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    Fla. Deputy Shoots Self Showing Off Gun

    Published Saturday, September 30, 2006

    The Associated Press
    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.
    A sheriff's deputy showing a handgun to friends at his birthday party accidentally shot himself in the face, killing himself, authorities said Saturday.

    Matt Barnes, 26, told guests at the Friday night celebration his .45-caliber revolver was not loaded, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

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    http://www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.d...APA/609302695/


    How awful! And his poor fiance witnessed him shooting himself in the face!

    I wonder if the birthday party was on his actual birthday. Such an avoidable death. Especially being a sheriff, he should have known to check that weapon to ensure it wasn't loaded.

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    Oh how really awful! I can't even think of words for such a tragedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strach304
    Oh how really awful! I can't even think of words for such a tragedy.
    I can think of words... people are accidently killed by guns that "aren't loaded" all the time. Who trained him in firearms, Larry, Mo and Curley?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlitchWizard
    I can think of words... people are accidently killed by guns that "aren't loaded" all the time. Who trained him in firearms, Larry, Mo and Curley?
    It was a tragedy, but I agree with you. HE of all people should have known guns are nothing to play around with, especially while drinking.

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    Thanks for the article Liz.

    Respectfully,
    dark_shadows

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    Always always always unload the bullet in the chamber even if there isn't a clip in the gun.

    EDIT: Just saw that this gun was a revolver...better double check anyways.



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