#1 Phoenix man killed in gun-safety demo05-20-2009, 12:10 PMPhoenix man killed in gun-safety demo
Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 05.18.2009
A 26-year-old Phoenix man accidentally killed himself early Sunday while explaining gun safety to two Sierra Vista residents.
Samuel Benally Jr. was at an apartment on West Tacoma Street when he said guns should be kept unloaded because people could point them at their heads, said Sierra Vista police Sgt. Brett Mitchell.
Benally then demonstrated by putting his own 9mm Ruger, which he believed to be unloaded, to his head and firing it, Mitchell said.
Benally was flown to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Mitchell said.
An investigation is ongoing, but police do not believe alcohol or drugs were involved, Mitchell said.
05-20-2009, 12:30 PM
People who deserve the Darwin Award for sure! How hard is it to pop the cylinder on a revolver to see no shells and to pop the clip and rack the slide and lock it open to know there will be no shell!?
Probably a liberal.
: “Grow your own dope. Plant a liberal.”
” I wondered why the rock was getting larger. Then it hit me.
05-20-2009, 12:42 PM
05-20-2009, 12:58 PM
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If the guy was actually demonstrating gun safety he would never have pointed one at his head even if he had just checked the weapon (properly) to assure unloaded status.
The only time I look down the bore of a weapon is if it is in doing maintenance. And habit has me rechecking its empty status immediately prior to doing so, even if I KNOW I checked before I put it down on the bench. Some habits are too good to break :)
05-20-2009, 01:07 PM
The logical solution is to ban gun safety courses. :D
SonnabendGuest05-20-2009, 01:25 PM
I dont own a gun and even I have more sense...first thing you are taught
"There is no such thing as an unloaded gun"
05-20-2009, 02:52 PM
Just for the record...I did not know this guy.
rm -rf obama*
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