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    http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/news...092209_3645535



    (MYFOX NATIONAL) - A Missouri man who was teaching his girlfriend about firearm safety on Friday pointed a gun at his head to prove a point and accidentally shot himself dead.

    The Jefferson County Sheriff said that James Looney, 40, of Imperial, Mo., was teaching his girlfriend about the different safety mechanisms on guns by putting guns to his head and asking her if they would go off. The first two guns did not go off, but the third gun actually fired.

    Looney was transported to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead the next morning.

    According to witnesses, Looney was going to take his girlfriend to the shooting range the next day, but insisted on firearm safety the day prior.

    People accidentally shooting themselves in the head isn't uncommon. Earlier this month, a Tennessee man suffered a non life-threatening injury after he accidentally shot himself in the head. Last month, a Florida man was handling an unfamiliar gun when it went off and shot him in the head .

    "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun."

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    I bet he doesn't do that again.

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    Seems he was appropriately named... Looney.

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    SouthernBoy wrote:
    Seems he was appropriately named... Looney.
    Hopefully he hasn't left any more Loonies behind.
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    a Florida man was handling an unfamiliar gun when it went off and shot him in the head .
    Somehow I seriously doubt that this is an accurate statement. Surely he said or did something to provoke such a violent act on the part of the gun.

    stay safe.

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    Must have been a Glock. We all know how easy they go off on their own. :quirky

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    SpringerXDacp wrote:
    Must have been a Glock. We all know how easy they go off on their own. :quirky
    That hurts. I'm going to OC my glock to Walmart and get some Aloe.

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    A tragic event and I feel sorry for the girlfriend and associated families.

    That said. Stories like this really piss me off. There are many many many ways to test the safety of a gun without pointing at ones head and pulling the trigger. I was always taught to treat every gun as if it was loaded and to never point it at anything that I did not intend to shoot. It's people like this that do irresponsible things and continually give responsible gun owners a bad name and fuel the anti-gun movements.

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    When a drawing ofyour family treeresembles a flagpole, stuff like this will happen.
    At leasthe will no haveoff-spring of the same intelligence level.

    Did they mention his alcohol level????

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    cbackous wrote:
    SpringerXDacp wrote:
    Must have been a Glock. We all know how easy they go off on their own. :quirky
    That hurts. I'm going to OC my glock to Walmart and get some Aloe.
    J/K see my avatar. My EDC was an XD when I joined OCDO, now it's a Glock.

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    skidmark wrote:
    a Florida man was handling an unfamiliar gun when it went off and shot him in the head .
    Somehow I seriously doubt that this is an accurate statement. Surely he said or did something to provoke such a violent act on the part of the gun.

    stay safe.

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    ak56 wrote:

    How unfamiliar does a gun have to be for someone not to know where the MUZZLE and TRIGGER are?:?
    http://www.backwardsgun.com/mainmenu.html

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    that is a mistake usually only get to make once... He should not have been allowed near a gun, let alone handling one.


    always treat a gun like it is loaded...


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    No coffin for him.... he'll be buried inna.... (wait for it) LOONEY BIN!

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    Sonora Rebel wrote:
    No coffin for him.... he'll be buried inna.... (wait for it) LOONEY BIN!



    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

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    Obviously, the GF needs to find a better handgun safety instructor. Or maybe, he was showing herhowNOT to handle a handgun. I doubt she will ever forget that portion of the training.

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    Task Force 16 wrote:
    Obviously, the GF needs to find a better handgun safety instructor. Or maybe, he was showing herhowNOT to handle a handgun. I doubt she will ever forget that portion of the training.
    I doubt this woman will ever allow another person near her with a firearm.

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    Hillmann wrote: Why does it come with 4 rounds?

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    Brendon .45 wrote:
    Hillmann wrote: Why does it come with 4 rounds?
    In case you miss on the first three.

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    Brendon .45 wrote:
    Hillmann wrote: Why does it come with 4 rounds?
    For the ballistics lab technicians to test fire it later, of course.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

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    Wasn't there a similar case reported here about some idiot teaching "firearms safety" doing the exact same boneheaded thing with the exact same result? Honestly, this is rght up there with playing "William Tell" and racing locomotives to a grade crossing.

    I call this "Polish Roulette". It's like Russian Roulette, only it's playd with a semi-auto (and apologies to any Polish members, it was just too good to pass up):celebrate

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    Brendon .45 wrote:
    Hillmann wrote: Why does it come with 4 rounds?
    The full 6 are only available with the optional front-mirror assembly so you can see what you are shooting.
    Rights are like muscles. You must EXERCISE THEM to keep them from becoming atrophied.

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    SpringerXDacp wrote:
    Task Force 16 wrote:
    Obviously, the GF needs to find a better handgun safety instructor. Or maybe, he was showing herhowNOT to handle a handgun. I doubt she will ever forget that portion of the training.
    I doubt this woman will ever allow another person near her with a firearm.
    No kidding.

    I sure hope he didn't create any little Looneys before he took himself out of the gene pool.
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