Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Oscar Aguilar

Oscar Aguilar

A 21 year old veterinarian from Mexico City got tired of posting pictures of himself with fast cars and loose women and thought it would be fun to post a selfie with a gun on facebook for a change. Unfortunately the late Dogfather ignored all of the firearms safety rules by assuming the gun was unloaded, pointing it at something he did not intend to shoot (his head), putting his finger on the trigger before he was ready to fire, and not keeping the weapon on safe (assuming it had a safety). His neighbor heard the gunshot and the screams that followed. He called an ambulance, but Senor Aguilar died on the way to the hospital. The lesson here should be obvious. Mr. Aguilar’s Darwin Award is pending.


  1. avatar Paul53 says:

    If you play stupid games, you win stupid prizes.

  2. avatar WRH says:

    If a veterinarian dies in Mexico, does that mean there is one less doctor to stitch up a Drug Lord’s bullet wounds?

    1. avatar JasonM says:

      What are you talking about?
      In the regions controlled by the drug lords, they control the hospitals and get the best care possible.

      1. avatar Rich Grise says:

        Whenever the US calls off Nixon’s insane racist War on (some) Drugs, the “Drug Lords” will all go broke. It’s been successfully demonstrated already. Decrim an WA and CO made a signifiicant dip in their profits.

        1. avatar John in AK says:

          Don’t blame Nixon as the sole culprit; Try looking up the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act of 1914, and check up on Harry Anslinger for the true beginning of the War on Drugs. Compared to Anslinger, Nixon was a libertine.

  3. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    I wonder what was going through his head…..

    1. avatar VA Pete says:

      ….spits beer all over keyboard….

      Sorry, but that was freaking funny!

    2. avatar S.CROCK says:

      Im guessing 115gr of copper and lead.

    3. avatar Soccerchainsaw says:

      Does it make me a bad person if I snickered at that comment?

      Will Thor forgive me?

      1. avatar Heathen says:

        My guess is that Thor enjoys a good laugh !

  4. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

    Why do I hear the taco bell dog in my head saying “sucks to be you Homie”

    1. avatar Gunr says:

      I love it!

  5. avatar jjimmyjonga says:

    21 year old vet? must have finished high school at 14, BS by 17, and blew through the 4 years of Dr. of Vet. Med. in an easy 4 – and with no residency or internship – wow. Guy must have been really really really smart.
    This is really tragic, and really really really stupid.

    1. avatar Gunr says:

      What makes you think he finished high school?

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        Yeah, I figure he decided to be a vet and hung out a shingle. Finished in 20 minutes, how smart is THAT?! He sure doesn’t look like he finished high school, and the text of the story doesn’t sound like it, either.

    2. avatar Taylor TX says:

      From Mexico City

    3. avatar Indiana Tom says:

      He done got a sixth grade education! It was being a veterinarian, a brain surgeon, or a double knot spy.

  6. avatar John in AK says:

    I could only think of Consuela saying, “We need more Lemon Pledge.”

  7. avatar Frank Masotti says:

    Dumb A$$

  8. avatar Pantera Vazquez says:

    As Gump’s mom said:

    “Stupid is as stupid does.”

  9. avatar Excedrine says:

    Stupid people doing stupid things in stupid places.

    Or something like that.

  10. avatar tdiinva says:

    That’s two selfie suicides in two days. Is this the start of a new Facebook trend?

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Face Book


      Sorry. I’ve got a cold, callous heart that loves black humor.

    2. avatar Morgan Gatorsee says:

      I was just wondering about this, does anyone know what the appeal would be to put a gun to your head? Loaded or not, I don’t think I have every thought…”Hey you know what would be funny?”

      Or is it supposed to be a cool thing? Not really sure what the though process is on this besides being extremely stupid. Furthermore do people put up selflies with nooses around their neck as well?

      1. avatar Tom Collins says:

        Kinda like the dumb ass kids that are putting flammable liquids on themselves and lighting up to be cool on space book, tweeter and whatever else (social media) they do nowadays… Natural selection at work I say…

  11. avatar Kevin L says:

    The one the other day I figured was a suicide, but this one appears accidental, so I’ll just jump on the bandwagon…. Natural selection at work folks, carry on.

  12. avatar CarlosT says:

    Should have taken an NRA course. I’m pretty sure “don’t point the gun at your head and pull the trigger” would have been covered in there.

    1. avatar Bob30 says:

      The safety rules are scattered all over the provided books, shown on posters in the classroom, and preached endlessly in the course.

