Sometimes I think we do not give enough recognition to the monumentally stupid. Excellence (or lack thereof) to the point that it separates you from 99.9% of the population, this should be celebrated. An appreciation of the individual, even those needed to balance out the Bell Curve, E pluribus unum.
There is a website dedicated to those “individuals” that by their stupidity, terminate their own existence, sometimes in truly spectacular fashion, and in doing so remove themselves from the gene pool thereby purifying the species. I found one more to add to the list;
A man from Independence Township, Michigan, accidentally shot himself to death on Monday while teaching his girlfriend about gun safety, the Oakland Press reports.
The 36-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was showing his girlfriend how his three handguns are safe when they aren’t loaded, according to the Detroit Free Press. He was attempting to demonstrate the safety of the handguns by holding them to his head and pulling the trigger.
The third gun fired, and the man was struck in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
See, this is what happens when you mix guns with relationships, oil and water.
So here’s my question, how drunk do you have to be to still be conscious, still cognizant of your task (showing your girlfriend your alacrity at handling and using firearms) yet so out of it that pulling the trigger against your temple does not set off alarms? Of all the places to aim at, while clearing a weapon, the head is like the worse possible choice.
This also gives me the opportunity to share one of my favorite all time AD video’s;
Notice how he checks the weapon (nothing in the chamber, it must be safe) then has his buddy (also an instructor, I assume) check it (how hard is it to see live rounds in the clip that is already inserted?), then, after shooting himself in the leg keeps on teaching his class. This clown unwittingly gave his class a real appreciation (and fear) of firearms.
The irony of incompetents teaching others, like this guy, Oprah giving dieting tips, or Obama teaching Constitutional law, you wonder if they are doing it on purpose.