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Gun Safety Demo Ends in Accidental Suicide

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2009 12:13 PM CDT
Gun Safety Demo Ends in Accidental Suicide
A Phoenix gun-safety advocate accidentally shot himself in the head yesterday while demonstrating gun safety.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A Phoenix gun-safety advocate accidentally shot himself in the head yesterday while demonstrating gun safety, the Arizona Daily Star reports. The man was explaining to two others the necessity of keeping guns unloaded in the house. To demonstrate, he placed his own gun—which he thought was unloaded—to his head and pulled the trigger. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. (Read more gun safety stories.)

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