Bad: Man Shoots Self In Head Trying To Prove Gun Safety [merge]
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September 22nd, 2009 01:33 PM
Honestly, I'm not surprised by this story. Next time you are at the range look around at some of the people there; or, think of some of the horror stories you read on the forum. There are too many people out there that do not seek out, or were never exposed to proper firearm handling and safety; clearly, Mr. Looney is one of them. Further, his girlfriend, no matter what her level of firearm knowledge/experience/education was, she should have known better. Tragic story; I am sorry to hear it happened.
September 22nd, 2009 09:37 PM
Probably too stupid to figure out how to reproduce...... We can only hope.
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September 22nd, 2009 10:13 PM
Simple FTF, on all cylinders that is. What a stupid thing to do. It proves nothing to put it to your head, other than you are already empty where you are aiming at.
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September 23rd, 2009 08:38 AM
Man Teaching Gun Safety Shoots Himself
(MYFOX NATIONAL) - A Missouri man who was teaching his girlfriend about firearm safety on Friday pointed a gun at his head to prove a point and accidentally shot himself dead.
The Jefferson County Sheriff said that James Looney, 40, of Imperial, Mo., was teaching his girlfriend about the different safety mechanisms on guns by putting guns to his head and asking her if they would go off. The first two guns did not go off, but the third gun actually fired.
Looney was transported to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead the next morning.
According to witnesses, Looney was going to take his girlfriend to the shooting range the next day, but insisted on firearm safety the day prior.
People accidentally shooting themselves in the head isn't uncommon. Earlier this month, a Tennessee man suffered a non life-threatening injury after he accidentally shot himself in the head. Last month, a Florida man was handling an unfamiliar gun when it went off and shot him in the head .
Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.
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September 23rd, 2009 01:12 PM
That's puttin' your money where your mouth is ... or, at least, puttin' your gun where your head is.
Unbelievably dumb, yes.
Well, he proved it. Good for him.
Man Shoots Self In Head Trying To Prove Gun Safety
I'd say he also proved something else to his girlfriend: that he might well be a good provider, but it's a roll of the dice as to how long that might be.
Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
self defense (A.O.J.).
How does disarming
the number of victims?
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September 24th, 2009 03:28 AM
Does anyone know who to contact so we can nominate this guy for a Darwin award?
Quite a tragedy he not only ruined his life, but the life of his girlfriend who will surely be a hoplophobic for life.
This seems the equivalent of a Dad teaching his kid to drive: "Make sure to wear your seatbelt son, it will keep you from getting seriously hurt in an accident."
The Dad then precedes to drive into a wall at 70mph just to make sure his son understands the point.
Unbelievably stupid, but I guess that is what Darwin intended.
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September 24th, 2009 04:25 AM
He didn't ruin his life... He pretty much Ended It!
Originally Posted by nova83tx
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
September 24th, 2009 04:37 PM
I'm not sure there is such a thing as too stupid to reproduce. It's usually the dumbest people that have whole litters of kids.
Originally Posted by flagflyfish
September 25th, 2009 01:32 AM
1) he taught her for sure about gun safety and what not to do
2) seems she needed a new boyfriend, and can now get one.
3) what happen to muzzle control and all guns are "loaded" , # 1 rules.
November 24th, 2009 12:42 AM
Chlorine in the gene pool of life right there. Man, I hope he never had kids!
Pray for our nations leaders!
November 24th, 2009 12:50 AM
Note to prospective firearms safety instructors:
Learn and practice firearms safety BEFORE you attempt to teach it!
ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!
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judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
November 24th, 2009 02:11 AM
Do you have a list of classes where they teach the gun to the head technique? I can think of some people I want to send to those classes.
Originally Posted by Thumper
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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November 24th, 2009 02:19 AM
you can't fix stupid.
common sense isn't common at all.
the first rule of guns is to treat all guns as if they are loaded.
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November 24th, 2009 04:10 AM
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November 24th, 2009 06:29 AM
Has anyone notified the folks at Darwin Awards.com?
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