Monday, September 17, 2007

New Zealand Man Shot Himself With "Unloaded" Gun

I just read this incredible story about a man in New Zealand who shot himself while showing a handgun to his room mate. The roomie recoiled in horror when he saw the gun. The erstwhile gunman racked the slide of the semi-auto pistol, ejecting a cartridge onto the room mate’s bed. Assuring his friend that the gun was now safe, and displaying a seriously misplaced sense of bravado, he held the gun to his own head and pulled the trigger. Imagine his surprise when his brains splattered all over the wall.

The room mate told investigators that he was convinced his friend had no intention of taking his own life, he just wasn’t aware that the gun was still loaded and ready to fire.

Guns don't kill people. People who aren't familiar with firearms and the rules of safe gunhandling kill themselves by showing off.

I feel sorry for his family and those who may have loved him. I'm not particulary sorry for him. Anybody that stupid would have killed somone sooner or later. Clearly this person was a danger to himself and those around him. Luckily, he only killed himself.

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