Man Shoots Himself While Posing For A ‘Selfie’

A young Mexican man has died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while posing for a “selfie” with a loaded gun.

Oscar Otero Aguilar, who worked in a pet shop, is said to have been drinking with friends in Medero, in the north of the capital, Mexico City, when the accident happened.

A follower of the “selfie” craze – in which people pose for photographs they take of themselves – Otero Aguilar frequently posted pictures of himself on social media sites.

He had been at home with with his two housemates, Omar Abner Campos Vives and man known only as “El Paco,” when neighbours heard a gun go off followed by screaming.

While my sympathies go out to the man’s family, there are lessons to be learned here:

  1. Don’t take selfies.
  2. Alchohol and guns do not mix.
  3. Don’t treat loaded guns as toys.
  4. Don’t take selfies.
  5. Treat all guns as loaded until you have personally validated as otherwise.
  6. Fingers off triggers unless what is beyond the muzzle is something you wish to put a hole in.

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