Bad: Man Shoots Himself in Head While Trying to Teach Gun Safety (Merged)

Bad: Man Shoots Himself in Head While Trying to Teach Gun Safety (Merged)

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    Bad: Man Shoots Himself in Head While Trying to Teach Gun Safety (Merged)

    I know I don't have to remind to many people here of this little saying, "every gun is always loaded, even if you are sure it is empty" and "Don't point a gun at anything you don't intend to shoot."

    Phoenix man killed in gun-safety demo | www.azstarnet.com

    A 26-year-old Phoenix man accidentally killed himself early Sunday while explaining gun safety to two Sierra Vista residents.
    Samuel Benally Jr. was at an apartment on West Tacoma Street when he said guns should be kept unloaded because people could point them at their heads, said Sierra Vista police Sgt. Brett Mitchell.
    Benally then demonstrated by putting his own 9mm Ruger, which he believed to be unloaded, to his head and firing it, Mitchell said.
    Benally was flown to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Mitchell said.
    An investigation is ongoing, but police do not believe alcohol or drugs were involved, Mitchell said.


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    very sad....and dumb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigmanluke View Post
    very sad....and dumb.
    Yep.

    I wonder if he knew the 4 safety rules? He sure violated a bunch of them.

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    He was demonstrating safety by pointing the 9mm at his head and pulling the trigger?
    Supper dumb or more to story & needs investigation.
    Sad
    While people are saying "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, ... and they will not escape. 1Th 5:3

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    wow....

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    The first things that come to my mind are probably a bit insenstive considering the guy lost his life. So I guess I'll just echo what previous posters have said;

    Sad
    "Run for your life from the man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter. So long as men live together on earth and need means to deal with one another-their only substitute, if they abandon money, is the muzzle of a gun."

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    Yeah, same here. I wasn't going to say anything nice, so I didn't say anything.

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    I have nothing nice to add either. ZZZZippp!

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    Real sad. Safety never takes a vacation.

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    I don't even point pens at my head. Even if I know the ink cartridge is empty.

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    I've been told to never point a gun at anything I wasn't planning to kill. I guess this guy didn't read rule number one.This is sad.

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    Darwin was right...about this guy anyway.

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    Just halt the 2009 Darwin Awards process and give him the Grand Prize right now.

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    Sad, but totally the result of his own stupidity. Stupid is as stupid does

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    Benally then demonstrated by putting his own 9mm Ruger, which he believed to be unloaded, to his head and firing it, Mitchell said.
    Like others, sad, but.....

    NEVER assume the firearm is unloaded, ever.

    Under NO circumstances, point it at your own head and pull the trigger.(unless you are suicidal and intend to kill yourself anyhow)

    Sadly, this guy didn't heed any of the safety advice and this is the price paid for such actions.
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