Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456 LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 59

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

  1. #41
    King of Videos
    dirtpoorchris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    WA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:16 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    7,028

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

    Quote Originally Posted by StubbornMoose View Post
    just goes to prove that you can't fix stupid.

    The 4 rules of Gun Safety:

    1. All guns are always loaded.
    2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
    3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
    4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
    óJeff Cooper
    Sound advice. If you need to get off a warning shot, cover fire. Aim for the corners of buildings on the outside wall (if you are inside duh). Top corner. Most likely to hit studding or safely off beyond the building.
    I'm Finding it Harder to be a Gentleman, White Stripes ~ "You think I care about me and only me. When every girl needs help climbing up a tree."

  2. #42
    User StubbornMoose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Last Seen
    10-05-13 @ 10:41 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    55

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

    I have another question, who wastes their money on a .25 cal handgun anyway?

  3. #43
    Sage
    ric27's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Last Seen
    06-15-17 @ 02:57 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    7,539

    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?
    --------


    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.
    I could have saved his life that day...but sadly, I can't be everywhere

  4. #44
    Engineer

    RabidAlpaca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    American in Europe
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:39 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    14,588

    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?
    --------


    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.
    He violated the number one rule of firearms: never point it at something you don't intend to kill.
    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

  5. #45
    Sage
    Lord of Planar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Portlandia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:30 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    23,354

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

    He might be a runner up for the Darwin Award.

  6. #46
    Sage
    RDS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Singapore
    Last Seen
    10-10-17 @ 05:51 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    5,398

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

    I like to coin a new term and that is "gun machoism".

  7. #47
    Bus Driver to Hell
    Thorgasm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Last Seen
    12-14-17 @ 06:57 PM
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    68,198

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

    This is why people should have to take and pass a firearms safety course before legally owning a gun. With rights come responsibilities.
    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    Being a psychiatric patient does not mean that you are mentally ill.



  8. #48
    Sage
    EagleAye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Last Seen
    03-28-13 @ 09:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    5,697

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    This is why people should have to take and pass a firearms safety course before legally owning a gun. With rights come responsibilities.
    I second the motion. We can't always trust that stupid people will harm only themselves and thus strengthen the gene pool.
    Check out my Blog http://momusnews.wordpress.com/
    Sherry's Photography site: http://www.sheywicklundphotos.com/

  9. #49
    Tavern Bartender
    Constitutionalist
    American's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Virginia
    Last Seen
    12-15-17 @ 10:49 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    76,323

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    Yes, I'm attempting to cut through the BS.
    He's mad because you didn't give him a chance to post some BS.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

  10. #50
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Last Seen
    08-19-16 @ 02:13 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    5,243

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

    Clearly not the smartest guy. First, he bought a. 25 acp, the least useful caliber for anything except maybe shooting youself in the face. I'm shocked that it killed him. That round carries about 61 ft/lbs of energy leaving the muzzle. It takes on average 59 ft/ lbs to go thru a sternum. So first he makes the decision to buy a firearm and chooses the worst one he can and then he breaks the first and second rules of gun safety. The guy was an idiot. I'm more surprised he lived as long as he did rather than the fact that he died.

Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •