[Ed. – Yes, guns are dangerous in the hands of idiots. Most things are.]
A 36-year-old Independence Township man is dead after he shot himself in the head while demonstrating the gun, deputies reported.
The Oakland County Medical Examiner has ruled his death a suicide.
The man’s girlfriend was performing CPR on the victim when deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the residence on Pinedale — off of Sashabaw Road south of Maybee Road – at 9 p.m. on Sunday.
The girlfriend, who also lived at the Independence Township residence, told deputies the victim had been drinking most of the day.
She told authorities that he had begun showing her how to use his three handguns and demonstrating how safe they were when they were empty, which he did by placing the gun to his head and pulling the trigger, officials said.
After doing this twice, he demonstrated the third handgun and the gun fired, striking him in the head.