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    Always practice basic gun safety to avoid this tragedy part-2

    Once again we have had another tragedy this time in Milwaukee.
    Authorities said a man accidentally shot himself to death today at a business in suburban Milwaukee. It happened around 8:50 this morning at Bob Lanier Enterprises in Menomonee Falls. Police said the man inadvertently shot himself in the chest, and he died from it. Officials did not say whether he worked at the business.

    http://www.piercecountyherald.com/co...n-arrests-made

    I hope that Wisconsinites who have guns, like us have been taught some level of gun safety. I am wondering if this is the issue that is keeping Minnesota from honoring our permits.

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    A more informative article.
    Yes, he was an employee.
    And how does someone 'accidentally' shoot himself in the chest??
    If he was putting them in a car safe, why would it be pointing at him, why would his finger be on the trigger, etc.?

    http://fox6now.com/2014/04/03/police...dustrial-park/

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    From OP's link .. another interesting story:

    Fond du Lac police officials say residents expect officers to act safely when they respond to emergencies. Patrol officer Melissa Sprangers learned that lesson, after she was suspended for 20 days for getting into three accidents with squad cars during a one-year period. The Fond du Lac Reporter dug up records about the incidents and Sprangers' punishment. Last November, police said the officer was driving up to 67-miles-an-hour while answering a request for a back-up. She hit another squad car, and both were totaled. In March of last year, Sprangers was suspended for one day after she was caught driving too fast. And in late 2012, she received a written warning for striking a parked car. Assistant Police Chief Steve Klein told the Fond du Lac paper that the 20-day suspension shows how serious the department is about demanding safe driving by patrol personnel. Besides the suspension, she had to get remedial driver training. All officers complete a one-day driving course every two years.

    This person should be fired ! What, a cop has to plow through 20 kids before they get fired?

    "serious" my arse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MKEgal View Post
    And how does someone 'accidentally' shoot himself in the chest??
    Accidentally, of course !

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    The guy that ran the toy store in my childhood neighborhood The Rose Garden District of San Jose, California blew himself in half on a busy street in front of his shop in broad daylight. He was coming home from a hunting trip, unloading the car, and pulled the muzzle of a shotgun towards himself. I remember it quite vividly for happening sixty-ish years ago, it really disturbed my parents.
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    First off a shotgun shot well not blow some one in half.

    Put a good size hole in them for sure.

    As with any tool being careless with and around them can have tragic results.
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