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Man, 21, kills himself trying to take gun selfie
Metro [UK] ^ | 3 Aug 2014 | Ollie McAteer

Posted on 08/04/2014 12:33:36 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

A vet who posed with a gun for a selfie died shortly after shooting himself in the head by accident.

Oscar Aguilar showed off on Facebook by posting photos of himself in front of sports cars, sitting on motorbikes and hugging attractive women.

But the Mexican’s desire to impress proved his downfall when he borrowed the gun and snapped himself waving it about.

Neighbour Manfredo Paez, 57, said: ‘I heard a gunshot and then I heard somebody screaming.’

The 21-year-old died on the way to hospital in Mexico City.

He had failed to realise the gun was loaded, police said.

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But...but...but...Mexico has gun control! How could this happen?
1 posted on 08/04/2014 12:33:36 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
The species improves.


2 posted on 08/04/2014 12:34:27 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Your Daddy Was Drunk and Your Mama Was Lonely" - http://youtu.be/4HYy62qiOwA)
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To: Slings and Arrows

He also didn’t check the safety but I guess that is self-evident.


3 posted on 08/04/2014 12:40:20 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I guess he has a new account on DeFacebook...


4 posted on 08/04/2014 12:42:24 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: OrangeHoof

The safety failed...the safety between his ears.


5 posted on 08/04/2014 12:42:42 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Your Daddy Was Drunk and Your Mama Was Lonely" - http://youtu.be/4HYy62qiOwA)
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To: OrangeHoof

He could be a hockey player - he knows how to do a face-off.


6 posted on 08/04/2014 12:44:05 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Your Daddy Was Drunk and Your Mama Was Lonely" - http://youtu.be/4HYy62qiOwA)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Lots of questions on this one.

-Where did he get a handgun in Mexico? (Legally, that is).

-By “Vet” do they mean a U.S. veteran, a Mexican Army veteran, or are they talking about a veterinarian?

-You would think someone with military service would have had enough practical experience with firearms to know not to wave a gun around like a jackwagon. ALWAYS TREAT A GUN AS IF IT WERE LOADED.


7 posted on 08/04/2014 12:46:32 AM PDT by DemforBush (Whoever double-crosses me and leaves me alive, he understands nothing about Tuco.)
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To: DemforBush
By “Vet” do they mean a U.S. veteran, a Mexican Army veteran, or are they talking about a veterinarian?

The last.

8 posted on 08/04/2014 12:48:35 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Slings and Arrows

I think the bigger question is......................did he get the picture, and if so did he have a surprised look on his face? Enquiring minds want to know.


9 posted on 08/04/2014 12:53:59 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
He could be a hockey player - he knows how to do a face-off.

lol! Are you here all week?

10 posted on 08/04/2014 1:02:41 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: Slings and Arrows

Failed to realize the gun wuz loaded?

Well, Darwin knew it was.

All guns are loaded....


11 posted on 08/04/2014 1:02:45 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL!

You! Are so insensitive. ...


12 posted on 08/04/2014 1:03:39 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: DemforBush
Where did he get a handgun in Mexico? (Legally, that is).

Dunno - where do people from Chicago get them?

13 posted on 08/04/2014 1:08:13 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Your Daddy Was Drunk and Your Mama Was Lonely" - http://youtu.be/4HYy62qiOwA)
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To: Mastador1
I think the bigger question is......................did he get the picture, and if so did he have a surprised look on his face? Enquiring minds want to know.

Put it on Tumblr; see if it starts a trend.

14 posted on 08/04/2014 1:09:14 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Your Daddy Was Drunk and Your Mama Was Lonely" - http://youtu.be/4HYy62qiOwA)
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To: Ken H
lol! Are you here all week?

"Thanks! Tip the veal, and don't forget to try your waitress!"

15 posted on 08/04/2014 1:10:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Your Daddy Was Drunk and Your Mama Was Lonely" - http://youtu.be/4HYy62qiOwA)
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To: Slings and Arrows; a fool in paradise; Morgana; Tax-chick

Other than that, Miss Lincoln, how was your day?


16 posted on 08/04/2014 1:11:34 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Vendome
You! Are so insensitive. ...

What? It's not like I pointed out that the last thing to go through his mind was powder burns.

17 posted on 08/04/2014 1:12:08 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Your Daddy Was Drunk and Your Mama Was Lonely" - http://youtu.be/4HYy62qiOwA)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I noticed this evening 11PM News Sun, when ‘they’ were reporting a bunch of stabbings in DC (think 4 people at a night club) and a separate incident where one of the actors from ‘The Wire’ was stabbed.

It got me to thinking, I haven’t heard of ANY shootings in DC since the ‘allow to carry - if legal’ law was reinstated - then they got a stay.

Not sure of any significance, but it does seem timely.....


18 posted on 08/04/2014 1:13:01 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)a GUN is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one-probably never need one again.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The most useless statement in history:

“I didn’t know it was loaded.”


19 posted on 08/04/2014 2:01:49 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Slings and Arrows

The gun didn’t kill him, Facebook did.


20 posted on 08/04/2014 2:04:19 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

If only Stupidity were an Olympics event.

He’ll have to settle for a Darwin.

Last thing to go through his mind?

Ambient air.


21 posted on 08/04/2014 2:24:14 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: ScottinVA
The most useless statement in history:

“I didn’t know it was loaded.”

It's not a statement he'll be making.

22 posted on 08/04/2014 2:24:56 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Your Daddy Was Drunk and Your Mama Was Lonely" - http://youtu.be/4HYy62qiOwA)
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To: Fresh Wind
The gun didn’t kill him, Facebook did.

