Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Lesson Learned

From the Detroit Free Press:

A 36-year-old man from Independence Township apparently shot and killed himself by accident while trying to demonstrate gun safety to his girlfriend after he had been drinking, authorities said.

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The girlfriend told authorities that the man had been drinking all day and was explaining to her that his three handguns are safe when they aren’t loaded, according to Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe. He demonstrated by placing the guns against his head and pulling the trigger.

When he pulled the trigger on the third handgun, it discharged. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The lesson is that bad things happen when both the gun and the gunman are loaded.

Not to be outdone, the state of Florida has seen fit to return the guns of a blind man after being acquitted of shooting his friend to death under the Stand Your Ground law.