Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Man Shoots Himself In The Head While Bragging About Gun Safety Feature On His Gun


Freak Out Nation

 A Phoenix man bragged about the double-safety mechanism on his gun, then to demonstrate how effective the feature is, he aimed the firearm at his head then shot himself in the temple.

23-year-old Christen Reece was out drinking and after he bars closed at around 3 or 3:00 in the morning, he had a bright idea which he presented to his six friends: “Let’s go to the high country and shoot guns,” he said.

“You know, there’s not really a lot to the story other than don’t drink and shoot guns,” explains Jim Molesa, chief deputy of the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office, which is conducting the official investigation, according to the Phoenix New Times.

The friends ended up on the side of the road near a wooded area to do a little target shooting.
Reece told his friends of the feature on his gun which had a double-safety making it impossible to ever go off unexpectedly, so he decided to demonstrate this for his buddies.

“He held the gun up to head, a little behind the temple area, and fired,” Molesa said of the Sept 2nd incident. “He immediately dropped to the ground, and his acquaintances started freaking out, not sure what to do.”

Reece’s friends panicked. There was no hospital nearby, so they took his unconscious and bloody body to the fire station, where paramedics were on duty.


  1. Here is a link for those that want a little less editorial comment and more detail,


    I wonder what firearm he owned with the "double safety". The Chief Deputy puts it quite well,

    "Molesa stops short of passing judgment on Reece and his friends, but he does note that “the main thing any teacher of a gun-safety class wants students to walk away is that you should treat every gun as if it's loaded and never point it at yourself or anyone else.”
    Christen Reece apparently didn't attend that class."

    And from another expert,

    “Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands.”
    -----Jeff Cooper

    1. Thank God we have these idiots to prove you kill crazy gun loons are idiots. This is one of your sides example of an idiot. Now hand your daughter the huge gun and maybe she will kill you, unintentionally, of course.

  2. So he's not dead? Are we supposed to feel bad?

  3. Reminds me of your gun loons who claim can't go off when dropped. Please drop your gun near you gun loons.

    1. Why is the gun control cabal so violent?

      - Libertasandlatte

    2. That's one of the stupidest memes you guys have. It's not gun control people who are doing all the damage we keep talking about.

    3. It's not us publicly stating that we wish death on others. Nor is it us doing the damage.

    4. It's not gun control people who are doing all the damage we keep talking about.

      True--that's one thing you guys seem to prefer to keep quiet about.

    5. When cornered, attack the opposition with the same accusation. Brilliant. What you can't stand is that you guys keep telling us how responsible gun owners are and I keep posting examples of the fact that so many of you are nothing of the kind.

    6. When cornered [blah, blah, blah] . . .

      I guess we'll be able to test that assertion out the first time you "corner" us. You'll forgive me, I trust, for not holding my breath.

    7. Not seeing where we are cornered Mike. Especially in this exchange. However there is a big difference between your posts showing gun owners at their worst, and those who favor gun control wishing violence, preferably on gun owners.
      Your blog is fairly friendly in that regard which is why I like hanging out here. Try debating as issue say on Southern Beale's blog and you'll see a much more intense response.
      Even the Brady and Everytown Facebook pages frequently have comments wishing harm comes to various gun rights spokespeople.

    8. That seems reasonable SS considering your gun loon positions kill many needlessly and then you gun loons claim the 2nd A is why we have to accept these thousands of gun shot deaths.