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October 19, 2007

Man Commits Suicide By Firing Flare Gun Into Mouth

I don't like to blame the media for everything, but I hope John Hughes realizes The Breakfast Club now has a bodycount.

79-year-old man shot himself in the mouth with a flare gun Thursday morning, in an incident that Town of Tonawanda police are calling an apparent suicide.

...he died about an hour and a half later.

...

The 12-gauge flare gun was the type commonly used to call for help by stranded boaters. While lacking the force of a traditional gun, the flare packs a high-intensity heat capable of doing major damage, authorities said.

Updating that How You'll Die list:

Firing a 12-Gauge Flare Gun Into Your Mouth

Very "burney." Those who have survived attempted suicides via flare gun say "You know that painful burning sensation you get from going down on Courtney Love? It's almost that bad. But at least your breath doesn't wind up smelling like a mixture of Haldol and the roadies from Queensryche."

Thanks to dri.


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