Lets get something straight…there is no such thing as *accidentally* killing yourself…
The idiot Navy SEAL who wanted to impress his latest barroom conquest by putting a gun to his head and pulling the trigger (in his attempt to show his newly acquired female friend that his guns are totally and completely safe) has died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the head.
For the Love of Christ, he’s a FRIGGING NAVY SEAL!!! He, of all people, should understand the four rules…
1) All guns are always loaded.
2) Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
3) Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
4) Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
He broke Rule #1…he put the gun to his head an assumed it was unloaded. Didn’t drop the mag and rack the slide (in the case of a revolver, he didn’t open the cylinder and eject cartridges…) to clear the weapon.
Broke Rule #2…unless he had a death wish and was intending to commit suicide, in which case he was willing to destroy himself, and as such covered his head with the muzzle.
Given that he couldn’t sight down the barrel from behind the gun (because it was inverted and pointing at his head) it was physically impossible to break Rules 3 & 4.
So, to the MSM…please stop saying it was an *accidental* shooting. It was anything *BUT* an accidental shooting. He purposely placed the gun to his head, and then he purposely pulled the trigger. He didn’t accidentally put the gun to his head and accidentally pulled the trigger.
He was a complete and utter idiot. Furthermore, I’m amazed that he was a veteran Navy SEAL. SEALS aren’t that stupid.