Woman moves gun in bra, shoots herself

By Harriet Sime Time of article published Feb 20, 2015

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London - A woman died after accidentally shooting herself in the head while adjusting a gun she kept in her bra holster.

Christina Bond, 55, a former US navy officer, was looking down the barrel of the .22-calibre revolver when she accidentally pulled the trigger and shot herself in the eye.

She was airlifted from her home in St Joseph, Michigan, but died from her injuries in hospital.

Bond, a body builder who won the Miss Michigan Figure Overall Championship in 2013, joined the navy from school.

The accident happened on New Year’s Day, but police only released the details surrounding the shooting on Wednesday as part of a post-mortem inquiry.

Mark Clapp of St Joseph Police, said: “She was having trouble adjusting her bra holster and couldn’t get it to fit the way she wanted it to. She was looking down at it and accidentally discharged the weapon.”

Carrie Lightfoot, owner of the Well Armed Woman store, told the USA Today newspaper that bra holsters were growing in popularity. She said: “It’s kind of a natural location depending on the size of the gun and the size of the ‘guns’. Women just need options because one day a woman is wearing a dress, the next day a suit and the next day exercise clothing.”

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