Praying for this poor man and for his family.
The only constant in tragedies like this one is the victim’s mistaken belief that their own abilities and wisdom make them immune from mistakes like these. The only truly effective safety measure is humility, a virtue which is ominously absent from many posts on this thread.
It is very sad that he shot himself in front of his wife and kids. A life changing moment for sure.
As soon as I read the story, I prayed for the man and his family, too. And I was just thinking today how no one is immune from tragic accidents, like the father reaching for a baseball for his son, or the father using a knife while cooking dinner, both incidents ending tragically in front of children. How many split-second mistakes do most people make - taking their eyes off the road for a moment when they’re driving, for example - and nothing happens. People are usually so lucky. This man probably reached for the gun a gazillion times, but, this one time, it cost him his life in front of his wife and young children. My heart goes out to them.