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[Darwin Award] Missouri Man Shoots Self While Teaching Firearms Safety

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  1. Lil Pun

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    http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=185501

    KSDK -- An Imperial man is dead after accidentally shooting himself in the head while teaching his girlfriend firearms safety.

    Sheriff Glenn Boyer said that on Friday, deputies responded to 4307 Rock Valley Court in Imperial for a shooting. Investigators found 40-year-old James Looney with a gunshot wound to the head.

    According to witnesses, Looney was demonstrating how to use the different safety mechanisms on several guns to his girlfriend. The witnesses said Looney would put the guns to his head, and before pulling the trigger, would ask her if she thought the gun would go off. With the first two guns, the safety mechanisms worked. The third gun fired.

    Looney was transported to an area hospital, where he was 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 the lesson on firearm safety the day before.

    Deputies believe alcohol was involved.

    http://www.kait8.com/Global/story.asp?S=11169536

    IMPERIAL, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri man is dead after accidentally shooting himself while teaching firearms safety to his girlfriend.

    KSDK-TV reports that 40-year-old James Looney of Imperial died of a gunshot wound to the head.

    The shooting happened Friday. Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer told the station that according to witnesses, Looney was demonstrating how to use the different safety mechanisms on several guns. Witnesses told authorities that Looney would put the guns to his head, ask his girlfriend if she thought the gun would go off, then pull the trigger.

    The safety mechanisms worked for the first two guns. But the third gun fired. Looney died Saturday at a hospital.
     
  2. deadlybulb

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    reminds me of this:

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/DS9JiPSXwwc&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/DS9JiPSXwwc&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
     
  3. leroy

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    His last name was Looney.
     
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    Deputies believe alcohol was involved.
     
  5. Bandwagoner

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    So what is more at fault for this death? Alcohol or firearms?

    Answer? Ban Both! :D
     
  6. moestavern19

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    Thoughts and prayers go out to the gun's family for this terrible injustice.

    FREE THE GUN.
     
  7. professorjay

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    A shot of tequila is far less dangerous. ;)
     
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    That DEA movie of him shooting himself always amazes me. Idiot? to be sure, but it's incredible how he tries to continue the lesson after shooting himself.

    As for Looney, that guy may be dead, but Looney is alive and well throughout the world.
     
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    The best part is when he continues to give the lesson with another gun and the parents yell at him to put it down.
     
  10. RocketsPimp

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    Multiple firearms and alcohol....

    I must bring balance back to the force......

    ...caucasian?
     
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    "50 Cent and Too Short can't carry a gun like this, only I'm professional enough to carry...[BANG!!!]...."

    LOL.

    That one guy picks up his daughter and is like "ok, I'm gettin' the eff outta here..."
     
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    DEA vid: Interesting how the recoil of the pistol threw out his back. Doesn't surprise me, though. I haven't shot a .40, but I've shot a .357 and I can't imagine it firing unexpectedly like that.
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    50 Cent and Too Short?
     
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    was it this guy?

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    So . . the safety Mechanizism didn't work?

    Rocket River
    . . . nothing like the smell of Lawsuit in the morning . . .
     
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    :D LOL! ^^ Damn you, señor MagiaDeBurro, you beat me to it. :p

    I was thinking more like:

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    FIXED. DAMN YOU, joto. :mad:
     
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