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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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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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To: Lazamataz
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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To: Lazamataz
... 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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