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Navy Seal shoots himself

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by jbett98, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police say a Navy SEAL is on life support after accidentally shooting himself in the head.

    Police officers were called to a home in Pacific Beach at about 2 a.m. Thursday on a report that a man had been playing with a gun and accidentally shot himself.

    Cali says the man was showing guns to a woman he'd met earlier at a bar and put a pistol he believed was unloaded to his head. Cali says he then pulled the trigger.

    In a statement, Commodore Collin Green says the Naval Special Warfare community is saddened by the incident and extends "our hearts and prayers" to the family in this difficult time.
     
  2. foomanchu

    foomanchu Milwaukie, OR Member

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    I'm sorry to hear about what happened to this guy, but what happened to basic firearms safety?
     
  3. FortunateSon

    FortunateSon Marion County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  4. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    Wow. So morale of the story is, no matter how much training you have, firearms + booze + chicks don't mix.
    Sad.
     
  5. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    Isn't the quote something like: "Familiarity breeds a kind of complacency"
     
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  6. itchyfinger

    itchyfinger Oklahoma New Member

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    I believe this is a text book example.
     
  7. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I don't know I have owned a couple of my handguns for over 25 years and they still scare the hell out of me. I'm so anal about handling safety. And the thought of playing with a firearm is like against my DNA. Playing with a firearm while drinking is like nothing I can imagine.
     
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  8. boxer13

    boxer13 PNW Active Member

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    This is why you don't play Russian Roulette with an autoloading pistol.
     
  9. optiontrigger

    optiontrigger Snohomish County, WA Member

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    The CBS story says he recently graduated from SEAL school. They're probably referring to BUD/S. If that's the case, he wouldn't be that familiar with firearms as we would seem to think. All that aside, it's sad that this happened to a future warrior and since he was trying to impress the girl who was terrified of guns, I'm sure she's even worse off now psychologically. I'm hoping I'm wrong but she'll probably be another advocate of more restrictions.
     
  10. jvbutter

    jvbutter Cornelius, Or Active Member

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    Really, Dad Always tought me that any gun is loaded until you verify, you the person holding the gun, even if passing it, check it for yourself
     
  11. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Nothing against you or your Dad, but a firearm is ALWAYS loaded. Anytime I have to pull the trigger on a firearm to disassemble it I always point it in a safe direction to do so. This is after I've visually and physically inspected the chamber to make sure it is empty.
     
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    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    homer-doh.jpg
     
  13. Private R Wiggum

    Private R Wiggum RCMP Barracks Member

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    [video=youtube;0uytPO0UaDM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uytPO0UaDM[/video]
     
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  14. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Best quote from the video "Most of you aren't tactical". Damn mall ninja's.
     
  15. oldbrass

    oldbrass WA Active Member

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    Firearms and liquor don`t mix, feel sorry for him but he definately knew better..
     
  16. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Firearms and chicks are fine. Add booze and the 2am "I need to get laid" so I am gonna try to impress her by forgetting ALL the safey rules and well bad crap happens to good people.

    Not necessarily true. They get plenty (PLENTY) of gun time during BUD/S. However, if the guy had just graduated SQT then what he did to himself is an inexcusable and unexplainable example of stupidity ... as if it wouldn't have been bad enough if he was just a dude walking out of Great Lakes. All in all a friggin' preventable tragedy.
     
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    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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  18. jvbutter

    jvbutter Cornelius, Or Active Member

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    Oh sorry for leading you on to assume that meant you could point it at ones self or others, his 2nd rule, never point at anything you don't want to shoot/kill.
     
  19. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Obviously he wasn't much of anybody's warrior.May have been a good thing that he did this to himself instead of killing someone else out on a mission.
    This is sad,but I mean come on,how much training do you need to know not to put a gun to your head?
    My 8yo grandson knows this much
     
  20. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    No matter how "unloaded" a firearm is i cannot bring myself to put a gun to my head. Period.