March 22, 2015 11:30 am -


A 57-year-old Utah man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in what police say was a ‘simple accident’ Friday evening. Drinking and guns just don’t mix. There’s nothing accidental about that. The unidentified man was drinking with friends and showing them his gun at the time of the fatal accident, said West Valley police spokeswoman Roxanne…


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14 responses to Plays With Gun While Drinking; Fatally Shoots Himself In Throat

  1. Larry Schmitt March 22nd, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    The words “simple accident” don’t call anything like this to my mind. Fatal stupidity maybe. A simple accident would be dropping a hammer on your foot. At least he didn’t shoot anyone else.

    • whatthe46 March 22nd, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      this story reminded me of the one a few weeks back when another idiot at a party was doing the same thing and killed an 8 mo. pregnant woman. police, “accident.” yeah, you’re right, thank goodness he didn’t kill anyone else.

    • bpollen March 22nd, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      “Simpleton accident.”

      Seems to fit the facts a little better.

  2. bluejayray March 22nd, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Gee–too bad he didn’t get to practice with it more–he would have figured it out eventually, I’m sure. Seriously, good riddance, and I’m glad he didn’t take any toddlers with him.

  3. oldfart March 22nd, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    thinning the herd one idiot at a time.
    NRA might want to consider offering selling life insurance policies at gun safety classes.

  4. jasperjava March 22nd, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Maybe that’s why we have a Second Amendment: so that idiots can remove themselves from the gene pool.

  5. fredoandme March 22nd, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    well. we’re all now just a tiny bit safer here in the good ol’ usa.

  6. StoneyCurtisll March 22nd, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Thats one less “responsible gun owner” we have to worry about.

  7. William March 22nd, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Sadly, another fatality that would have been prevented by the cheap, simple and effective magazine disconnect. The technology has been available for decades, but widely reviled by so many “enthusiasts”.

    • rg9rts March 23rd, 2015 at 6:17 am

      Seatbelts too

  8. Warman1138 March 23rd, 2015 at 5:32 am

    Buy them all a drink and let Darwin sort it out?

  9. allison1050 March 23rd, 2015 at 6:10 am


    • rg9rts March 23rd, 2015 at 6:15 am


  10. rg9rts March 23rd, 2015 at 6:16 am

    offing yourself takes you out of the running for the NRA shooter of the month contest