 02/26/2014 2:30:47 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: exnavy

Correction, they weren’t his biological children so full honors are reinstated.


37 posted on 02/26/2014 2:31:09 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: KarlInOhio

#5. It’s never a good idea to point a gun at your own head and pull the trigger.

At least the kids in the house weren’t the man’s biological children. Alcohol, stupidity, and guns don’t mix but, of the three only stupidity can be inherited.


38 posted on 02/26/2014 2:31:32 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Lazamataz

He was 36.

Apparently he was too young to know that some pistols can fire with the magazine removed.

Ouch. Sad to die showing off for someone else.


39 posted on 02/26/2014 2:32:43 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: JimSEA

I think she shot him in the head after he passed out drunk.


40 posted on 02/26/2014 2:32:52 PM PST by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: Lazamataz

This is a Russkie news story?!


41 posted on 02/26/2014 2:33:10 PM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: ├čudda├čudd
I wish I could stay home and drink all day,,, and have guns .

... so you could follow this guy's example?

42 posted on 02/26/2014 2:33:19 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Envisioning
There was nothing "accidental" about it. He put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger.

Yeah, I'd say that takes it out of the realm of mischance. Although I've had days when pretty much anything I actually hit was accidental... :-(

43 posted on 02/26/2014 2:33:46 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Lazamataz

I’m surprised anyone that stupid lived to be 36.


44 posted on 02/26/2014 2:34:19 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Lazamataz

I'm sure he knew that all guns are always loaded.

That did not help however.

NRA Gun Safety Rules will keep you safer :

Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction

Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot

Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use

NRA T/C CRSO

45 posted on 02/26/2014 2:35:57 PM PST by Uriĺel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Lazamataz
Reading the article, this is what caught my attention.

" Just two months ago in Michigan, the vice president of the United Automobile Workers union, General Holiefield, mistakenly shot his wife in the stomach while cleaning a loaded gun. Fortunately, she survived the incident, and Holiefield pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges. ",/i>

Why no broader coverage, i wonder? Maybe it needs some traction now?

46 posted on 02/26/2014 2:35:59 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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47 posted on 02/26/2014 2:36:09 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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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, according to Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe. He demonstrated [how safe his unloaded guns were] by placing the guns against his head and pulling the trigger.

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

This accident had little to do with the gun(s) involved.

IMHO, alcohol is, hands down, the worst drug on the face of the earth. It causes more criminal violence, deadly assaults, accidental deaths, disease, and general societal misery than all other drugs combined.

I'm no Prohibitionist, and I'm totally against the phony and Tyrannical War on (some) Drugs; but the best thing for society would be to view alcohol in the clear light of the facts...

48 posted on 02/26/2014 2:38:11 PM PST by sargon (I don't like the sound of these here Boncentration Bamps!)
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To: Lazamataz
Three children, ages 7, 10, and 12, were home at the time but didn’t witness the shooting, McCabe said. They weren’t hurt..

Writer. Yer fired. I wish.

49 posted on 02/26/2014 2:38:31 PM PST by dasboot
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To: yarddog
He was probably too drunk to remember the rule about being drunk and handling guns.

I was at a friend's house for a party. My friend decided he would show off one of his shotguns to another friend… after having had one too many beers. Boom! Wasn't supposed to be loaded; blew a hole in the floor and just missed his motorcycle in the garage below, not to mention his friend's feet. Pretty much everyone at the party decided it was time to leave, over 30 people cleared out! When a friend wants to show their gun to me, I make sure they're sober.

50 posted on 02/26/2014 2:39:15 PM PST by roadcat
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