Man Kills Himself Trying To Take Gun Selfie

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Sameera Ehteram
A 21-year-old man killed himself while adding to his collection of ‘glamour’ selfies.

Oscar Aguilar was taking selfies waving a loaded gun around when it went off, fatally injuring him. Aguilar died on the way to the hospital.

Fond of taking and sharing selfies with bling, women and flashy bikes to impress his followers, Aguilar unfortunately fell victim to his obsession.

“I heard a gunshot, and then I heard somebody screaming and realized somebody had been hurt. I called the police straight away and when they arrived they found that he was still alive,” says his neighbor.

The selfie-taking trend has been on the rise but the selfies have gone from duck faces to dangerous feats over the last few months. The trend has become more of an obsession.

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A recent study revealed that selfies go dangerously beyond simple narcissism.

According to Psychiatrist Dr. David Veal, "Two out of three of all the patients who come to see me with body dysmorphic disorder since the rise of camera phones have a compulsion to repeatedly take selfies,” adding that such patients may need cognitive behavioral therapy in order to learn how to moderate their compulsive behavior.

He recounted an extreme case of a patient who supposedly spent several hours a day taking hundreds of selfies in a futile attempt to capture the perfect photo, stopped attending school, lost weight and eventually tried to commit suicide.

This might be an extreme case; however people on an everyday basis have become accustomed to sharing too much – from what they had for breakfast to life-risking situations.

When you have the likes of surviving a plane wreck selfie, from inside a crashing plane selfie, while being tackled by security selfie, while being chased by a bull selfie and the horrifying sello-tape selfie, you know the trend has gone too far.

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And if that is not sign enough, surely Oscar Aguilar’s senseless death should be.

The pope and the president may be taking selfies but the trend, like anything else, needs to be moderated.

If you agree, you are one of the few sane ones; if you don’t, you deserve a kick in the head just like this dude.

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