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'busa 05-20-2009 09:59 AM

A gun safety lesson to remember.
 
I think it was extremely effective in getting the point across:
A 26-year-old Phoenix man accidentally killed himself early Sunday while explaining gun safety to two Sierra Vista residents.
Samuel Benally Jr. was at an apartment on West Tacoma Street when he said guns should be kept unloaded because people could point them at their heads, said Sierra Vista police Sgt. Brett Mitchell.
Benally then demonstrated by putting his own 9mm Ruger, which he believed to be unloaded, to his head and firing it, Mitchell said.
Benally was flown to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Mitchell said.
An investigation is ongoing, but police do not believe alcohol or drugs were involved, Mitchell said.
Kim Smith

joeski3d 05-20-2009 10:02 AM

Darwinism at it's finest.

JoeVert 05-20-2009 10:02 AM

Reminds me of the police officer who shot his foot while teaching gun safety at a school... darwin at its best right here.

Green_Shine 05-20-2009 10:17 AM

Awful. Never, never point a gun at yourself or someone else.

Lemonsqr 05-20-2009 10:41 AM

Looks like he failed his own pop quiz....

xxcosmicxx 05-20-2009 10:42 AM

:tsk:

ghorn 05-20-2009 10:50 AM

Wow, that's sad.

Jack_Smackus 05-20-2009 10:51 AM

Wtf

SeanC 05-20-2009 10:53 AM

I thought guns didn't kill people :eeps:

asilva 05-20-2009 11:12 AM

That is just plain dumb. Never point the gun at anything that you wouldn't shoot...just the most stressed rule of gun safety ever.

SLVR JDM 05-20-2009 11:53 AM

Idiot. Always point the muzzle in a safe direction, even when you think it is unloaded. That is the first thing taught in any safety class.

jgrecbets 05-20-2009 11:59 AM

damn thats ****ed up.

Everyone always makes fun of me when we're using guns (we usually use shot guns) cause no matter how unloaded i know the gun is, i never point the muzzle towards anyone. For example, I could have JUST unloaded it, have the action open, a lock through the action, a trigger lock on, and still be anal about where the muzzle is pointing as I put it in the case. I know its obsessive but I guess it's just habit.

SLVR JDM 05-20-2009 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jgrecbets (Post 9991181)
damn thats ****ed up.

Everyone always makes fun of me when we're using guns (we usually use shot guns) cause no matter how unloaded i know the gun is, i never point the muzzle towards anyone. For example, I could have JUST unloaded it, have the action open, a lock through the action, a trigger lock on, and still be anal about where the muzzle is pointing as I put it in the case. I know its obsessive but I guess it's just habit.

That is good because you are training your body to do this through your habit. If it even saves you from doing something stupid once, it is worth it.

Personally, I don't shoot with guys who are lax about this and I watch others at the range for the same thing. It only takes once to really screw things up.

jgrecbets 05-20-2009 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SLVR JDM (Post 9991203)
That is good because you are training your body to do this through your habit. If it even saves you from doing something stupid once, it is worth it.

Personally, I don't shoot with guys who are lax about this and I watch others at the range for the same thing. It only takes once to really screw things up.

:werd: The guys I'm with are very cautious, and we are constantly pointing things out to each other if anyone get's careless for any reason... they just think i go a little overboard, but w.e. We all make safety our #1 priority tho... I've seen everyone I hunt with pass up on good shots for the sake of safety, so i feel pretty safe.

GlockMan 05-20-2009 12:29 PM

:tsk:

jgrecbets 05-20-2009 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glockman9c (Post 9991355)
:tsk:

:hmm:

Shayn 08-09-2009 02:38 AM

Assume your firearm is always loaded!

Nichts 08-09-2009 02:49 AM

boring

Reedo302 08-09-2009 04:49 AM

And of course who could forget THIS moron... :facepalm:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uADb3NyYlSA



(it's hard to watch, and even harder to count how many times this is wrong...)

johnewhite 08-09-2009 01:37 PM

I've seen hardened US Marine combat veterans accidently shoot themselves or others more than once. Usually fatique leads to carelessness. They're professionals with the best weapons training in the world, that live with their weapons 24/7 and where safety is stresseed 24/7, but accidents still happen.


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