Monday, January 09, 2012

RIP: Navy SEAL Gene “Geno” Clayont Jr. Ignored the First Rule of Gun Safety





"Treat every firearm as if it is loaded."


The late Jeff Cooper used even stronger words:


"All guns are always loaded."


Navy SEAL dies after accidentally shooting himself

The Associated Press/Kansas City Star

Updated at 2012-01-08 1:56:30


SAN DIEGO Navy officials have confirmed that a Navy SEAL who accidentally shot himself in the head has died.


Navy spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Frank Magallon tells the U-T San Diego ( that Petty Officer 3rd Class Gene "Geno" Clayont, Jr. was taken off life support on Saturday. He is survived by his parents and three sisters.


San Diego police were called on Thursday after the accident. Police say Clayton had gone to a bar and brought a woman back to his apartment and was showing her guns when he put a pistol to his head, believing it was unloaded, and pulled the trigger.


Paramedics took Clayton to a San Diego hospital where he was placed on life support.


Posted on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at 7:56 p.m.

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