1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

Man kills himself giving gun safety lesson

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by wireguy, Sep 22, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,715
    FROM FOX NEWS:

    Man Teaching Gun Safety Shoots Himself
    Updated: Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009, 3:30 PM CDT

    Published : Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009, 3:29 PM CDT

    By LILY FU
    (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 .
     
  2. Remstar311

    Remstar311 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    942
  3. Bisi

    Bisi TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,399
    I guess the man didn't know the first rule about gun safety - every gun is loaded and should be pointed down range at all times.

    I wouldn't even point a cap or squirt gun at my head. What in the hell are these people thinking? I guess they aren't thinking.
     
  4. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,605
    How do you accidentally shoot yourself in the head if you assume all guns to be always loaded, always keep your gun aimed down range, and you never point a gun at anything you are not willing to destroy?
     
  5. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,398
    His name fits his MO to a tee.
     
  6. Bisi

    Bisi TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,399
    Toolmaker, you're right. After reading your post I had to go back and read the original. The name fits him (or did fit him) to a tee.
     
  7. trapp2012

    trapp2012 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Messages:
    142
    I will have to give the man some credit. He did not want to take an educated person to the range with loaded weapons.
    But also you should always treat EVERY gun like it is a loaded weapon.
    Swine flu!!
     
  8. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,209
    Location:
    Scottsdale, AZ
    The St. Louis TV News said he was drinking, as well. If you can believe TV news.
     
  9. RAScott

    RAScott Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Messages:
    813
    It brings to mind if you dont have anything good to say, What the hell kind of firearm safety lesson invoves putting a gun to your head. Stupid is as stupid does.

    Bob S
     
  10. H82MIS

    H82MIS TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,052
    Looney???????you betcha,,
     
  11. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2006
    Messages:
    8,358
    Location:
    Nashville Tn
    Hey, Bubba! Hold my beer and watch this!!!!!!!! LOL
     
  12. RAScott

    RAScott Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Messages:
    813
    Honey one thing that you DONT wanna do, is this.

    Bob S
     
  13. RAScott

    RAScott Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Messages:
    813
    Maybe she shot him, and said he did it. Sounds like CSI Missouri.
     
  14. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    25,254
    Location:
    Deplorable Bitter Clinger in Liberal La La Land
    So did she guess right on the third try?
     
  15. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,854
    Location:
    Northeastern MD @ the top o the Bay
    This is Gods way of skimming the gene pool
     
  16. itsnotyou

    itsnotyou Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    324
    The old saying is true "third time is a charm".
     
  17. dolphin62

    dolphin62 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    395
    Location:
    oswego, new york
    The gun that has killed the most people......the unloaded one.
    A quote from my 11 year old daughter.

    I guess his gene pool was a mud puddle.
     
  18. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    5,680
    7-1/2's or 8's??

    Bad things happen to stupid people!

    Curt
     
  19. ronbo142

    ronbo142 TS Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,038
    Darwin award winnier!

    Ronbo
     
  20. Uncle Sam

    Uncle Sam Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
    Messages:
    887
    The man had previously taken the Plaxico Burris Firearms Safety Course.....Uncle Sam, Pa.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.