The story leading up to this photograph is certainly a touching one. But is it really any different from the many similar incidents in which the bullet lands in the floor or the wall instead of someone's head? Maybe this guy broke three of the Four Rules instead of just two.
Does this anguish translate into lessons learned, in your opinion? Is a guy like this less likely to ever do this again after having had this terrible experience? Or, is a guy who's proven himself capable of such monumental stupidity once, more likely to repeat it than, say, someone who's never done it.
For me these are academic, although interesting, questions. One strike you're out covers all of them. If you mess up, big or small, with a gun, you forfeit your rights to own them.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.