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Posted: 9/8/2004 5:31:30 AM EDT
Sep 8, 7:48 AM EDT

Coroner Discussing Gun Safety Shoots Self

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Monroe County Coroner David Toumey was hospitalized with a leg wound after accidentally shooting himself while trying to demonstrate gun safety.

Toumey told The Herald-Times for a story published Saturday that he was demonstrating gun safety to some people at a Lake Monroe boat ramp about 11 p.m. Wednesday when he accidentally shot himself.

He said that as he checked to make sure his weapon was unloaded, the gun discharged, and a bullet struck him in his left leg.

"It's an unfortunate accident," Toumey said. "I've always been very, very safe."

He was taken to Bloomington Hospital and later transferred to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Toumey said he was scheduled to have surgery Saturday and expects to be in the hospital from three to five days.

Monroe County Sheriff Steve Sharp said he was unable to release details of the shooting because the report had yet to be filed by the deputy assigned to the case.

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:32:29 AM EDT
ok... new rule for gun safety:

When demonstrating gun safety, there should be NO LIVE AMMUNITION in the same ROOM as the instructor.

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:33:33 AM EDT
Well thankfully he didn't die, who would do the autopsy ?
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:35:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 5:36:37 AM EDT by Dolomite]
This was on the news crawl on Good Morning America.

Looks like he was demonstrating the #1 rule of gun negligence - always point an unloaded gun at your self while pulling the trigger.

Asshat. It would've been even funnier if he would have hit an artery and ended up in his own morgue.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:38:21 AM EDT
Obviously, survival of the fittest ALMOST works.

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:40:23 AM EDT
Calm down guys, obviously he was teaching his pupils what NOT to do.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:41:35 AM EDT
damn<­img src=/images/smilies/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:44:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 6:07:55 AM EDT
Lemme guess, twas a Glock?
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 6:10:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRicker:
Stand back people! I'm a highly trained professional.

if you say it in a John sKerry voice its even beter
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 6:23:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 6:23:38 AM EDT by Dolomite]
It happened 11:00PM on a Friday night while he's hanging out by a boat ramp with some people.

What are the chances that he was sober?
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