SANFORD, N.C. (AP)—
Lee County sheriff's deputies say a Sanford man shot and killed himself while showing friends the safety of his new gun.
Deputies say the death of 23-year-old Randall Trent Butler was an accident.
Capt. Jeff Johnson says there is nothing to indicate foul play.
Johnson says some friends were in Butler's girlfriend's home when he showed them the safety features of his .22-caliber pistol.
The captain says Butler showed them the safety and how the gun would not fire. Johnson says after Butler pulled the trigger and it didn't fire, he showed them the slide action, put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger again.
Johnson says Butler apparently failed to re-engage the safety.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Common sense fail
Idiots and guns. Never a good combination.