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    Re: Cops: Man fatally shoots himself while showing off new gun's safety

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Accidental discharge...yes...bad...but not intentionally pointing a gun at your face and saying "hey guys...watch this!"
    I agree that is beyond stupid but if he actually did set the safety there is gonna be one hell of a law suit.

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    Re: Cops: Man fatally shoots himself while showing off new gun's safety

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    The only thing I could see to investigate is that it sounds MAYBE a little TOO stupid and MAYBE he didnt really shoot himself in the face. Should be easily enough proven. If he did...thats just more oxygen for the rest of us.
    Yeah, that is true. Still need to investigate. The loss of human life is always sad, but I mean....sometimes people beg for it.
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    Re: Cops: Man fatally shoots himself while showing off new gun's safety

    Good thing he wasn't pointing it at one of his kids.

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    Re: Cops: Man fatally shoots himself while showing off new gun's safety

    Jeez! A bunch of social darwinists on this forum. The dude was still a person. He has a family and friends. Let's not pretend he deserved to die because he made a mistake. We all make them and we are all lucky that they aren't as lethal.
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    Re: Cops: Man fatally shoots himself while showing off new gun's safety

    Reminds me of the story of the dude who was showcasing a hotels "secure" windows. To prove how secure it was he body checked it and fell to his death. Safety measures are precautions not absolutes.
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    Cops: Man fatally shoots himself while showing off new gun's safety

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Yeah, that is true. Still need to investigate. The loss of human life is always sad, but I mean....sometimes people beg for it.
    No doubt. If it is as reported its really hard to have sympathy for the guy. Hell it's hard to not laugh out loud. Empathy for the family maybe...

    The other way to look at it would be at least he did it to himself before what would have inevitably followed...doing it to someone else.

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    Re: Cops: Man fatally shoots himself while showing off new gun's safety

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    No doubt. If it is as reported its really hard to have sympathy for the guy. Hell it's hard to not laugh out loud. Empathy for the family maybe...

    The other way to look at it would be at least he did it to himself before what would have inevitably followed...doing it to someone else.
    I agree what he did was stupid. Trust is stupid too.

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    Re: Cops: Man fatally shoots himself while showing off new gun's safety

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    Another idiot with a gun. Now he's dead.
    Why do people have hard-ons for weapons where they will pull them out and use them as a conversation piece?
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    Cops: Man fatally shoots himself while showing off new gun's safety - chicagotribune.com


    A 21-year-old Joliet man accidentally shot and killed himself while trying to demonstrate how the safety mechanism worked on his new handgun, authorities said today.

    Deon D. Perry was pronounced dead at 5:40 a.m. Saturday at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center.

    Joliet Police Cmdr. Al Roechner said today that the mishap occurred around 5 p.m. Friday as Perry was sitting in a vehicle in front of his home with two other people.

    The two witnesses said Perry was displaying his recently purchased .25-caliber handgun when "he set the safety, pointed the gun at his face, pulled the trigger and the safety didn't work," Roechner said. Perry was shot in the right side of his face near his nose.

    Perry's friends called 911 and were joined by police on their way to the hospital's emergency room.
    As with any inherently dangerous device, a certain number of accidents will occur with firearms.

    Having said that, far more people die in bathroom accidents, so maybe we should abolish bathrooms.

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