Friday, September 04, 2015

Arizona man tries to prove that gun will not fire by shooting himself in the head. Sounds unconvincing to me.

Courtesy of HuffPo:  

A 23-year-old Phoenix man is in critical condition after shooting himself in the head while trying to show that a handgun could not be fired while he had the safety mechanism engaged. 

The Navajo County Sheriff's Office said Christen Reece fired his handgun Wednesday while shooting with six other people outside Overgaard in eastern Arizona.

Fortunately for this dimwit he was not killed, and instead will survive to undoubtedly do some thing just as stupid in the future.

Now see in my opinion there should be a law that as soon as some idiot shoots himself in the head and lives, THAT should be the last time he is allowed to purchase a firearm.

"I'm sorry Spanky. You shot your own damn self in your own damn head, so no more boom boom toys for you."

I just don't see that as being unreasonable.

P.S. more detail on the shooting here. And yes, alcohol was involved.


  1. Anonymous4:07 AM

    I smell a rat with this story. His drunk friends dropped him off at the hospital and took off. I suspect someone else shot him, not that it is any excuse for a bunch of foolish drunks to have access to weapons.

  2. Yes, alcohol - the inebriant that routinely makes one feel invincible to foolish challenge and dangerous notions. Not marijuana, the one that makes you want to snuggle, nosh, and laugh at dumb old TV shows.

  3. Anonymous4:20 AM

    Luckily for him, being a dumbass is not a pre-existing condition that would prevent him from getting medical care, thanks to Obamacare.

    R in NC

  4. Anonymous4:49 AM

    Fortunately for this dimwit he was not killed
    I'll have to disagree with you on that one, he'll probable end up with traumatic brain injury and go on disability.

    Last time I looked the NRA doesn't pay disability, it is the taxpayers and I am tired of supporting this genetic junk.

    1. Anonymous5:29 AM

      My thought exactly.

  5. OT:
    One of Kim Davis's deputies in Kentucky just obeyed the law, and the first same-gender couple have a marriage license (reports MSNBC).

  6. Anonymous5:14 AM

    Is it just me or is something weird with B's pregnancy pics? It seems almost like there's a Spanx involved. She his herself for a long time, now shows pics making herself seem less far along than we suspect... anyone else thinking this too?

    1. Anonymous5:31 AM

      It's not just you. Strange timing for strange postings of strange 'pregnancy'. She looks like the old pics of her mother claiming to be 8 or 9 months.

    2. Anonymous1:36 PM

      Oh yes. Def spanx.

  7. Anonymous5:17 AM

    O/T Stephen Colbert Zings Bush For Trying To Fundraise Off Of His Show

    Jeb(!) Bush should have known better than to try to raise money off of his appearance on Stephen Colbert's first show next week:

    Colbert made a little video calling Bush out on announcing a contest for a "VIP" ticket to the first show on his campaign website. To bring you up to speed, the show's first guests will be George Cloonery and Jeb Bush, or as the media likes to call it, "Jeborge Cloosh!" Colbert jokes.

    After pointing out various idiocies in the announcement, Colbert points out that no one from the campaign actually asked him (the new host!) for permission.

  8. Anonymous5:35 AM

    I think I like this new trend - where idiots with guns shoot themselves instead of others. Because if you're going to be an idiot and have a gun, this is the best possible outcome. A bit of thinning of the herd. Evolution at work.

    1. Anonymous7:16 AM

      Unfortunately, in this case he will likely have some level of traumatic brain injury, depending on how much damage the bullet did.

      If the damage is severe enough, it could prevent him from ever being a productive member of society. If he cannot function well enough to support or care for himself, we taxpayers could be paying for his care for the rest of his life. This one brief act of stupidity could profoundly impact, not only HIS life, but that of his family and community, for as long as he continues to breathe.

      I worked with a young man years ago who had been a West Point cadet. He had a serious car accident and was in a coma for several months, resulting in TBI. Although he was able to physically recover well enough to be re-admitted to West Point, the less obvious damage forced him to quit soon after.

      He had no short or long term memory and could not perform the simplest of tasks (like stuffing envelopes). The damage also drastically changed his personality, making him volatile and unpredictable. He still thought of himself as a West Point cadet, and his own perception of his abilities was significantly unrealistic. After several months of being unable to find assignments he could accomplish, fearing his emotional and physical outbursts, and worrying about how he would behave when our staff interacted with the public, we finally had to terminate his employment.

      His father was a politically connected judge (which is how we got him in the first place) but he had tremendous difficulty finding a place where his son could function and not be a danger to himself or others.

    2. Crystal Sage7:40 AM

      And then, there was another one who killed himself while taking a selfie with a gun to his head. I say: keep it up, you idiots. Thin the herd of its irresponsible gun owners. Now, if we can only figure out a way to entice potential mass murderers to blow themselves away before they kill, things would be better.

  9. Anonymous7:49 AM

    Darwin awards nominee.

  10. Anonymous5:05 PM

    This should be a mandatory part of getting a gun license. Hey, if you can't hit your own head, then what makes you think you can hit a paper target at a shooting range? Yep, works for me.

    All joking aside, this guy's got some pretty crumby lowlifes for friends. They dropped his bloody body at a fire station then scrammed.


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