I'm pretty sure it was his own stupidity, but the gun was the tool.

23 posted on 08/04/2014 2:27:14 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Your Daddy Was Drunk and Your Mama Was Lonely" - http://youtu.be/4HYy62qiOwA)
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To: Titan Magroyne
If only Stupidity were an Olympics event.

The DUmp would be national training ground.

24 posted on 08/04/2014 2:28:03 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Your Daddy Was Drunk and Your Mama Was Lonely" - http://youtu.be/4HYy62qiOwA)
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-Where did he get a handgun in Mexico? (Legally, that is).

I believe it is illegal to possess so much as a bullet in Mexico and that the country has one legal gun shop. Hence, there is no violent crime, of course.

25 posted on 08/04/2014 2:35:03 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: jalisco555

Exactly right, LOL!


26 posted on 08/04/2014 2:40:45 AM PDT by DemforBush (Whoever double-crosses me and leaves me alive, he understands nothing about Tuco.)
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To: DemforBush

Something tells me that alcohol was involve. In which case, all training is out the window,


27 posted on 08/04/2014 2:47:39 AM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

His family should sneak his body into the US and bury him here. Then they could get SSI survivor benefits and he could vote democrat for eternity.


28 posted on 08/04/2014 2:59:49 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Aren’t you supposed to use a camera?


29 posted on 08/04/2014 3:04:37 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"Hey, hold muh tequila.....

Leni

30 posted on 08/04/2014 3:05:30 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Combined US Senate & House has completely lost its voice, its compass, its patriotism & its soul!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The species improves.

If this were true then people would not be blowing their heads off while taking selfies.

31 posted on 08/04/2014 3:59:04 AM PDT by Ethan Clive Osgoode (<<== Click here to learn about Evolution!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I'm pretty sure it was his own stupidity, but the gun was the tool.

I could be wrong, but I think he was the tool.

32 posted on 08/04/2014 4:25:14 AM PDT by verga (Conservative, leaning libertarian)
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To: muir_redwoods; Slings and Arrows

“Smile and wait for flash.”

BANG!

Oops.


33 posted on 08/04/2014 4:25:32 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

As a United States citizen and a member of the NRA I’m going to assume this will somehow be considered all my fault.

Even though it was in Mexico.

Where guns are illegal.

And there is, therefore, no gun crime.


34 posted on 08/04/2014 4:53:39 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Slings and Arrows

And this is a problem? Be thankful he was removed from the gene pool!


35 posted on 08/04/2014 5:12:04 AM PDT by Wheelman81
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To: Slings and Arrows

Methinks maybe the victim was over-compensating in the phallic symbol department.


36 posted on 08/04/2014 5:18:12 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: GeronL

“Died of stupid,” as my father would say, not without some sympathy, because we all do stupid things - we just don’t all die of it.


37 posted on 08/04/2014 5:19:04 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Apparently violating three out of the four basic rules of firearms safety. Sorry folks, I have very little sympathy for that level of stupidity, especially when it could have injured or killed others around him.


38 posted on 08/04/2014 5:45:29 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

One less future obozo voter.


39 posted on 08/04/2014 5:45:49 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: DemforBush

what kind of weapon was it? Jimenez Arms? I know the CZ52 is not drop safe...


40 posted on 08/04/2014 6:58:55 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Every gun is always loaded; rule #1, I’ve been told.


41 posted on 08/04/2014 7:27:16 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vSfqR3Hyxc

I didn’t know the gun was loaded and I’m so sorry my friend
I didn’t know the gun was loaded and I’ll never never do it again


42 posted on 08/04/2014 7:31:48 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: DemforBush
-- Mexicans can legally own weapons as long as they jump through a lot of hoops and follow a lot of restrictions - some every bit as stupid as our SBR restrictions, such as they can't be 'military calibers". Thus the popularity of the .38 Super there. Non-Mexican citizens residing in the country or visiting are expressly forbidden from owning or even handling weapons.

-- My guess would be that he was a former conscript in the EM. I know a guy who spent 12 months lugging around an old G91. He got really good at taking it apart and putting it back together. He spent most of the last six months of his "service" AWOL, working in his father's tire shop and studying for his CCNA.

-- According to my EM veteran colleague, they don't get a lot of weapons training. He he got to fire his rifle exactly once, for "qualification". That was the only time he was issued any ammo - 10 rounds. He once threw a dummy hand grenade and he got to see mortars and machine guns being fired but was never allowed to touch one himself. I can see someone putting in a year in the Ejercito Méxicano and not learning basic firearms safety.

43 posted on 08/04/2014 7:34:25 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Christine Jones for Governor)
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To: longfellow
One less future obozo voter.

You do know that even the dead vote democrat.

44 posted on 08/04/2014 7:59:34 AM PDT by verga (Conservative, leaning libertarian)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have a hard time believing this guy was a veteran. Its pretty much drummed into you to check a weapon before handling it. Of Course Jose Cuervo may have been involved and he is an unreliable friend. :-)


45 posted on 08/04/2014 8:03:57 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cynwoody; DemforBush

There always vegetable which I think fits him best.


46 posted on 08/04/2014 8:10:49 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: cynwoody

Wow, a 21 year old veteranarian. Standards of education must be lower in Mexico. Maybe they only treat the donkeys there.


47 posted on 08/04/2014 8:32:39 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: Slings and Arrows

48 posted on 08/04/2014 9:15:26 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Tax-chick

very true


49 posted on 08/04/2014 10:13:03 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Dumb. RIP.


50 posted on 08/04/2014 10:15:57 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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