Another sad story (23 year old dead)

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    If you're willing to put a gun to your own head like he did, you deserve to die.
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    Wow....Darwin wins again. Can't even call it sad. More like....well, I feel no sorrow.

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    Natural selection!!!!!

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    Horrible, another example of stupidity with guns.... sad really.

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    it would not have happened if he carried unchambered

    or if he was not breaking every rule including that of commen sense.
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    stupid should hurt.

    i see a man stand on the railing of the GWB and he jumps to his death.
    no more is there an object lesson from either event.

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    still looking for the formerally advertised "Carry UnChambered Forum" ... anybody have any info?

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    [QUOTE=claude clay;1966448]it would not have happened if he carried unchambered

    This story had nothing to do with carrying chambered or not.

    He was showing off the safety features of his pistol, dry-fired, then racked the slide, chambered a round, put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger-notice he forgot to engage the safety before pulling the trigger.
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    Having worked in a gun shop, I've looked down enough barrels to last me a lifetime. I, too, avoid looking down the barrel of anything, though I've had to do so a couple of times (checking the bore on long guns - action open, cleared, and a flashlight inserted into it). Makes the hair on my neck stand up, every time.

    Even my 11-year-old knows - "Guns are ALWAYS loaded. Even when they're not."

    Sad for this man's family, though.

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    Self cleaning oven in action. The only barrel I'll look down is the pickle barrel.

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    #1 safety is between your ears. But when that safety fails, well, you know what can happen.

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    I own several firearms and I've cleaned guns over a thousand times in my life,even after cleaning a gun and checking the chamber and or cylinder will my survival skills allow me to point a gun at myself
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    Nothing good happens after the words "Hey watch this!"

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    It's funny, I get nervous looking down the barrels of my guns when I'm finishing up cleaning them. This is with the gun partially/fully disassembled so I can clean them safely too.

    While I feel nothing for the young guy who killed himself, I do feel sadness for his family though. They are the ones who have to suffer due to the stupidity of their family member.

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    Stupid can be cured. However, it's usually permanent.
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    "Johnson says Butler apparently failed to re-engage the safety."

    Well, he did give a real life and death demonstration on safety. Geez..... too bad really.
    Didn't engage the brain first, which is the biggest 'safety' feature with any gun.
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    I've got a wood dowel that I use to clear my guns. I drop the magazine, lock the slide open, and drop the dowel down the bore. If it goes all the way through, the gun is clear. Only then, will I look down a barrel to inspect a bore. Neither of my Sigs have external safeties anyway. I'm supposed to be the safety.

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