Registered: Aug 2008
09-17-12 05:12 AM
Quote from pspr:
A Connecticut community is mourning the accidental shooting death of a 22-year-old former West Point football player, whose life story, friends say, was extraordinary.
Marcus Dixon was once a homeless young teenager who made a "180-degree turn" when a family in Stamford, Conn., adopted him at age 17, the Connecticut Post reported. He went on to become the football captain at Stamford High School -- where he graduated from in 2009 -- before making it to West Point.
Dixon died shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday when he accidentally shot himself in the head with his .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol, according to local reports. Dixon was showing his gun to two friends at an apartment in Stamford at the time of the incident. He had removed the magazine from the pistol and, thinking it was empty, tried to show the gun was safe by pointing it toward his head and pulling the trigger, the newspaper reported. One round was hidden in the gun's chamber.
Hidden? Lol! So sad...
Let's get this straight. He didn't clear the weapon, then put it to his head, and went "click." bsam, I like you, but this guy had ZERO business handling a weapon. He had zero training, and obviously knew zero about making sure a weapon is UNLOADED. are u kidding me????!!!!???? This is a training problem, and moreover, a parental problem!!!
My Son may now surf with sharks in the ocean, but he's at least been trained how to clear a firearm before doing anything else with it. And yes, if he were to ever pull some shit like putting even a cleared weapon to his head, he'd have his hide tanned by me- his Dad. This is called parenting. Not politically correct in 2012, but guns haven't changed. People have. What is your solution for things like this?
Again, I usually agree with you, but when it comes to a firearm, we have different views. It's about common sense, and America hasn't seen common sense in many moons...