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.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.
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.From the article said: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.