Man Teaches Gun Safety By Shooting Himself In The Head (VIDEO)

Man Teaches Gun Safety By Shooting Himself In The Head (VIDEO)

How Not to Teach Gun Safety

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. A 36-year-old Michigan man decided to teach his girlfriend about gun safety by demonstrating to her that his three handguns are safe when not loaded. He chose to do so by putting the guns to his head and pulling the trigger.

The third handgun was loaded.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, and authorities officially ruled the man’s death as a suicide.

According to Undersheriff Michael McCabe, “(The situation) is pretty unique, as I have never heard of anyone testing out the safety of a gun by pointing at their head and pulling the trigger.”

Three children under the age of 12 were in the home at the time of the shooting.  Fortunately, none of the children were injured or witnessed the shooting.

According to the girlfriend, the man had been drinking most of the day.

It’s generally a poor idea to mix alcohol and firearms, as is pointing a gun at oneself and pulling the trigger in order to demonstrate that the firearm isn’t loaded.





 

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  • Milo Barki
    February 26, 2014, 8:43 am

    And the Darwin goes to…

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  • Darrin Woodard@Anonymous
    February 26, 2014, 3:12 pm

    I disagree. He just did.

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  • Mardorang
    February 28, 2014, 4:10 pm

    Of course rule #1 of gun safety is to assume all guns are loaded. This is a lesson his girlfriend now knows well.

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  • Mardorang
    February 28, 2014, 9:10 pm

    Of course rule #1 of gun safety is to assume all guns are loaded. This is a lesson his girlfriend now knows well.

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