It doesn't matter who you are...

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    It doesn't matter who you are...

    The rules of gun safety ALWAYS apply.

    It only takes a moment of being careless.

    http://homeguntraining.com/2013/07/2...r-who-you-are/

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    A tragedy I have had a safety lapse but never with such a horrific consequence. My condolences to his family may he rest in peace.

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    So sorry for his family, but that was just dumb.
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    If I remember correctly, alcohol played a role in this situation.
    Though defensive violence will always be a sad necessity in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men -St. Augustine

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    ...18 months on life support...never happen to me!!!

    ...it only takes once...

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    what a senseless waste. very sad
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    I wonder if the SEALs will still want him?
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    Damn. I don't think I'd ever even put an unloaded gun to my head. Sorry to read this for a number of reasons.

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    I remember reading about this incident when it first happened. Sad to hear he passed away. But anyone who puts a gun to their head for any reason is asking for trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by italianbreadman View Post
    Damn. I don't think I'd ever even put an unloaded gun to my head. Sorry to read this for a number of reasons.
    Last time I read the firearm safety rules, we treat ALL firearms as if they are loaded, therefor it is impossible to put an unloaded gun to your head because we view them all as loaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by From the article
    Police said the woman told Clayton to put the guns away and Clayton, as if to demonstrate they were safe, put a pistol to his head and pulled the trigger. Police said Clayton may have thought the gun was unloaded.
    One would think, on self-preservation grounds alone, that being absolutely, positively certain a gun's unloaded would be the first step prior to putting a gun to the head and pulling the trigger. "May have thought" it was unloaded is a pretty weak basis of evidence. Guns can poke holes very effectively. It's not hard to imagine it doing so just as effectively when angled toward one's temple, even if deliberately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutWestSystems View Post
    Last time I read the firearm safety rules, we treat ALL firearms as if they are loaded, therefor it is impossible to put an unloaded gun to your head because we view them all as loaded.
    RIGHT!!!

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