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My Co-worker fatality shot himself cleaning his pistol

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    Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Accidents can and do happen.
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    I'm sorry to hear you lost a friend.
    I often question the "cleaning the gun" N/D.
    Maybe he had some issues he couldn't tell everyone.

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    definitely always exercise caution, always.

    awful story nonetheless, my condolences..

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    Quote Originally Posted by automatic slim View Post
    I'm having trouble imagining a pistol that is "partially disassembled" can discharge. Unless they mean that maybe the magazine had been removed but a round was still chambered. Any further disassembly would seem to render the gun inoperable??? My condolences, let's all be careful.
    As I said, the news hasn't released a story so I'm getting information from someone who was called and arrived before the EMT's. He stated the gun was partially taken apart and oiled. Again, I can't understand that because my weapons can't do that that. If I only knew what he owned. I'll keep working on more information.

    Again, the coroner already found this to be an accidental ND. Anything I have said here is information I have heard and my own ramblings as I try to come to some understanding of what happened. I don't "suspect" foul play because I have no reason to, but it has gone through my head with all the information I've been given.

    Given the entrance would is below the last rib on the right side and the exit wound is out the left clavicle, I do not believe for a second this was a suicide. As someone stated, you never know what is in someone's head but... I just can't see anybody shooting themselves that way. That is possibly one of the worst places if that was your intent. He was a big guy (lots of insulation if you know what I mean). I'm about his size. Until Wednesday, I wasn't confident that a shot like that would get through the fat layer and everything else. I certainly wouldn't think to shoot my self there. I might just end up bleeding and in lots of pain! So no, I don't think because of the wounds that it was an intent of his.

    I wouldn't even question any of this if it wasn't for the comment that the gun was partial disassembled and oiled already. It was the second gun and I could see how he might be tired and though he unloaded it (because he did the first one) but that comment stopped me in my tracks.

    Sooner or later, I'll talk to his wife about it to find out the truth of the matter or get the police report. I'm just not going to be an ass to find out now.

    Either way. This is just another nail in gun rights and it speaks volumes to those that safety CANNOT be understated. If you think you've unloaded your gun, check it again. Stop thinking and be sure.

    Peace to everyone and be safe.
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    Sorry about the loss.

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