    2. avatar Lucas D. says:

      I’d have hoped “Don’t point guns at one’s own head and pull the trigger” wasn’t the sort of lesson one needed to take a class to understand. It’s right up there with “Don’t accept rides in a panel van from strange men wearing bloody jumpsuits” and “Never dress yourself as a salmon and hop into the mouth of any starving bears” on the list of ways to avoid getting a Darwin Award.

      At least now Terry Kath will have someone to talk to in the afterlife.

  13. avatar former water walker says:

    Adios amigo. 21? He looks ( LOOKED) older.

  14. avatar Tarrou says:

    Natural selection marches on.

  15. avatar RALPH says:

    I thought that a veterinarian was supposed to be smarter than his patients.

    Guess not.

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      This song pops into my head whenever a dumb thing like this pops up.
      I played it for my daughter when the stick shift knob with the shift pattern went diagonal and she tried shifting that way.
      “I’m a freshman in my fourth year at UCLA, and I’m studying to be a veterinarian because I really like children”…

      Good for a laugh.

  16. avatar esitue says:

    I come in a tiny bit late and all the usual smart allec remarks have already been used-up!

  17. avatar Mark Lauer says:

    This is how to become famous on the internet. On sites like Best Gore.

  18. avatar Paul53 says:

    Good thing guns are outlawed in Mexico! If he had a Remi R51 he’d still be alive.

  19. avatar Mk10108 says:

    AWESOME…another one bites the dust. Did you feel that? The genetic mutation evolution line tilted ever so slightly knowing Oscar checked out of the humanity pool. Clean up aisle 3 and pass the collection plate. And for all you sad “gee he was a man, lover, boyfriend, dog walker, gardener…..I truely don’t care this guy offed himself, but do in a weird way, wonder what went through his melon (pund intended) that self actualization OOPS moment.

    1. avatar Bill says:

      With any luck, thoughtless, heartless people who think it’s AWESOME when a human being needlessly dies also will leave the gene pool.

  20. avatar Don says:


  21. avatar Yossarian says:

    I thought the purpose of the selfie was self-aggrandizement: Why are they putting guns to their heads?

  22. avatar Marcus Aurelius says:

    Turns out you can fix stupid.

  23. avatar Cameron S. says:

    I can’t even fathom pressing an empty handgun with the slide locked back against my head, let alone fresh from the safe.

    The rules are simple enough, folks.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      I suppose I could remove a barrel from a Kimber and push it against my head, but I still couldn’t imagine why.

  24. avatar Ted says:

    Sadly, this will be one more “gun death” statistic to be used against the right to keep and bear arms.

    18 year olds shooting each other do not count as children, and idiots killing themselves do not count as gun violence.

    Damn lies and statistics.

  25. avatar SPAM says:

    Yes he was stupid there is one thing for sure, it was the last time he will do that.

  26. avatar ValleyForge77 says:

    Stupid is as Stupid does

  27. avatar DBPolice says:

    Again? Still?

    1. avatar A samurai says:

      This is my question exactly! People, stuff like this only make gun owners look bad. Everyone quit it!
      The next time you get the idea to make a Facebook gun selfie, just stop it. No.

  28. avatar Jeff says:

    The problem is sometimes these stupid gun owners accidently shoot through there wall, floor, or ceiling into the house next door.

  29. avatar A samurai says:

    Ummmmm. Is it just me or is this happening more and more? I feel like there is another ‘guy shoots himself in the head trying to prove guns are safe’ story on TTAG every day. WHAT IS GOING ON? Everyone stop trying to prove guns are safe. They are weapons. Treat them with respect, it will keep you safe.

    Also. Facebook gun selfies. NO. Just stop it.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      No one even suspects Facebook selfie suicide?

  30. avatar jim says:

    Have to love Darwinism

  31. avatar DavyJones says:

    Wait, i thought guns were extra illegaler in Mexico??

    1. avatar John in AK says:

      Surprisingly, no. It’s VERY hard to get one, as there is only one gun store (in Mexico City, and run by the military) but it is CONSTITUTIONALLY legal for Mexican citizens to own firearms–they just cannot take them outside of their own homes and/or property (in the case of landowners) without a specific and limited government permit in hand, they cannot be of ‘military’ calibre, and an individual is limited to a total of ten firearms: 9 long guns and one handgun.

      1. avatar Chis in KY says:

        I wonder if a .38 revolver counts as a ‘military’ calibre, and if so where he got this one.

  32. avatar Carry.45 says:

    That red jacket from the picture demonstrates poor decision making skills… Is anyone really surprised?

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