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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:14 PM

 

Drunk Texan kills himself while playing with gun

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, June 27, 2013 15:49 EDT


A drunken Houston man shot himself in the head Thursday morning as he played with a gun in the parking lot of a local business, police said.

The manís name has not yet been released, but The Houston Chronicle noted that the shooting took place around 2:30 a.m.

Witnesses claimed he was showing off the gun, a revolver, before pointing it at his head and pulling the trigger several times. It did not fire.

Then the man apparently decided to tempt fate once more. Witnesses reportedly said he put the gun to his head for a fourth and final time, pulling the trigger and sending a bullet into his brain.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/27/drunk-texan-kills-himself-while-playing-with-gun/

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Reply Drunk Texan kills himself while playing with gun (Original post)
Cali_Democrat Jun 2013 OP
aquart Jun 2013 #1
Maximumnegro Jun 2013 #7
Aristus Jun 2013 #31
rdharma Jun 2013 #2
premium Jun 2013 #3
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jun 2013 #8
Berlin Expat Jun 2013 #17
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jun 2013 #20
EvilAL Jun 2013 #46
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jun 2013 #56
geek tragedy Jun 2013 #4
NightWatcher Jun 2013 #5
lpbk2713 Jun 2013 #6
geckosfeet Jun 2013 #9
flamingdem Jun 2013 #10
Aerows Jun 2013 #14
lpbk2713 Jun 2013 #15
geckosfeet Jun 2013 #26
johnp3907 Jun 2013 #19
NoPasaran Jun 2013 #21
rdharma Jun 2013 #11
kestrel91316 Jun 2013 #12
madinmaryland Jun 2013 #13
Jenoch Jun 2013 #28
madinmaryland Jun 2013 #29
Jenoch Jun 2013 #33
madinmaryland Jun 2013 #37
Jenoch Jun 2013 #40
madinmaryland Jun 2013 #41
Jenoch Jun 2013 #47
Generic Brad Jun 2013 #45
Hoyt Jun 2013 #32
Jenoch Jun 2013 #34
madinmaryland Jun 2013 #35
Jenoch Jun 2013 #39
Hoyt Jun 2013 #42
Jenoch Jun 2013 #48
TheCowsCameHome Jun 2013 #16
madinmaryland Jun 2013 #30
Turbineguy Jun 2013 #18
nomorenomore08 Jun 2013 #22
Cali_Democrat Jun 2013 #25
nomorenomore08 Jun 2013 #44
arely staircase Jun 2013 #51
nomorenomore08 Jun 2013 #53
NoGOPZone Jun 2013 #23
GreatCaesarsGhost Jun 2013 #24
valerief Jun 2013 #27
struggle4progress Jun 2013 #36
Brigid Jun 2013 #38
Initech Jun 2013 #43
arely staircase Jun 2013 #49
BainsBane Jun 2013 #50
bravenak Jun 2013 #52
Comrade Grumpy Jun 2013 #54
sigmasix Jun 2013 #55

Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:16 PM

1. Very considerate not to take anyone with him.

Brownie points.

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Response to aquart (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:24 PM

7. That is an amazing example of progressive PC humor

and/or widwest passive agressive sarcasm. Kudos.

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Response to Maximumnegro (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:30 PM

31. I don't think we progressives are under any obligation to show sympathy

to gun-crazed idiots. They deserve what they get.

I applaud him actually, for two reasons; removing his defective DNA from the gene pool, and not taking anybody with him...

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:16 PM

2. Bubba Roulette?!!!!

 

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:17 PM

3. Darwinism at it's best,

 

just clearing out the gene pool.
What kind of a fucking idiot puts a gun to their head and pulls the trigger several times?
Answer, a drunken idiot playing with a gun.

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Response to premium (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:26 PM

8. Sad but...

...evolution at work. I guess some folks who think they're fine but can't actually hold their liquor will sometimes gun themselves down.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:41 PM

17. Sad, but

not as Darwin Award winning as the Houston man a decade ago who though it'd be a brilliant idea to play Russian roulette with a .45 pistol.

Yes, a pistol.

You can guess how that ended.

http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2000-04.html

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Response to Berlin Expat (Reply #17)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:53 PM

20. Yes that one is rather extraordinarily Darwinian

BTW, I used to work with a Russian guy, a programmer. He said what you see in the movies is Americanized Russian roulette. His story was that when political embarrassments occurred, six leaders would sit at a table and play roulette with a revolver loaded with 5 bullets. The survivor would deny any involvement with the problem situation.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #20)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:39 PM

46. If I was the first guy and

the revolver didn't fire, would the rest of them shoot themselves in the head? I don't think I'd trust handing a gun to a guy I know will kill us all to be the survivor. heheh

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Response to EvilAL (Reply #46)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 07:47 AM

56. I'm kind of thinking...

...it was just Russian humor, but that may be how it happen. I wouldn't expect such a survivor to tell. One round and five empties seems more realistic but Viktor had an odd sense of humor.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:17 PM

4. Darwin roulette. nt

 

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:17 PM

5. Yay, more oxygen for the rest of us.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:22 PM

6. Most definitely going to leave a mark.




I feel sorry for his survivors. Him, not so much.


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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:26 PM

9. Was his name George Bush?

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:27 PM

10. +++

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:29 PM

14. I can't tell if he isn't smart enough to pull a trigger

 

or too dumb to find the gun. Either way, he's not clued in enough to rid humanity of himself.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:31 PM

15. Bush would miss the target.




Unless of course Deadeye Dick Cheney was there to assist.


