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Accidental Shooting - Arkansas Man Kills Himself

Posted on the 24 August 2012 by Mikeb302000
Local news reports
A 59-year-old man in Boone County, Ark., is dead after an accidental shooting.
Boone County Sheriff Danny Hickman says deputies were called to 12057 Couch Bottom Rd. Tuesday. 
That's where they found Theodor Stansbery along the side of his home with a single gunshot wound.
Sheriff Hickman says investigators believe Stansbery may have tripped while walking outside his home and fell on his gun, causing it to discharge.
Stansbery's body has been sent to the State Crime Lab for examination to rule out any foul play.
I would imagine that people who experience deadly incidents with gun negligence are not always making their first mistake ever. In many cases this would be the culmination of a lifetime of sloppy gun handling. Sometimes they end up killing themselves, other times it's the neighbor's kid.
This is why one strike you're out is so important.  It's not simply a just response to a negligent incident, but a preventative measure for all future incidents.
What's your opinion?  Does that make sense to you?
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