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    10:00 PM PST on Friday, November 23, 2007

    Riverside

    Man accidentally shoots himself in head

    A man was killed Friday morning when he accidentally shot himself in the head at a Riverside firing range.

    Police were called at about 10:15 a.m. to the shooting at the Riverside Magnum indoor public shooting range in the 12000 block of Sampson Avenue in Riverside, Riverside police Lt. Paul Villanueva said in a report.

    Police said Alexander Charles Ross, 26, of Riverside had been there for about six minutes when he accidentally shot himself once in the head while loading a handgun. Security cameras at the privately owned firing range showed that the shooting appeared to be accidental, Villanueva said.

    The man was shot with a .40 caliber handgun and died at the shooting range.


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    Wow...just...wow...


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    I changed the thread title, as it seems unfair to aim the incident at any one state!! Foolish people exist everywhere

    Certainly a wierd ''accident'' - due no doubt to total lack of observance of even one of the four rules. .40 cal to head sure sounds pretty terminal.

    Somewhat of a challenge tho to conjure up a picture of quite how this was achieved - I guess Darwin notches up another!!
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    No problem...

    I imagine he was loading it?

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    That makes me think of the YouTube video I saw recently of the dufus shooting a Glock at a range, where he must have had a jam or misfire or something.

    This guy turns the muzzle toward his face and starts to look down the bore of his loaded gun
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    I'm with Chris.
    I still cannot figure out how someone could do that while loading.

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    I'm guessing he put in a mag, the dropped the slide while the gun was not pointing downrange, finger on the trigger?
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    Cool

    Maybe scratching his head (had an itch)?
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    Checking to see if the barrel was clear?
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    I don't see how you could do it either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    I changed the thread title, as it seems unfair to aim the incident at any one state!! Foolish people exist everywhere
    Actually, as a Californian I think we have a higher share of foolish idiots. In fact, we have so many that every couple of years we send several dozen of them to Washington D.C. and Sacramento.

    My apologies, did I say that out loud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigEFan View Post
    Actually, as a Californian I think we have a higher share of foolish idiots. In fact, we have so many that every couple of years we send several dozen of them to Washington D.C. and Sacramento.

    My apologies, did I say that out loud.
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    Wolf, I think that constitutes Cruel and Unusual Punishment even in CA... with the exception of SanFran
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    Unless it was suicidal...made to look accidental (insurance)...just thoughts.

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    Suicide, not accident?

    Quote Originally Posted by bandit383 View Post
    Unless it was suicidal...made to look accidental (insurance)...just thoughts.

    Rick
    It is really hard for me to imagine how one could accidentally shoot onesself in the head at an indoor range. Sadly, a few months back there was a suicide at the local range I go to. I hate to second guess the pros who looked at the security tape, but it sounds awfully too weird for an accident.

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    Oh yes, insurance...
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