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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:13 PM

26. Hmm. Ideas ideas. Buy them a case of beer and send them out hunting together.....

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:46 PM

19. It says the guy sent a bullet "into his brain."

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Response to johnp3907 (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:55 PM

21. Well that was some real precise marksmanship to hit such a small target

Yeah, I am so going to Hell.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:28 PM

11. As Republican Governor Perry would say........

 

"Whoops!"

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:28 PM

12. Darwin award. Oh, and we need MOAR GUNZ!!!!!

 

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:29 PM

13. A responsible gun owner...

until he wasn't. Thankfully, he did not take anyone else with him.

RIP, and condolences to his family.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:21 PM

28. Where in the story

 

was there any indication the guy was a responsible gun owner?

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #28)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:27 PM

29. All gun owners are responsible...

So says the NRA.

Did I forget this?



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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #29)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:21 PM

33. We don't know anything about

 

this guy other than he was either stupid, suicidal, or both. If you have links to stories with more information, I would be interested in reading it.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #33)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:27 PM

37. Oh, FFS. Repeating NRA meme's is not a response.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #37)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:50 PM

40. What NRA meme?

 

We know nothing about this guy, except that he shot himself dead.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #40)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:05 PM

41. As usual, the NRA'ers can't see the elephant in the room. nt

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #41)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:40 PM

47. I am not now, have never been, nor will

 

I ever become a member of the NRA. i am interested in the facts. The facts are, we know few facts as they are connected to this story. I am also a bit of a contrarian.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #29)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:36 PM

45. Yep. They are responsible

Responsible for much carelessness, heartbreak, accidents, and acts of aggression.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #28)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:47 PM

32. They all say/think they are.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #32)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:23 PM

34. Acxording to you and your posts,

 

all gun owners are militia bubbas from Georgia. You really should get out and see more of the U.S.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #34)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:26 PM

35. Yeah. I have seen it in central PA, Ohio, Kentucky and even in western Maryland, where they

are all jack-booted gun-nuts. We've seen the country, and they are fucking everywhere.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #35)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:44 PM

39. You keep using words like 'all'.

 

The kind of gun owner you describe are a small minority of gun owners. Come on up to Minnesota, we're a solid Democratic state with gun owners who are not bubbas.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #39)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:09 PM

42. Not small minority. You just won't admit facts.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #42)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:42 PM

48. I am a huge fan of facts.

 

If you provide links to some facts, I will enthusiastically read them.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:35 PM

16. What was going through his mind?

Never mind, I think I know.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:28 PM

30. It was a VERY fast thought.


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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:46 PM

18. A brother of Irving?

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:31 PM

22. How do you defend yourself from a drunk/crazed gunman, when you yourself are that gunman?

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Reply #22)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:13 PM

25. The solution is always MOAR GUNZ

 

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #25)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:32 PM

44. Pretty much. Which is completely ridiculous, when you consider how many irresponsible gun owners

there are out there. Even if the vast majority at least relatively responsible - i.e. keeping their guns in a safe place and not brandishing them while intoxicated - the sheer number of firearms out there means a whole lot more of these incidents will happen.

Granted, I know that drastically reducing the number of guns which already exist in this country, is probably unrealistic. But further increasing said number is no solution at all.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Reply #22)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:44 PM

51. the only defense against your idiot self with a gun

is your idiot self without a gun

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #51)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:38 AM

53. Exactly. If you want, or feel you need, to own a gun, then be my guest.

But leave the damn thing alone when you're drinking!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:44 PM

23. Gotta admire his tenacity nt

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:05 PM

24. and sadly, they took his gun from his cold dead hand.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:18 PM

27. One less moron in the world. nt

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:26 PM

36. Well, that's sad.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:31 PM

38. Doesn't something like this happen . . .

Just about every day in TX?

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:12 PM

43. Reasons why I will never own a gun #2454115664

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:43 PM

49. darwin award nominee

TX Division

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:44 PM

50. law-abiding gun owner strikes again

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 12:21 AM

52. A good guy whit a gun stops a bad guy with a gun?

 

I guess?

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 02:17 AM

54. You could probably read that same headline every day for the last 150 years in Texas.

 

"If you're goin' to Dallas
Better take your razor and your gun,
'Cuz there's so much shit in Texas
you're bound to step in some."

--Johnny Winter, "Dallas"

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 03:19 AM

55. sad really

Im sure this man didnt want to end up an idiotic drunken dead guy. When he was a child he may have had aspirations of being a state park warden or fireman. I'm sure the years and the failures piled-up to make that childhood dream an unattainable wish. Gun lifestyle pushers and drug pushers are the same way; they talk of the incredible power one feels when using their products and the manhood confirming honor it confirms on the owner. Mixing this kind of gun mindset with alcohol and family problems almost always results in the use of the gun for one thing or another. Maybe this poor man was going through a difficult point in his life and had been subject to gun lifestyle ideaology and trivialization. The drunken variation on russian roulette was a final scream for help- did the whitnesses just stand and watch without trrying to stop him kill himself?
So sad. So very very sad. life is an infinitely valuable commodity that should never be refused or misconstrued as an inconvenient short condition. I hope his loved ones are okay and able to learn from his mistakes

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