A 36-year-old Michigan man was exercising his Second Amendment right when he shot and killed himself on Sunday. The fatal shooting occurred accidentally while the man attempted to demonstrate gun safety to his girlfriend while intoxicated.
According to Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe, the man had been drinking all day when he explained to his girlfriend that his three handguns were perfectly safe while unloaded. He then placed each gun against his head and pulled the trigger with only one minor issue– the third gun was loaded.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Three children, ages 7, 10, and 12, were in the home at the time, but luckily they weren’t hurt and they did not witness the shooting, McCabe said. According to authorities, they weren’t the man’s biological children.
Incidents like this may become quite familiar in Georgia if legislation passes allowing gun owners to bring firearms into bars. It’s becoming painfully clear that some people were not being metaphorical when they told us to pry their guns from their cold dead hands.