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Florida man pulls back gun hammer to threaten wife, dog — then accidentally shoots self in face

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Police in Pinellas Park said that a Florida man accidentally shot himself in the face, and then died on Tuesday while he was threatening his wife and dog with a gun.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, 57-year-old Dennis Eugene Emery was arguing with his wife in their home at around 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Pinellas Park police said that Emery had pointed a gun at the dog during the argument, and had pulled back the hammer to emphasize his seriousness.

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But Emery made the mistake of pointing the gun at himself while trying to release the hammer, and a bullet discharged into his face.

Paramedics found Emery dead at the scene. It was not immediately clear why he had been arguing with his wife.

The Tampa Bay Times reported that police had arrested Emery three times in the last five days, including charges for domestic battery and aggravated assault.

In all, Pinellas Park police had a record of 34 contacts with the deceased man. He had been convicted of drunken driving in 1977, a concealed weapons charge in 1978, and public intoxication in 1983. Domestic violence charges were brought against him in 2013, but they were later dropped.

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WATCH: Virginia gun rights activist trashes MSNBC reporter’s live shot by shouting F-bombs

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A gun rights activist in Virginia went ballistic on Monday when he saw an MSNBC correspondent reporting from a Second Amendment rally.

NBC's Gabe Gutierrez was finishing up his live report at the Richmond demonstration when a man burst into the shot.

The man rattled off a string of profanities and capped it off with "f*ck you." Several security guards blocked the man from getting close to Gutierrez.

"Apologies for some of the background noise you just heard," MSNBC host Hallie Jackson said as the network cut the sound.

Watch the video below from MSNBC.

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‘Major jealousy’: CNN panel of black voters tear Trump apart for continued Obama obsession

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CNN on Monday hosted a panel of black voters from South Carolina to discuss the 2020 Democratic primary, but the conversation quickly derailed into a discussion of their mutual dislike for President Donald Trump.

During the discussion, CNN's Alisyn Camerota asked them if they were surprised that Trump kept bringing up Obama during his campaign rallies and in his tweets.

"There is a major jealousy there!" said South Carolina Democrat Alex Belk.

Democrat Vanity Deterville went so far as to say that Trump's election in 2016 was a "whitelash" against the country's first black president, and she accused the current president of using "emblazoned racism" to get himself elected.

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‘Devin Nunes keeps getting caught in one clumsy lie after another’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough busted Rep. Devin Nunes for lying about his own role in President Donald Trump's scheme against Ukraine -- which he then tried to cover up during the impeachment inquiry.

House Democrats have released documents showing Nunes and his staffer Derek Harvey communicating with Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani -- who directed efforts to pressure Ukraine to announce an investigation of Joe Biden.

"Devin Nunes just keeps getting caught in one clumsy lie after another," Scarborough said. "Remember the facade of the press conference on both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue he made a total fool of himself lying about information he claimed to have, but he didn't have until the White House fed it to him."

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