2009 Darwin Award Nominee: James Looney

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2009 Darwin Award Nominee: James Looney

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KSDK-- An Imperial man is dead after accidentally shooting himself in the head while teaching his girlfriend firearms safety.Sheriff Glenn Boyer said that on Friday, deputies responded to 4307 Rock Valley Court in Imperial for a shooting. Investigators found 40-year-old James Looney with a gunshot wound to the head.According to witnesses, Looney was demonstrating how to use the different safety mechanisms on several guns to his girlfriend. The witnesses said Looney would put the guns to his head, and before pulling the trigger, would ask her if she thought the gun would go off. With the first two guns, the safety mechanisms worked. The third gun fired.Looney was transported to an area hospital, where he was 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 the lesson on firearm safety the day before.Deputies believe alcohol was involved.
The last same seals the lulz.

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http://www.ksdk.com/news/loca

http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=185501

Forgot the link. Too busy laughing I think.

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Tis for the good of the

Tis for the good of the species  But seriously what was he thinking?


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I guess I have too much

I guess I have too much empathy for people.  I just feel bad for the girlfriend, what a crappy thing to experience.

 

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sounds to good to be a D.A

sounds to good to be a D.A ... i say his girlfriend killed him


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The Doomed Soul wrote:sounds

The Doomed Soul wrote:

sounds to good to be a D.A ... i say his girlfriend killed him

If the police suspected foul play they could have checked her hands and his hands for powder residue to see which one of them recently fired a gun. It bugs me in movies and TV shows when someone shoots another person and then puts the gun in the corpse's hand to make it look like a suicide. That would never work in real life thanks to quick and cheap powder residue tests.

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Vastet wrote: Darwin Award Nominee

That story really makes one wonder about us Humans 

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The Doomed Soul wrote:sounds

The Doomed Soul wrote:

sounds to good to be a D.A ... i say his girlfriend killed him

Have you read very many of these?........ 

 

Our revels now are ended. These our actors, | As I foretold you, were all spirits, and | Are melted into air, into thin air; | And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, | The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, | The solemn temples, the great globe itself, - Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, | And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, | Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff | As dreams are made on, and our little life | Is rounded with a sleep. - Shakespeare


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Gun safety

It is the ultimate lesson in gun safety ~ he completed his teaching.

 

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