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Another gun ‘safety’ demonstration ends with gunshot to the head

Yesterday we brought you the story of a man in Michigan, who shot himself fatally in the head while showing off his safe unloaded guns. And yesterday, another gun aficionado, this one in St. Petersburg, Florida, was showing his friends and family how safe his hand gun was. His demo ended just as quickly, and in much the same way.

Drunken gun ‘safety’ demo ends fatally

A man offering his girlfriend a demonstration of safe gun use, accidentally used a loaded weapon and shot himself in the head during his brief, though informative, presentation.

Colorado man shoots self and buddy showing off new gun

Police in Colorado Springs were called to an apartment one evening in early October. No reason is stated for the call, though we are guessing that a shot was heard as well as a lot of screaming. There officers found two men suffering from gunshot wounds, Joseph Gunderson, 24, and an unidentified friend, who had both been admiring a new handgun when it accidentally went off

Slideshow: The Jayson Williams Gunplay Case

A look back in photos at the case against former basketball star Jayson Williams.

Today in Crime History: Murder of Leann Fletcher

On August 16, 1999, police and EMS arrived at the Hazel Park, Mich., home of Mark and Leann Fletcher. Mark was distraught; his wife, he told police, had accidentally shot herself in the head. But what began as a report of a tragic firearm accident turned into a lengthy courtroom drama surrounding Mark Fletcher.

Gun Accident: Man Shoots Off His Penis

Now, in one of those news stories that makes you go "Yikes!" a security guard, 33, in Trinidad and Tobago has been hospitalized after a gun accident in which he discharged his weapon and shot himself in the groin. The unnamed man was found slumped in the front seat of his car by witnesses,

Update: Teen Dies in Prank Gone Awry

It seems that one of those classic tricks that kids are constantly playing on each other went horribly wrong Saturday morning, leaving an Alabama boy, 15, hospitalized and in critical condition.

A Killer Cure for the Hiccups

A Fort Hood soldier killed his buddy Sunday allegedly trying to cure him of the hiccups.

Moviegoer Accidentally Shoots Himself in the Butt

A Sparks, Nev., man, 56, was enjoying s screening of The Bourne Legacy in a downtown area theater, on August 14, 2012, when the handgun he was carrying discharged and shot him in the butt. No one else was hurt.

Former Trooper Accidentally Shoots Self in Mall Dressing Room

In the wake of the Aurora movie theater shootings, other shoppers are not amused.