http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/news/dpgo_man_teaching_gun_safety_shoots_himself_head_lwf_092209_3645535 Man Teaching Gun Safety Shoots Himself Updated: Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009, 3:30 PM CDT Published : Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009, 3:29 PM CDT By LILY FU (MYFOX NATIONAL) - A Missouri man who was teaching his girlfriend about firearm safety on Friday pointed a gun at his head to prove a point and accidentally shot himself dead. The Jefferson County Sheriff said that James Looney, 40, of Imperial, Mo., was teaching his girlfriend about the different safety mechanisms on guns by putting guns to his head and asking her if they would go off. The first two guns did not go off, but the third gun actually fired. Looney was transported to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead the next morning. According to witnesses, Looney was going to take his girlfriend to the shooting range the next day, but insisted on firearm safety the day prior. People accidentally shooting themselves in the head isn't uncommon. Earlier this month, a Tennessee man suffered a non life-threatening injury after he accidentally shot himself in the head. Last month, a Florida man was handling an unfamiliar gun when it went off and shot him in the head.